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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

Co-op

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 6842 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in China

Siemens

Jacky is a fourth year Business Student who spent his co-op in Beijing China.  Read his interview to discover what his co-op abroad was like.  Jacky covers preparing for the work term, work life, and living abroad.

By: Jacky Zhang 9727 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

Communication

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 20307 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Co-op Interviews (How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want)

Science

A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 14357 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

Broadcom

Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5804 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

Computing Science

 

When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5531 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

Career Exploration

 

Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5864 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

Broadcom

Did you know the School of Computing Science has a co-op program for graduate students?  Evgeny was thrilled when he found out and because of the program he was able to land a job with everything he was looking for.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 7131 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Communication, Art and Technology

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 29441 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 3] Reflections

Co-op Reflections

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program who worked at for Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  He shares what training is like, learning on the job, and in this article he shares his overall reflections on what it was like to work as a Taxpayer Services Agent.

By: Leo Ng 10641 reads | 0 comments
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