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How To Work With Developers (For Designers)

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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 488 reads | 0 comments
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To Graduate or Not to Graduate?

Co-op

What happens when you are six courses away from graduation but unsure of what to do after? Aleisha reflects on her rationale for extending her degree to do some soul searching and professional development before embarking on her next big adventure, post grad life.

By: Aleisha Fernandes 474 reads | 0 comments
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Think You Know Where You Want To Work? Think Again.

Working Students

Convinced that you need to work at a large company for the ultimate experience?  Think again! Darren emphasizes why choosing a small or  mid-sized firm will add more variety and substance to your co-op experience.

By: Darren Sin 392 reads | 0 comments
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My Long Journey Through Computing Science

Software Systems [SRY]

Paul takes us on his journey as a Software Systems student and how a field trip helped to inspire him to greater heights eventually, helping him to land his dream job. His journey highlights the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity given to us as students.

By: Paul Madeya 464 reads | 0 comments
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How My Student Club Involvements Scored Me My First Co-op - Recruiter Perspective

Inland Group

Joining a student club is an excellent way to develop transferrable skills! Olivia shares how her campus involvement not only helped with skill development and securing a co-op position, it eased the transition and helped differentiate Olivia from her peers. In her own words: "If you want to be one step closer to finding your dream co-op, I suggest starting with community involvement!"

By: Olivia Chan 592 reads | 0 comments
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A Glimpse into the Privy Council Office – Part 2 of 2

Department of Finance Canada

In part two of this series, Troy Liu gets the chance to attend a meet and greet with the Clerk of the Privy Council and the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session. Read on to learn what the Clerk had to say on the importance of prioritizing, good judgement, stiving for excellence, and professionallism. 

By: Troy Liu 285 reads | 0 comments
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A Glimpse Into The Privy Council Office – Part 1 of 2

Privy Council Office

In this first part of the series, Troy Liu sits down with the senior policy asdivsor at the Privy Council Office (PCO) to gain insight on the challenges of the role. Read on to see what adivce the senior policy advisor gives on professional development, and work-life balance.

By: Troy Liu 299 reads | 0 comments
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The Importance Of Coffee Breaks: Friends, Coffee, Fun. All While Working In An Enterprise.

SkyTrain

Coffee breaks provide an opportunity to take your eye away from the screen, gather your thoughts, and the chance to network with colleagues. For a project to be successful, it is vital to be able to work well with others while managing your own work load. Terry explains how coffee breaks can help you build relationships and bonds with colleagues!

By: Terry Zhu 325 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Helped Me Engage With the Community

GESC

Looking to succeed in Co-op while making the most of your experience? Natalia shares the best lessons she has gained her during co-op experience, and explains how to stay on top of your tasks while still enjoying the experience and having fun!

By: Natalia Vinueza Vanegas 318 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash

Communique

 "It's two hours past lunchtime, and you're starting to feel it - you slowly start to doze off."  read 5 tips from Bessie that will help you to avoid the mid-day crush.

By: Bessie Wong 1559 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Co-op at Simba Technologies, Division of Magnitude Software

Simba Technologies

Ever wondered how academic work and practical application can overlap? Ivan reflects on his co-op experience on how the work environment provided him with an opportunity to sharpen his technical expertise and social skills. His experience captures how a co-op term can be helpful in shaping one’s future career.

By: Ivan Hoo 385 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Over Imposter Syndrome at Your Co-op

Co-op

"A lot of students going through their co-op terms have the same fear – as a student, how should one cope transitioning into an office environment with smart and experienced professionals? The simple answer to this issue is to be confident!" 

By: Daniel Cossio 477 reads | 0 comments
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Why Work At a Start-Up? My Co-op Term at Tradable Bits

Co-op Reflections

After doing her co-op for a start-up, Margaret Leong shares 6 reasons why you should do it too! Read the article and find out why working at a start-up can be so rewarding. 

By: Margaret Leong 495 reads | 0 comments
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Working at a Startup vs. Large Corporation: Which is right for you?

Recon Instruments

My two-year roller coaster ride through Intel: A year after embarking on Intel’s newly acquired startup company, the project was shut down and a few members of the team, including myself, were lucky enough to be transferred to a different Intel group. Here’s my experience working in a startup vs working in a large corporation like Intel.

By: Darryl Fonseka 557 reads | 0 comments
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Taking The Next ‘Big’ Step: Working at The Canada Revenue Agency

Co-operative Education

Considering whether you want to work at a small company or a large organization? Try out both! Enjoying the support and intimate company culture while working at a small company, I was worried about my work going unnoticed and a lack of communication at a large organization. Find out how wrong I was!

By: Matthew Lee 528 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Health and Counselling Services: More Than Just Your Average School Clinic

SFU Health Promotion

SFU's Health and Counselling Services are offering incredible services and events to help students deal with the stress and anxiety that school life brings. So why aren't more students taking advantage of these services? Mutinta, who worked with HCS, brings awareness to many of the awesome resources HCS provides.

By: Mutinta Bbela 565 reads | 0 comments
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Finding the Right Fit: A Guide to Job Hunting

Business

After reaching the end of her first co-op semester, Amanda, a Business co-op student, reflects on her experience and shares tips on how to find a position that is best suited to help you achieve your goals

By: Amanda Dunbar 617 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Things I Learned Working With The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Co-op Reflections

The transition from a normal part-time job to a full-time, career-defining position is not always easy. Read on to find out how Hayley faces her challenges as well as providing 5 valuable strategies to make the most of your co-op experience.

By: Hayley Patrus 545 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth It?

Co-op

To do or not to do? In this article, Thuy An talks about the pros of the co-op program and how it can benefit your future career. 

By: Thuy An Lam 967 reads | 0 comments
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My Adventures working with the BC Lottery Corporation

digital marketing

Is working in an unfamiliar industry scary to you? Don’t know what to prepare before working in a co-op? Read on to find out more.

By: Cloris Sun 1268 reads | 0 comments