Co-operative Education

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

First Weeks on the Job

John Grant, an SFU Communication Co-op Alum has five work term experiences in his portfolio and shares his top ten tips for completing a successful and fulfilling Co-op work term.

By: John Grant 6291 reads | 0 comments
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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Preparing for a Work Term

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 Preventing Seniors from Falling

Falls Prevention Clinic

Every 10 minutes a senior is hospitalized from a fall—a preventable cause of injury and death among seniors. I joined the Fraser Health Patient Safety and Injury Prevention team as part of their multidisciplinary program to prevent seniors from falling. Continue reading to learn more about my co-op experience! 

By: Megan Widmer 553 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Travel

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 267 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

technology

The distinct ping of a notification at work often leads to a reflexive action in many of us. Do it, check the email. Sasha Zalyvadna shares her experience on how to combat the need to check work emails more often than one probably should.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 342 reads | 0 comments
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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

Professional Development

Ever thought about working in Management Information Systems? Third year business student Vivyn Zhou shares her journey working for System Improvement in the Decision Support department at Vancouver Coastal Health. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 609 reads | 0 comments
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Back Pain Myth Busters and Spine Hygiene

back pain myths

Do you do sit-ups and crunches to to either get or maintain that six-pack? This article sheds light on why learned habits such as this are detrimental for your back health. In addition, I discuss “Spine Hygiene”, which refers to the daily maintenance of the spine as necessary to prevent back issues.  

By: Karen Gitau 747 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Big Secret: A Look into My Summer Working for the University

Workplace Success

Find out more about my co-op job as a Research Assistant for SFU and discover how I learned to navigate the data, politics and presentations to appreciate a side of the university students don’t normally get to experience. 

By: Lauren Rietchel 1012 reads | 0 comments
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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

Support

Striking a balance between work and life is a difficult task for anyone regardless of their profession. Katerina explains how her desire to work overtook her personal life and she has some tips for making sure burn out doesn’t creep up on you.

 

By: Katerina Cookson 1097 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Communication, Art and Technology

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 410 reads | 0 comments
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