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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

International

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 3404 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

Arts and Social Sciences

Choosing a career is not about selecting an archetype (like ‘lawyer’, or ‘doctor’, or ‘teacher’), but about exploring who you are, what your skill set is, and what type of career will be a good fit for you. In this blog, I talk about letting go of the pressure to have it all figured out, and to instead embrace different ideas and explore different options to find a career that fits. 

By: Claire Wallace 15139 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Development

Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 24810 reads | 0 comments
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5 Keys to “Ramping Up” and Quickly Adjusting to a New Co-op

Co-op

Noah did his co-op at PMC-Sierra. In this article he introduces the engineering term “ramp up” and identifies five ways to get up to speed when you start a co-op.

By: Noah Balzer 3886 reads | 0 comments
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The Skills You Can’t Learn in Class

Learning

I knew that co-op work terms would greatly enhance my education and I would gain skills and experience that I could never get from a classroom, but the type of knowledge that I am walking away with is not what I expected.  

By: Tessa Leyland 6896 reads | 0 comments
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At The Bottom End: On Sucking At Your Job

Career Choice

Sticking with something to the point where you develop enough skill to love it isn't easy, especially when considering career choices. So, if you don't feel 100% impassioned by your work right away, that's okay! Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 7269 reads | 0 comments
Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
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Organization: 
Kintec Footlabs
Organization Profile: 
Kintec Footlabs specializes in performance footwear and orthotics. With fitting experts who have gone through Kintec's advanced training as well as Canadian board certified pedorthists at each of the nine stores, they strive to provide people of all activity levels to achieve their goals and eliminate barriers to an active lifestyle from the feet up.
City: 
Port Moody

Inspiring. Exciting. Both words I would use to begin describing my job. I am inspired by the people I meet everyday at work.

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Dave's Diary: Not An Expert, Don't Want To Be

CSI Blog

Have a cold? Take this medicine. Feeling sad? Take these pills. Not sure what to do with your life? Find someone to give you the answer. Anything will do, as long as it doesn't involve a significant personal investment of our own time, effort, or mental energy - after all, we've got better things to do.

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 4473 reads | 0 comments
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