Personal Development

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How I Left My Comfort Zone and Realized Self Growth

comfort zone

Being shy and not much of a risk-taker, I was shocked at having been asked to interview people. Read on to find out how my co-op with Beedie School of Business helped me step outside my comfort zone and gain a newfound confidence. 

By: Christopher Penner 9992 reads | 0 comments
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Finding a Balance Between Work and Life During an International Co-op

Life Experience

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 10054 reads | 0 comments
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Join Co-op: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Co-operative Education

Have you found yourself thinking about joining the co-op program but aren’t yet sure if it’s worth your time or the best bang for your buck? Let me help you get off that fence and convince you why the co-op program is worth your while. 

By: Jaclyn Marshall 9926 reads | 0 comments
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A Humbling First Experience

MLA

Heart racing, sweat forming across the forehead, nervous beyond belief. It is the first day of school, and all the same feelings are flooding back. Except this time, I’m attending school as a co-op student on my first work term at Mediated Learning Academy.

By: Andrew Ku 2778 reads | 0 comments
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The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

OLC Blog

If you’re considering a job in sports for your co-op term and, like Justine, you skipped gym in high school to go read in the library, this article is for you.

By: Justine Nadia 10562 reads | 0 comments
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Making a Difference: My Co-op Experience as a Child Life Specialist

Co-operative Education

Read about how my co-op experience as a Child Life Specialist at Western Society for Children led me to see the ability within disability, and realize that anyone has the power to make a difference!

By: Emily Fukuhara 8357 reads | 0 comments
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Embrace the Unexpected: My Co-op with Fraser Health Authority

Quality and Patient Safety Implementation Assistant

There are very few people who get to see the inside of a hospital morgue. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me it was a golden opportunity. Read to find out how my curiosity led me to places I hadn’t imagined and taught me the importance of embracing the unexpected.

By: Sophia Gaba 7545 reads | 0 comments
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An Experience Learning with Kids with Special Needs

Life Experience

Saba did her very first co-op work term at the Mediated Learning Academy. In this post, she shares her experiences working with children between the ages of 6 to 9 with special needs and the things she learned with them along the way.  

By: Saba Yassemi 10919 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

Communication

Whether you come off as a grammar snob or constantly obsess over minor details, it is inevitable that a position in technical writing will leave its mark.

By: Mike Lazar 15627 reads | 0 comments
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The Way You See The World: Culture and Communication

Arts and Social Sciences

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 11393 reads | 0 comments
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