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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Applied Sciences

Having been involved in recruitment and on-boarding processes, discussions with managers and engineering recruitment teams, I share my experiences in recruitment and career development to give you insight into what employers are looking for. 

By: Paul Vu 14742 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Adidas

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 6106 reads | 0 comments
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Videography: From Hobby to Career

Co-op

Something that first starts out as a hobby may eventually grow into a highly tangible skill that is valued in the eyes of potential employers. For Jessica, she never considered her ability to create stories from videos would be good enough to pursue a career in it. But that all changed when Vancouver Coastal Health called and offered her a position as a videographer.

By: Jessica Fan 6139 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering during your Non-Profit Co-op is Valuable

Union Gospel Mission

Working for a non-profit organization may not always be on the radar for co-op students. However, the chance to support diverse communities throughout the Lower Mainland can be an extremely rewarding experience. For Rachael, the chance to volunteer with Union Gospel Mission’s Streetlight program, while working for the organization at the same time, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. 

 

By: Rachael Allen 4513 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

Co-op

SFU has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders (LBB) initiative to inspire more students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. Learn more about this initiative and what is means for you! 

By: Justin Wong 4265 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Preventing Seniors from Falling

Patient Safety and Injury Prevention

Every 10 minutes a senior is hospitalized from a fall—a preventable cause of injury and death among seniors. I joined the Fraser Health Patient Safety and Injury Prevention team as part of their multidisciplinary program to prevent seniors from falling. Continue reading to learn more about my co-op experience! 

By: Megan Widmer 5289 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Co-operative Education

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 4607 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

During the Work Term

The distinct ping of a notification at work often leads to a reflexive action in many of us. Do it, check the email. Sasha Zalyvadna shares her experience on how to combat the need to check work emails more often than one probably should.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 5760 reads | 0 comments
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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

Professional Development

Ever thought about working in Management Information Systems? Third year business student Vivyn Zhou shares her journey working for System Improvement in the Decision Support department at Vancouver Coastal Health. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 7407 reads | 0 comments
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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Co-op

The job application process can be overwhelming, especially you are sifting through an extensive list of companies that you may have never heard of. Amy explains why you should take a chance with a smaller organization and the rewarding experiences that may come with it.

By: Amy Han 4034 reads | 0 comments
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