Communication, Art and Technology

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Starting Your First Co-op at a Start-up Company

Professional Development

Being part of a start-up company can be scary enough, but doing it as a Co-op student who is brand new to the industry can be absolutely terrifying. This is what I learned about working for a start-up over the last 10 months as a Communication & Multimedia Associate!

By: Vanessa Clarke 209 reads | 0 comments
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How my Co-op Job Stopped me from Apologizing (Especially When I Really Don’t Need to)

Co-operative Education

See how co-op student Marielle Juan learned how to break the cycle of over-apologizing from her first Co-op job experience. 

By: Marielle Juan 569 reads | 0 comments
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Four Benefits of Being Part of a Mentorship Program

Mentorship

Does the word mentor scare you? Maybe you don't know what the word Mentorship even means! These are thoughts I had before signing up for a mentorship program at my Co-op workplace.  I've learned that you don’t need to be super outgoing, nor do you need to have crazy goals. You just need to have an open mind and a desire to improve yourself.

By: Bessie Wong 463 reads | 0 comments
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How to Kick the Procrastination Monkey and Take the Wheel

Co-op Reflections

Staying focused and getting things done can be something we all struggle with, especially when both work and play are online. What, then, is the "procrastination monkey", and how can you overcome the distraction it brings? Clarissa explains how to kick the monkey to the curb, and take control of your time and work. 

By: Clarissa Yap 566 reads | 0 comments
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The Pros & Cons of Working for a Small Non-profit

Workplace Transition

Ever wondered what working for a non-profit is like? Further, have you ever wondered what working for an extremely small non-profit is like?In her article, Marisa describes what it was like to work at a youth sports-oriented non-profit where she collaborated with a small team of only three, and lists both the pros and cons of non-profit work. 

By: Marissa Raposo 731 reads | 0 comments
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Can Ya Use Canva During a Communication Co-op Term?

Co-operative Education

In today's world of social media and aesthetics, the ability to create eye-catching and attractive content can be essential to a communication student's success in their co-op position. The problem is, programs like Photoshop and Indesign can be daunting to learn, and expensive to own. In his blog, Fareed explores whether Canva can be used as a more accessible platform for graphic design.  

By: Fareed Yaqub 957 reads | 0 comments
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BAKHTIAR’S DECLASSIFIED CO-OP SURVIVAL GUIDE

Co-operative Education

I, Bakhtiar Yaqub, have decided to formally appoint myself as the designated Ned Bigby of Simon Fraser University. Read for tips on surviving your work term from my Declassified Co-op Survival Guide

By: Bakhtiar Yaqub 1348 reads | 0 comments
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Advice on Adulting your Co-op Term

Life Balance

Working a new 9-to-5 can come with a pretty steep learning curve, especially if you hold on to your university-student habits. In his article, Gryfin tells us his tips for adjusting to his co-op placement (and adulthood). 

By: Grifyn McErlean 1008 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Light at the End of the Co-op Tunnel: Dealing with Co-op Failures and Expectations in the 2020 Pandemic

Communique

Finding a co-op placement can be quite stressful, but if you stick with it you might just find your dream position. Read John’s article on persevering through a difficult job search and making the most of a co-op placement.

By: John Luu 741 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Weebly One Day and WordPress the Next

Co-operative Education

Things move fast in a Co-op. One day you could be working with your favorite application, completely comfortable, and the next, you'll be tasked with learning an entirely new application. This is what happened to Vanessa in her Co-op, and here's how her first placement went, as well as her favorite things about both Wordpress and Weebly - two applications you may also find yourself using in a Communication Co-op.

By: Vanessa Clarke 1032 reads | 0 comments
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