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Grow Beyond Your Job

Co-operative Education

If you want to extract every opportunity from your co-op term, take these proactive steps to grow professionally beyond your job title. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 4070 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

STEMCELL

Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 3579 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Co-operative Education

When opportunities in Vancouver were slim, I took the chance of embracing an experience on the other side of Canada, and in the process gained experience, networks, and memories that defined my final summer of university.

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 3063 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

Co-operative Education

Keep on reading below to learn how I succeeded in my co-op term as an introvert and overcame my impostor syndrome.

By: Sarah Saghah 6257 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Co-op

See how I faced my fears and worked for a company I never would have imagined working for.

By: Claudia Mathieu 4912 reads | 0 comments
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Traveling with SFU NATO Club Cofounder, Cornel Turdeanu

SFU International

Are you having a hard time deciding on whether or not to go on exchange or field school? Are you passionate about topics like national security, defense, and diplomacy? Find out what Cornel has to say about his experience with SFU NATO Club! 

By: Queenie Lei 6114 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

Fortius Health & Sport

My first Co-op was an invaluable experience as I dabbled in the world of social media marketing, blog writing, events management and much more!

By: Ashleen Bandesha 6539 reads | 0 comments
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Fusion Festival

Volunteering

Imagine visiting Japan, India, Ireland and many other iconic countries all from the comfort of a local neighborhood park. Fusion Festival, allows thousands of locals and out of province guests to experience different cultures, art, musical extravaganzas right in the heart of Surrey. 

By: Hajira Khan 7078 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Work Search

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 14960 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Almira Bardai, the Globetrotting Communicator

Alumni Spotlight

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 13221 reads | 0 comments
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