Co-op Reflections

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The Panel Interview: 5 Things You Should Know

Panel Interview

When you think of an “interview”, do you normally think of a one on one interview? That’s what I used to think of.  However, as a co-op student you might experience panel interviews.  Read on to find out what you should know before a panel interview. 

By: npope 765 reads | 0 comments
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I’m on a (big big) boat

Photography

The company I work for thought it was a great idea to throw me out to sea on a large vessel to test out filming at sea.  It worked out. Here’s the story.

By: Solomon Hsu 1170 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond the BC bubble: My co-op term in Burma (Myanmar)

Communication, Art and Technology

In a country filled with monks, crazy drivers, and frequent power outages, things were different living in Burma. After four months, it started to feel a bit like home. Here’s a glimpse into my unique experience as a political intern for the Embassy of Canada to Burma (Myanmar). 

By: Layla Clarkson 1101 reads | 0 comments
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Why Being Smart Isn’t Enough

Co-op

You meet a lot of intelligent people working in research, but intelligence isn’t going to get you far as a researcher. The ability to communicate with your peers and to external viewers is critical to being successful. Read on as I share my experience working amongst research lab groups and why it’s a valuable skill to be able to communicate to those both in and outside your field.

By: Charlie Bennett 877 reads | 0 comments
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Fun at SAP

Co-operative Education

Giselle Li had great experiences doing her co-op at SAP. In this article, she recorded one of her setbacks during work and how she resolved it.  She also shares what it is like to work at SAP and the events and opportunities that are available there. 

By: Giselle Li 1137 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering a new campus

Health and Counselling Services

Puppy Therapy, Laughter Yoga, and Knitting Clubs - need I say more? After eight months of working as the Marketing and Communications Assistant with SFU Health and Counselling, I’ve been able to help plan and promote all these great programs on campus. 

By: Megan Lo 1514 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad: Skill Improvements for Any Career

Science

Have you ever wanted to live and work abroad but could “never” find something career related?  Well, in my opinion, what you “could not find” might actually be right in front of your eyes.  There are countless opportunities for students to live abroad while teaching English.  You just might be surprised at what occupational skills you might be able to extract from such a position.  Have a read of my article to find out.

By: Nick Crivici 948 reads | 0 comments
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Neurosurgery in Nepal

Co-op

I was lucky enough to complete a Medical Internship with Partnership for Sustainable Development-Nepal as my third co-op work term. As part of the work term I was given the opportunity to follow a Neurosurgeon for two weeks at Model Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. I witnessed six surgeries, with four of them being spinal fusions, a compound skull fracture, and the removal of a lipoma. I also observed inpatient rounds, and saw the wide scope of patients that a Nepali Neurosurgeon sees. This experience also allowed me to have a firsthand view of how medicine is practiced in Nepal, and the problems faced by health care systems in developing countries.

By: Evan Hutcheon 1912 reads | 0 comments
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An Infusion of Perspective - My Days At Oracle Labs, Vancouver

Applied Sciences

Why working in the industry is really valuable to grad students - my six months at Oracle Labs, Vancouver.

By: Svetozar Miučin 1002 reads | 0 comments
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My Fitness Journey

Science

Kenneth Moy is a Kinesiology student who spent his co-op placement at Thompson Community Centre.  Read on to find out what he learned after four months as a fitness professional.  

By: Kenneth Moy 1079 reads | 1 comments
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