Co-op Reflections

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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

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After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 725 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua's Job Tips: Branching Out and Standing Out at the BC Cancer Agency

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Working in a huge building can be intimidating and make you feel very small, especially as a temporary Co-op student. Check out what Josh did to make sure everyone in the BC Cancer Research Center knew who he was!

By: Joshua Koehn 509 reads | 0 comments
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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

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Ever wondered how your academic Communication skills stack up in the workplace? Co-op student Laura Tuturas sheds insight into how Communications prepared her for her workterm at ZE Powergroup.

By: Laura Tuturas 726 reads | 0 comments
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Ergonomic Exploration

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Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology students often find themselves lost in the hazy fog of physiotherapy, med school, chiropractic’s and post-graduate studies.  New graduates can find salvation in a challenging, but rewarding field that calls upon the creative and the technical sides of an individual. Read on to learn about working in the field of Ergonomics.

By: William Thomas 878 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

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Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 504 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

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Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 354 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

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When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 340 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

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Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

By: Evgeny Vinnik 304 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

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Did you know the School of Computing Science has a co-op program for graduate students?  Evgeny was thrilled when he found out and because of the program he was able to land a job with everything he was looking for.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 560 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

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After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 1268 reads | 0 comments
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