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Thank you from Our Learning Community

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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 5846 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering my career path in Investment Management

OLC Blog

My university experience has been a roller coaster to say the least. From moving to a brand-new city without knowing anyone to embarking on multiple co-ops in finance related roles, I discovered who I wanted to become and the path I needed to take to get there.

By: Chris Moric 634 reads | 0 comments
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Life as an International Student: The Things We Don't Talk About

Business

There are a lot of things your international student friends have never told you. From depression to pressure to stereotypes -  life isn't always easy when you are studying abroad. Read an international students take on life overseas. 

By: Jeremy Austin Effendy 1857 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

Co-op Reflections

Fahimeh Karimi talks about her research co-op with the BC Children's Hospital.

By: Fahimeh Karimi 1129 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

Applied Sciences

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Sheldon Maciel shares his story of braving rejection and uncertainty before finding his path. 

By: Sheldon Maciel 483 reads | 0 comments
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'Picniic'-ing Through Work: My Co-op Journey

Workplace Success

"As it just so happens, I went in blind. I didn’t know what I was up against, and I can’t say I felt particularly ready either, as I had no previous marketing experience." - Sandra talks about her co-op experience with Picniic.

By: Sandra Sorescu 854 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

Star Wars

When you are the only designer on a project, let alone the entire company, you are bound to face trials and tribulations. However, there are rewarding opportunities in store for designers on the lonely path to mastery. 

By: Sofia Bautista 2040 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Coping with a Challenging Co-op Term

Career Exploration

"Working in different settings and with various personality types allows you to take in the best and the worst of the workplace" - Diana gives practical tips on coping with workplace challenges.

By: Diana Kabantsov 2179 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Marketing

"This being my first co-op term, I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t know what to wear, how welcoming my co-workers would be or what exact tasks I would be assigned" - Joshua talks about his co-op experience.

By: Joshua Juni 1823 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

"I am working on creating a single solution for citizens to request information held by the City that will meet the needs of multiple business lines" - read more about Allison's experience working with the City of Surrey.

By: Allison Chen 2938 reads | 0 comments
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