Co-operative Education

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Co-op

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 6217 reads | 0 comments
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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Co-op

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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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

Personal Development

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 64 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Dance

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 110 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

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In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 105 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Professional Development

Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 165 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Master of Engineering

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 154 reads | 0 comments
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Fishing for Experience

Co-operative Education

Spend your summer in one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in BC! Make a difference in the operation and performance of a small company, and grow your entrepreneurial skillset in a meaningful way by working for WardoWest in Tofino. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 523 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Career Exploration

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 465 reads | 0 comments
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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

Workplace Success

You have ideas to share, but you can’t bring yourself to interject. Sound familiar? It might be a confidence issue, fear of being wrong, or an unwillingness to seem impolite. Even though conveying your ideas can seem like a daunting task, I learned that it doesn’t have to be. 

By: Chantel Galang 311 reads | 0 comments
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