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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

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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 334 reads | 0 comments
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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

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There is no exam to test you on these skills, no research paper to write or case study to examine – yet these skills are incredibly important to your future role as an employee.  Can you guess what skills we are talking about?

By: Cecylia Anderson 403 reads | 0 comments
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Your Holiday Office Party Guide: Top 5 Things To Remember

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If you end up working a fall co-op, there is a good chance you will be invited to attend your company's Christmas party. Here are Natalie's top 5 tips on how you can maintain your professionalism while still having fun at office holiday parties.

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How to Survive in a Fast-Paced Office Environment

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Fast-paced office environments can be very stressful!  Business student Christine shares her tips on how to manage in this kind of environment, based on what she learned at Appnovation Technologies.

By: Christine Liew 761 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

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Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 1236 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

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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 I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 1837 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

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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 1297 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

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

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 1391 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

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Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 1366 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

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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 1936 reads | 0 comments
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