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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

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"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 491 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

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

By: Fahimeh Karimi 50 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

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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 445 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

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Thinking of changing your career path?  Saniya explains why it's normal for your career path to not be linear and redefines what it will look like for most of us.

By: Saniya Jakupova 888 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

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FASS Student, Shina discusses her experiences leading a team on her Co-op experience and how she found success at her role!

By: Shina Kaur 804 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

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What happens when a Criminology student meets the administration. Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from paperwork and towards technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 525 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

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Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 773 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

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‘How do I market something that I don’t fully understand?’ - Claire Patterson talks about her marketing co-op experience at Coral Health.

By: Claire Patterson 1708 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Mental Health

Ivy Choi gives some insightful and practical tips on dealing with those nasty pre-interview jitters.

By: Ivy Choi 652 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

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Sharon gives useful and practical tips on how to manage your time and work!

By: Sharon Chen 817 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

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You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 1741 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

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Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

By: Teodora Mircea 1596 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Communication, Art and Technology

The future can seem pretty uncertain when you are an undergraduate. How do you make the leap from university student to employed professional?  Read how co-op allowed four students to create some big things while gaining real-world experience and having a bit of fun along the way. 

By: Jennifer Wibisono 4545 reads | 0 comments
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Adams Insurance Group: What it Means to Become an Autoplan Agent

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Working as an autoplan agent involves excellent administrative and interpersonal skills to ensure the best possible coverage for clients. In this article, Amy Deng describes her co-op experience as an autoplan agent with Adams Insurance Group. 

By: Amy Deng 1274 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

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When it comes to an experience of a lifetime like an internship, the one question we ask ourselves over and over again is “how do I make the most out of this experience?” In this blog, I would like to share with you five game-changing strategies that you can start implementing at work!

By: Pat Chaisang 1070 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

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Working at non-profit organizations may have a less-than-desirable reputation among students, especially regarding pay and prestige; and while it may not look as glamorous as working in a big corporate firm, it has a few unique perks to help you gain valuable experience. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 787 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

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"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 805 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

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Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 694 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

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International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 1698 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

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Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 1544 reads | 0 comments