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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-operative Education

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 73 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Workplace Success

What happens when a Criminology student meets the administrative side of a policing agency? Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from its traditional paperwork and moves forward with technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 170 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Introvert

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 166 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Co-op Reflections

‘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 999 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

interview tips

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

By: Ivy Choi 339 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-operative Education

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 1383 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Co-op

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 1266 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 1784 reads | 0 comments
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Adams Insurance Group: What it Means to Become an Autoplan Agent

Co-operative Education

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 962 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 690 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Not-for-profit

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 540 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Co-operative Education

"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 545 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Thomas Chimick

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By: Enoch Cheung 350 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

Co-operative Education

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 1493 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Verathon

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 1279 reads | 0 comments
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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

Arts and Social Sciences

A co-op semester at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) allowed International Studies student, William Reid, to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people. Read more, here. 

By: William Reid 613 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

Co-operative Education

Think WQB requirements aren't relevant to your field of study? Think again! Kar Hing shares four non-communications courses that helped her succeed on her Co-op work term.

By: Kar Hing Ng 1078 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

Co-op

In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 861 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

United Way

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 664 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Criminology (Police Studies) [SRY]

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 844 reads | 0 comments