Co-op Reflections

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Under the African Sun Part 2

Africa

Darryn Difrancesco is currently volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator with  Global Volunteer Network located in one of many Kenyan slums, in a small community called Lenana, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Nairobi. In this article, Darryn shares her insights to the beauty, the corruption and the desperation of people of Lenana.

By: Darryn Difrancesco 3923 reads | 0 comments
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Under the African Sun Part 3

Co-op Reflections

Darryn Difrancesco is currently volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator with  Global Volunteer Network located in one of many Kenyan slums, in a small community called Lenana, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Nairobi. In this article, the third of a series, Darryn shares her frustrations of corruption and denial.

By: Darryn Difrancesco 3802 reads | 0 comments
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Sanaz Takes On Germany: Part 1

Daimler

From weekend getaways to the Alps, to challenging engineering work for Daimler, Sanaz Jahanbakhsh had an amazing experience on her international co-op term in Germany. Read on to find out more about the work placement that put her time-management, communication skills and travel savvy to the test.

By: Adam Brayford 7295 reads | 0 comments
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Sanaz Takes on Germany: Part 2

Germany

On her 6 month international co-op term, based in Sindelfingen, Germany, Sanaz Jahanbakhsh worked on a sophisticated electro-engineering project for Daimler. Find out how her work has contributed to an effort that will save lives on the road.

By: Adam Brayford 8493 reads | 0 comments
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Summer of WIldfires: Called Back from Vacation

Communication

Interviewing frequently with TV, radio and print news media, seeing the province’s most beautiful locations by plane or helicopter, taking part in a job where the stakes are high and the responsibility is great: Highlights of the BC Forest Service Co-op experience. Check out a day in the life of a Fire Information Officer.

By: Adam Brayford 4129 reads | 0 comments
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Summer of Wildfires: Why You Must Apply

Series

While life in Kootenays may bear the reputation of being laid back, Co-op student Adam Brayford finds that within the realm of emergency communications, the province's warmer region is abuzz with activity.

By: Adam Brayford 4590 reads | 0 comments
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A Day in the Life of a CRA Taxpayer Services Agent

Co-operative Education

Kristen Ryan worked as a taxpayer services agent for Canada Revenue Agency. Read more about what a typical day looked like during her co-op term.

By: Kristen Ryan 21057 reads | 0 comments
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By the Nile: A Student's Experience in Rural Africa

International Co-op

The OLC happily presents the following as Craig Vandermeer’s first interview with the OLC after his return from Uganda Fall Semester 2010.Having finished his undergrad at Carleton University with a degree in Political Science, he is continuing his education here at SFU in the International Studies Master’s program.

By: Stephanie Toronidis 4825 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 4: My Care Placement in the Village

Diversity & Inclusion

Moving from the city into a village in Moldova, Kerri Jang finds herself surrounded by animals and fruit trees as she lives with a host family, while organizing wheelchair basketball and tennis through The Motivatie Association.

By: Kerri Jang 5150 reads | 0 comments
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Sheena Takes On the Mumbai Marketing Scene

International

In her third year as a Communication major, Sheena Rupani returns home to Mumbai, India and proves that an SFU student has what it takes to compete on the international marketing scene. In a setting where high stakes rely on time management and clear cross-cultural communication, this international co-op celebrity takes self-directed study to the next level.

By: Adam Brayford 6219 reads | 0 comments
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