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Design Zero to Design Hero

Seeking Students

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 6566 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Office: 3 ways to ease the transition from student to staff at SFU

Communication

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 4342 reads | 0 comments
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Why I took the Leap and Applied to Live and Teach in Korea

Co-op

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 13312 reads | 0 comments
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How to Stay Sane While Balancing Three Jobs

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For many, trying to find the fine balance between work, school, and life can be an everyday challenge. Try taking on three jobs at once! Juvina Silvestre shares her tips on how to stay organized (and sane) while juggling around all your responsibilities.

By: Juvina Silvestre 6668 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips on Expanding your Responsibilities and Taking Initiative on Your Work Term

Health Sciences

During her second co-op work term, Emily learned many ways to take on a larger workload and add new skills to her resume. Here are five tips to take initiative in the work place in order to better both your own and your employers' experience. Taking on new and different tasks at work can improve your team productivity, increase what you take away from the term, impress your supervisor, and make your days go by more quickly. 

By: Emily Byam 7310 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming Globally Engaged

Workplace Success

Being an international student at SFU is not easy as there aren't many opportunities to meet other students. The Global Student Centre welcomes all, hosting events that bring students together to celebrate diversity and create intercultural awareness. 

By: Tola Adetona 5221 reads | 0 comments
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Reconciliation at INAC: Towards a Renewed Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Co-op Reflections

As someone who has always been passionately engaged with both political and social issues, a job with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada checked two very important boxes. Little did I know, it would teach me much more than I could have ever expected. 

By: Michelle Raine 7850 reads | 0 comments
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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

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Ever wondered what it would be like working for one of the big four accounting firms? Cameron shares his insight into working for PwC and their Audit and Assurance division, including key responsibilities and advice to help you succeed!

By: Cameron Axenty 11645 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing Whether to Extend Your Co-op Placement? 6 Tips to Help You Make the Decision

Top Tip Lists

A couple months into your Co-op placement and your manager comes up to you and asks you to stay and work with them for another semester? What do you do? If you’re having a hard time deciding, Michelle Raine is here to offer her six tips in helping you decide whether or not to take that extension.

By: Michelle Raine 5689 reads | 0 comments
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Getting the Most Out of Your Work Term: Nine Tips for Success

Co-op

Jordan began his co-op at TELUS with a limited skillset and a lack of experience. Eight months later, he left TELUS with more than he could have imagined. In this blog post, he shares nine tips that helped him find success during his work term. 

By: Jordan Eng 14463 reads | 0 comments
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