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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Co-operative Education

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 that I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 65 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Promotions and Design

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 435 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Publishing

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

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 488 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 731 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Workplace Success

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 750 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Communication, Art and Technology
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 930 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Communication

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 882 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Workplace Success

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 809 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

International

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 880 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

learning tech lingo

We’ve all been put into situations where we have felt lost, unsure, or unfamiliar with our surroundings. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of a new or unfamiliar corporate environment.

By: Christina Martino 1312 reads | 0 comments
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