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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

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Jeff Scheffel, Community Developer at Volunteer Burnaby, discusses the diversity of a job in the not-for-profit sector, the importance of collaboration, volunteering, and encourages Communication students not to underestimate their skillset. 

By: Kasia Cookson 741 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Bring Confidence to the Job Interview

Communication, Art and Technology

Ever feel like interviews do not go your way, or they feel out of your control?  Find the one thing you can control: your confidence! Natalie reflects on some of her old co-op interview experiences, and shares some strategies she has learned to bring confidence to your next interview. 

By: Natalie Pope 1345 reads | 0 comments
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Develop your career in Hong Kong

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

 

Consider going abroad for your co-op.  When Alan did his co-op in Hong Kong, he not only got first hand experience with a new culture but he also developed new skills.

By: Alan Pang 1136 reads | 0 comments
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Fight the Struggle of Finding Your First Placement: Being Open to Opportunities When Seeking Your First Co-op Work Term

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Before finding his first co-op placement, Shem Navalta found himself frustrated that his “ideal” job wasn’t available to him. In this post, Shem talks about his experience with searching for his first co-op job and provides advice on how to be open to opportunities that will help you grow. 

By: Shem Navalta 836 reads | 0 comments
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How to Land a Co-op When You’ve Only Flipped Burgers

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…or only possess experience in an entry level position. Madison lists 5 helpful tips that she learned from the process of applying to co-op positions with little to no true professional experience.  While it’s definitely harder, what’s life without a little challenge?

By: Madison Edge 707 reads | 0 comments
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How I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone and Embraced Life Abroad

Co-operative Education

Looking to maximize your time abroad and integrate with locals, but nervous to take the first few steps? Read on to learn how I broke through my personal barriers, and the advice I have for future travellers to make the most of their work term overseas.

By: Kendra Lodewyke 625 reads | 0 comments
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Connections, Connections, Connections: The Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Co-op

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For me, co-op is about learning what I can’t learn in school. After three co-op terms, I firmly believe everyone in your workplace can – and should – be viewed as a valuable resource. Each person has something to teach you – life skills, career tips, something – you just have to figure out what it is! 

By: Carlie Penner 907 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned From Going Back to Kindergarten

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I spent a year working in a special needs kindergarten classroom and learned endless career and life skills to help me work towards my goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist.

By: Erin O’Neil 1217 reads | 0 comments
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Technical Writing: A Day to Day Work Flow

Communication, Art and Technology

What is the role of a technical writer? And what do you do working as one? Communication Co-op student Brent Restivo answers these questions, outlines the work flow of a typical technical writing project and takes you step-by-step through an actual on-the-job scenario.

 

By: Brent Restivo 1196 reads | 0 comments
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The Panel Interview: 5 Things You Should Know

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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 887 reads | 0 comments
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