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How to Kick the Procrastination Monkey and Take the Wheel

Co-operative Education

Staying focused and getting things done can be something we all struggle with, especially when both work and play are online. What, then, is the "procrastination monkey", and how can you overcome the distraction it brings? Clarissa explains how to kick the monkey to the curb, and take control of your time and work. 

By: Clarissa Yap 129 reads | 0 comments
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BAKHTIAR’S DECLASSIFIED CO-OP SURVIVAL GUIDE

Professional Development

I, Bakhtiar Yaqub, have decided to formally appoint myself as the designated Ned Bigby of Simon Fraser University. Read for tips on surviving your work term from my Declassified Co-op Survival Guide

By: Bakhtiar Yaqub 1144 reads | 0 comments
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(Baby) Stepping Into the Real World: How to Implement Overused Clichés into Your Plan to Kill it on a Work Term

Workplace Success

"Okay, so you land a Co-op position after sending out what feels like millions of resumes and sweating through multiple carefully curated interview outfits. The hard part is over! Or is it?" Read Emily's piece on how accurate clichés can be, and how to use them to your advantage when entering the workforce.

By: Emily Prosperi-Porta 1246 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing SFU Beyond the Classroom

Communique

Classes only make up half of the university experience; the rest is what you make of it.” Join Emily as she depicts her experience outside of the classroom with co-op, study abroad, and semester in dialogue.

By: Emily Sweeney 2292 reads | 0 comments
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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Workplace Success

John Grant, an SFU Communication Co-op Alum has five work term experiences in his portfolio and shares his top ten tips for completing a successful and fulfilling Co-op work term.

By: John Grant 28707 reads | 0 comments
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Having the Best Co-op Work Experiences Even During Uncertain Times

Management Information Systems (MIS)

When the COVID-19 hit, Kevin had to transition from working in person to working from home. Read on to find out what this experience was like and how Kevin was able to readjust to new working conditions. 

By: Kevin Kunimoto 204 reads | 0 comments
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A New Experience as a Co-op Student in Alberta

Co-op

After a tiring semester of remote learning, Lillian decided to trade classes for work experience and adventure - in Alberta as a door-to-door salesperson.

By: Lillian Chen 216 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed at a Small CPA Firm

Business

If you’re thinking about running your own CPA firm, then working at Thomas Chimick Ltd. is the perfect job for you. You get hands on experience by working directly with clients and helping them with their needs. It teaches you the basic skills that every accountant should have, such as, time management, attention to detail, and being able to take quality notes.

By: Simran Jassal 135 reads | 0 comments
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You Design, They Hold Stakes, We Make Cool Things: Becoming a Great Designer Is Simple, Right?

Communication, Art and Technology

As Karen points out, students of the Interactive Arts and Technology program have been through years of design school! Designers know how to use Adobe Suite like a pro, and know to bring their A-game to the table every day, proposing fascinating new directions and brand-new visionary ideas. While designers are hired to learn and bring some ‘fresh perspectives’ to their co-op workplace, read on to learn how they can overlook some key parts of the everyday designer.

By: Karen Lim 683 reads | 0 comments
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Building a Community Online: My Experience with FASS

Co-operative Education

Shahvir Sarkary is a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Co-op Student who had the opportunity to work as an Events Assistant for FASS, the largest faculty on campus. Shahvir recruited & managed over 48 students for a mentorship role that supported and helped the transition of new incoming students in Fall 2020 term.

By: Shahvir Sarkary 322 reads | 0 comments
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