Co-operative Education

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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Goals

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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Communication: A Key Skill for an Engineer

Appnovation Technologies

Learn how communication is one of the most important skills to develop at work. 

By: (Joel) Hoi Pak Lun 30 reads | 0 comments
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The Summer Internship of a Lifetime: Meet Christina Guan

Europe

What’s your dream job? 

Like many students, Christina Guan has some big dreams.  But her dreams actually became a reality this summer.  Find out how this SFU student was able to utilize her skillset and land an internship of a lifetime. 

By: Natalie Pope 334 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Communique

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 220 reads | 0 comments
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My Tech Journey Started After The www.

Co-op Reflections

I am a Lefty, a techy, and as my coffee mug says, a “hawt geek”. This is what I can proudly say after finding myself through my first co-op placement. On day one, I thought I signed up for work, but what I really signed up for was a second family at Left of the Dot Media Inc. 

By: Moni Manhas 1292 reads | 0 comments
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New Co-op. New City. – Tips for Those Moving Away for the First Time

Travel

Moving away from home is a life changing experience. It is a combination of exciting and scary, happy and sad, and everything in between. Throw in a new city and a new job and everything just intensifies. One of the first questions that come to mind are what do you do and where do you start?

By: Ronald Yeung 411 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

communication co-op

Jeff Scheffel, Community Developer at Volunteer Burnaby, discusses the diversity of a job in the not-for-profit sector, the importance of collaboration, volunteering, and encourages Communication students not to underestimate their skillset. 

By: Kasia Cookson 570 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Bring Confidence to the Job Interview

toastmasters

Ever feel like interviews do not go your way, or they feel out of your control?  Find the one thing you can control: your confidence! Natalie reflects on some of her old co-op interview experiences, and shares some strategies she has learned to bring confidence to your next interview. 

By: Natalie Pope 835 reads | 0 comments
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Develop your career in Hong Kong

Co-op

 

Consider going abroad for your co-op.  When Alan did his co-op in Hong Kong, he not only got first hand experience with a new culture but he also developed new skills.

By: Alan Pang 926 reads | 1 comments
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Fight the Struggle of Finding Your First Placement: Being Open to Opportunities When Seeking Your First Co-op Work Term

employment

Before finding his first co-op placement, Shem Navalta found himself frustrated that his “ideal” job wasn’t available to him. In this post, Shem talks about his experience with searching for his first co-op job and provides advice on how to be open to opportunities that will help you grow. 

By: Shem Navalta 684 reads | 0 comments
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