Workplace Success

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Co-operative Education

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 5573 reads | 0 comments
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The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Growth

Growth is about constantly challenging and stretching ourselves, both personally and professionally. Through co-op, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow from my peers and mentors, truly experiencing and understanding the value of growth in the process. 

By: Aakriti Arora 187 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

Co-op

Accumulating over 80 credits and completing three quarters of a degree usually rules out any potential opportunity for students to be selected for Co-op, unless you ask Mike Lazar how he beat the odds.

By: Mike Lazar 366 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

Design

Steven Phan's professional journey started long before he got a prize job as an interaction designer at Google. The SFU student’s career success started after he enrolled as a SIAT student and took advantage of the school’s co-op program. 

By: Tyler Gallop 690 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Workplace Success

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 1280 reads | 0 comments
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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

workplace success

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 1320 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Top Tip Lists

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 1106 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

Vancouver Canucks

Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 

 

By: Erica Lamb 1164 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Professional Development

For Samit Bariana, design was always the most challenging aspect of working in communications. That was until he completed a design-related project during his co-op work term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

By: Samit Bariana 1389 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

communication

Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 2091 reads | 0 comments
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