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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Other

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 1543 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Thomas Chimick

Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 1489 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

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International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 2254 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Verathon

Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 2280 reads | 0 comments
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How to be a Newbie: Pro Tips for Non-Pros

Working Students
Co-op is a learning experience. Learning experiences aren’t about the “Aha!” moments. They’re about how you get there – and carry yourself through awkward growing pains... 
By: Tyler Miller 4670 reads | 0 comments
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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

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A co-op semester at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) allowed International Studies student, William Reid, to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people. Read more, here. 

By: William Reid 1530 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

Communique

Think WQB requirements aren't relevant to your field of study? Think again! Kar Hing shares four non-communications courses that helped her succeed on her Co-op work term.

By: Kar Hing Ng 2077 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

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In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 3370 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Co-operative Education

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 1967 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Co-operative Education

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 2660 reads | 0 comments
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