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The Manufacturing Challenge

Tesla Motors

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Michael Kontanist 7551 reads | 0 comments
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Quick Guide to Staying Fashionable in the Office

Co-operative Education

Working in an office doesn't necessarily mean that your fashion choices will be narrowed down to a monocromatic palette and clothes that make you seem significantly older than you actually are. Be creative with patterns, try a new hair style, maybe even bring back a vintage look. Harlene has you covered for all your workplace fashion needs with her quick guide on how to look great while still looking professional in the workplace.

By: Harlene Trias 11643 reads | 0 comments
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Tackling the Application Process in the Federal Public Sector

Co-op

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 3469 reads | 0 comments
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The Interview Basics: 5 Simple Steps to Help You Prepare

Co-op

Job interviews can be nerve-racking but with planning and preparation anyone can master the basic steps for interview success. Here are five tips to help you get ready. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 14012 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Take The Time to Discover Your Career Paths

Self Discovery

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Well, that may not be an easy question to answer. From an early age, Lisa had always envisioned becoming a doctor, but that quickly shifted after staring her first year at SFU. If there’s one piece of advice she could give you, it’s that University is not the fabled be-all and end-all of your career path. 

By: Lisa Dimyadi 4802 reads | 0 comments
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7 Ways Internships are Like All You Can Eat Buffets

Workplace Success

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 6153 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Job Fairy: My Co-op Term at the CRA

Co-operative Education

Some people dream of having a career in the public service but what is it like to be the person making those dreams come true? Go behind the scenes with Rebecca and read about her experience working as a Staffing Assistant at the Canada Revenue Agency!

By: Rebecca Chong 4488 reads | 0 comments
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Design Zero to Design Hero

Communication Design

Design – a word that has likely resonated with Communication Co-op students at some point. As the field of communication evolves, so do the skills that employers are looking for. Graphic design is becoming increasingly sought after, but where do you begin if you don’t have any prior knowledge? Ryan has you covered with his tips on how to go from design zero to design hero in your next job search! 

By: Ryan Lee 6519 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Office: 3 ways to ease the transition from student to staff at SFU

Workplace Transition

So you’ve just landed your Co-op position at SFU. You’re excited, and eager to get going – but somewhere along the way, you might notice that working at your home school and studying there can be an entirely different experience. Sally Arang shares her tips on how to make the transition from a student to an employee of SFU as seamlessly as possible. 

By: Sally Arang 4334 reads | 0 comments
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Why I took the Leap and Applied to Live and Teach in Korea

International

Like many others, as a senior student, I was still unsure of what direction I would take towards my future career. Teaching, lab work, and academia were all possibilities. 

By: Joyce Leung 13303 reads | 0 comments
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