Co-op Reflections

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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

Career Services Job posting

Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 461 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

Career Exploration

Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 303 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience

 

When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 288 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

Co-op Reflections

 

Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

By: Evgeny Vinnik 267 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

Graduate

Did you know the School of Computing Science has a co-op program for graduate students?  Evgeny was thrilled when he found out and because of the program he was able to land a job with everything he was looking for.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 440 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Networking

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 1102 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 3] Reflections

Leo's CRA Journey

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program who worked at for Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  He shares what training is like, learning on the job, and in this article he shares his overall reflections on what it was like to work as a Taxpayer Services Agent.

By: Leo Ng 429 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 2] Learning on the Job

Co-operative Education

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program who worked for Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  In this article of his three-part series, he shares his experience learning on the job.

 

By: Leo Ng 378 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 1] Training for the Role

Career Exploration

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program.  He worked at Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  He shares what it was like to train for his role as a Taxpayer Services Agent.

By: Leo Ng 666 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 3] My Second Work Term at IBM

Taking on a Second Degree

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  Patrick shares his experience of transitioning from teacher to computing science, his first co-op at Malaspina, and here he shares his second co-op experience.

By: Patrick Underwood 235 reads | 0 comments
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