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Engineering with IBM: A World Without Borders

Applied Sciences

Computer Engineering student, Harpeet Basaron is currently on a 16-month co-op term with IBM. Read how her time in Toronto has allowed her to broaden her career horizons, as she left the province to set out on her own, overcoming new challenges and career experiences.

 

By: Harpreet Basraon 8313 reads | 0 comments
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Going International With CJCP

Japan

Considering going International for your next Co-op experience? Read about how David went to Japan to utalize his engineering experience with the Canada Japan Co-op Program.

By: David Stevens 6120 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Staying Motivated on the Job

Business

Samantha Luo spent her co-op term at Olson & Company Chartered Accountants. While there she learned about the importance of self-starting and keeping yourself motivated with minimal supervision. She now has five tips on getting work done and beating procrastination.

By: Samantha Luo 11814 reads | 0 comments
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Public Affairs at the US Consulate

United States

This spring I spent a co-op term working as a Public Affairs Intern for the United States Consulate General Vancouver. Every day was different at the Consulate - read on to find out more!

By: Kamilah Charters-Gabinek 2886 reads | 0 comments
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Tax Season at Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

“Professionalism, Cooperation, Respect, and Integrity are not only instilled in the organization, but in myself as well." Read on to find out more about what Paul learned about during his eight months at the Canada Revenue Agency. 

By: Paul Moussalli 2812 reads | 0 comments
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Hardware Engineering Co-op at Broadcom

Co-operative Education

Working at Broadcom over the past 16 months as a Hardware Engineering co-op student has been both challenging and rewarding. The time has been filled with lots of exciting, challenging, and hard work; yet it has also been filled with lots of fun and memorable experiences. This is the kind of company that every SFU engineering student should strive to work for!

By: Shervin Asgari Pour 7539 reads | 0 comments
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Sean's International Experience in Bolivia

Co-op

SFU's International Co-op department interviewed Sean Sager fresh from his three-month term in Bolvia, where he worked with Students for Development as a Development Intern,  promoting and teaching the fundamentals of community economic development to local community leaders in Bolivia.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 5130 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Poland: Evan's International Adventure of Self Exploration

Poland

University can be a draining experience. So how to do you recharge yourself without delaying your academic or professional plans? Why not go on an international co-op placement? Check out BPK student Evan Hutcheon's adventure, reflections and experiences he gained working in Poland.

By: Evan Hutcheon 5517 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: The Joys of the Lunchroom - Being Social on the Job

Natalie's Co-op Blog

You are new to the company, and you don’t know anyone. Where do you start? How about the lunchroom! Read on to learn about my lunchroom experience for my first co-op job.

By: npope 4117 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: My Lesson In Flexibility

Co-op Reflections

Everyone has a picture in their mind when they think of what they will be doing when they land their first co-op job.  It’s good to think big, but just remember to think FLEXIBLE. Let me tell you how being flexible allowed me to get a great co-op experience.

By: npope 4120 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

Sustainability Opportunities

SFU Faculty of Environment alumni Wes Regan graduated with a BA in Geography and two certificates in Urban Studies and Sustainable Community Development. Since then, he has become a successful contractor/consultant in Community Development and Urban Planning.

By: Leigh McGregor 3144 reads | 0 comments
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Fostering Families at Capstone Youth

Co-operative Education

Lesley shares how she worked with youth and families at Capstone Youth and Family Services, and how she developed various skills and saw that she was able to encourage positive development with the people she worked with as a result.

By: Lesley Richards 2183 reads | 0 comments
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Sparking Change Across the Province

Arts and Social Sciences

I spent my summer traveling across the province, and getting paid to do it; that’s a pretty golden opportunity, if you ask me! Read on to discover how Krisandra made a difference during her co-op by bringing awareness to a free recycling option in BC.

By: Krisandra Reid 2040 reads | 0 comments
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Kyle’s Experience in China: An Adventure of a Lifetime

SFD

Kyle went on the SFD program in Summer 2012 where he worked with an organization called the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, in China though the International Co-op program. Read on to find out what he learned from a new cultural experience.

By: Jesse Choo 6598 reads | 0 comments
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Building Foundations

Co-op

Stacey was given the unique opportunity to work with Schools Building Schools (SBS) as the Field Coordinator in Mbarara, Uganda.

By: Stacey Bryant 1357 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op?

Communique

Being a co-op student was just what Andrea needed- except she didn't know it when she first began her co-op search. Read on to learn about how her co-op experience changed her perspective on seeking practical job experience while still in school and how it helped her application to Semester in Dialouge.

By: Andrea Sanchez 6072 reads | 0 comments
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Spotlight on a Loaned Representative - Averyl Bancroft

Co-op Reflections

Averyl Bancroft spent her co-op workterm as a Loaned Representative,as well as one of the United Way's Care-y mascots! As part of the United Way Spotlight series she shares her experience about the Loaned Rep program taking her out of her comfort zone.

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Communicating With Culture in Mind

Student Spotlight

A co-op placement at VACFSS allowed Aleks Besan to learn about the progress being made within the world of child welfare, family preservation, and social work. She reflects on this rewarding experience and her work in Communications.

By: Aleks Besan 5073 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Woes

Co-op Reflections

So you have been shortlisted for an interview, what do you do next?  Take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and do some research!  Preparation and confidence are key, but what happens when this isn't enough?

By: Stephanie Chow 6511 reads | 0 comments
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Small Town Co-op Experience

Co-op Reflections

This city girl experienced small town life during her most recent work term.  Whether it was harvesting plants and herbs in the forest or learning the differences between corporate and small business, Yuliya strived to succeed!  Read on to learn more about her brave journey in small town Ontario. 

By: Yuliya Vitsenkova 6752 reads | 0 comments