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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

co-op 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 8181 reads | 0 comments
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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

Transport Canada

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 5105 reads | 0 comments
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Profile: IABC’s Student Communicator of the Year Award

Co-op

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 5388 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

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 16694 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

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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 8380 reads | 0 comments
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Why Working for SFU Was My Best Decision

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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 6859 reads | 0 comments
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The Unexpected Co-op Position in the Computer Mining Industry

Computing Science

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 13210 reads | 0 comments
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An Arts Student in Tech

BlackBerry

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 2559 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 3481 reads | 0 comments
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Igniting Passion

Ignite Technical Resources

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

By: Carmen Wilson 3699 reads | 0 comments
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