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Tackling an Industrial Co-op: A Few Tips on Getting Started

Industry

Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student, James Wang, spent his last co-op accumulating industrial experience at Kodak.  He shares his top four tips for success when working in a company setting.

By: James Wang 5251 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Carolyn Baldridge at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Communique

A communication strategy is something that virtually every organization needs, but what kind of work does it entail for the people responsible for crafting and executing it?

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 8608 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad

Work Abroad

I was a bit nervous at first about leaving the city life behind, but I soon came to realize that the change would be a great new adventure. I feel incredibly lucky to live abroad in a small town, because I get to experience and immerse myself in a uniquely French culture.

By: Rachel Osterman 6833 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

Advisor Websites

Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 14121 reads | 0 comments
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Samantha’s Journey to Japan

Co-op Reflections

Samantha went to Japan through the Canada Japan Co-op Program and worked at Kao Corporation as a co-op student.  Find out what it took for Samantha to settle into her life in Japan.

By: Samantha Kuah 6911 reads | 0 comments
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The Inside Scoop: Working at CGA-BC and CPABC

event planning

Jennifer Johnson is a 4th year business student concentrating in Marketing with a Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate.  She reflects on what it was like to work at CGA-BC and CPABC as a Marketing Assistant where she worked on large scale event planning.

By: Jennifer Johnson 9063 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Images

Communication, Art and Technology

After five months interning at Brazil’s largest TV channel, I have lost count of how many times I heard the sentence “image is everything in television.”

By: Vitor Borba 7173 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Daniel Paulino expected to be the intern that got coffee for the office.  He surprised everyone, especially himself, when he developed top performing software and wrote a research paper in his eight month co-op at Genome Science Centre.  Find out how he did it.

By: Daniel Paulino 7867 reads | 0 comments
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How I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone and Embraced Life Abroad

Co-operative Education

Looking to maximize your time abroad and integrate with locals, but nervous to take the first few steps? Read on to learn how I broke through my personal barriers, and the advice I have for future travellers to make the most of their work term overseas.

By: Kendra Lodewyke 6342 reads | 0 comments
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Living and working abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Co-op

Are you looking into working abroad for your co-op?  Business student, Candice Woods shares what she learned in her co-op and how to combat homesickness based on her experience working in Barcelona, Spain for her co-op.

By: Candice Woods 7441 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Vancouver Canucks

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 15981 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Networking

Co-operative Education

My outlook on networking used to be simple—if I was going to get a job, I wanted to know I got it because I proved myself. That I performed excellently during the interview and the company decided I was perfect for the role, not because we had mingled over beers or BBQ chicken.

By: Shauna Mercer 10295 reads | 0 comments
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The International Experience Melting Pot

Co-op Reflections

Jiwon Lee is an English student who did her co-op in Korea, where she taught English to school children. She shares what it's like to do a co-op on the other side of the world!

By: Jiwon Lee 3206 reads | 0 comments
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Reinvent Yourself by Working Abroad

Co-op

When I first started applying for jobs overseas, I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted; all I knew was that I needed a change, and some time to grow.

By: Michael Welk 3437 reads | 0 comments
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The Variety of Experiences @ a Multinational Professional Services Corporation

Economics

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) offers opportunities beyond accounting. Jackie, an Economics student, spent his co-op in the Learning and Development Department of PwC in Hong Kong. 

By: Jackie Huang 3273 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Marketing

Have you ever considered what you would say during an interview when asked the “Tell Us About Yourself” question? Courtney, a Business co-op student learned a lot about herself during her co-op and has figured out her answer.  Read her reflection and re-think your answer to the question.

By: Courtney Adams 48696 reads | 0 comments
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BPK in Barcelona?

English Teaching

BPK student, Nick Crivici, spent nine months as an English Language Assistant in Barcelona.  Although this co-op was not directly related to the BPK field, he found tremendous educational value in his experience abroad.

By: Nick Crivici 4857 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 4]: A Goodbye to Science Shows

Co-operative Education

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 5628 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 3]: Science Here, There, Everywhere

Science AL!VE Insider Series

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 4142 reads | 0 comments
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How to Survive in a Fast-Paced Office Environment

priority management

Fast-paced office environments can be very stressful!  Business student Christine shares her tips on how to manage in this kind of environment, based on what she learned at Appnovation Technologies.

By: Christine Liew 70817 reads | 0 comments