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Why I am Done Saying “What If” and Beating Myself Up for Not Subscribing to the 4-Year Plan

Communication, Art and Technology

Take four years to complete university, and start working immediately after in a degree relevant job. Sound like a familiar goal? For Scarlett, this was a pipe dream that she just didn’t want to chase anymore. Rather than racing against time, she took the opportunity to weave her academics into the workplace through the Co-op program, forging her own path towards her professional goals.

By: Scarlett Poole 4948 reads | 0 comments
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Student Life vs. Teaching Life: And Everything in Between

Korea

This is the story of how one Psychology and Criminology student went from being a diligent undergraduate at SFU to a fun-loving English teacher in South Korea.

 

By: Queenie Ho 3756 reads | 0 comments
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What to Do if You've Made a Bad First Impression

Workplace Success

First impressions are given a lot of stock in the professional world. But what do you do if you've made a bad one? Learn how to recover gracefully with these tips. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 3400 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Students Thinking of Pursuing International Co-op in Japan

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Are you thinking about traveling to Japan for international co-op? Here are some tips that may help you kick start your journey.

 

By: Kiera Warren 4574 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Worry About Being a Small Potato

Communication, Art and Technology

When you’re starting off in a new workplace, it can be daunting talking to people who carry the title of CEO, director, and everything in between. While you may feel like a small potato compared to the big spud, it’s important to remember that everyone has to start somewhere. Lindsay shares her story on why your future self will thank you for building your connections early on through Co-op.

By: Lindsay Wu 12788 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Delight at Deloitte

International

Endless mountains of food? Check. Colleagues to play Pokemon Go with? Check. A pile of daunting audit work to get through? Check. Was it worth it? 

By: Wee Nie Tham 5394 reads | 0 comments
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Working at BC Housing as a Co-op Student

BC Housing

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for a crown corporation? Read on to see what it has been like for 4th year Business student, Kathy Lee, who is completing an 8-month co-op term as an Engagement Assistant with BC Housing.

By: Kathy Lee 15940 reads | 0 comments
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Part 1: The Proverbial Foot in the Door

Co-op

Feeling stuck on the outside of the job market looking in? Need experience for a job but a job for experience? Read how one Master of Resource Management candidate made his way out of “the trap”.

By: Stephen Chastain 4746 reads | 0 comments
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In the Absence of Clarity, Take Action

career exploration

Fourth year, Kinesiology student, Alexandra Lukac, shares how taking action allowed her to navigate her co-op journey. 

By: Alexandra Lukac 4318 reads | 0 comments
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How to Be Taken Seriously In a Professional Environment When You Look Like a Child

dress for success

Going into your new Co-op position, the last thing you want to hear is, “Are you even old enough to be working.”  For many, it can be a challenge to be taken seriously when you look like you could be sixteen. How do you get the point across that you’re a capable professional with a lot to offer the organization you’re working with? Natasha has you covered with her advice in maintaining your professional demeanor without compromising your youthfulness.

By: Natasha Kothary 6242 reads | 0 comments
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