Co-op Reflections

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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Science

Daniel Paulino expected to be the intern that got coffee for the office.  He surprised everyone, especially himself, when he developed top performing software and wrote a research paper in his eight month co-op at Genome Science Centre.  Find out how he did it.

By: Daniel Paulino 1799 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond BC: Pushing Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Co-op

Eric Moreno is a Business student who pushed himself out of his comfort zone when he went outside of B.C. to do his first co-op position.  Read on to find out why he went on to do another co-op position outside of B.C. and the importance of pushing yourself.

By: Eric Moreno 1488 reads | 0 comments
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Living and working abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Business

Are you looking into working abroad for your co-op?  Business student, Candice Woods shares what she learned in her co-op and how to combat homesickness based on her experience working in Barcelona, Spain for her co-op.

By: Candice Woods 1607 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Workplace Success

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 1914 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Networking

Communication, Art and Technology

My outlook on networking used to be simple—if I was going to get a job, I wanted to know I got it because I proved myself. That I performed excellently during the interview and the company decided I was perfect for the role, not because we had mingled over beers or BBQ chicken.

By: Shauna Mercer 1356 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Business

Have you ever considered what you would say during an interview when asked the “Tell Us About Yourself” question? Courtney, a Business co-op student learned a lot about herself during her co-op and has figured out her answer.  Read her reflection and re-think your answer to the question.

By: Courtney Adams 2525 reads | 0 comments
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Sprechen Sie Englisch? (Do you speak English?)

Germany

Business Student Dani Deng had to face several challenges abroad before finding the right fit in terms of accommodation, city, and job.  Read on to learn how she faired in Germany doing an independently found internship at a start-up and a co-op position at SAP.

By: Dani Deng 1163 reads | 0 comments
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BPK in Barcelona?

Co-op

BPK student, Nick Crivici, spent nine months as an English Language Assistant in Barcelona.  Although this co-op was not directly related to the BPK field, he found tremendous educational value in his experience abroad.

By: Nick Crivici 1437 reads | 0 comments
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The Lungpacer Experience

Lungpacer

My wide variety of responsibilities working with Lungpacer Medical facilitated the development of excellent collaborative skills and versatility as a member of the multidisciplinary team. This demanding work environment was no issue in such relevant, innovative, and hands-on medical research which inspired me to be passionate and enthusiastic.

By: Laura Bruulsema 1225 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Networking

Touring city hall with Darryl McCarron, it was clear just how passionate he is about his work with the City of Surrey. Despite his prominent role in communications now, however, his career path began quite differently.

By: Alexis Tyller 1944 reads | 0 comments
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