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Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists

Workplace Success

From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 4148 reads | 0 comments
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Into the Wilderness: My Co-op experience with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Yukon Region

Life Experience

The Yukon was always a mystery to me; something I didn’t know very much about. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and have never been up North before. I was unsure what to expect for my four month long co-op term with INAC, let alone what Whitehorse had in store for me. But a place that held beautiful blue lakes and rivers, and breathtaking mountaintop views, I could not have asked for a better place to spend my fifth co-op term.

By: Kathryn Norada 3864 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Engineering

I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 3696 reads | 0 comments
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Create Your Own Opportunities at Work

Communique

Communications is a vast field with its own unique challenges. It is not only about writing articles or handling social media, but usually requires you to juggle wearing various hats. To make a lasting impression in communications, you must of course fulfill the described job duties, but knowing how to hone your strengths in a Co-op is the cherry on top. 

By: Swati Garg 3203 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Watershed Watch Salmon Society

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 2812 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Environmental Science

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 3835 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Human Resource Management

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 3289 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

OLC Blog

Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 3167 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

During the Work Term

When opportunities in Vancouver were slim, I took the chance of embracing an experience on the other side of Canada, and in the process gained experience, networks, and memories that defined my final summer of university.

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 2640 reads | 0 comments
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Traveling with SFU NATO Club Cofounder, Cornel Turdeanu

Co-operative Education

Are you having a hard time deciding on whether or not to go on exchange or field school? Are you passionate about topics like national security, defense, and diplomacy? Find out what Cornel has to say about his experience with SFU NATO Club! 

By: Queenie Lei 5356 reads | 0 comments
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