Co-op Reflections

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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Reflections

Co-operative Education

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  This is the second part of Ian’s and Edwin’s adventures, where Ian describes his observations about interning in California.

By: Ian Brown 486 reads | 0 comments
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Networking Opportunities at SAP

Business

Did you ever think about taking advantage of networking opportunities at your workplace while you are on your co-op?  Business student Helen Bowman discusses the networking opportunities she was able to take advantage of during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 230 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Co-operative Education

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 834 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Preparing

internship

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  Ian and Edwin are both recently graduated from engineering, and share their perspective on relocating to California for a co-op position.  In this article Ian describes the preparation and going to California

By: Ian Brown 1495 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

Co-op Reflections

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 574 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Involved in Initiatives Beyond Your Core Work

Co-operative Education

Business Student Helen Bowman shares how she was able to go above and beyond her job description by volunteering at work.  Not only did she develop her skills but she was able to give back in a meaningful way.

By: Helen Bowman 503 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Typical Science Co-op

self directed work search

As a Biomedial Physiology major I always thought that my co-op placements would involve a lab, research of some sort or a hospital. Turns out working as a secretary at a physiotherapy clinic taught me so much more about how to work in the healthcare system than any of those seemingly more glamorous placements ever could. 

By: Kirsten Hinlopen 618 reads | 0 comments
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L's of TaLK

International Business

Melissa spent six months teaching English in Korea through the TaLK program.  She shares four simple steps to help students enjoy their term abroad. 

By: Melissa Yuen 781 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

multi-skilled

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 1091 reads | 0 comments
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Margaret’s Co-op Experience: Two Job Positions with One Stone

CBI Health Clinic

Working at the CBI Health Clinic has certainly been a once in a life time experience. Taking on the challenge of working in a clinical environment that I was unfamiliar with has shown me skills I didn’t realize I possessed.  In gaining these skills, it helped keep me on board for an unexpected second term of co-op with a new position and new experiences.

By: Margaret Chang 769 reads | 0 comments
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