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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

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Many students enter communications with the hopes of landing a glamorous, high-paying job. In this article, Celine makes a case for why you may want to consider a less glamorous, but highly rewarding career in the non-profit sector.

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International Co-op Twitter Contest 2016

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International Co-op held their very first My Work Term Abroad Twitter Contest 2016 for students to share their Co-op experiences abroad.

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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

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Accumulating over 80 credits and completing three quarters of a degree usually rules out any potential opportunity for students to be selected for Co-op, unless you ask Mike Lazar how he beat the odds.

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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

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Behind the glitz and glamour of fancy events, are event planners frantically following their minute-to-minute schedule. In this article, Miranda shares some insight and advice for those entering the sometimes chaotic event planning field.

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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

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Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

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What do you get when you add an intense rainstorm, an overnight and out-of-town work event, and a $3000 robot? Calvin Chung shares his experience as an event coordinator for the 2016 #BCTech Summit. 

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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

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I applied as an English instructor in South Korea with the intention of just adding another bulletpoint to my resume. However, the experiences I have gained from teaching and living abroad has made my co-op so much more meaningful than what can be written on paper.  

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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

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As an emerging dance artist, I was thrilled when I learned that I had secured the role as an intern with a local and large-scale dance company, Ballet BC. However, I was a bit disheartened that, being a production based internship, I would not be dancing with the company at all. So, I readied myself to get comfortable behind the scenes for the first time ever and prepared to look at operations in the arts from a new perspective.

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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

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In my experience with co-op, personal projects and hobbies outside of school gave me the tools to build something in practice. This not only made me much more competitive in the job search, but also allowed me to acquire a co-op position where the work was directed at improving lives of other people. 

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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

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Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

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