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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Goodbyes Can be Surprising!

TFCSE

After spending eight months with TFCSE Natlie details the final days of her Co-op experience, and the many surprises she came across as she said her good-byes to volunteers and coworkers.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: My First BIG Event

Co-operative Education

In her latest post Natlie conquers her first big event during her TFCSE Co-op term with her Trick or Eat team. Find out what she learned about event planning and working with volunteers.

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Ritik's Japanese Co-op Adventure

Co-operative Education

Ritik had a pretty amazing time in Japan while on his International Co-op term with BOSCH. The projects he worked on may have been classifed, but the fun he had sure wasn't, and he's here to share it with you.

By: Ritik Looned 19933 reads | 0 comments
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Long Bus Rides

Co-op Reflections

Carey Lau travelled to Korea to teach English with TaLK, and quickly found herself extending her stay for a second term. Read more about her experience, as shared with the TaLK newsletter.

By: Carey Lau 11624 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day One

Co-op Reflections

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the first 16 presentors. 

By: Elizabeth Moffat 11236 reads | 0 comments
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Severin's Tropical, Scuba Diving Co-op Adventure

International

In summer of 2013, SFU Biomedical Physiology student Severin Vaillancourt headed to The Bahamas as a Field Research Assistant with the school's Marine Ecology Lab. He shared recollections of his underwater adventures and more with International Co-op.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 37407 reads | 0 comments
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Lauren's Summer at Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City

China

Lauren turned to international Co-op as a way to continue gaining work experience while exploring the world. Read about her experience working for a high end international hotel chain in China.

By: Lauren Watkins 13156 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: How I Put My Blogging Passion to Work

Natalie's TFCSE Co-op

Natalie's been writing OLC blogs for awhile now, so she was excited to be able to bring her blogging skills to her new Co-op job. Now she's launched the SFU Food Bank Blog.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Interviewee to Interviewer

Co-op Reflections

Natalie faces a new experience in her role as SFU Food Bank Coordinator: Conducting interviews. After only a few short months, she's on the other side of the table, find out how it went.

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Why I Joined the CRA

Co-op Reflections

Edith Tang had some doubts about applying for the CRA, but one yeat later she's successfully completed an eight-month Co-op work term and now works as a Student Ambassador for the CRA, promoting similar opportunites to students.

By: Edith Tang 43923 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie’s Co-op: From Being the Volunteer to Managing Volunteers

SFU Food Bank

Natalie has lots of experience volunteering, but now she's managing volunteers for the first time. Read how she applied lessons she learned from former managers to make the transition with the SFU Food Bank.

By: npope 4499 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie’s Co-op: My First day on the Job at TFCSE in SFU

Series

After blogging her way through the interview process, Natalie found another Co-op position, this time right on campus in Maggie Benson Centre, and she's back to share her first days at TFCSE.

By: npope 6122 reads | 0 comments
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Confidence Through Co-op

Applied Sciences

Software Engineering Co-op student Alex Moore writes about his final Co-op experience before graduation, and the importance of lifelong learning.

By: Alex Moore 5622 reads | 0 comments
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A Wonderful Experience at Broadcom

Engineering

Senior Co-op student, Alex Lung shares his experience at Broadcom, where he spent two work terms in QA Test Platform Development.

By: Alex Lung 6116 reads | 0 comments
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Taste of BlackBerry Fruitful for Co-op Students

Research in Motion

SFU students involved in Co-op work terms at BlackBerry (one of the program’s biggest employers) are getting more than a hands-on experience. Many are landing plum positions. Last year alone, 263 SFU students completed terms with the high profile company.

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How Co-op Adds Value to Any Degree

Software Systems [SRY]

Parminder Benipal looks back at what he learned about himself and his career path at his first Co-op job, and how that lead to landing his third Co-op work term with IBM.

By: Parminder Benipal 13088 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on a Co-op Journey with Ji Hoon Choi

Co-operative Education

After completing five co-op semesters, Ji Hoon Choi looks back at the choices that led him to where he is today: working, studying, and traveling all at once.

By: Ji Hoon Choi 5341 reads | 0 comments
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Mike's IC Development with Broadcom

Applied Sciences

Michael Leung shares his experience of spending eight months as a co-op student for Broadcom Corporation.

By: Michael Leung 11455 reads | 0 comments
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BC Easter Seals: The Campers Arrive

Co-operative Education

In the second of a three-part series, Rachael welcomes East Seals campers to Squamish, and offers advice to anyone thinking of spending the summer at camp.

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BC Easter Seals: Career Exploration

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

In the final entry of her Easter Seals Camp series, Rachael reflects on her summer spent in Squamish, sharing what she learned about herself, and her career path.

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