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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

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Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 7189 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

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You can’t cross the stage in four years and expect to receive a degree in one hand and a career in the other; succeeding in in the real world is going to take a heck of a lot more than that. Here are 5 essential moves to make before you graduate. 

 
By: Kelly Furey 8098 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

Growth

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 7874 reads | 0 comments
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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

Workplace Success

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 11228 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

Co-operative Education

Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 13699 reads | 0 comments
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First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

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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 18139 reads | 1 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Working Students

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 15458 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Personal Development

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 11830 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 8192 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Co-op

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 6702 reads | 0 comments
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