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The Manufacturing Challenge

Engineering Co-op

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Michael Kontanist 7384 reads | 0 comments
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Provincial and Regional Health Authorities – Two Unique Experiences

Provincial Health Services Authority

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for a provincial or regional health authority? I turned my curiosity into two 8-month co-op terms with Provincial Health Services Authority, and Fraser Health Authority. This is my co-op story.

By: Mahsa Athari 2973 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Take The Time to Discover Your Career Paths

BC Tech Industry

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Well, that may not be an easy question to answer. From an early age, Lisa had always envisioned becoming a doctor, but that quickly shifted after staring her first year at SFU. If there’s one piece of advice she could give you, it’s that University is not the fabled be-all and end-all of your career path. 

By: Lisa Dimyadi 4605 reads | 0 comments
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7 Ways Internships are Like All You Can Eat Buffets

Career Exploration

Working in many different Co-op positions can be analogous with sampling everything at an all you can eat buffet. You see some things that really catch your eye, and some things you know you absolutely won’t like. But the fact of the matter is, you probably won’t know exactly what every single dish will taste like until you opt in to trying it. With Co-op, it’s much the same – you probably have an idea of what you want to do, but trying something entirely new might surprise you and pique your interest for future career options.

By: Andrea Ton 5933 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

Volunteer Services

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 15714 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Alley Theatre

Alley Theatre

The Professional Development Coordinator at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts interviews Daniel Arnold and Marisa Emma Smith from Alley Theatre about the company, their interest in working with students and advice for emerging artists.

By: Chelsea Hunter 13015 reads | 0 comments
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IMS: A Beacon of Light for Petite Prospective Physiotherapists

Co-operative Education

Have you thought about physiotherapy as a career option, or as part of your plan to rid your body of aches or pains? This article focuses on my own personal experiences with Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) at my co-op placement, and how it has affected my back pain as well as my future in physiotherapy. 

By: Sereen Hon 3862 reads | 0 comments
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Inside the Student Learning Commons with the Learning & Writing Peers

English

Ever needed help with writing a paper? The Student Learning Commons is the place to go. I’m a passionate Learning & Writing Peer Educator. Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like.

By: Howard Chai 7313 reads | 0 comments
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Anatomy Fashion Show Highlights the Intricacies of the Human Body

Volunteer Services

After a successful event in 2016, the SFU chapter of the co-ed international medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, will be hosting a second annual Anatomy Fashion Show on March 4th, 2017. This event is being organized by passionate pre-medical students who wish to raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital by putting on a creative, entertaining, and interactive event. Monique, the chair of the organizing committee, shares more information about the event in this article. 

By: Amy Gill 8093 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Preventing Seniors from Falling

Patient Safety and Injury Prevention

Every 10 minutes a senior is hospitalized from a fall—a preventable cause of injury and death among seniors. I joined the Fraser Health Patient Safety and Injury Prevention team as part of their multidisciplinary program to prevent seniors from falling. Continue reading to learn more about my co-op experience! 

By: Megan Widmer 5396 reads | 0 comments
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