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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Co-op Reflections

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 12854 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part I: An Idea and a Hope

Brazil

I used to think success depended on the separation of personal and professional passions. That was until I did a self-directed co-op term in Brazil researching some of the most successful soccer clubs. Follow me as I prepare to embark on my journey to Brazil. 

By: Christopher Maringka 7452 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

Research

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 2682 reads | 0 comments
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International Invite Turned into a Dual-Self-Directed Co-op

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Pamela Plantinga, BPK Behavioural Neuroscience student, took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to a paid trip abroad and augmented it into a self-directed short-term dual internship experience in Nashville, Tennessee before going further abroad to Europe.

By: Pamela Plantinga 4645 reads | 0 comments
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