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Co-op India: Brittney's Journey of Career Exploration [Part 2]

Science

Brittney Merryweather, a BPK Co-op student and a Behavioural Neuroscience (BNS) Major, takes us on her journey of career exploration and personal development through her two eye-opening International co-op placements. Read on to find out more about the people, culture and land of India.

By: Brittney Merryweather 12110 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Originality, By Design

Story

Standing out - in a good way - is one of the best things you can do in your work search. Given the volume in most job applications these days, giving an employer the impression that you've got something other applicants don't is almost always a good thing. But what DO you have that no one else does?

By: David Lindskoog 5843 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The F Word - The Key To Confidence

Life Experience

I was not a confident person in high school. Sure, I did fine in my classes, but most of the time that didn't seem very important. Like most people, I was more worried about how other people perceived me, particularly those mysterious and intimidating members of the opposite gender. Today, I'm a more confident person. When and how did that transformation happen?

By: David Lindskoog 5477 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Australia: Working for YMCA and Health by Design

Co-op Reflections

Wondering what it's like to work on the other side of the hemisphere? Stephanie Hendy shares with us her international co-op experience working as a health and fitness instructor and personal trainer in Australia.

By: Stephanie Hendy 6206 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad

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Want to take time off to travel but don't want to delay your graduation date? Why not study abroad? Here are 5 reasons from our OLC writer Pamela on why you should consider studying abroad.                                                                                                                

By: Pamela Shyng 7392 reads | 0 comments
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A Life-changing Co-op Experience in East Borneo

International

In spring 2011, Indah relocated to East Borneo to work as a translator and tutor. After returning from her trip, she reflects on her life-changing experience and lessons she learned while she was working there.

By: Hayati Indah Putri 8165 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: When You're Wrong, You're Right

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It's not what you say that matters, but how you say it. You could be making something up on the spot, and be totally wrong on whatever it is you're talking about, but if you appear confident in what you're saying, you're more likely to be seen as right.

What exactly is confidence, and how do we get more of it?

By: David Lindskoog 6610 reads | 0 comments
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Work Search Wisdom: From Rejection to Realization

Work Search

With a semester of co-op experience, I figured finding my next work term would be a breeze. After all, now I had relevant office experience to add to all the volunteer and part-time work on my resume. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. So what was I doing wrong?

By: Jennifer Gutzmann 6741 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The True Cost of Overtime - Fires & Addicts

Overtime

When it comes to careers, we act like addicts - in spite of clear evidence that working too many hours is damaging us, we continue to do it because of perceived short term reward. It's time for a change.

By: David Lindskoog 4817 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part One

non-profit sector

2011 EVENT RECAP: Five panelists came to speak to students about how they ended up with their current profession, life lessons they learned along the way, and addressed the many questions students had about the nature of the non-profit sector. Here are the stories the panelists have to share with you.

By: Sonya Reznitsky 6294 reads | 0 comments
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