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SFU’s Health and Counselling Services: More Than Just Your Average School Clinic

Mental Health

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 229 reads | 0 comments
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Finding the Right Fit: A Guide to Job Hunting

Co-operative Education

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 244 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Things I Learned Working With The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Co-operative Education

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 218 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 640 reads | 0 comments
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My Adventures working with the BC Lottery Corporation

Co-op

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 833 reads | 0 comments
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Moving From Retail to Corporate : Life as an Operational Specialist at Canadian Western Trust

Co-operative Education

For three years I worked part-time at TD Canada Trust as a customer service representative and eventually a personal banking associate.

By: Phuong Mai 522 reads | 0 comments
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Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Insights into Working at a Small Firm

Co-operative Education

If you ever wondered what it was like working at a small to mid-size accounting firm, read on for a few insights from my first co-op work term!

By: Kaadambari Ravi 661 reads | 0 comments
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Gzowski 2019: Intership with CBC

Co-op Reflections

"I cried the day I heard that I had won the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship" Sonya shares her story on how she ended up being an intern at CBC Radio and why it's so important to not give up on your dreams. 

By: Sonya Hartwig 1064 reads | 0 comments
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Golden Opportunity: How I Accidentally Ended Up at a Fortune 500 Mining Company

Co-op Reflections

What many students may not know is that it can be very disheartening to apply for jobs at first. You may not receive many responses. It feels almost as if all the positions you want have already been filled. 

By: Farah Jhumra 1416 reads | 0 comments
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Social Media 101: 4 Tips to Ace Social Media Management for an Institution out of Your Expertise

Co-operative Education

Curious how to run social media for a company out of your expertise? Take a look at Cristyn's article, where she reveals the best approaches to social media management and get ready to work in the field!

By: Cristyn Fung 908 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Journey: How I Landed a Co-op working on 3 New Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

Co-op

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up” - Les Brown

By: Seraphina Augustus 662 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Through the First Month of your Co-op

Workplace Success

Getting Through the First Month of Your Co-op: How do you prepare for a new work term? And how do you survive the first month in a new co-op position? Business Major Anca Zgreaban shares five tips for easing smoothly from a study semester into a working term.

By: Anca Zgreaban 1075 reads | 0 comments
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3 Myths About Working in the Technology Industry Out of Town

Co-op Reflections

Working in a technological industry as a non-tech student is much more exciting as you might have thought of it. Hilda shares her experience and debunks three myths about this niche.

By: Hilda Martin Kasyanju 1078 reads | 0 comments
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Corporate Environments DO In Fact Contain Interesting People

Co-operative Education

If you think that working for a corporation is incredibly dull in terms of social connections, take a look at Leo's article, where he busts this myth!

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 1010 reads | 0 comments
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Being Qualified-ish

Communique

Have you ever felt that you are not qualified enough for a job you just got? Privilege explains why it is more than alright to be a newbie and what you should understand about your position to take the best from your co-op term.

By: Privilege Rundogo 1171 reads | 0 comments
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Five Essential Skills for Cmns Co-ops

Co-operative Education

Are you wondering what skills you might need for a job in CMNS? Co-op student Amy unpacks five essential skills for your future CMNS career you might want to develop.

By: Amy Chui 760 reads | 0 comments
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How to Mess Up at Work and not Get Fired

Communique

Is messing up at work one of your greatest fears that keeps you up at night? Taylor talks about how to deal with mistakes in the workplace. The end of the world can eventually turn into a valuable experience worthy of mentioning in your resume.

By: Taylor Wagner 1401 reads | 0 comments
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Fake It Till You Make It

Co-op Reflections

“Business courses helped me with workplace etiquette, while Communication courses allowed me to develop different perspectives.” Human Resources student Tabraiz reveals the hidden benefits of applying to jobs outside of your major and gaining a unique, mix-matched skillset.

By: Tabraiz Sanaullah 1102 reads | 0 comments
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What Happens When You "Don't Want to Bother Your Boss" with Questions?

Co-operative Education

“Should I ask my boss what to do, or am I being annoying and asking them too many questions?” Leo emphasizes the importance of establishing a clear line of communication with your supervisor and not being afraid to ask for clarification.

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 1253 reads | 0 comments
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A View from the Other Side of the Table: Interviewing from a Co-op Student's Perspective

Communique

Ever wondered what your interviewers were thinking? Amanda takes us behind the scenes of an interview process and shares how to prepare for trick questions, ways to leave a strong first impression and techniques for highlighting skills and experience. 

By: Amanda Pataky 1458 reads | 0 comments