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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Advice from a Marketing Communications Professional: Ryan Paulson, Director of Marketing & Communications at Blenz Coffee

communication

Ryan Paulson is an SFU alumni and the director of marketing and communications for Blenz The Canadian Coffee Company. A graduate of SFU’s Public Relations Certificate program and an active and passionate communication professional, Ryan shares invaluable advice about the modern communication industry – including his own career path, what he looks for in new-hires, as well as the measures he recommends that current SFU students take in order to be professionally competitive after graduation.

By: Kendal Crawford 43 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond the BC bubble: My co-op term in Burma (Myanmar)

Arts and Social Sciences

In a country filled with monks, crazy drivers, and frequent power outages, things were different living in Burma. After four months, it started to feel a bit like home. Here’s a glimpse into my unique experience as a political intern for the Embassy of Canada to Burma (Myanmar). 

By: Layla Clarkson 181 reads | 0 comments
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Why Being Smart Isn’t Enough

Engineering

You meet a lot of intelligent people working in research, but intelligence isn’t going to get you far as a researcher. The ability to communicate with your peers and to external viewers is critical to being successful. Read on as I share my experience working amongst research lab groups and why it’s a valuable skill to be able to communicate to those both in and outside your field.

By: Charlie Bennett 218 reads | 0 comments
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Fun at SAP

Co-op

Giselle Li had great experiences doing her co-op at SAP. In this article, she recorded one of her setbacks during work and how she resolved it.  She also shares what it is like to work at SAP and the events and opportunities that are available there. 

By: Giselle Li 402 reads | 0 comments
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Improve Your Writing With Five Simple Steps

communication

Whether you’re pursuing a career in writing or not, excellent writing and communication skills are often at the top of the list when it comes to job qualifications. Here are five simple steps you can take in order to drastically improve your writing and set yourself apart from other applicants in a highly competative job market. 

By: Lina Kunina 339 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering a new campus

Health and Counselling Services

Puppy Therapy, Laughter Yoga, and Knitting Clubs - need I say more? After eight months of working as the Marketing and Communications Assistant with SFU Health and Counselling, I’ve been able to help plan and promote all these great programs on campus. 

By: Megan Lo 444 reads | 0 comments
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Time invested pays dividends for SFU Co-op student award-winner

Biological Sciences

Simon Fraser University co-op student Laramie Ferguson is B.C.’s 2014 Co-op Student of the Year in the university category.

By: Justin Wong 334 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad: Skill Improvements for Any Career

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Have you ever wanted to live and work abroad but could “never” find something career related?  Well, in my opinion, what you “could not find” might actually be right in front of your eyes.  There are countless opportunities for students to live abroad while teaching English.  You just might be surprised at what occupational skills you might be able to extract from such a position.  Have a read of my article to find out.

By: Nick Crivici 404 reads | 0 comments
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An Infusion of Perspective - My Days At Oracle Labs, Vancouver

Applied Sciences

Why working in the industry is really valuable to grad students - my six months at Oracle Labs, Vancouver.

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