Co-operative Education


What Learning Objectives can do for you

Learning Objectives

A successful Co-op work term can involve many factors, one of which is developing and working towards meeting your learning objectives. Developing a learning objective helps you to think about what you want to accomplish during your upcoming work term and begin developing a plan for how you’ll achieve success.

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My Industrial Revolution


Do you ever think there are limitations to what you could do with your degree? I did. SFU co-op has allowed me to experience my major in action in a non-conventional way and it has forever changed the way that I look at my kinesiology degree. 

By: Kate Pearsall 83 reads | 0 comments

Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Career Tips

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 163 reads | 0 comments

Three Common Struggles with Project Management and How to Overcome Them

Co-op Reflections

Ever struggled with juggling sudden influxes of work from work, school and other things? It's normal to start feeling overwhelmed especially when you want to stay organized but don't know where or how to start. Fear not, you are not alone! There are many students out there including myself who struggled with this same problem, which is why I want to share some struggles I had and how I overcame them.

By: Wen-Ting Fan 249 reads | 0 comments

Discussing Development


Working in development and for Non-governmental organizations (NGO) is a tricky and delicate field. In my article I discuss the new approach that the Sustainability though Agriculture and Microenterprise (SAM) Project has taken on for their work in Zimba, Zambia. 

By: Naiomi Lu 189 reads | 0 comments

My TaLK Life


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 319 reads | 0 comments

My Co-op in Kelowna


Thinking about moving away for your co-op placement? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your adventure!

By: Mandy Yeung 460 reads | 0 comments

Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

Vancouver Canucks

Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 


By: Erica Lamb 345 reads | 0 comments

RebalanceMD Summer 2015: A New Approach to Total Musculoskeletal Care


Imagine you’ve just had your knee surgically replaced after years of debilitating pain. Now imagine you wake with a caring and knowledgeable kinesiologist by your bedside to guide you through the next crucial 48 hours of your rehab, leaving you feeling confident that your new joint will finally provide you with the relief you’ve been seeking. This is just one of many modern and progressive goals at RebalanceMD, my summer 2015 co-op placement.


By: Brandon Watson 401 reads | 0 comments

Piecing the Puzzle

Co-operative Education

My time at Parks Canada has been the most dynamic placement with experience working at the Visitor’s Centre in customer service to creating a day camp program from scratch.  I wrote this article in celebration of August 12, International Youth Day!

By: Jazmin Dhaliwal 199 reads | 0 comments
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