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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

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Ever wondered how your academic Communication skills stack up in the workplace? Co-op student Laura Tuturas sheds insight into how Communications prepared her for her workterm at ZE Powergroup.

By: Laura Tuturas 492 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

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After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 944 reads | 0 comments
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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

Co-operative Education

Communication Co-op Student and SCOY 2014 winner, Denisa Orlandea,  never anticipated completing all 4 co-op terms in the oil and gas industry, much less considering a career in it. Here are her favorite parts of working for the Oil and Gas industry.

By: Denisa Orlandea 689 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

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5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 679 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

Co-operative Education

For Kiran Basra, senior Communication Co-op student, working at Electronic Arts was a unique experience from the get-go. Between re-constructing her job description and fine-tuning her marketing analytics skills on-the-job, Kiran has re-defined what Communication Co-op students can accomplish. 

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Great Minds Think Tech: Jeremy Chao @ SAP

Company/Organization Spotlight

Performing in a theatre troupe, dressing up like a Ghostbuster, giving out soup to the homeless –not what typically comes to mind when you think about working in the tech sector. But for Jeremy Chao, 3rd year Communication Co-op student, they were some of the most rewarding parts of his Co-op terms at SAP

By: liesl 651 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming the Leader You Want to Be

Personal Development

Whether in the workplace or at school, we’ve all come across difficult personality types. Read on to find out how you can turn those interactions into positive experiences.

By: Malinda Pathacharige 621 reads | 0 comments
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What to do When You "Don't Have Anything to do"

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So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 682 reads | 0 comments
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How to Measure Your Success at a Start Up

Professional Development

I used to think the most exciting part of forging a new career was the prospects of climbing the corporate ladder. The terrifying - yet liberating - truth, is that there are no concrete expectations to exceed. 

By: Emily Taylor 535 reads | 0 comments
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How Not to Annoy Your Coworkers (and other workplace etiquette tips)…

Workplace Transition

Many people have had some type of negative experience on public transit, for a variety of reasons. But a common theme is poor etiquette. If you’re starting work this summer, you probably don’t want to be ‘that guy’, so read on for some very useful etiquette tips.

By: Abbas Virji 897 reads | 0 comments
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