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Join Co-op: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Criminology

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 296 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 1446 reads | 0 comments
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Life in Ontario: My Co-op at BlackBerry

PRIV

Living in a new city while taking on a new job serves as both a challenge and reward. In this blog post, I share the rewarding experiences I’ve had during my co-op in Ontario and explain why doing co-op outside of BC is worth it. 

By: Nathan Lee 950 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

International

Accepting a job with SFU International Co-op, Christy only expected to complete a four-month work term. This all changed when she was offered a work term extension. If you’re considering whether or not you should accept a work term extension, Christy has three big reasons why you should. 

By: Christy Liu 1898 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

Co-op

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 1603 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Achieve a Diverse Co-op Experience

Top Tip Lists

Want to work in different sectors during your co-op work terms and gain diverse experiences? Learn how you can diversify your co-op experience and leverage your skills by reading these five tips! 

 
By: Nakita Cheung 774 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at SAP

Co-operative Education

My co-op terms have given me the ability to explore potential career choices and build invaluable work experience as well as helped me to craft my own career path. Read on to discover my co-op journey and why I highly recommend pursuing co-op with SAP. 

By: Subir Ranjan 1978 reads | 0 comments
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Perspective is Everything: Experiences from Training My Replacement

Research

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 2308 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Co-operative Education

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 2113 reads | 0 comments
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Experience: Turning a Good Therapist Into a Great Therapist

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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 3018 reads | 0 comments
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