Co-operative Education

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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Co-operative Education

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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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

Workplace Transition

Don’t see your need to ask questions as a sign of weakness or incompetency, but as a way to learn and grow. Your Co-op supervisor understands that most of us go into these internships as beginners.

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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

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Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 257 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts Within You

Human Resource Management

Bomee Hwang is a Business student and just completed three co-op terms at Ericsson where she worked in the Human Resources Department.  She shares her thoughtful observations about Human Resources in her co-op reflection.

By: Bomee Hwang 202 reads | 0 comments
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International Invite Turned into a Dual-Self-Directed Co-op

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Pamela Plantinga, BPK Behavioural Neuroscience student, took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to a paid trip abroad and augmented it into a self-directed short-term dual internship experience in Nashville, Tennessee before going further abroad to Europe.

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“What did you just say?”: How to communicate in a foreign country

International

Worried about the difficulties you may face while trying to communicate in a foreign country? I hope these 5 tips can be of some sort of encouragement! 화이팅!

By: Cindy Wann Chia 363 reads | 0 comments
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Samantha’s Journey to Japan

Canada Japan Co-op Program (CJCP)

Samantha went to Japan through the Canada Japan Co-op Program and worked at Kao Corporation as a co-op student.  Find out what it took for Samantha to settle into her life in Japan.

By: Samantha Kuah 337 reads | 0 comments
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My Work Term with the Swamp Men of Beedie [Part 3]: Reflections

My Work Term with the Swamp Men of Beedie

My work term spent inside the university that I’ve been attending for years truly helped me grow as a person; I learned that not knowing how to perform job related tasks is okay and that learning on the job is a lot more common than I first thought.  This is part 3 of 3 of the series entitled "My Work Term with the Swamp Men of Beedie".

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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

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Celia Walters is creating some great content in her marketing role at TPD™ - an international Workforce and HR Solutions company! Check out the latest installment of her series on how to answer the most challenging of interview questions.

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My Work Term with the Swamp Men of Beedie [Part 2]: Finding the Tools

Co-operative Education

My work term spent inside the university that I’ve been attending for years truly helped me grow as a person; I learned that not knowing how to perform job related tasks is okay and that learning on the job is a lot more common than I first thought.

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