Co-op Reflections

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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 2]: Interviews

Co-op Reflections

Are you a Computing Science Student about to be interviewed?  Dylan shares interview tips, personal anecdotes, and learn how to prepare yourself for your next interview.  This is part two of five.

By: Dylan Hawkins 175 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

Co-op Reflections

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 917 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Top Tip Lists

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 1210 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Life Experience

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 669 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

technical writing
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 888 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

SAP

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 662 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Promotions

September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 788 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

career advice

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 834 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

YWCA Health Fitness Centre

Are you having a hard time landing that ideal Co-op job? But, what is ideal? Explore Jeanie’s experience this summer at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  She shares her experience about how a job description might not stand out at first, but can lead to a stand-out placement.

By: Jeanie Luu 663 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Communications

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 749 reads | 0 comments
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