Co-operative Education

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Top Tip Lists

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 6122 reads | 0 comments
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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Preparing for a Work Term

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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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Communication, Art and Technology

When you think of a startup, does the HBO series, Silicon Valley come to mind? While the computers, parked bottoms, and long hours don’t stray too far from the truth, Melissa clears up some misconceptions about the startup life.

By: Melissa Ong 179 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part I: An Idea and a Hope

Mitacs

I used to think success depended on the separation of personal and professional passions. That was until I did a self-directed co-op term in Brazil researching some of the most successful soccer clubs. Follow me as I prepare to embark on my journey to Brazil. 

By: Christopher Maringka 136 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

Brazil

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 87 reads | 0 comments
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My Time as a Safe Software Co-op

Returning to SFU

What do Dungeons & Dragons and whitewater rafting have to do with software development? Aidan did an 8-month co-op work term at Safe Software where he participated in many such team building activities. Here, he discusses Safe's amazing work culture and shares thoughts from his experience. 

By: Aidan Wessel 97 reads | 0 comments
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Things You Learn Journeying (Close to) the Top of the World

Environmental Science

Nowhere are the dire effects of climate change more apparent than in the Arctic. Join Sarah as she recounts her 3-week expedition at the top of the world and the 3 invaluable life lessons learned along the way. 

By: Sarah Gutzmann 154 reads | 0 comments
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Your First Day: Preparation Timeline

Communication

Congrats! You’ve landed that job you worked so hard to get. Now what? Here's a guide with tips on how to to prepare for your new co-op term!

By: Charmaine Wu 205 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Almira Bardai, the Globetrotting Communicator

Co-op

A globetrotting communicator, Almira Bardai is a PR and communications professional with over 17 years of experience in the field working all over the globe from Vancouver to Australia. Read on to learn more about her journey!

By: Pauline Leoncio 383 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

Population and Public Health

In this blog, I take you through my personal life story from immigrating to Canada, working and living in a rural First Nations community, to finding a sense of belonging and a second identity, which has forever changed the way I will view the world.

By: Richard Han 1509 reads | 0 comments
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