Co-operative Education

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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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My Co-op in China

International

Jacky is a fourth year Business Student who spent his co-op in Beijing China.  Read his interview to discover what his co-op abroad was like.  Jacky covers preparing for the work term, work life, and living abroad.

By: Jacky Zhang 67 reads | 0 comments
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My time at Destiny Reflection/Foundation

Co-operative Education

Nicole Molinari is a Health Sciences BA student who shares her experience working in Kolkata, India, where she worked with Destiny Reflection/Foundation, an organization that works to empower survivors of human trafficking and at-risk women.

By: Nicole Molinari 73 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Work Search

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 600 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

Professional Development

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 381 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

recruiting

We’ve all been put into situations where we have felt lost, unsure, or unfamiliar with our surroundings. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of a new or unfamiliar corporate environment.

By: Christina Martino 568 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Co-op Experience

OLC Blog

Want to make the most of your work term and thrive in the position? Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 tips on maximizing your Co-op experience. 

By: Kelly Furey 1364 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

Career Exploration

After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 665 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua's Job Tips: Branching Out and Standing Out at the BC Cancer Agency

BC Cancer Agency

Working in a huge building can be intimidating and make you feel very small, especially as a temporary Co-op student. Check out what Josh did to make sure everyone in the BC Cancer Research Center knew who he was!

By: Joshua Koehn 444 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Coop Interviews: How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 695 reads | 0 comments
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