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My TaLK Life

International

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 4726 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Kelowna

Co-op

Thinking about moving away for your co-op placement? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your adventure!

By: Mandy Yeung 5253 reads | 0 comments
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Piecing the Puzzle

Co-op Reflections

My time at Parks Canada has been the most dynamic placement with experience working at the Visitor’s Centre in customer service to creating a day camp program from scratch.  I wrote this article in celebration of August 12, International Youth Day!

By: Jazmin Dhaliwal 4686 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

communication

For Samit Bariana, design was always the most challenging aspect of working in communications. That was until he completed a design-related project during his co-op work term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

By: Samit Bariana 9143 reads | 0 comments
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My Life Among Birkenstocks

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Walking into my first day of work for my co-op term at The Right Shoe, all I expected was just another retail job. But upon arriving at work, I quickly realized how much more informative and applicable to my degree the experience would be. What I thought would be just another retail experience turned out to be one of the most interesting, informative and relevant experiences of my life.

By: Biomedical Footwear Assessor 3847 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of my Rut: How Co-op Changed my Life

Co-op Reflections

Jason shares how co-op has helped him develop personally and professionally.  He takes us back in time and back as he shares his life before co-op and contrasts it to where he is now. 

By: Jason Wallace 4586 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

GIFs

Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 9489 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Not What Your Communication Degree Can Do for You; It’s What You Can Do For Your Communication Degree

SCOY

For some employers today, a degree has become the minimum requirement for most entry-level jobs. Having spoke with this year's winner of the SCOY Award of Merit, Terence Chu, the solution to this conundrum, for me, became apparent.  

By: Chris McCluskie 14041 reads | 0 comments
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Develop your career in Hong Kong

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Consider going abroad for your co-op.  When Alan did his co-op in Hong Kong, he not only got first hand experience with a new culture but he also developed new skills.

By: Alan Pang 5948 reads | 0 comments
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Fight the Struggle of Finding Your First Placement: Being Open to Opportunities When Seeking Your First Co-op Work Term

Communique

Before finding his first co-op placement, Shem Navalta found himself frustrated that his “ideal” job wasn’t available to him. In this post, Shem talks about his experience with searching for his first co-op job and provides advice on how to be open to opportunities that will help you grow. 

By: Shem Navalta 9025 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned From Going Back to Kindergarten

Co-op Reflections

I spent a year working in a special needs kindergarten classroom and learned endless career and life skills to help me work towards my goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist.

By: Erin O’Neil 5930 reads | 0 comments
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I’m on a (big big) boat

Video

The company I work for thought it was a great idea to throw me out to sea on a large vessel to test out filming at sea.  It worked out. Here’s the story.

By: Solomon Hsu 4963 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond the BC bubble: My co-op term in Burma (Myanmar)

Arts and Social Sciences

In a country filled with monks, crazy drivers, and frequent power outages, things were different living in Burma. After four months, it started to feel a bit like home. Here’s a glimpse into my unique experience as a political intern for the Embassy of Canada to Burma (Myanmar). 

By: Layla Clarkson 6954 reads | 0 comments
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Fun at SAP

Co-operative Education

Giselle Li had great experiences doing her co-op at SAP. In this article, she recorded one of her setbacks during work and how she resolved it.  She also shares what it is like to work at SAP and the events and opportunities that are available there. 

By: Giselle Li 5970 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering a new campus

SFU

Puppy Therapy, Laughter Yoga, and Knitting Clubs - need I say more? After eight months of working as the Marketing and Communications Assistant with SFU Health and Counselling, I’ve been able to help plan and promote all these great programs on campus. 

By: Megan Lo 5332 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad: Skill Improvements for Any Career

Spain

Have you ever wanted to live and work abroad but could “never” find something career related?  Well, in my opinion, what you “could not find” might actually be right in front of your eyes.  There are countless opportunities for students to live abroad while teaching English.  You just might be surprised at what occupational skills you might be able to extract from such a position.  Have a read of my article to find out.

By: Nick Crivici 5141 reads | 0 comments
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My Fitness Journey

Thompson Community Centre

Kenneth Moy is a Kinesiology student who spent his co-op placement at Thompson Community Centre.  Read on to find out what he learned after four months as a fitness professional.  

By: Kenneth Moy 5447 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 2]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Networking

Co-operative Education

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 4486 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 1]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Working Together like a Well-Oiled Machine

Co-operative Education

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 5770 reads | 0 comments
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2015: A Planning Odyssey

Computing Science

Robert, a Computing Science student, spent his co-op as a software developer at Visier.  He went above and beyond by volunteering to plan fun social events for the company, which resulted in some great learning experiences.  

By: Robert 5298 reads | 0 comments