Co-operative Education

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Workplace Success

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 5898 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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Co-op Vlog: Day in the Life of Jao Dantes

Student Spotlight

In this Vlog, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. 

 

By: Jao Dantes 153 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Professional Development

It has been six long years since I started at SFU, switching majors three times along the way. With such a convoluted path, it’s no surprise that life after school began to fall out of context. Thankfully, a well-timed co-op opportunity allowed me to refocus my life and reverse my dwindling academic attitude. 

By: Brett Erickson 120 reads | 0 comments
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Experience: Turning a Good Therapist Into a Great Therapist

Movéo Sports and Rehabilitation Clinic

In a clinic, like many businesses, personal-relational experience can turn a good therapist into a great one. Practicing excellent technique and skill is often not enough. It is by establishing rapport through strong communication and genuine concern about a patient’s well-being where one becomes a great therapist. 

By: Brendan Wong 80 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Everyday Shoe Store

Co-op

Applying for the position of Pedorthic Assistant at Kintec, I was a bit hesitant since my previous work experience was essentially asking people if they wanted fries with that. However, working at Kintec has been one of the most relevant jobs to my degree. This job is a lot more than just selling shoes. 

By: Daniel Ciarniello 192 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Co-op for Aboriginal Students

Inuit

Trina Setah is Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator. In the second and final part of this two-part series, Trina talks co-op and employment for Aboriginal students at SFU, the benefits and challenges as well as how to get involved in SFU's reputable co-op program. 

By: Trina Setah 314 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Meet Trina Setah

Indigenous Career Resources

Meet Trina Setah, Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator! In part one of this two-part series, Trina introduces herself, her backgound and discusses her own personal journey into this role at SFU. She also speaks about the role itself and what she enjoys most about working in the co-op program.  

By: Trina Setah 344 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Web and Data Services Developer at Beedie School of Business

Applied Sciences

I have had previous experience working with web-based technologies, but mostly in the academic context. Working as a co-op student at the SFU Beedie School of Business, I had the opportunity to work in development, but to also work with business analysts and clients directly, to understand their requirements and implement them. In this post, I explain how this co-op exceeded my expectations.  

By: Amit Mandal 142 reads | 0 comments
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RebalanceMD 2016: Finding Common Ground with Your Clientele

physiotherapist

Until you experience recovering from a severe physical injury, you will never understand the struggle a patient of physical therapy endures every day. When a person enters a physiotherapy clinic for the first time, they can experience a wide range of emotions such as fear, despair and doubt. It is our job as healthcare practitioners to transition our clientele from fearing movement to love of movement. This post discusses how being honest and empathetic will help you achieve amazing things with your clientele.

By: Brandon Watson 334 reads | 0 comments
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