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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors

You have ideas to share, but you can’t bring yourself to interject. Sound familiar? It might be a confidence issue, fear of being wrong, or an unwillingness to seem impolite. Even though conveying your ideas can seem like a daunting task, I learned that it doesn’t have to be. 

By: Chantel Galang 3969 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

Working Students

Getting older is typically associated with a decline in health. That’s not the case for the Super Seniors—individuals 85+ never diagnosed with any major medical concern. Join Monique and Olivia as they travel Greater Vancouver and the Island speaking to some remarkable people for whom age is but a number.  

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 3817 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 2

British Columbia Cancer Agency

Wanna know the secrets of living a long, healthy life? Find out what makes someone a Super Senior in Part 2 of Monique and Olivia’s co-op story as they share what was learned from these amazing individuals and their Essential Guide to Healthy Living, so you too may become a Super Senior!

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 21181 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Teach and Not Just Treat Patients

Professional Development

As a Laser Therapist/Clinic Office Assistant, Kim discovered that learning occurs every day and everywhere. Not only did she apply knowledge from school, but researched and learned about the different patient conditions she treated, teaching patients about their conditions and care. 

By: Kim Bautista 3726 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part I: An Idea and a Hope

Brazil

I used to think success depended on the separation of personal and professional passions. That was until I did a self-directed co-op term in Brazil researching some of the most successful soccer clubs. Follow me as I prepare to embark on my journey to Brazil. 

By: Christopher Maringka 8106 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

Business

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 3343 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at SAP

Co-op

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 15093 reads | 0 comments
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Perspective is Everything: Experiences from Training My Replacement

Leadership

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 11524 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Research

Jobs in the federal government are well-paid, interesting, and a great springboard for your career. They are also very hard to get. These six tips could help you land your dream job!

By: Diana Bartosh 38381 reads | 0 comments
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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

Technology & Innovation

In my experience with co-op, personal projects and hobbies outside of school gave me the tools to build something in practice. This not only made me much more competitive in the job search, but also allowed me to acquire a co-op position where the work was directed at improving lives of other people. 

By: Sohail Sangha
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