Co-operative Education

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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Professional Development

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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Success in Failure

Failure

Working for the Surrey Marathon Society during my second co-op work term was one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Although I worked on the organization’s inaugural event, I had no idea what fate had in store for me this time around.

By: Janilaine Tsui 232 reads | 0 comments
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A Push To Commit

Co-op Reflections

Not sure what career path you want to take? Computing Science Co-op Student, Cody Santos, was not sure either.  Read about his first co-op term at Mobidia and what he learned because of his experience there.

By: Cody Santos 228 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 1]: Meet Dylan

Computing Science

Meet Dylan, a fourth year computing science student at Simon Fraser University with over a year of co-op experience spanning two large companies: SAP and Electronic Arts. He shares his unique perspective on Computing Science Co-op and offers advice for students on topics such as interview techniques and software engineering tips.  This post is part one of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 303 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 4]: Finding the Right Job

Co-op

Are you a Computing Science Co-op Student and wondering what the right job is for you?  How do you decide what the right job is for you, especially when software is becoming a huge part in every industry? Dylan breaks down “finding the right job”.  This is part four of four.

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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 3]: The Ingredients of an Effective Engineer

Computing Science

How do you go from course work to real world projects? Dylan shares how his courses and co-op have helped him to be a better engineer.  This is part three of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 178 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Communication, Art and Technology

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 415 reads | 0 comments
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TaLK in Korea

Korea

Third year Business student, Corina Inigo, shares about her co-op experience with Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK).  She discusses what TaLK is all about and also shares personal anecdotes from her teaching experience. 

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Accounting with the RCMP

Co-operative Education

Joey Mak: Fighting crime one journal entry at a time. Business student Joey Mak worked an eight month co-op with the RCMP, gaining enriching experiences. From processing salary reconciliations to conversing with officers at the Pacific RCMP Headquarters with a little bit of database management and programming in the middle, this co-op experience had it all.

By: Joey Mak 843 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

online tools

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

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