Co-operative Education


What Learning Objectives can do for you

Professional Development

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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International Spotlight: Mexico


Work and live in Mexico, a popular tourist country, and experience the pleasant weather and great food. Visit museums, pyramids, beach resorts, and see the unique architecture.

By: Christy Liu 36 reads | 0 comments

A Letter to My Younger Self


A 6th year SFU veteran drops WISDOM to his younger self. Read this if you would like some perspective on your university journey from someone who has been here before you even started high school. 

By: Adrian Fung 76 reads | 0 comments

My Engineering Co-ops: Lungpacer Medical Inc. & Kardium

Biomedical Engineering

Have you ever felt unsure of your major? As if maybe it is not what you really want to do for the rest of your life? I asked myself the same questions and I discovered my answers because of my co-op experience at Lungpacer Medical Inc. and Kardium. 

By: Jose Mendoza 135 reads | 0 comments

My Industrial Revolution

Co-op Reflections

Do you ever think there are limitations to what you could do with your degree? I did. SFU co-op has allowed me to experience my major in action in a non-conventional way and it has forever changed the way that I look at my kinesiology degree. 

By: Kate Pearsall 292 reads | 0 comments

Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Communication, Art and Technology

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 335 reads | 0 comments

Three Common Struggles with Project Management and How to Overcome Them


Ever struggled with juggling sudden influxes of work from work, school and other things? It's normal to start feeling overwhelmed especially when you want to stay organized but don't know where or how to start. Fear not, you are not alone! There are many students out there including myself who struggled with this same problem, which is why I want to share some struggles I had and how I overcame them.

By: Wen-Ting Fan 326 reads | 0 comments

Discussing Development


Working in development and for Non-governmental organizations (NGO) is a tricky and delicate field. In my article I discuss the new approach that the Sustainability though Agriculture and Microenterprise (SAM) Project has taken on for their work in Zimba, Zambia. 

By: Naiomi Lu 283 reads | 0 comments

My TaLK Life


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 360 reads | 0 comments

My Co-op in Kelowna


Thinking about moving away for your co-op placement? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your adventure!

By: Mandy Yeung 513 reads | 0 comments
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