Co-operative Education

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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Co-operative Education

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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Fight the Struggle of Finding Your First Placement: Being Open to Opportunities When Seeking Your First Co-op Work Term

Professional Development

Having one year and four months of co-op experience, Shem Navalta is now determined to reach his dream job after graduation. However, before finding his first co-op placement two years ago, Shem found himself frustrated that his “ideal” job wasn’t available to him. In this post, Shem talks about his experience with searching for his first co-op job and provides advice on how to be open to opportunities that will help you grow. 

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How to Land a Co-op When You’ve Only Flipped Burgers

Work Search

…or only possess experience in an entry level position. Madison lists 5 helpful tips that she learned from the process of applying to co-op positions with little to no true professional experience.  While it’s definitely harder, what’s life without a little challenge?

By: Madison Edge 192 reads | 0 comments
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How I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone and Embraced Life Abroad

France

Looking to maximize your time abroad and integrate with locals, but nervous to take the first few steps? Read on to learn how I broke through my personal barriers, and the advice I have for future travellers to make the most of their work term overseas.

By: Kendra Lodewyke 237 reads | 0 comments
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Connections, Connections, Connections: The Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Co-op

Science

For me, co-op is about learning what I can’t learn in school. After three co-op terms, I firmly believe everyone in your workplace can – and should – be viewed as a valuable resource. Each person has something to teach you – life skills, career tips, something – you just have to figure out what it is! 

By: Carlie Penner 349 reads | 1 comments
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What I Learned From Going Back to Kindergarten

Science

I spent a year working in a special needs kindergarten classroom and learned endless career and life skills to help me work towards my goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist.

By: Erin O’Neil 416 reads | 1 comments
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Technical Writing: A Day to Day Work Flow

Communication, Art and Technology

What is the role of a technical writer? And what do you do working as one? Communication Co-op student Brent Restivo answers these questions, outlining the work flow of a typical technical writing project and taking you step-by-step through an actual on-the-job scenario.

 

By: Brent Restivo 627 reads | 1 comments
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The Panel Interview: 5 Things You Should Know

Co-op

When you think of an “interview”, do you normally think of a one on one interview? That’s what I used to think of.  However, as a co-op student you might experience panel interviews.  Read on to find out what you should know before a panel interview. 

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5 Reasons to Write a Co-op Reflection for the OLC

OLC

You might have noticed some amazing co-op stories written by your fellow peers on the OLC, but have you ever considered sharing your story?  Here are five reasons why you should write for the OLC.

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I’m on a (big big) boat

Communication, Art and Technology

The company I work for thought it was a great idea to throw me out to sea on a large vessel to test out filming at sea.  It worked out. Here’s the story.

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