Co-op Reflections

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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Co-operative Education

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 2278 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Co-operative Education

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 3048 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Professional Development

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 3959 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Co-op Reflections

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 2360 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Professional Development

Transitioning from student life to a 9-5 working lifestyle can take a bit time. Luckily, Jamie has a couple tips to help you quickly adjust and help you make the most of it!

By: Jamie Hill 3549 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Professional Development

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

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A Summer with Parks Canada

Co-operative Education

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Workplace Success

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Co-operative Education

Soroush Jafaryvahed set out to learn something new every day on his co-op with Ballard Power. The experience taught him that just because you are only with a company a short time, as as student, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a lasting impact. 

 

By: Soroush M. Jafaryvahed 1364 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Ocean Wise Inc.

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

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