Co-operative Education

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Workplace Transition

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 5798 reads | 0 comments
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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Learning Objectives

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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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Communication, Art and Technology

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 375 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

office

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 1269 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

office

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 466 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

job rotation

Kim began her co-op work term at BlackBerry despite having never applied for the position. This opportunity sparked her interest in tech, which resulted in an extension and job rotation. In this article, Kim presents 3 reasons why you too should accept a co-op extension and job rotation.

By: Kim Leung 872 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

Applied Sciences

Ever wondered what makes the difference between a consumer level product and an industrial one? Read on and find out some of the key differences that make industrial level products stand out in reliability. 

By: Harry He 406 reads | 0 comments
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A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

Co-op Reflections

Professional development in contemporary arts, in a post-secondary setting, is problematic. What is the responsibility of the university? What does professional development for artists look like? Kevin answers these questions and more.

By: Kevin Day 945 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Life Experience

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 503 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Co-op

Once you land a job, the skills you’ve learned in your classes make surprising appearances in the workforce. Discover how Rebecca’s ability to navigate university helped her attain co-op success!

By: Rebecca Chong 442 reads | 0 comments
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