Co-operative Education

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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Professional Development

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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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

Professional Development

After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 168 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua's Job Tips: Branching Out and Standing Out at the BC Cancer Agency

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Working in a huge building can be intimidating and make you feel very small, especially as a temporary Co-op student. Check out what Josh did to make sure everyone in the BC Cancer Research Center knew who he was!

By: Joshua Koehn 261 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Coop Interviews: How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want

Interviews

A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 482 reads | 0 comments
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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

skills transfer

Ever wondered how your academic Communication skills stack up in the workplace? Co-op student Laura Tuturas sheds insight into how Communications prepared her for her workterm at ZE Powergroup.

By: Laura Tuturas 580 reads | 0 comments
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Ergonomic Exploration

Career Exploration

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology students often find themselves lost in the hazy fog of physiotherapy, med school, chiropractic’s and post-graduate studies.  New graduates can find salvation in a challenging, but rewarding field that calls upon the creative and the technical sides of an individual. Read on to learn about working in the field of Ergonomics.

By: William Thomas 717 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

Co-operative Education

Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 382 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

Computing Science

Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 230 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

Broadcom

 

When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

Graduate

 

Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

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