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Three Tips for Working from Home

Life Balance

Richard Ainscough's first co-op semester was different from a lot of the co-op positions students typically apply for. For Richard, his first work term was a self-directed co-op where he worked mainly from home.  

By: Richard Ainscough 11614 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Co-operative Education

During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  

 

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Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Co-operative Education

Are you interested in joining Co-op and wondering what the process is like? Are you wondering when exactly you should be starting Co-op? This article provides insight on what the Co-op job search is really like through my own personal journey.

By: Nikki Zayco 9067 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Communique

Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

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You Mean to Say Working for a Non-Profit Isn’t Glamorous?

Surrey Christmas Bureau

In working with the Surrey Christmas Bureau, Kylene Bugden learned fairly quickly the differences between "grunt work" and "grin work". However, she also learned that in doing all of that hard, not-so-glamorous grunt work, the results are certainly grin-worthy. 

By: Kylene Bugden 8204 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

Co-operative Education

Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 8168 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Top Tip Lists

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 7688 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

career advice

Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 

 

By: Erica Lamb 7578 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Communication, Art and Technology

For Samit Bariana, design was always the most challenging aspect of working in communications. That was until he completed a design-related project during his co-op work term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

Communique

Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

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