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Co-op Reflection: A Summer at CBC

Communication, Art and Technology

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 13088 reads | 0 comments
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The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

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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 12082 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

technical writing

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 17054 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Dawkins

Communique

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 15801 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed as a Social Media Coordinator

Instagram

Imagine you get paid to create multiple *twooshes* a day, curate funny gifs, browse Instagram, post awesome pictures and share on Facebook. Yes, being a Social Media Coordinator is very fun, but one must not neglect these four important points to be one.

By: Jessica Christina Hardi 15225 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Work Term Extension

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 20157 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Communication, Art and Technology

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 18436 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

During the Work Term

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 12881 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Communication, Art and Technology

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 19550 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Communique

For Pauline, an invitation to a networking event automatically elicits feelings of anxiety, triggers the sweat glands and generates one glaring thought, “no freakin’ way.” Read as she navigates her way through her networking anxieties.

By: Pauline Leoncio 21819 reads | 0 comments
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