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Co-op in a Nutshell

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What will you create with co-op? Watch Emily's video for a glimpse into her summer experience working for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.  

By: Emily Sweeney 54 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Co-operative Education

Moving away from home and starting a new job is both exciting and scary. This fall, Hannah began her first co-op term in Ottawa. Here she shares the ups and downs and why she would do it again in a heartbeat.

By: Hannah Weinkauf 37 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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 49 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Co-operative Education

From concept to implementation, launching a start-up can be both exhilarating and demanding. Mechatronic System Engineering students, Hitesh and Devpreet share their start-up journey with Venture Connections and TechE@SFU. 

By: Hitesh Advani & Devpreet Bhullar 400 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

Mental health issues don't just disappear in the workplace.  Nelson urges us to "end the stigma, talk about mental health, form dialogues and accept that we are not alone."

By: Nelson Hang 197 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

Co-operative Education

Bored already?  Hitting a plateau at work can be discouraging – but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow Lauren’s experience of turning a roadblock into an opportunity for growth.

By: Lauren Brosseau 597 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

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Interested in a career with the federal government? Kate McMurchy shares tips on building new connections and making the most of your co-op. 

By: Kate MacMurchy 1066 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

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Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 362 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Co-operative Education

Searching for and adapting to your first co-op work term can be tough and quite unexpected. Jordan reveals five tested practices for boosting your resume and building confidence. 

By: Jordan Sukkau 379 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-operative Education

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 967 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

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In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 409 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Business

Hazel Cheung discusses the importance of creating work-life balance and an awesome office culture while on co-op with the RCMP. 

 

By: Hazel Cheung 340 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

MTU Maintenance

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 293 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Co-operative Education

There are many things to consider when deciding on your co-op, here are some tips to ensure you have the best co-op experience!

By: Samantha Manalac 306 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

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Considering a Co-op position in downtown Vancouver? Find out the perks and challenges of working in Vancouver’s bustling business district.

By: Nicole Bourne 273 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

International Business

Are you curious about what impact your employer has on the larger world? Reading about it is not enough! Get up, get out, contribute and see for yourself!

By: Julie Nguyen 304 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

General

"I’d be hard pressed to say I have my life figured out – I really don’t."  Ryan shares what his Co-op journey has taught him and some tips for anyone who is currently doing Co-op.

By: Ryan Lee 3346 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

Fahimeh Karimi talks about her research co-op with the BC Children's Hospital.

By: Fahimeh Karimi 339 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-operative Education

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 540 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

International

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 666 reads | 0 comments