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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Co-op

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Thinking about doing a co-op term but not sure how to have a successful experience? Starting a co-op term for the first time can be daunting. Here are a few tips to make the best out of your co-op opportunity. 

By: Cooper White 657 reads | 0 comments
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Career Guidance For Rookies: A Q & A with a Coop Student

Personal Development

How would you explain co-op to high school students or how would you explain your journey to discover your career path? While a co-op student, Julie was asked to participate as a panelist for high school students visiting Teck Resource Limited.  She shares her experience as a panelist and co-op advocate in this Q & A summary. 

By: Julie Nguyen 822 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

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Are you in your seeking semester for Co-op? Buckle up! Ashlin shares how things can get tough in the process and how persistence is key for success.   

By: Ashlin Roche 3166 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Business

Are you uncertain whether to pursue a co-op at a large corporation or a small company? Sharon Huang shares why she chose to launch her career at a start-up. 

By: Sharon Huang 2337 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Work-Study

It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 3294 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Interviews

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 7180 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Co-operative Education

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 4259 reads | 0 comments
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Landing an Engineering Co-op

Co-op

This article provides a few tips to improve your co-op work search. Having completed a few co-op positions, I’ve learned methods that have helped me get a co-op job offer. Some of the tips may seem cliché but when the little things add up, they can help improve one’s chances by a margin.

By: Alex Wu 5843 reads | 0 comments
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Tackling the Application Process in the Federal Public Sector

Interviews

Are you in the process of applying to a federal government co-op position but are unsure of what to expect or whether you’re on the right track? Check out these tips that Christie, a fourth year Criminology co-op student, has to offer after dedicating four of her work terms to various agencies within the federal public sector.

By: Christie Lo 3743 reads | 0 comments
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7 Ways Internships are Like All You Can Eat Buffets

Personal Development

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 6511 reads | 0 comments
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