Co-op Reflections

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Great Minds Think Tech: Jeremy Chao @ SAP

Communication, Art and Technology

Performing in a theatre troupe, dressing up like a Ghostbuster, giving out soup to the homeless –not what typically comes to mind when you think about working in the tech sector. But for Jeremy Chao, 3rd year Communication Co-op student, they were some of the most rewarding parts of his Co-op terms at SAP

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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

Personal Development

Reality check: a degree doesn’t guarantee a job. Vancouver communications, marketing and writing jobs aren’t waiting for you in the stands at Convocation. You’ve got to hunt for them, and Co-op is your open door. 

By: Emily Taylor 1347 reads | 0 comments
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Making the most of the End of Term Project

Co-op Reflections

Co-op students are required to do either a project or presentation to complete their co-op requirements at the end of their work term.  As a communications student, Natalie did not know what to expect the first time she presented her PowerPoint presentation for her project.  Read on so you can have an idea of what to expect for yours!   

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What to do When You "Don't Have Anything to do"

co-op success

So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 1159 reads | 0 comments
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Engineering My Co-op Journey

Co-op Reflections

Can’t find a co-op and feel like there’s no hope left? Many students experience this in their first search term, including Mehul Gautam.  Mehul struggled to get his first and second co-op, but as he gained more experience it got easier over time.  Read on to find out how he overcame these challenges and ended up working for one of the largest engineering companies in the world!

By: Mehul Gautam 1323 reads | 0 comments
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Stepping in the Power Industry: Co-op with Hydro One

Co-operative Education

Tauseef Alwaris recently changed his major from “Electronics Engineering” to “high voltage Electrical Engineering” because of his various co-ops, speaking to different people, and his educational experiences.  He reflects and shares both how and why he decided to make this change and how Hydro One helped his decision.

By: Tauseef Alwaris 1005 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience with Performance Institute

Science

"What do you want to do with your degree?” It’s not a simple question, but the place you find your answer can surprise you. Read as Kiki goes through her co-op experience to find out more.

By: Kikuko Araki 796 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Co-op Reflections

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 599 reads | 0 comments
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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

communication

Working for the Public Sector was always a goal of mine, yet when I was offered a position as the Communications Assistant at Transport Canada, I realized the topic of transportation was completely foreign to me.

By: Lynn Shinto 849 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

Work Abroad

With so many opportunities in different fields, cities and countries, how do you possibly decide whether or not to complete a co-op term close to home, or to go abroad, and test-drive a new career in a new locale?

By: Samantha Grandinetti 1459 reads | 0 comments
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