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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Top Tip Lists

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 63 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Communique

When trying to get hired, I hardly considered the prospect of actually working. I was more concerned with building professional resumes and appearing impressive at interviews. Upon landing my first co-op, however, I suddenly realized that I would need to perform in a strange, new environment – one I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 496 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Marketing

Working for the Surrey Marathon Society during my second co-op work term was one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Although I worked on the organization’s inaugural event, I had no idea what fate had in store for me this time around.

By: Janilaine Tsui 725 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Workplace Success

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 589 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Public Relations

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 801 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Life Experience

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 870 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Economics
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 982 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Oil & Gas

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 936 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Co-operative Education

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 875 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

Co-op Reflections

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 940 reads | 0 comments
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