Co-op Reflections

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Getting Involved in Initiatives Beyond Your Core Work

Co-op

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 988 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Typical Science Co-op

Co-op Reflections

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 1284 reads | 0 comments
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L's of TaLK

Co-op

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 1289 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Working for SFU

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 1792 reads | 0 comments
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Margaret’s Co-op Experience: Two Job Positions with One Stone

Co-operative Education

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 1598 reads | 0 comments
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5 Steps to Effective Time Management

Co-op Reflections

Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 strategies to accomplishing deadlines and effective time management.

By: Kelly Furey 2269 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Personal Development

Working for the Surrey Marathon Society during my second co-op work term was one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Although I worked on the organization’s inaugural event, I had no idea what fate had in store for me this time around.

By: Janilaine Tsui 1688 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 4]: Finding the Right Job

Computing Science

Are you a Computing Science Co-op Student and wondering what the right job is for you?  How do you decide what the right job is for you, especially when software is becoming a huge part in every industry? Dylan breaks down “finding the right job”.  This is part four of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 992 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 3]: The Ingredients of an Effective Engineer

Series

How do you go from course work to real world projects? Dylan shares how his courses and co-op have helped him to be a better engineer.  This is part three of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 896 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 2]: Interviews

Co-op Reflections

Are you a Computing Science Student about to be interviewed?  Dylan shares interview tips, personal anecdotes, and learn how to prepare yourself for your next interview.  This is part two of five.

By: Dylan Hawkins 1173 reads | 0 comments
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