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Volunteering during your Non-Profit Co-op is Valuable

Union Gospel Mission

Working for a non-profit organization may not always be on the radar for co-op students. However, the chance to support diverse communities throughout the Lower Mainland can be an extremely rewarding experience. For Rachael, the chance to volunteer with Union Gospel Mission’s Streetlight program, while working for the organization at the same time, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. 

 

By: Rachael Allen 4683 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

Work Life Balance

The distinct ping of a notification at work often leads to a reflexive action in many of us. Do it, check the email. Sasha Zalyvadna shares her experience on how to combat the need to check work emails more often than one probably should.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 5953 reads | 0 comments
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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Social Media

The job application process can be overwhelming, especially you are sifting through an extensive list of companies that you may have never heard of. Amy explains why you should take a chance with a smaller organization and the rewarding experiences that may come with it.

By: Amy Han 4226 reads | 0 comments
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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

During the Work Term

Striking a balance between work and life is a difficult task for anyone regardless of their profession. Katerina explains how her desire to work overtook her personal life and she has some tips for making sure burn out doesn’t creep up on you.

 

By: Katerina Cookson 11237 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

Co-operative Education

Curious about what it's like working in public service? Joseph breaks down his role as the Web Communications Assistant for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Read on to learn about his experience. 

By: Joseph Hilario 4116 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Career Exploration

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 14315 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Almira Bardai, the Globetrotting Communicator

Co-op Alumni

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 12540 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Less Traveled: Taking a Chance in Co-op

Professional Development

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 11058 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 5937 reads | 0 comments
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Afraid to Network Alone at an Event? Here's How I Did It

Communique

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 7002 reads | 0 comments
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