Co-operative Education

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Words from Within: A Conversation with SFU Alumnus

Co-op Reflections

"I wanted to give students practical tips on 2 different things. How being SFU alumni can help you secure a job. How staying involved with the SFU Alumni Association is a mutually beneficial relationship." - Travis Wong, BBA '09

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What does it take to win the Student Communicator of the Year Award?

Opportunities

In 2011, Marianna Adamian won the IABC/BC Student Communicator of the Year Award. Her successful communication plan focused on a series of presentations she gave as part of her co-op job. Since winning the SCOY award, Marianna has been presented with fantastic networking opportunities, volunteer positions, and prospective job placements.

By: Claire Woodbridge 6181 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Professional Attire Edition

Series

T-shirt? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sneakers? Confused about what you should wear for your job interview, work or to a networking event? No fear! Read on “What Not to Wear: Professional Attire Edition” to find out how to dress to impress and for success…

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Write for Communiqué!

Resumes

Writing for Communiqué is an excellent way to gain published writing samples for your portfolio, share what you’ve learned through your co-op experience and contribute to our co-op program!

By: Editor 3959 reads | 0 comments
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Jesse Faltus: A Co-op Student's Success Story

success story

Meet Jesse Faltus, a Computing Science student convocating this June. He has successfully completed three co-op work terms, and had a blast doing so! Read all about his experiences and why he recommends joining the co-op program.

By: Jesse Faltus 11399 reads | 0 comments
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Government Workers, They’re Just Like Us: Joining the team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Arts and Social Sciences

My expectations going into my first co-op term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) were high and, thankfully, the experience has been more than I could have asked for.

By: Alison Tan 2299 reads | 0 comments
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Top Tips: Prepare for your Co-op Work Term

Co-op

Nervous on starting your first day of work in your new co-op position? You should be! First impressions count. Discover how to prepare for success on your first day of work.

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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

energy sector

Jennifer Maniezzo recalls her supportive and enriching learning environment at BC Hydro. Co-op opportunities at BC Hydro really allow students to spread their wings and get their feet wet in a number of areas.

By: Jennifer Maniezzo 4610 reads | 0 comments
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The Journey From Co-op to Career

Communication, Art and Technology

Heather Sanders takes control of her learning with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The experience I have gained with CIC has been very worthwhile, and has not only provided me with the opportunity to work in government and apply my education in a professional setting.

By: Heather Sanders 2766 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer to Enrich Your Co-op Search

Volunteering

Offering up your time and skills for a cause you believe in can also benefit your career. There is great value in putting yourself out there, to discover what you love doing, or to expand on your skills doing what you love.

By: Heather Palis 2930 reads | 0 comments
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