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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Workplace Success

John Grant, an SFU Communication Co-op Alum has five work term experiences in his portfolio and shares his top ten tips for completing a successful and fulfilling Co-op work term.

By: John Grant 18591 reads | 0 comments
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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Professional Development

A successful Co-op work term can involve many factors, one of which is developing and working towards meeting your learning objectives. Developing a learning objective helps you to think about what you want to accomplish during your upcoming work term and begin developing a plan for how you’ll achieve success.

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How to be a Newbie: Pro Tips for Non-Pros

During the Work Term
Co-op is a learning experience. Learning experiences aren’t about the “Aha!” moments. They’re about how you get there – and carry yourself through awkward growing pains... 
By: Tyler Miller 1268 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Co-op Reflections

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 1260 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Co-operative Education

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 1901 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

During the Work Term

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 1541 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

Volunteer

If you want to extract every opportunity from your co-op term, take these proactive steps to grow professionally beyond your job title. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 1616 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Co-operative Education

Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 1518 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

During the Work Term

When opportunities in Vancouver were slim, I took the chance of embracing an experience on the other side of Canada, and in the process gained experience, networks, and memories that defined my final summer of university.

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 1123 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

OLC Blog

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 2259 reads | 0 comments
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