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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

First Weeks on the Job

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 6215 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on my Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Co-op

Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 92 reads | 0 comments
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Fishing for Experience

Opportunities

Spend your summer in one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in BC! Make a difference in the operation and performance of a small company, and grow your entrepreneurial skillset in a meaningful way by working for WardoWest in Tofino. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 443 reads | 0 comments
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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

Science

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 301 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Teach and Not Just Treat Patients

Laser Therapy

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 349 reads | 0 comments
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My Time as a Safe Software Co-op

Co-op Reflections

What do Dungeons & Dragons and whitewater rafting have to do with software development? Aidan did an 8-month co-op work term at Safe Software where he participated in many such team building activities. Here, he discusses Safe's amazing work culture and shares thoughts from his experience. 

By: Aidan Wessel 1007 reads | 0 comments
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Your First Day: Preparation Timeline

Workplace Success

Congrats! You’ve landed that job you worked so hard to get. Now what? Here's a guide with tips on how to to prepare for your new co-op term!

By: Charmaine Wu 782 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Less Traveled: Taking a Chance in Co-op

Workplace Success

With co-op, are we better off sticking to our field of study, or should we take a chance at something entirely different? In this article, Rachel reflects on her work term with the RCMP, what she learned about the industry as well as herself in a field that she would have never considered if it wasn’t for co-op.

By: Rachel Wong 1354 reads | 0 comments
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The EnLIGHTening Experience of Working for a Small Business

Professional Development

Chelsea did her co-op at a relatively small lighting agency, Inter-Lite Sales, in greater Vancouver; but she learned about much more than lighting. Read why Chelsea believes every student should work for at least one small business to round out their co-op experience.

By: Chelsea Schmidt 1566 reads | 0 comments
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An Inspiring Co-op Experience

personal trainer

There was a point in my degree when I started to question whether I had chosen the right path. Is this the career I want to spend the rest of my life in? Are these the people I want to surround myself with day-in and day-out? Find out how co-op answered these questions.  

By: Ashly Hill 744 reads | 0 comments
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