Personal Development

[BLOG POSTING]

Join Co-op: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Networking

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 10330 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

A Humbling First Experience

Mediated Learning Academy

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 3137 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

Top Tip Lists

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 11298 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Making a Difference: My Co-op Experience as a Child Life Specialist

Health Sciences

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 8789 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Embrace the Unexpected: My Co-op with Fraser Health Authority

Fraser Health Authority

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 8090 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

An Experience Learning with Kids with Special Needs

Personal Development

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 14291 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

Writing

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 16219 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Way You See The World: Culture and Communication

Co-op

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 11834 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

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 11366 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

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 10145 reads | 0 comments
Syndicate content