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Thank you from Our Learning Community

OLC Blog

Ever wondered where the amazing content on Our Learning Community (OLC) came from? You guessed it - it is our extraordinary team of dedicated volunteers, alumni and staff! As we wrap up 2012, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone, and highlight some of our amazing contributors. 

By: gmc2 6268 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Essential Work Search

Career Peers

You deserve to have a successful work search. With these tips, it won’t take long for an employer to notice your amazing efforts. Read on to feel prepared!

By: Francis Mercurio | Career Peer 837 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

Co-op Reflections
"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1078 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Co-op

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Thinking about doing a co-op term but not sure how to have a successful experience? Starting a co-op term for the first time can be daunting. Here are a few tips to make the best out of your co-op opportunity. 

By: Cooper White 278 reads | 0 comments
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Go Fund Your Graduate Degree – A Guide to Five Academic Sources of Funding

Scholarship

The prospect of pursuing a graduate degree can be hampered by the inability to fund such studies. Srijani discusses five strategies that can help you pay for a graduate degree without breaking into your bank account!

By: Srijani Datta 291 reads | 0 comments
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Take Initiative & Leave Your Mark: Insight Into Working In A Multidisciplinary Medical Clinic.

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Make an impact by breaking ground with new ideas and spearheading new proposals. Taking Initiative can have a long-lasting impact on one’s career. Read about how I jumped out of my comfort zone and directed the start of the Active Rehabilitation program in a multidisciplinary medical clinic.

By: Daniel Salazar Giraldo 797 reads | 0 comments
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A Step in the Right Direction – How I Thrived in a Data-driven Marketing Culture

Marketing [SRY]

"I walked in excited (and of course, nervous) for the first day of my co-op term at Allocadia. Fast forward to eight months later, I can say, with every inch of confidence in my body, that I have never felt more accomplished, more confident, and more resourceful". Read Sharan's story to see how he developed his career in a data-driven marketing industry. 

By: Sharan Janjikhel 489 reads | 0 comments
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How To Work With Developers (For Designers)

Co-operative Education

Worried about succeeding in the workplace as a designer and developer? Especially an intense and speedy one? Read on to discover Macguire tips has picked up while working at Visier, an analytics platform.  

By: Macguire Rintoul 376 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Tech-E Program – Refayet Siam’s Most Gratifying Experience

Novian

The Tech-E program is a unique program at SFU where students conceive their own solution driven product with the guidance of industry experts. Strategy Lead of Novion, President of the Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student Society, and the Co-President of Technovus, Refayet Siam, shares his experience and thoughts on the Tech-E program through a Q&A! 

By: Brindan Ramalingam 333 reads | 0 comments
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How My Student Club Involvements Scored Me My First Co-op - Recruiter Perspective

Co-op

Joining a student club is an excellent way to develop transferrable skills! Olivia shares how her campus involvement not only helped with skill development and securing a co-op position, it eased the transition and helped differentiate Olivia from her peers. In her own words: "If you want to be one step closer to finding your dream co-op, I suggest starting with community involvement!"

By: Olivia Chan 481 reads | 0 comments
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