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Imposter Syndrome and the Benefits of a 16-month Internship at IBM

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

"So how do you overcome that voice inside your head, telling you that you’re not good enough and that it’s only a matter of time before someone finds out you’re a fake?". Read Josh's story to learn how he overcame the imposter syndrome during his internship as a designer for IBM. 

By: Joshua Fan 281 reads | 0 comments
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A Step in the Right Direction – How I Thrived in a Data-driven Marketing Culture

Returning to SFU

"I walked in excited (and of course, nervous) for the first day of my co-op term at Allocadia. Fast forward to eight months later, I can say, with every inch of confidence in my body, that I have never felt more accomplished, more confident, and more resourceful". Read Sharan's story to see how he developed his career in a data-driven marketing industry. 

By: Sharan Janjikhel 392 reads | 0 comments
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How To Work With Developers (For Designers)

Zeplin

Worried about succeeding in the workplace as a designer and developer? Especially an intense and speedy one? Read on to discover Macguire tips has picked up while working at Visier, an analytics platform.  

By: Macguire Rintoul 258 reads | 0 comments
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How to Manage Multiple Projects During Your Co-op

Working Students

While many skills transfer from the academic to the work world, last-minute submissions and all-nighters simply won’t cut it at top-notch companies. Marina condenses all her experience in her co-op assignments with some valuable tips on efficient project management.

By: Marina Dratwa 217 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Seasons

Co-op

"In the workplace, change is often chosen for us." Read on as Jessica shows how a change in workplace personnel can have a big effect on you personally as well as professionally.

 

By: Jessica Dickson 153 reads | 0 comments
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To Graduate or Not to Graduate?

Co-operative Education

What happens when you are six courses away from graduation but unsure of what to do after? Aleisha reflects on her rationale for extending her degree to do some soul searching and professional development before embarking on her next big adventure, post grad life.

By: Aleisha Fernandes 325 reads | 0 comments
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Think You Know Where You Want To Work? Think Again.

Business

Convinced that you need to work at a large company for the ultimate experience?  Think again! Darren emphasizes why choosing a small or  mid-sized firm will add more variety and substance to your co-op experience.

By: Darren Sin 220 reads | 0 comments
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My Long Journey Through Computing Science

opportunity

Paul takes us on his journey as a Software Systems student and how a field trip helped to inspire him to greater heights eventually, helping him to land his dream job. His journey highlights the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity given to us as students.

By: Paul Madeya 282 reads | 0 comments
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Do, Learn, and Grow: Valuable Lessons from Company Values

Business

"Learn. As students, we hear this word a lot in school, but what does that really mean in the working environment?"-Read on as Travia delves into her personal experience of growth in the workplace.

By: Travia Mok 277 reads | 0 comments
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How My Student Club Involvements Scored Me My First Co-op - Recruiter Perspective

Business

Joining a student club is an excellent way to develop transferrable skills! Olivia shares how her campus involvement not only helped with skill development and securing a co-op position, it eased the transition and helped differentiate Olivia from her peers. In her own words: "If you want to be one step closer to finding your dream co-op, I suggest starting with community involvement!"

By: Olivia Chan 381 reads | 0 comments
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