Co-operative Education

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Co-operative Education

John Grant, an SFU Communication Co-op Alum has five work term experiences in his portfolio and shares his top ten tips for completing a successful and fulfilling Co-op work term.

By: John Grant 14011 reads | 0 comments
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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Goals

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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Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

Career Exploration

What one fourth-year student discovered while wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness, searching for the right path in life, theatre, and the pursuit of happiness.

By: Diana Bartosh 95 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Applied Sciences

I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 841 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Personal Development

My experience working with the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Yellowknife, N.W.T.

By: Yee Ting Choy 298 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Co-op Reflections

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 360 reads | 0 comments
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Create Your Own Opportunities at Work

Workplace Success

Communications is a vast field with its own unique challenges. It is not only about writing articles or handling social media, but usually requires you to juggle wearing various hats. To make a lasting impression in communications, you must of course fulfill the described job duties, but knowing how to hone your strengths in a Co-op is the cherry on top. 

By: Swati Garg 405 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Co-op Reflections

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 613 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Environment

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 495 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Elim Village

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 453 reads | 0 comments
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