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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

First Weeks on the Job

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 29194 reads | 0 comments
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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Co-operative Education

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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After the Work Term Ends: 6 Tips for Turning that Co-op Position into a Part Time Job

Co-op

The end of a Co-op work term doesn't necessarily mean the end of your relationship with the organiziation you had been working for. Jaclyn found a way to turn her Co-op opportunity, a 8 month Co-op at FISPAN, into a part time gig when she went back to school to finish her degree. Read on to learn how she pitched her new role and position to the company she'd done a Co-op work term with.

By: Jaclyn Rainbow 281 reads | 0 comments
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New Job, New City, New Adventure

Business

Considering a co-op outside of BC? Jenny shares 4 tips on moving to a new city based on her experience relocating to Ontario’s capital city, the 6ix.

By: Jenny Lian 3860 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

Co-operative Education
"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1896 reads | 0 comments
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Disconnected: Working Remotely from Vietnam

Co-operative Education

Due to the unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19, many students are struggling to adapt to their new work environment. Thuy An continues her story of how COVID-19 has impacted her life, and how she adapted to working remotely in another country. Read on to find out more about Thuy An’s remote work journey.  

By: Thuy An Lam 1329 reads | 0 comments
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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Working Remotely in a New Job in a New City During COVID-19

Communication, Art and Technology

Two short months into April's co-op position in Toronto, the pandemic hit. Would she choose to make the same decision of moving out of town for her co-op term given a second chance? Read more to find how she transitioned to remote working, and what lessons she gained through her experience working from home, away from home. 

By: April Zhang 1646 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Co-op

OLC Blog

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 1024 reads | 0 comments
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Your Health Matters In The Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health is integral to your growth in the workplace; which Elvina expands upon in her unique and enlightening experience as a Marketing & Outreach Assistant with SFU Health & Counselling Service. Read on to find out how it is important to look after your well-being while being motivated and productive in your workplace.

By: Elvina Prasad 1894 reads | 0 comments
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How to Manage Multiple Projects During Your Co-op

Marketing

While many skills transfer from the academic to the work world, last-minute submissions and all-nighters simply won’t cut it at top-notch companies. Marina condenses all her experience in her co-op assignments with some valuable tips on efficient project management.

By: Marina Dratwa 1089 reads | 0 comments
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