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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Co-operative Education

It is a very exciting time to get involved with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)! Taylor shares her experience working at INAC's Yukon regional office and how she gained valuable skills while learning about Yukon First Nations, government and life in the North. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 15496 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Perspectives: How Co-op Helped Me See the Bigger Picture

PHSA

I started university with the intention of going to medical school. However, co-op has helped me see that there are so many more possibilities in the field of healthcare. In my article, I discuss my co-op experience and the lessons I learned along the way.

By: Ornela Polovina 12942 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

mentorships

In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 11719 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

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Four SFU students organized and performed a free outdoor children’s theatre in the Lower Mainland. The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 6042 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

School for Contemporary Arts

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 4700 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Workplace Success

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 10052 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part I – Get Involved and Utilize On-Campus Resources

Co-op

Have you ever wondered why you should go to university and what you have done to make your university life meaningful? Have you ever been in a situation where you have no clue of what to do with your life and how to start making every penny of your tuition fees worth it? Have you ever felt frightened when thinking about your future career? I was in the same position so I want to share some tips on how to not regret going to school and how to get ready to face your future!

By: Jenny Vo 11407 reads | 0 comments
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Internship in the Contemporary Arts

Co-operative Education

Taking the internship course at SFU this semester has turned out to be an interesting and overall invaluable work experience for me as I near the end of my undergraduate career. Read on to discover what it was like to do an internship with the Contemporary Art Gallery.

By: Lauren Lavery 4565 reads | 0 comments
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Burrard Arts Foundation Internship

Co-operative Education

The organization that I was fortunate enough to work with this summer was Burrard Arts Foundation.

By: Alexandra Best 5596 reads | 0 comments
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Journey to the Centres

Co-op Reflections

I was somewhat apprehensive to join the team  at the adult day centres but my 8 month co-op placement working with seniors  turned out to be one of the most valuable experiences that I have ever had. I was able to get involved with Vancouver Coastal Health's SteadyFeet®, form  friendships with seniors, and even learn some Cantonese! 

By: Evelyn Korompai 4113 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of the Co-op Experience: The Case for a Diversified Co-op Portfolio

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Ever wonder what type of factors you should take into consideration when seeking out Co-op placements? Mark reflects on his rewarding Co-op journey to make some recommendations on how to best take advantage of the Co-op program!

By: Mark Thompson 4920 reads | 0 comments
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Beast in the East: Why You Should Go Away For Co-op

Ontario

If you’ve only been looking for co-op placements in the Greater Vancouver area, here’s why you should definitely reconsider.

By: Imran Kanji 5448 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Design

Co-operative Education

Danny shares how he has developed as a result of his UX design co-op experiences.

By: Danny Blackstock 4782 reads | 0 comments
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Touch the Future of Hydrogen Storage

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The future of energy belongs to hydrogen but you can be part of the future as well. Take part in the development of the next generation power source and learn engineering knowledge throughout the whole process with Hydrogen In Motion Inc. at Powertech Labs Inc..

By: Weilin Sun 4124 reads | 0 comments
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John Howard Society - Hobden House

Co-op Reflections

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.

By: Theresa John 11997 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

Communique

Richard Ainscough's first co-op semester was different from a lot of the co-op positions students typically apply for. For Richard, his first work term was a self-directed co-op where he worked mainly from home.  

By: Richard Ainscough 12649 reads | 0 comments
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Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Work Search

Are you interested in joining Co-op and wondering what the process is like? Are you wondering when exactly you should be starting Co-op? This article provides insight on what the Co-op job search is really like through my own personal journey.

By: Nikki Zayco 9982 reads | 0 comments
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@SFUVan Profile: Samaah Jaffer

US Consulate

Meet Samaah Jaffer, an Arts Co-op student who has worked at the US Consulate and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. 

By: Kamilah Charters-Gabanek 4078 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Jobs Help Fulfill Iron Man Career Ambition

Co-operative Education

Sheldan Manansala's childhood dreams came true as his journey took him to land a co-op at Tesla Motors.  

By: Caitlin Dawson 4365 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

communication

Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 8836 reads | 0 comments