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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

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I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 1638 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Co-op

Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 2074 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path

CSI Blog

Attending post-secondary school gives endless possibilities. However, choosing a major or career can be overwhelming to the point where people get swept away in passionless choices. Here is some of the personal advice of experienced SFU students to help you choose your future major or career.

By: Ryan Cao 1412 reads | 0 comments
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Big-Data Student Applies Skills during Ericsson Co-op Placement

Co-operative Education

Yongyi Wu applies his newly acquired skills as one of the first cohorts of the Professional Master's Program in Big Data at his co-op work term with Ericsson's Research and Development Centre.

By: Karen Lee 447 reads | 0 comments
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Halloween at the Office: Costume 101

Co-operative Education

Halloween is just around the corner. Natalie shares her office-costume tips, successes, and lessons learned. 

By: npope 1591 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

Professional Development

Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 1305 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

Leadership

If you don’t vote, you’re handing your future away to those who will be making decisions on everything from how much you’ll be paying back in student loans and taxes, to what kind of jobs and career opportunities you might find. 

By: Gilbert Chan 1445 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

workplace success

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 1266 reads | 0 comments
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Three Common Struggles with Project Management and How to Overcome Them

Business

Ever struggled with juggling sudden influxes of work from work, school and other things? It's normal to start feeling overwhelmed especially when you want to stay organized but don't know where or how to start. Fear not, you are not alone! There are many students out there including myself who struggled with this same problem, which is why I want to share some struggles I had and how I overcame them.

By: Wen-Ting Fan 1486 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

communication co-op

Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 

 

By: Erica Lamb 1340 reads | 0 comments
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