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It’s All Related

Public Sector

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 2845 reads | 0 comments
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Safeguarding Canadians

Working Students

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 2338 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 4455 reads | 0 comments
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Enforcing Soft Skills

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Aayla Umar 3959 reads | 0 comments
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How Do Snakes Poop? And Other Curious Questions a Science Facilitator Co-op Student Could Ask You

Science

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 22060 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Jeremy Chao @ SAP

Co-operative Education

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 12319 reads | 0 comments
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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

Co-op Reflections

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 10677 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Co-op

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 8271 reads | 0 comments
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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

Workplace Success

Working for the Public Sector was always a goal of mine, yet when I was offered a position as the Communications Assistant at Transport Canada, I realized the topic of transportation was completely foreign to me.

By: Lynn Shinto 5145 reads | 0 comments
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Christiane’s Working Adventure in Bolivia! February: Arrivals and Carnaval Times

Series

In the winter of 2013, SFU Geography student Christiane Pulluau trekked to La Paz, Bolivia to work with a CED (Community Economic Development) group. She shared her diary entries with us, and part one is featured here.

By: Christiane Palluau 5475 reads | 0 comments
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Christiane's Working Adventure in Bolivia! February: A Little Bird Told Me…

Bolivia

In the winder of 2013, SFU Geography student Christiane Pulluau trekked to La Paz, Bolivia to work with a CED (Community Economic Development) group. She shared her diary entries with us, this is part two of her adventure.

By: Christiane Palluau 5750 reads | 0 comments
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Christiane's Working Adventure in Bolivia! March: Arts and Culture

Co-op Reflections

In the winter of 2013, SFU Geography student Christiane Pulluau trekked to La Paz, Bolivia to work with a CED (Community Economic Development) group. She shared her diary entries with us, and we present the third insallment: Arts and Culture in March.

By: Christiane Palluau 4729 reads | 0 comments
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Christiane's Working Adventure in Bolivia! Spring: Those Little Places

Geography

In the winter of 2013, SFU Geography student Christiane Pulluau trekked to La Paz, Bolivia to work with a CED (Community Economic Development) group. In her final installment she shares some of her favourite places.

By: Christiane Palluau 9435 reads | 0 comments
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Profile: IABC’s Student Communicator of the Year Award

Communication

The Student Communicator of the Year Award or, SCOY, is a prestigious award given out by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) exclusively to their student members to recognize excellence in communication. 

By: Alex Lowe 5431 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

FortisBC

The Mechatronics Systems Engineering program puts a focus on a broad scope of experience, Co-op student, Austin Tsai shares his three work terms that provided him with a wide variety of experience to match his educational background.

By: Austin Tsai 16794 reads | 0 comments
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Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience

Bolivia CED Project

Jeff took Bolivia by storm, working with the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Economico Comunitario (CIDECO), as part of the Bolivian CED Project. Find out more about how his International experience impacted his career journey.

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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Personal Development

Within the first week of my second work term, it became apparent just how much I would be working with Adobe Illustrator. I felt I should be an expert when I was, in fact, still a beginner. How would I rise to the challenge, and become more familiar with the Adobe Suite while on the job?

By: Elizabeth Krump 8528 reads | 0 comments
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Why Work for a Startup Company?

Co-op Reflections

ePACT Network changed my perspective on what it takes to be a professional communicator, and enabled me to mature, grow and develop my skills.  What I’m saying above all else is, if you’re interested in pushing the boundaries of your Communication degree; consider working for a start-up company.

By: Karen Ho 7490 reads | 0 comments
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Why Working for SFU Was My Best Decision

FCAT

My impression of co-op was that it was supposed to be a way in which to explore the challenging world outside of school; consequently, working at my school felt comfortable, and limited. At this point, after a rewarding four months, it is impossible for me to think of my experience as limited.

By: Dorcas Yeung 6985 reads | 0 comments
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The Unexpected Co-op Position in the Computer Mining Industry

Applied Sciences

Christopher didn't expect to ever find work for a mining company, but that's exactly where his Co-op journey led him. As a software systems student, he imagined working for IBM or Microsoft, but instead a work term with Geovia turned out to be a career changing experience.

By: Christopher Kwong 13261 reads | 0 comments