Co-operative Education

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My Eye-Opening Experience

Co-operative Education

Even before the first month of my one year co-op contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) was over, I knew that my co-op experience was going to be different from what I had ever suspected I was getting myself into.

By: Gregory O’Brien 4831 reads | 0 comments
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Words from Within: A Conversation with SFU Alumnus

Alumni Spotlight

"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?

Communique

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 6312 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Professional Attire Edition

Working with Grace

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…

By: gmc2 4601 reads | 0 comments
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Write for Communiqué!

Communication, Art and Technology

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 4041 reads | 0 comments
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Jesse Faltus: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Jesse Faltus

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 11582 reads | 0 comments
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Government Workers, They’re Just Like Us: Joining the team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Co-op

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 2411 reads | 0 comments
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Top Tips: Prepare for your Co-op Work Term

Preparing for a Work Term

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.

By: OLC Community Team 8877 reads | 1 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

BC Hydro

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 4729 reads | 0 comments
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The Journey From Co-op to Career

Co-op Reflections

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 2830 reads | 0 comments
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