Co-operative Education

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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Learning Objectives

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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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Communication, Art and Technology

When trying to get hired, I hardly considered the prospect of actually working. I was more concerned with building professional resumes and appearing impressive at interviews. Upon landing my first co-op, however, I suddenly realized that I would need to perform in a strange, new environment – one that I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 182 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Co-op Reflections

Working for the Surrey Marathon Society during my second co-op work term was one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Although I worked on the organization’s inaugural event, I had no idea what fate had in store for me this time around.

By: Janilaine Tsui 488 reads | 0 comments
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A Push To Commit

Co-op Reflections

Not sure what career path you want to take? Computing Science Co-op Student, Cody Santos, was not sure either.  Read about his first co-op term at Mobidia and what he learned because of his experience there.

By: Cody Santos 263 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 1]: Meet Dylan

electronic arts

Meet Dylan, a fourth year computing science student at Simon Fraser University with over a year of co-op experience spanning two large companies: SAP and Electronic Arts. He shares his unique perspective on Computing Science Co-op and offers advice for students on topics such as interview techniques and software engineering tips.  This post is part one of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 368 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 4]: Finding the Right Job

Co-op

Are you a Computing Science Co-op Student and wondering what the right job is for you?  How do you decide what the right job is for you, especially when software is becoming a huge part in every industry? Dylan breaks down “finding the right job”.  This is part four of four.

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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 3]: The Ingredients of an Effective Engineer

Co-op Reflections

How do you go from course work to real world projects? Dylan shares how his courses and co-op have helped him to be a better engineer.  This is part three of four.

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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Communication, Art and Technology

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 493 reads | 0 comments
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TaLK in Korea

Korea

Third year Business student, Corina Inigo, shares about her co-op experience with Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK).  She discusses what TaLK is all about and also shares personal anecdotes from her teaching experience. 

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Accounting with the RCMP

Business

Joey Mak: Fighting crime one journal entry at a time. Business student Joey Mak worked an eight month co-op with the RCMP, gaining enriching experiences. From processing salary reconciliations to conversing with officers at the Pacific RCMP Headquarters with a little bit of database management and programming in the middle, this co-op experience had it all.

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