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Perspective is Everything: Experiences from Training My Replacement

Science

What happens when you are responsible for training your successor at your co-op job? What about when you are responsible for training your successor knowing that you’ll be returning to the same job the following summer and that their job performance will directly impact you? In this blog post, I share my experiences training my replacement and how this taught me the importance of perspective. 

By: Garrett Hughes 11435 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Engineering

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 10204 reads | 0 comments
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Experience: Turning a Good Therapist Into a Great Therapist

Co-operative Education

In a clinic, like many businesses, personal-relational experience can turn a good therapist into a great one. Practicing excellent technique and skill is often not enough. It is by establishing rapport through strong communication and genuine concern about a patient’s well-being where one becomes a great therapist. 

By: Brendan Wong 11479 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed as a Social Media Coordinator

Facebook

Imagine you get paid to create multiple *twooshes* a day, curate funny gifs, browse Instagram, post awesome pictures and share on Facebook. Yes, being a Social Media Coordinator is very fun, but one must not neglect these four important points to be one.

By: Jessica Christina Hardi 14496 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Abilities with Developmental Disabilities Association

Developmental Disabilities Association

Since applying to the Kinesiology program at SFU, I knew one day I wanted to work as an Occupational Therapist. I spent time volunteering in recreation-based work, but when it came time to apply for a co-op, I decided to expand into the realm of teaching life skills.

By: Lois Lee 11743 reads | 0 comments
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Health Sciences Degree Opens Doors to World Travel

Global Health

What do you do with a BA in Health Sciences focusing on global health? For Lauren Shandley, this has meant combining her technical expertise and love of travel to better the lives of others around the globe.   

By: Diane Luckow 9792 reads | 0 comments
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The Cover Letter Blind Date

Career Exploration

We’ve all been there, wanting to impress our cute blind date -- feeling great in the moments when the conversation flows – and not so much in the moments when it stalls out.

By: Angela Kim 25278 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

OLC Blog

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 19444 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Top Tip Lists

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 11760 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Communication, Art and Technology

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 18592 reads | 0 comments
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