Co-op Reflections

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2015: A Planning Odyssey

Co-op Reflections

Robert, a Computing Science student, spent his co-op as a software developer at Visier.  He went above and beyond by volunteering to plan fun social events for the company, which resulted in some great learning experiences.  

By: Robert 308 reads | 0 comments
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Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

Communique

Being a Communication major, people tend to automatically assume you have this gargantuan, larger than life personality, and that you’re just a natural people-person. But what about those of us who are, what some might call, introverts?

By: Amanda Chew 932 reads | 0 comments
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Tackling an Industrial Co-op: A Few Tips on Getting Started

Industrial

Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student, James Wang, spent his last co-op accumulating industrial experience at Kodak.  He shares his top four tips for success when working in a company setting.

By: James Wang 604 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Carolyn Baldridge at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Communique

A communication strategy is something that virtually every organization needs, but what kind of work does it entail for the people responsible for crafting and executing it?

By: SFU's Communication Student Union (CMNSU) 372 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad

Work Abroad

I was a bit nervous at first about leaving the city life behind, but I soon came to realize that the change would be a great new adventure. I feel incredibly lucky to live abroad in a small town, because I get to experience and immerse myself in a uniquely French culture.

By: Rachel Osterman 626 reads | 0 comments
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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

Communique

Don’t see your need to ask questions as a sign of weakness or incompetency, but as a way to learn and grow. Your Co-op supervisor understands that most of us go into these internships as beginners.

By: Carmen Chen 751 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

SIAT Co-op

Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 824 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts Within You

Co-operative Education

Bomee Hwang is a Business student and just completed three co-op terms at Ericsson where she worked in the Human Resources Department.  She shares her thoughtful observations about Human Resources in her co-op reflection.

By: Bomee Hwang 604 reads | 0 comments
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International Invite Turned into a Dual-Self-Directed Co-op

Occupational Therapist

Pamela Plantinga, BPK Behavioural Neuroscience student, took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to a paid trip abroad and augmented it into a self-directed short-term dual internship experience in Nashville, Tennessee before going further abroad to Europe.

By: Pamela Plantinga 647 reads | 0 comments
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“What did you just say?”: How to communicate in a foreign country

Co-op Reflections

Worried about the difficulties you may face while trying to communicate in a foreign country? I hope these 5 tips can be of some sort of encouragement! 화이팅!

By: Cindy Wann Chia 982 reads | 0 comments
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