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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

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 12801 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

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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 14874 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

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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 5731 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

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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 5466 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

Applied Sciences

 

Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5788 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

Co-operative Education

Did you know the School of Computing Science has a co-op program for graduate students?  Evgeny was thrilled when he found out and because of the program he was able to land a job with everything he was looking for.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 7075 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 3] Reflections

Canada Revenue Agency

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program who worked at for Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  He shares what training is like, learning on the job, and in this article he shares his overall reflections on what it was like to work as a Taxpayer Services Agent.

By: Leo Ng 10540 reads | 0 comments
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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

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Communication Co-op Student and SCOY 2014 winner, Denisa Orlandea,  never anticipated completing all 4 co-op terms in the oil and gas industry, much less considering a career in it. Here are her favorite parts of working for the Oil and Gas industry.

By: Denisa Orlandea 8836 reads | 0 comments
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4 More Misconceptions About Co-op You Need to Burn Right Now

Co-operative Education

Emily Taylor, senior Communication Co-op student, debunks 4 more misconceptions about joining Co-op in part 2 of our series. 

By: Emily Taylor 11920 reads | 0 comments
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The Secret to Securing Your First Co-op Term: A Reflection On My First Co-op Search And How I Landed My Dream Placement

Work Search

Kelly is a Communications Co-op student who landed her dream job. She shares how she did this with 5 tips! 

By: Kelly Furey 34885 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

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5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 34210 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

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For Kiran Basra, senior Communication Co-op student, working at Electronic Arts was a unique experience from the get-go. Between re-constructing her job description and fine-tuning her marketing analytics skills on-the-job, Kiran has re-defined what Communication Co-op students can accomplish. 

By: sgrandin 14675 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from Arts Co-op Student - Alison Tan

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Meet Alison Tan, a fourth year student who has completed three co-op terms.  She shares her experiences with the co-op program. 

By: Samantha Grandinetti 2627 reads | 0 comments
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It’s All Related

International Studies

Elinor worked in the External Relations Department of Parks Canada and explains how this was the right choice for her as an International Studies student. 

By: Elinor McNamee-Annett 2803 reads | 0 comments
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Safeguarding Canadians

Arts and Social Sciences

Ronald spent his co-op working at the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy and describes the importance and benefits of working in the public sector.  

By: Ronald Yeung 2282 reads | 0 comments
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Learning in Shifts

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Jaclyn Marshall shares why students considering a career in law enforcement should consider working for the RCMP as a co-op position.

By: Jaclyn Marshall 4376 reads | 0 comments
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Enforcing Soft Skills

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

Meet “Student Border Services Officer (SBSO) Umar”, who shares what her co-op was like at the Canada Border Services Agency.

By: Aayla Umar 3808 reads | 0 comments
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How Do Snakes Poop? And Other Curious Questions a Science Facilitator Co-op Student Could Ask You

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For her first co-op, SFU Biology and English student Kristina Charania headed to the heart of Vancouver to work as a Science Facilitator at Science World for four months. Read all about her co-op adventures and challenges under the dome!

By: Kristina Charania 21996 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Jeremy Chao @ SAP

Communication

Performing in a theatre troupe, dressing up like a Ghostbuster, giving out soup to the homeless –not what typically comes to mind when you think about working in the tech sector. But for Jeremy Chao, 3rd year Communication Co-op student, they were some of the most rewarding parts of his Co-op terms at SAP

By: liesl 12194 reads | 0 comments
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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

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Reality check: a degree doesn’t guarantee a job. Vancouver communications, marketing and writing jobs aren’t waiting for you in the stands at Convocation. You’ve got to hunt for them, and Co-op is your open door. 

By: Emily Taylor 10552 reads | 0 comments