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Inclusion Illuminates Work Experience

Co-operative Education

Political Science student Nicole shares about her experience doing marketing communications work for Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI).

By: Nicole Doucette 3244 reads | 0 comments
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Consulate Communication Builds Connections

Vancouver

Diana completed her first Co-op work term with the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver.

By: Diana Kabantsov 4437 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on Progressive Projects

Criminology (Police Studies) [SRY]

Andrea takes on the non-profit world as a Community Services Assistant at the Progressive Housing Society. 

By: Andrea Bajcetic 2742 reads | 0 comments
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Developing an Understanding of Non-Profits

Co-operative Education

Meghan shares the benefits of working at a non-profit based on her experience at the Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

By: Meghan Ogden 2355 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

Co-op Reflections

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 12352 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Communique

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 13701 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 8133 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Ericsson
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 13488 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

Co-op Reflections

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 6775 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

CSI Blog

September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 11599 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Marketing

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 11974 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in China

International Co-op

Jacky is a fourth year Business Student who spent his co-op in Beijing China.  Read his interview to discover what his co-op abroad was like.  Jacky covers preparing for the work term, work life, and living abroad.

By: Jacky Zhang 9596 reads | 0 comments
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My time at Destiny Reflection/Foundation

Destiny Reflection

Nicole Molinari is a Health Sciences BA student who shares her experience working in Kolkata, India, where she worked with Destiny Reflection/Foundation, an organization that works to empower survivors of human trafficking and at-risk women.

By: Nicole Molinari 11114 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Top Tip Lists

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 17010 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

Co-operative Education

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 19970 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

Personal Development

After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 11855 reads | 0 comments
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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

Co-op Reflections

Ever wondered how your academic Communication skills stack up in the workplace? Co-op student Laura Tuturas sheds insight into how Communications prepared her for her workterm at ZE Powergroup.

By: Laura Tuturas 12793 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

Communication

Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 14868 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

Broadcom

Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5725 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

Graduate

 

When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5459 reads | 0 comments