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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My Co-op Experience at a Chiropractic Office

Co-op

Harpreet is a BPK student who has spent twelve months as a Therapy and Office Assistant at a Chiropractic Office.  She shares about what she has learned on the job including being able to prioritize on the job.

By: Harpreet Kaur Kambo 30 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Co-op

Daniel Paulino expected to be the intern that got coffee for the office.  He surprised everyone, especially himself, when he developed top performing software and wrote a research paper in his eight month co-op at Genome Science Centre.  Find out how he did it.

By: Daniel Paulino 208 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Top Tip Lists

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 211 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond BC: Pushing Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Business

Eric Moreno is a Business student who pushed himself out of his comfort zone when he went outside of B.C. to do his first co-op position.  Read on to find out why he went on to do another co-op position outside of B.C. and the importance of pushing yourself.

By: Eric Moreno 216 reads | 1 comments
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Living and working abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Spain

Are you looking into working abroad for your co-op?  Business student, Candice Woods shares what she learned in her co-op and how to combat homesickness based on her experience working in Barcelona, Spain for her co-op.

By: Candice Woods 286 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

workplace survival

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 336 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering What It Takes - Physiotherapy Clinic

Physiotherapy Clinic

Joanne is a BPK co-op student who did her placement in a physiotherapy clinic.  In this co-op reflection she shares what her main duties were in the clinic and what she has learned about the position, working in a clinic, and about herself. 

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The Power of Networking

Co-op Reflections

My outlook on networking used to be simple—if I was going to get a job, I wanted to know I got it because I proved myself. That I performed excellently during the interview and the company decided I was perfect for the role, not because we had mingled over beers or BBQ chicken.

By: Shauna Mercer 351 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Co-op

Have you ever considered what you would say during an interview when asked the “Tell Us About Yourself” question? Courtney, a Business co-op student learned a lot about herself during her co-op and has figured out her answer.  Read her reflection and re-think your answer to the question.

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