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Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Dawkins

Co-op

Like a modern day Goldilocks, Laurie Dawkins, a Communication Co-op alumna, spent many years trying out various roles to find the one that was just right. Now, as an award-winning, senior communications professional, Laurie shared how her experience with SFU Co-op shaped how she approached her career.

By: Pauline Leoncio 14595 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Culture in Catalonia, Spain: Expectation Versus Reality

Co-operative Education

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 4107 reads | 0 comments
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My Racing Readers Journey

Leadership

In the short amount of time I volunteered with Racing Readers, I learned a lot about myself. I also realized how much of an influence I could potentially have on others, which pushed me to be even better. This is my journey with the Racing Readers program.  

By: Daljinder Kaler 5899 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Vlog: Day in the Life of Jao Dantes

Resource and Environmental Management

In this Vlog, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. 

 

By: Jao Dantes 13743 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Applied Sciences

It has been six long years since I started at SFU, switching majors three times along the way. With such a convoluted path, it’s no surprise that life after school began to fall out of context. Thankfully, a well-timed co-op opportunity allowed me to refocus my life and reverse my dwindling academic attitude. 

By: Brett Erickson 9970 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Communication

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 18994 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Work Environment

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 17193 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Science

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way.

By: Eric Cai 18522 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Co-operative Education

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 11334 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Work Life Balance

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 19833 reads | 0 comments
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