Communique

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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Life Experience

When you think of a startup, does the HBO series, Silicon Valley come to mind? While the computers, parked bottoms, and long hours don’t stray too far from the truth, Melissa clears up some misconceptions about the startup life.

By: Melissa Ong 13780 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Almira Bardai, the Globetrotting Communicator

Jive PR

A globetrotting communicator, Almira Bardai is a PR and communications professional with over 17 years of experience in the field working all over the globe from Vancouver to Australia. Read on to learn more about her journey!

By: Pauline Leoncio 11839 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Less Traveled: Taking a Chance in Co-op

Career Exploration

With co-op, are we better off sticking to our field of study, or should we take a chance at something entirely different? In this article, Rachel reflects on her work term with the RCMP, what she learned about the industry as well as herself in a field that she would have never considered if it wasn’t for co-op.

By: Rachel Wong 10198 reads | 0 comments
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How References Can Make or Break Your Job Offer

Seeking Students

Most people don’t maintain solid relationships with their references. Don’t be one of those job seekers scrambling to put together a list of references before an interview. Follow these basic practices to maintain connections and maximize your chances of landing the job. 

By: Melissa Chungfat 4942 reads | 0 comments
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Afraid to Network Alone at an Event? Here's How I Did It

connections

Have you ever gone to a networking event alone? Learn how to make quality connections with these tips on attending networking events on your own and some conversation openers you can use to initiate those connections!  

By: Melissa Chungfat 4733 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Reflection: A Summer at CBC

Communique

As Mack's internship comes to an end, he reflects on his journey into journalism through CBC's Peter Gzowski Internship program. 

By: Mack Stannard 11501 reads | 0 comments
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A Beginner's Guide to Hootsuite

Co-operative Education

Hootsuite is a great tool for managing social media platforms and can be incredibly helpful on the job! Cheryl shares a few tips on using the program for Hootsuite beginners.

By: Cheryl Chang 13812 reads | 0 comments
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The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

Top Tip Lists

If you’re considering a job in sports for your co-op term and, like Justine, you skipped gym in high school to go read in the library, this article is for you.

By: Justine Nadia 10232 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

Co-op

Whether you come off as a grammar snob or constantly obsess over minor details, it is inevitable that a position in technical writing will leave its mark.

By: Mike Lazar 15386 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Dawkins

Professional

Like a modern day Goldilocks, Laurie Dawkins, a Communication Co-op alumna, spent many years trying out various roles to find the one that was just right. Now, as an award-winning, senior communications professional, Laurie shared how her experience with SFU Co-op shaped how she approached her career.

By: Pauline Leoncio 14045 reads | 0 comments
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