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Tips on Surviving Your Co-op Work Term

Business

Embarking on 8 month work term with Fraser Health, Karman came across valuable life lessons from working as a HR Representative. Read on to learn more about what you should keep in mind when settling into your new workplace environment.

By: Karman Badesha 334 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Corporate World as an International student

Co-op

Still not sure if co-op is for you? Chetachi explains why co-op was such a valuable experience for her and what it was like to work in the corporate world during her Economics co-op work term.

By: Chetachi Ekezie 642 reads | 0 comments
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Museums and Archives at the Grassroots: My Summer as a Collections Assistant at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Arts and Social Sciences

Ever wondered what’s on the other side of a museum? Take a “behind the scenes” look at working in collections and archives through Rita's co-op reflection. She discusses how the field is being transformed through engaging directly with local histories, and what it means for an institution to be run by a community that seeks to tell its own story. 

By: Rita Rahmati 436 reads | 0 comments
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Making The Best Out Of Your Work-From-Home Experience

COVID

Going into a co-op term, every co-op student aims to utilize this opportunity to learn and gain real work experience. However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses’ working schedules have been affected. As a result, co-op students are challenged with the transition to working from home which affects both productivity and personal well-being and consequently the overall work experience. Linh Tran, a business co-op student, shares her experience on how to overcome this challenge.

By: Linh Tran 736 reads | 0 comments
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How I Survived Working from Home

Co-op Reflections

Do you dread the thought of working from home or feel like sitting at your computer all day has left you with no energy for anything else? Oderah shares how she learned to survive when her home suddenly became her workplace.

By: Oderah Rhodes 362 reads | 0 comments
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My Summer at Technical Safety BC

Co-operative Education

Zahid shares what it takes to work for an government-adjacent organization and how his academic experience as a Masters of Public Policy student helped him out last summer during his graduate co-op work term.

By: Zahid Dossa 622 reads | 0 comments
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From Advising in Person to Advising at Home – My First Co-op Work Term

Co-operative Education

JenJen was not quite expecting to be advising fellow SFU students as a Student Academic Advisor from the comfort of her home as her very first co-op experience. Read on to learn more on how she found her stride in getting used to a new work environment as a new co-op student in unusual circumstances.

By: JenJen Chen 457 reads | 0 comments
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New Job, New City, New Adventure

Co-operative Education

Considering a co-op outside of BC? Jenny shares 4 tips on moving to a new city based on her experience relocating to Ontario’s capital city, the 6ix.

By: Jenny Lian 3520 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

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"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1561 reads | 0 comments
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Disconnected: Working Remotely from Vietnam

COVID-19

Due to the unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19, many students are struggling to adapt to their new work environment. Thuy An continues her story of how COVID-19 has impacted her life, and how she adapted to working remotely in another country. Read on to find out more about Thuy An’s remote work journey.  

By: Thuy An Lam 988 reads | 0 comments
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