Co-op Reflections

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A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Co-op Reflections

Surviving in a trading fort in the wild west now known as British Columbia was tough in the 1800s. A time when 9 out of 10 of your meals would have been salmon and potatoes and grocery shopping would mean bringing a musket into the woods. Alexis, shares what she learned about surviving the 1800s. 

By: Alexis Chan 2731 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

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It is easy to become stressed in an unfamiliar and fast-pace working environment, no matter which field you are in, but good strategies can help you reduce stress and learn to work more efficiently. Mi Zhou shares her tips from her co-op with OSI Maritime Systems. 

By: Mi Zhou 3319 reads | 0 comments
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Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

Co-operative Education

What one fourth-year student discovered while wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness, searching for the right path in life, theatre, and the pursuit of happiness.

By: Diana Bartosh 2319 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 3368 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

INAC

My experience working with the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Yellowknife, N.W.T.

By: Yee Ting Choy 3261 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

public service

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 3915 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Sustainability Opportunities

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 2554 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

Working Students

Keep on reading below to learn how I succeeded in my co-op term as an introvert and overcame my impostor syndrome.

By: Sarah Saghah 4922 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Germany with the International Paralympic Committee

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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 2330 reads | 0 comments
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My First Software Dev Position: What it’s Like To Be a Co-op at Safe

Computing Science Co-op

Adam Bignell, shares his experience from an eight month co-op with Safe Software Inc. A co-op term spent developing support for raster and point cloud, but with an added dose of team-building and fooseball to balance out the workload.

By: Adam Bignell 3576 reads | 0 comments
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