Workplace Success


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 5156 reads | 0 comments

Appropriate Workplace Attire: How to transform your appearance from workplace Nicki Minaj to workplace Kate Middleton

CSI Blog

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 270 reads | 0 comments

Working on a Tiny Communications Team


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 656 reads | 0 comments

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 594 reads | 0 comments

Taking on the Challenge of Design

Personal 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 932 reads | 0 comments

5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

Work Environment

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

By: Kit Crowe 1175 reads | 0 comments

Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

Workplace Success

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 1852 reads | 0 comments

Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

on-the-job learning

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 1627 reads | 0 comments

First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

First Impressions

First impressions are important, especially in the workplace. Your employer will be judging you based on how you present yourself – at all times! It may seem scary, but I’ll show you how to ace that first meeting!

By: Elvira Chan 2583 reads | 1 comments

4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival


Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 2350 reads | 0 comments
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