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Moving From Retail to Corporate : Life as an Operational Specialist at Canadian Western Trust

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For three years I worked part-time at TD Canada Trust as a customer service representative and eventually a personal banking associate.

By: Phuong Mai 831 reads | 0 comments
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Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Insights into Working at a Small Firm

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If you ever wondered what it was like working at a small to mid-size accounting firm, read on for a few insights from my first co-op work term!

By: Kaadambari Ravi 981 reads | 0 comments
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Golden Opportunity: How I Accidentally Ended Up at a Fortune 500 Mining Company

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What many students may not know is that it can be very disheartening to apply for jobs at first. You may not receive many responses. It feels almost as if all the positions you want have already been filled. 

By: Farah Jhumra 1717 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming A $60K Assistant

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When I first started at PCL as an Administrative Student, I was slightly disappointed.

By: Sharon 880 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Journey: How I Landed a Co-op working on 3 New Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

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When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up” - Les Brown

By: Seraphina Augustus 961 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Through the First Month of your Co-op

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Getting Through the First Month of Your Co-op: How do you prepare for a new work term? And how do you survive the first month in a new co-op position? Business Major Anca Zgreaban shares five tips for easing smoothly from a study semester into a working term.

By: Anca Zgreaban 1576 reads | 0 comments
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Fake It Till You Make It

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“Business courses helped me with workplace etiquette, while Communication courses allowed me to develop different perspectives.” Human Resources student Tabraiz reveals the hidden benefits of applying to jobs outside of your major and gaining a unique, mix-matched skillset.

By: Tabraiz Sanaullah 1370 reads | 0 comments
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What Happens When You "Don't Want to Bother Your Boss" with Questions?

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“Should I ask my boss what to do, or am I being annoying and asking them too many questions?” Leo emphasizes the importance of establishing a clear line of communication with your supervisor and not being afraid to ask for clarification.

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 1569 reads | 0 comments
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A View from the Other Side of the Table: Interviewing from a Co-op Student's Perspective

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Ever wondered what your interviewers were thinking? Amanda takes us behind the scenes of an interview process and shares how to prepare for trick questions, ways to leave a strong first impression and techniques for highlighting skills and experience. 

By: Amanda Pataky 1721 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Thrive in Discomfort

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"Discomfort isn't bad - it's just stepping outside of your comfort zone." From embracing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, to seeking out constructive feedback, Magali offers ways to survive and succeed in a new work environment.  

By: Magali Bureau 2000 reads | 0 comments
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