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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

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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 16326 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Personal Development

Within the first week of my second work term, it became apparent just how much I would be working with Adobe Illustrator. I felt I should be an expert when I was, in fact, still a beginner. How would I rise to the challenge, and become more familiar with the Adobe Suite while on the job?

By: Elizabeth Krump 8028 reads | 0 comments
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Why Working for SFU Was My Best Decision

Communique

My impression of co-op was that it was supposed to be a way in which to explore the challenging world outside of school; consequently, working at my school felt comfortable, and limited. At this point, after a rewarding four months, it is impossible for me to think of my experience as limited.

By: Dorcas Yeung 6601 reads | 0 comments
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The Unexpected Co-op Position in the Computer Mining Industry

Co-op

Christopher didn't expect to ever find work for a mining company, but that's exactly where his Co-op journey led him. As a software systems student, he imagined working for IBM or Microsoft, but instead a work term with Geovia turned out to be a career changing experience.

By: Christopher Kwong 13007 reads | 0 comments
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An Arts Student in Tech

Economics

Timothy So is an Economics student who worked as a Statistical Methods Analyst at Blackberry.  Read on to get a taste of what his position would entail. 

By: Timothy So 2409 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming a Generalist

Marketing

Alec Burns was an Executive Marketing Assistant & Creative Writer at TFG Global Insurance and he shares the joys of being a generalist.

By: Alec Burns 3341 reads | 0 comments
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Igniting Passion

Psychology

Carmen, a Psychology student, spent two semesters at Ignite Technical Resources as a Recruiting Coordinator. 

By: Carmen Wilson 3551 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

Career Exploration

Transitioning into a new workplace can be a very nerve-racking experience. Being in the customer service industry for over ten years and starting my first Co-op term in an office environment last fall, I found myself nervous and anxious, and overthinking how my first week would go. Would I be able to handle it? Would I be good at it? 

By: Brianne Chinery 4932 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the final 15 presenters.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 19746 reads | 0 comments
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Severin's Tropical, Scuba Diving Co-op Adventure

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In summer of 2013, SFU Biomedical Physiology student Severin Vaillancourt headed to The Bahamas as a Field Research Assistant with the school's Marine Ecology Lab. He shared recollections of his underwater adventures and more with International Co-op.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 37536 reads | 0 comments
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