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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day One

Event Summaries

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 11288 reads | 0 comments
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Severin's Tropical, Scuba Diving Co-op Adventure

Marine Ecology Lab

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 37533 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 13178 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: How I Put My Blogging Passion to Work

TFCSE

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.

By: npope 4557 reads | 0 comments
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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.

By: npope 4726 reads | 0 comments
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Why I Joined the CRA

Co-operative Education

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 44177 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie’s Co-op: From Being the Volunteer to Managing Volunteers

Series

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 4531 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie’s Co-op: My First day on the Job at TFCSE in SFU

Workplace Success

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 6167 reads | 0 comments
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Confidence Through Co-op

Engineering

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 5674 reads | 0 comments
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A Wonderful Experience at Broadcom

Computing 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 6139 reads | 0 comments
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Taste of BlackBerry Fruitful for Co-op Students

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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

Computing Science

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 13148 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 5371 reads | 0 comments
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Mike's IC Development with Broadcom

Engineering

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

By: Michael Leung 11522 reads | 0 comments
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BC Easter Seals: The Campers Arrive

Series

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.

By: rhutchin 5054 reads | 0 comments
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BC Easter Seals: Career Exploration

Science

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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BC Easter Seals: Orientation and Training

BC Easter Seals

In the first of a three-part series, Rachael begins her summer Co-op at a BC Easter Seals camp. Follow along as she goes through training and orientation.

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The Triumphant Transition: Tips for the Exciting First Week

Co-op Reflections

The first week is often the most stressful for students on their first, second or even sixth work term. Coming from a successful transition into the workplace on his first co-op work term at BCNET, Samuel shares some of his top tips for the first week.

 

By: Samuel Gorski 7710 reads | 0 comments
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Behind the Lens at Johnson & Johnson: Part Two

Marketing

Naina had the opportunity to put her passion to work at her dream company for her 8-month co-op work term. In the final installment of a two-part series, Naina takes on new responsibilites and opportunites to grow as a marketer.

By: Naina Sethi 10001 reads | 0 comments
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Behind the Lens at Johnson & Johnson: Part One

Johnson and Johnson

Naina had the opportunity to put her passion to work at her dream company for her 8-month co-op work term. In the first part of a two-part series, Naina shares the learning experiences from her first four months at one of the largest healthcare companies in the world.

By: Naina Sethi 10774 reads | 0 comments