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Working for Your Passions Part I: An Idea and a Hope

Working Students

I used to think success depended on the separation of personal and professional passions. That was until I did a self-directed co-op term in Brazil researching some of the most successful soccer clubs. Follow me as I prepare to embark on my journey to Brazil. 

By: Christopher Maringka 8506 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

Management Information Systems (MIS)

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 3757 reads | 0 comments
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Things You Learn Journeying (Close to) the Top of the World

Climate Change

Nowhere are the dire effects of climate change more apparent than in the Arctic. Join Sarah as she recounts her 3-week expedition at the top of the world and the 3 invaluable life lessons learned along the way. 

By: Sarah Gutzmann 6037 reads | 0 comments
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Finding a Balance Between Work and Life During an International Co-op

English Language Assistant

International Co-op positions provide the opportunity to discover the world while developing professional skills and contacts. But there’s a conundrum: all work and no play or no work and all play?

By: Mallory Wyant 10804 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

Work Integrated Learning

Accepting a job with SFU International Co-op, Christy only expected to complete a four-month work term. This all changed when she was offered a work term extension. If you’re considering whether or not you should accept a work term extension, Christy has three big reasons why you should. 

By: Christy Liu 12007 reads | 0 comments
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The Way You See The World: Culture and Communication

Editor's Pick

Communication and interaction are fundamental parts of everyday life and a person’s ability to communicate and interact has a major impact on their well-being, happiness, and success. In this post, Akanksha shares her own experiences at the intersection of culture and communication.

By: Akanksha Thakur 12503 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Culture in Catalonia, Spain: Expectation Versus Reality

Co-op Reflections

Going to Spain for co-op, I felt I would be immersed in a single culture. Read on to discover how this opportunity allowed me to develop a more intricate understanding of culture, communities, and families and to build lifelong friendships and family-like relationships across linguistic and cultural barriers.

By: Nyssa Lessingham 4810 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Resilience in my Search for Meaningful Work: One International Student’s Story

CSI Blog

Facing rejection is hard, especially when you are studying abroad and trying to find your way. Here are my top three tips for ways to attract success and land the job you want.

By: Alireza Mogharrab 23785 reads | 0 comments
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International Co-op Twitter Contest 2016

Contest

International Co-op held their very first My Work Term Abroad Twitter Contest 2016 for students to share their Co-op experiences abroad.

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Engaging the World After Co-op

Non-profit

After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 11900 reads | 0 comments
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