Workplace Success

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Co-op

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 5322 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 76 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

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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 449 reads | 0 comments
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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

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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 868 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Co-op Reflections

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 861 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

work life

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 825 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Co-operative Education

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 1109 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

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

By: Kit Crowe 1468 reads | 0 comments
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Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

Communique

Being a Communication major, people tend to automatically assume you have this gargantuan, larger than life personality, and that you’re just a natural people-person. But what about those of us who are, what some might call, introverts?

By: Amanda Chew 2130 reads | 0 comments
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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

Co-op Reflections

Don’t see your need to ask questions as a sign of weakness or incompetency, but as a way to learn and grow. Your Co-op supervisor understands that most of us go into these internships as beginners.

By: Carmen Chen 1954 reads | 0 comments
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