Workplace Success

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Workplace Transition

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 24142 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Journey: How I Landed a Co-op working on 3 New Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up” - Les Brown

By: Seraphina Augustus 428 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Through the First Month of your Co-op

Top Tip Lists

Getting Through the First Month of Your Co-op: How do you prepare for a new work term? And how do you survive the first month in a new co-op position? Business Major Anca Zgreaban shares five tips for easing smoothly from a study semester into a working term.

By: Anca Zgreaban 784 reads | 0 comments
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Banking is not Boring!

Management Information Systems (MIS)

When Taylor Nguyen imagined working at a large bank, she pictured cubicles, formal attire, and stacks of documents. What she found instead were opportunities to learn and create in a fun and collaboratve environment. 

By: Taylor Nguyen 1387 reads | 0 comments
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Small Fish in Big Pond: Working for PepsiCo

Career Exploration

Fahad Faruque discusses highlights from his co-op semester in quality assurance at PepsiCo. 

By: Fahad Faruque 1414 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Workplace Success

Beedie Business student, Christopher Pun shares what he's learned about the art of giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. 

By: Christopher Pun 1510 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Research: The Value of Trying New Things

Workplace Success

Of the many career paths to try, research is an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to the real world. Matthew Malinab shares how a co-op with FAISAL opened his eyes to new career possibilities. 

By: Matthew Malinab 1059 reads | 0 comments
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Through the Lens of a Patient: A First-Hand Look into Fraser Health’s Model of Patient Care

patient care

Patients across BC should expect to receive excellent care from our health system, and it usually delivers. Rasha Syed shares why the best way to assess the healthcare system is to hear patient experiences. 

By: Rasha Syed 1186 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Personal Development

When Sara began her co-op search she was set on Silicon Valley but soon realized a little local experience was needed. A semester working for International Services for Students at SFU gave her the skills and experience to more confidently pursue her dreams. 

By: Sara Milosavic 1069 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Co-op Reflections

In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 1252 reads | 0 comments
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