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 7824 reads | 0 comments
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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Working Students

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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In the Absence of Clarity, Take Action

Sciences Co-op

Fourth year, Kinesiology student, Alexandra Lukac, shares how taking action allowed her to navigate her co-op journey. 

By: Alexandra Lukac 77 reads | 0 comments
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How to Be Taken Seriously In a Professional Environment When You Look Like a Child

Co-operative Education

Going into your new Co-op position, the last thing you want to hear is, “Are you even old enough to be working.”  For many, it can be a challenge to be taken seriously when you look like you could be sixteen. How do you get the point across that you’re a capable professional with a lot to offer the organization you’re working with? Natasha has you covered with her advice in maintaining your professional demeanor without compromising your youthfulness.

By: Natasha Kothary 73 reads | 0 comments
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Early Departures: A Canadian Co-op Experience in China

Co-operative Education

My passion for hockey has brought me to China to coach hockey for the summer. From Ottawa to China, SFU Co-op has helped me explore my interests and expand my learning while giving me skills, practical work experience and an opportunity to travel.

By: Tatum Miller 521 reads | 0 comments
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Laser Beams and Spinal Hygiene

Co-operative Education

I landed my first ever co-op placement as a Chiropractic Assistant and Laser Technician. Now, you may be asking what exactly is a ‘Laser Technician’ and how are lasers related to chiropractic? Moreover, what on earth does hygiene have to do with our spines and why is this important for rehabilitation?

By: Jennifer To 192 reads | 0 comments
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To Extend Your Co-op or Not: A Guide for Making the Decision

Co-operative Education

As a co-op student, one of the toughest decisions you will have to make is whether to extend your contract at your current position or to go back to school. This is the dilemma I faced at the end of my 3rd co-op term with Sierra Wireless. In this blog, I provide a detailed guide to help you decide whether to extend, or not to extend.   

By: Aryan Maghsoud 221 reads | 0 comments
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Finding That Work Culture Fit

Co-operative Education

Before hitting submit on that job posting, you may be asking yourself: “Would I blend well with the culture and dynamic of this organization?” For Anna, this question was the ultimatum that steered her away from pursuing a more structured marketing position. Instead, she accepted an opportunity with Silverstring Media. Here, she found her niche creating illustrations for independent media that strongly aligned with her own values and beliefs.

By: Anna Wolff 340 reads | 0 comments
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How Asking Good Questions Can Advance Your Career

Accounting

As a co-op student with little experience, it sometimes seems like all you are doing is asking questions. That is why it is important to make sure you are asking good questions. What are good questions? They are evidence of your thought process, ability to think outside of the box, and knack for problem solving. Read this article to learn more about what makes a question good, and how to make questions your competitive advantage.

By: Nathan Boey 199 reads | 0 comments
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[Indigenous Employer] ICBC

Co-operative Education

Interested in a career with a company who values your identity and culture?  A company who’s committed to a diverse workforce, while offering unique opportunities and professional growth.  A company who supports and encourages employees from a shared background and culture to help drive understanding, empathy and change.  If so, ICBC may be right for you.

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