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Parks Canada

Elinor worked in the External Relations Department of Parks Canada and explains how this was the right choice for her as an International Studies student. 

By: Elinor McNamee-Annett 2660 reads | 0 comments
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Safeguarding Canadians

Working Students

Ronald spent his co-op working at the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy and describes the importance and benefits of working in the public sector.  

By: Ronald Yeung 2123 reads | 0 comments
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Learning in Shifts

Working Students

Jaclyn Marshall shares why students considering a career in law enforcement should consider working for the RCMP as a co-op position.

By: Jaclyn Marshall 4071 reads | 0 comments
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Enforcing Soft Skills

Co-operative Education

Meet “Student Border Services Officer (SBSO) Umar”, who shares what her co-op was like at the Canada Border Services Agency.

By: Aayla Umar 3548 reads | 0 comments
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How Do Snakes Poop? And Other Curious Questions a Science Facilitator Co-op Student Could Ask You

Science World

For her first co-op, SFU Biology and English student Kristina Charania headed to the heart of Vancouver to work as a Science Facilitator at Science World for four months. Read all about her co-op adventures and challenges under the dome!

By: Kristina Charania 21739 reads | 0 comments
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Making the most of the End of Term Project

Working Students

Co-op students are required to do either a project or presentation to complete their co-op requirements at the end of their work term.  As a communications student, Natalie did not know what to expect the first time she presented her PowerPoint presentation for her project.  Read on so you can have an idea of what to expect for yours!   

By: npope 6708 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Workplace Success

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 7816 reads | 0 comments
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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

Work Term Extension

Working for the Public Sector was always a goal of mine, yet when I was offered a position as the Communications Assistant at Transport Canada, I realized the topic of transportation was completely foreign to me.

By: Lynn Shinto 4973 reads | 0 comments
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Profile: IABC’s Student Communicator of the Year Award

Awards

The Student Communicator of the Year Award or, SCOY, is a prestigious award given out by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) exclusively to their student members to recognize excellence in communication. 

By: Alex Lowe 5264 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

Co-op Reflections

The Mechatronics Systems Engineering program puts a focus on a broad scope of experience, Co-op student, Austin Tsai shares his three work terms that provided him with a wide variety of experience to match his educational background.

By: Austin Tsai 16313 reads | 0 comments
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