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Don't Judge A Job By Its Cover

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I was hesitant to accept a co-op position because I thought that the skills I would obtain would not at all be relevant to my career path. As it turns out, I learned that trying out things that do not appeal to you 100% at the beginning is often a risk worth taking. Here's my story.

By: Jennifer Miller 7683 reads | 0 comments
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What does it take to win the Student Communicator of the Year Award?

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In 2011, Marianna Adamian won the IABC/BC Student Communicator of the Year Award. Her successful communication plan focused on a series of presentations she gave as part of her co-op job. Since winning the SCOY award, Marianna has been presented with fantastic networking opportunities, volunteer positions, and prospective job placements.

By: Claire Woodbridge 7006 reads | 0 comments
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Jesse Faltus: A Co-op Student's Success Story

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Meet Jesse Faltus, a Computing Science student convocating this June. He has successfully completed three co-op work terms, and had a blast doing so! Read all about his experiences and why he recommends joining the co-op program.

By: Jesse Faltus 12601 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op: Triple the Benefit

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The Van Pelts aren’t your typical sisters; they’re triplets that are all enrolled in the Co-op program here at SFU!  Differentiated by only their haircuts and clothes, Stephanie, Ginny, and Kelsey are all three of a kind and are all interested in science. 

By: Marianna Adamian 7084 reads | 1 comments
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We Are All Canucks: An Intern’s Perspective

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Marla Liguori is a Communications co-op student at SFU, and for her first Co-op experience she was able to spend the 2010-2011 season with the Vancouver Canucks as a marketing intern. She shared with us what she’s learned and why she thinks the Co-op program is a stellar addition to any degree.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 10442 reads | 0 comments
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RISE to the Occasion

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We highlight the experience of Elena Barbir, Chemical Physics major, in the RISE program which has sent her to Germany. RISE is a dynamic summer program that offers undergraduate students from Canada, USA and the UK in an opportunity to receive work experience in research labs for a period of three months.

By: Tapuwa Ruzvidzo 7538 reads | 0 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

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Jennifer Maniezzo recalls her supportive and enriching learning environment at BC Hydro. Co-op opportunities at BC Hydro really allow students to spread their wings and get their feet wet in a number of areas.

By: Jennifer Maniezzo 5287 reads | 0 comments
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Leif Stroman's High-Tech Co-op Experience

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Leif Stroman shares his amazing  high-tech co-op experience, working in Whistler for Recon Instruments. As the only software engineer for Recon's new Transcent goggles, he was able to influence major product decisions from start to finish (which included plenty of mid-air and mountain-top testing!)

By: Chloe Smith 7228 reads | 0 comments
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We Are All Canucks: My Time as a Canuck Insider

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What would a co-op placement be like if part of your job was to interview Canucks players and write reports of their games? Take a peek at Elizabeth's co-op and what it was like to be a Canucks insider.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7609 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards From Botswana 3 - Helping Children Attend School

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SFU Kinesiology student Kayla Donnawell is in Botswana, Africa volunteering with the Students Without Borders program (SWB).  In this article, the third in the series, Kayla explains her role in helping vulnerable children attend school.

By: Kayla Donnawell 6675 reads | 0 comments
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