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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Co-operative Education

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 8565 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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How to Get Organized With Bullet Journaling

Personal Development

Many of us like nice stationary because they give us a sense of productivity. This was true for Melissa as she went into her co-op work term. However, she soon experienced firsthand that the illusion of productivity and actual productivity are, unfortunately, two very different things. Through this experience, she has learnt how to efficiently balance out her work flow and gives her tips for keeping organized and planing ahead for the week.

By: Melissa Nelson 76 reads | 0 comments
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Formalized Curiosity: My Research Experience in Reproductive Medicine

Co-operative Education

Have you ever wanted to pursue a Health Research Co-op but didn’t know where to start? Are you fascinated by Reproductive Medicine and Clinical Research? If so then this article is for you. Miranda shares her experience at CReATe Fertility Centre and how it expanded her research knowledge. 

By: Miranda Defer 358 reads | 0 comments
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The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship: An Interview with Ashley Fraser

Peter Gzowski Internship

Communications Co-op student, Ashley Fraser, spent the summer interning at CBC Radio as part of the coveted Peter Gzowski Internship Program. Ashley shares how she got there and her advice for students pursuing careers in journalism. 

 

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Employers are Out There, and They are Looking for YOU

Workplace Success

We are all used to hearing of the impossibility of finding a career after university, and that our degree alone is not a golden ticket to landing that dream job after graduation. In order to obtain our dream jobs, we need to suppliment our education with work experience. While it can seem like a daunting task to find work experience, it may be easier than you think. Jessica shares her story of how she came to realize the amazing career opprotunities around her. It is just about knowing where to look for them!

By: Jessica Wall 359 reads | 0 comments
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The Far-Ranging Effects of Co-op Connections

Networking

Vadim shares how proactively building connections in the workplace helped fund his capstone and pivot his career.

By: Vadim Tsarkov 291 reads | 0 comments
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My First Software Dev Position: What it’s Like To Be a Co-op at Safe

Safe Software Inc.

Adam Bignell, shares his experience from an eight month co-op with Safe Software Inc. A co-op term spent developing support for raster and point cloud, but with an added dose of team-building and fooseball to balance out the workload.

By: Adam Bignell 214 reads | 0 comments
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Designing in Phases

Your Next Co-op

Shipping a product isn’t as simple as just proposing a new idea or a new design. It takes careful consideration in how it’ll be approached by both developers, its users, and other key stakeholders. Amanda shares the importance to designing in phases when shipping a product and the considerations she took while working as a UX designer at Hootsuite. 

By: Amanda Poh 427 reads | 0 comments
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Why I am Done Saying “What If” and Beating Myself Up for Not Subscribing to the 4-Year Plan

Life Experience

Take four years to complete university, and start working immediately after in a degree relevant job. Sound like a familiar goal? For Scarlett, this was a pipe dream that she just didn’t want to chase anymore. Rather than racing against time, she took the opportunity to weave her academics into the workplace through the Co-op program, forging her own path towards her professional goals.

By: Scarlett Poole 687 reads | 0 comments
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