Workplace Success


Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Workplace Transition

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 16807 reads | 0 comments

How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions


Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 61 reads | 0 comments

How Taking a Research Course Can Open Up Your Career Opportunities

Professional Development

As we all know, Communication classes can be quite heavy on the theory side, and unfortunately it’s probably never the best idea to whoop out your extensive knowledge of semiotics and Marxism in a job interview. So how do you bridge the gap between academia and industry? 

By: Justine Nadia 414 reads | 0 comments

Workplace and the Race Against Time

time management

Master's of Communication student, Sugandha Agarwal shares her tips for time-management and workplace productivity. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 123 reads | 0 comments

Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

Communication, Art and Technology

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 534 reads | 0 comments

It’s Okay to Say “No”

Professional Development

Frankly, I am terrible at saying “no.” Maybe it’s a strong work ethic that has been etched into my existence since I was a child. Maybe it’s not wanting to appear incompetent to the people who could potentially hire me back into a full-time role. Whatever it was, it seemed like my plate was packed to the brim. 

By: Ryan Lee 556 reads | 0 comments

How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Professional Development

“What?!” you must be thinking, “who the heck does she think she is?” Don’t worry – I don’t actually believe I’m the smartest one in my office; far from it in fact. But, it was an inside joke during my time working in SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services that lead me to understand the type of workplace culture that suited me best.

By: Taylor Wagner 1257 reads | 0 comments

Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists


From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 727 reads | 0 comments

Advice from Communication Co-op Alumni

Workplace Success

A panel of alumni visited the CMNS 110 class recently to share their insights and advice. Ranging from a variety of industries – health, government, public relations, broadcasting, tech and education

By: Brandon Chow 796 reads | 0 comments

Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Workplace Success

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 846 reads | 0 comments
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