Co-operative Education

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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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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

co-op on campus

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 149 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

posAbilities

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process, conducted by a panel of HR professionals and program managers. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 426 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Workplace Success

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Ericsson
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 513 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

Vancouver

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 318 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Workplace Transition

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 542 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

Co-op Reflections

Are you having a hard time landing that ideal Co-op job? But, what is ideal? Explore Jeanie’s experience this summer at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  She shares her experience about how a job description might not stand out at first, but can lead to a stand-out placement.

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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

BCTIA

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 461 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in China

OLC Blog

Jacky is a fourth year Business Student who spent his co-op in Beijing China.  Read his interview to discover what his co-op abroad was like.  Jacky covers preparing for the work term, work life, and living abroad.

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