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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Working Remotely in a New Job in a New City During COVID-19

Pandemic

Two short months into April's co-op position in Toronto, the pandemic hit. Would she choose to make the same decision of moving out of town for her co-op term given a second chance? Read more to find how she transitioned to remote working, and what lessons she gained through her experience working from home, away from home. 

By: April Zhang 530 reads | 0 comments
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Imposter Syndrome and the Benefits of a 16-month Internship at IBM

Insecurity

"So how do you overcome that voice inside your head, telling you that you’re not good enough and that it’s only a matter of time before someone finds out you’re a fake?". Read Josh's story to learn how he overcame the imposter syndrome during his internship as a designer for IBM. 

By: Joshua Fan 394 reads | 0 comments
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What I Didn’t Learn In Design School

Co-operative Education

Earning a co-op internship, especially internationally, can be tough but once you earn the opportunity it can be a wonderful learning experience. Nikita was accepted for a UX design internship in Amsterdam and faced some unforeseeable challenges. Read on to find out some of the key lessons that Nikita took away from her experience.

By: Nikita Tauro 407 reads | 0 comments
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How To Work With Developers (For Designers)

Workplace Success

Worried about succeeding in the workplace as a designer and developer? Especially an intense and speedy one? Read on to discover Macguire tips has picked up while working at Visier, an analytics platform.  

By: Macguire Rintoul 376 reads | 0 comments
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Research and Design: Reflection and Learning with the City of Surrey

Co-operative Education

Mimi's co-op as a UX Designer at the City of Surrey provided opportunities to improve user experience by creating digital solutions for city services through user-centered design. Read her story, here. 

By: Mimi Tsai 2207 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Career Exploration

When Sara began her co-op search she was set on Silicon Valley but soon realized a little local experience was needed. A semester working for International Services for Students at SFU gave her the skills and experience to more confidently pursue her dreams. 

By: Sara Milosavic 1353 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

When you are the only designer on a project, let alone the entire company, you are bound to face trials and tribulations. However, there are rewarding opportunities in store for designers on the lonely path to mastery. 

By: Sofia Bautista 2824 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

City of Surrey

"I am working on creating a single solution for citizens to request information held by the City that will meet the needs of multiple business lines" - read more about Allison's experience working with the City of Surrey.

By: Allison Chen 3846 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Co-operative Education

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 3046 reads | 0 comments
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Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 3284 reads | 0 comments
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