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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

Canada

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 960 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Leadership

Having been involved in recruitment and on-boarding processes, discussions with managers and engineering recruitment teams, I share my experiences in recruitment and career development to give you insight into what employers are looking for. 

By: Paul Vu 14255 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

Other

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 13595 reads | 0 comments
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Beast in the East: Why You Should Go Away For Co-op

Systems Engineering

If you’ve only been looking for co-op placements in the Greater Vancouver area, here’s why you should definitely reconsider.

By: Imran Kanji 4749 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

Applied Sciences

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 6263 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

Workplace Success

It was the beginning of my second year at SFU when I was presented with a golden opportunity: I had 24 hours to decide whether or not I would accept an 8 month Co-op position at Blackberry in Ottawa,  4,300 km away from my family, my friends and my life. I was intimidated – to say the least.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 13965 reads | 0 comments
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An Arts Student in Tech

BlackBerry

Timothy So is an Economics student who worked as a Statistical Methods Analyst at Blackberry.  Read on to get a taste of what his position would entail. 

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Taste of BlackBerry Fruitful for Co-op Students

Co-op

SFU students involved in Co-op work terms at BlackBerry (one of the program’s biggest employers) are getting more than a hands-on experience. Many are landing plum positions. Last year alone, 263 SFU students completed terms with the high profile company.

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Ever-Changing Goals: A Co-op Reflection

Peer Education

The idea of an out-of-town 12 month co-op may have intimidated me at one point, but now looking back, I realize just how much I have gained by taking on something that I initially perceived as a challenge.

By: Malinda Pathacharige 6977 reads | 0 comments
Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
Organization Information
Organization: 
Research In Motion
Organization Sector: 
Technology
Organization Profile: 
Research In Motion is Canada's biggest technology company with branches spread throughout the world. The makers of the oringinal BlackBerry Smartphone, are still number 1 in South Africa, Middle East and parts of the UK.
City: 
Ottawa

I have worked for the past 8 months as a User Engagement Project Coordinator, working on the beta team to coordinate beta projects, deploy devices, and manage participants.

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