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Advice from Communication Co-op Alumni

Workplace Success

A panel of alumni visited the CMNS 110 class recently to share their insights and advice. Ranging from a variety of industries – health, government, public relations, broadcasting, tech and education

By: Brandon Chow 4182 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

disability

Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

By: Jien Hilario 4273 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

Bill Gross

Ever had a business idea and thought it was worth a shot? These resources can help you transform your business idea into reality.

By: Samad Raza 4051 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Learning

“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 4078 reads | 0 comments
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Create Your Own Opportunities at Work

Communication

Communications is a vast field with its own unique challenges. It is not only about writing articles or handling social media, but usually requires you to juggle wearing various hats. To make a lasting impression in communications, you must of course fulfill the described job duties, but knowing how to hone your strengths in a Co-op is the cherry on top. 

By: Swati Garg 3286 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Co-operative Education

See how I faced my fears and worked for a company I never would have imagined working for.

By: Claudia Mathieu 4192 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

Personal Development

If you are an international student struggling with language and culture barriers in Canada, you are not alone. Liu Siyu, is a fourth-year international student here to share her stories about study, work, and career. 

By: Liu Siyu 4634 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Germany with the International Paralympic Committee

Personal Development

Written during Liz's time at her international Co-op with the International Paralympic Committee, learn how it was a dream come true as it helped her grow both professionally and personally.

By: Liz Montroy 2604 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

SFU Young Women in Business

Communications graduate Kelly Furey, shares how co-op helped her develop a career before graduation. 

By: Justin Wong 2911 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

Personal Development

If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

By: Jien Hilario 11554 reads | 0 comments
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