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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 2] My First Work Term at Malaspina Labs

Computing Science

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  He shares how he got to the program and how co-op has been a great help!

By: Patrick Underwood 7802 reads | 0 comments
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The Secret to Securing Your First Co-op Term: A Reflection On My First Co-op Search And How I Landed My Dream Placement

Communication, Art and Technology

Kelly is a Communications Co-op student who landed her dream job. She shares how she did this with 5 tips! 

By: Kelly Furey 34684 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from Arts Co-op Student - Alison Tan

Arts Co-op

Meet Alison Tan, a fourth year student who has completed three co-op terms.  She shares her experiences with the co-op program. 

By: Samantha Grandinetti 2575 reads | 0 comments
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It’s All Related

Public Sector

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 2778 reads | 0 comments
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Safeguarding Canadians

Criminology

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 2233 reads | 0 comments
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Learning in Shifts

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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 4287 reads | 0 comments
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Enforcing Soft Skills

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

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

By: Aayla Umar 3739 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 21954 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 6918 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

job placement

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 8094 reads | 0 comments
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