Co-op Reflections


3 Reasons why Co-op is a Valuable Experience


Sometimes just taking a step outside of your comfort zone and embracing the unfamiliar is all it takes to find a truly worthwhile and rewarding experience. For me, that was a step into my co op.

By: Karen Ly-Ma 635 reads | 0 comments

Worth It.


Natasha shares why she found waiting for the ‘right’ co-op was worth it for her.  After a lot of determination and persistence she was able to land a job that was worth all the hard work and spent an amazing summer at Options. 

By: Natasha Jackson 443 reads | 0 comments

Taking on the Challenge of Design

Professional Development

For Samit Bariana, design was always the most challenging aspect of working in communications. That was until he completed a design-related project during his co-op work term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

By: Samit Bariana 493 reads | 0 comments

Life as a Co-op Student at Sage

Software Engineer

In this article, Software Systems student, Ligang shares about doing a co-op at Sage in an interview style post. 

By: Ligang Guo 426 reads | 0 comments

My Life Among Birkenstocks


Walking into my first day of work for my co-op term at The Right Shoe, all I expected was just another retail job. But upon arriving at work, I quickly realized how much more informative and applicable to my degree the experience would be. What I thought would be just another retail experience turned out to be one of the most interesting, informative and relevant experiences of my life.

By: Biomedical Footwear Assessor 510 reads | 0 comments

Getting out of my Rut: How Co-op Changed my Life


Jason shares how co-op has helped him develop personally and professionally.  He takes us back in time and back as he shares his life before co-op and contrasts it to where he is now. 

By: Jason Wallace 530 reads | 0 comments

5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension


Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 887 reads | 0 comments

A Celebration with 1,000 BC Tech Stars

Professional Development

In my work term with BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), I had the opportunity to help plan and organize the company’s biggest event of the year, and it just so happened to be BC’s biggest and longest running technology awards celebration. 

By: Robbie Sebullen 543 reads | 0 comments

The Skills You Can’t Learn in Class

Co-operative Education

I knew that co-op work terms would greatly enhance my education and I would gain skills and experience that I could never get from a classroom, but the type of knowledge that I am walking away with is not what I expected.  

By: Tessa Leyland 787 reads | 0 comments

It’s Not What Your Communication Degree Can Do for You; It’s What You Can Do For Your Communication Degree

competitive edge

For some employers today, a degree has become the minimum requirement for most entry-level jobs. Having spoke with this year's winner of the SCOY Award of Merit, Terence Chu, the solution to this conundrum, for me, became apparent.  

By: Chris McCluskie 1018 reads | 0 comments
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