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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Ministry of Labour

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 3628 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Co-op

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 3334 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Co-op

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 2372 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 3293 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Co-op

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 2650 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

During the Work Term

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 2742 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Business

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

By: Linh Nguyen 2733 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Business

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 2175 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

Business

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 4507 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Working Students

See how I faced my fears and worked for a company I never would have imagined working for.

By: Claudia Mathieu 3066 reads | 0 comments
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