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 6019 reads | 0 comments

A Beginner's Guide to Hootsuite

Top Tip Lists

Hootsuite is a great tool for managing social media platforms and can be incredibly helpful on the job! Cheryl shares a few tips on using the program for Hootsuite beginners.

By: Cheryl Chang 76 reads | 0 comments

How I Left My Comfort Zone and Realized Self Growth

Website and Student Engagement

As someone who is shy and not much of a risk-taker, being asked to interview people came as quite a shock. Read on to find out how my Co-op with Beedie School of Business helped me step outside my comfort zone and gain a newfound confidence. 

By: Christopher Penner 143 reads | 0 comments

Graduate Co-op at SAP Vancouver

Graduate Student Co-op

Tong completed a year-long Co-op work term at SAP's Vancouver office. Click to find out what it's like working for a world leading enterprise software development company. 

By: Tong Wang 74 reads | 0 comments

A Humbling First Experience

Co-op Reflections

Heart racing, sweat forming across the forehead, nervous beyond belief. It is the first day of school, and all the same feelings are flooding back. Except this time, I’m attending school as a co-op student on my first work term at Mediated Learning Academy.

By: Andrew Ku 121 reads | 0 comments

The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

Co-operative Education

If you’re considering a job in sports for your co-op term and, like Justine, you skipped gym in high school to go read in the library, this article is for you.

By: Justine Nadia 1124 reads | 0 comments

Making a Difference: My Co-op Experience as a Child Life Specialist


Read about how my co-op experience as a Child Life Specialist at Western Society for Children led me to see the ability within disability, and realize that anyone has the power to make a difference!

By: Emily Fukuhara 248 reads | 0 comments

Embrace the Unexpected: My Co-op with Fraser Health Authority

Workplace Success

There are very few people who get to see the inside of a hospital morgue. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me it was a golden opportunity. Read to find out how my curiosity led me to places I hadn’t imagined and taught me the importance of embracing the unexpected.

By: Sophia Gaba 243 reads | 0 comments

An Experience Learning with Kids with Special Needs

Life Experience

Saba did her very first co-op work term at the Mediated Learning Academy. In this post, she shares her experiences working with children between the ages of 6 to 9 with special needs and the things she learned with them along the way.  

By: Saba Yassemi 237 reads | 0 comments

Life in Ontario: My Co-op at BlackBerry


Living in a new city while taking on a new job serves as both a challenge and reward. In this blog post, I share the rewarding experiences I’ve had during my co-op in Ontario and explain why doing co-op outside of BC is worth it. 

By: Nathan Lee 567 reads | 0 comments
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