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A Journey of Courage and Gratitude

Co-op Reflections

Tony Cheng's experience with CanCap Pharmaceutical served as a reminder that personal growth is often about taking initiative, having gratitude, and getting out of your comfort zone. 

By: Tony Cheng 1484 reads | 0 comments
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Technical Writing for the Creative Writer

Co-op Reflections

Creativity doesn't stop in the world of a technical writer.  Emily reveals how writing "is often much more than imagery and metaphors" and that stepping out of your comfort zone might just reveal a whole new path.  

By: Emily Watt 1812 reads | 0 comments
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Research and Design: Reflection and Learning with the City of Surrey

UX Research

Mimi's co-op as a UX Designer at the City of Surrey provided opportunities to improve user experience by creating digital solutions for city services through user-centered design. Read her story, here. 

By: Mimi Tsai 1913 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Leads to Workplace Success

Co-op

"Have you ever asked yourself these questions – Why should I volunteer? Is stepping out of my comfort zone really going to benefit me?  If you have, then you are on the right page!"

By: Cody Chau 1487 reads | 0 comments
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Banking is not Boring!

Business

When Taylor Nguyen imagined working at a large bank, she pictured cubicles, formal attire, and stacks of documents. What she found instead were opportunities to learn and create in a fun and collaboratve environment. 

By: Taylor Nguyen 1513 reads | 0 comments
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Small Fish in Big Pond: Working for PepsiCo

Co-operative Education

Fahad Faruque discusses highlights from his co-op semester in quality assurance at PepsiCo. 

By: Fahad Faruque 1550 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Co-operative Education

Beedie Business student, Christopher Pun shares what he's learned about the art of giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. 

By: Christopher Pun 1672 reads | 0 comments
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How I Made the Most of my International Co-op Position in the Most Expensive City in the World

Co-op Reflections

An unexpected offer to extend a stay in San Fransisco for co-op turned into the experience of a lifetime for health sciences student, Yasmin Khalili. Read about her incredible summer in sunny California. 

By: Yasmin Khalili 2098 reads | 0 comments
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From Doubtful to Confident: How I Adapted to Working Life

Psychology

Initially unsure if she would be an effective counsellor, Alyssa shares how becoming a Student Academic Advisor at SFU helped her discover hidden strengths. 

By: Alyssa Chan 1425 reads | 0 comments
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Providing Free Healthcare to those in Need

Co-op Reflections

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Isabelle and Elisabeth decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Kandice Pardy 1354 reads | 0 comments
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