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An Arts Student in Tech

Arts and Social Sciences

Timothy So is an Economics student who worked as a Statistical Methods Analyst at Blackberry.  Read on to get a taste of what his position would entail. 

By: Timothy So 2518 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming a Generalist

Arts and Social Sciences

Alec Burns was an Executive Marketing Assistant & Creative Writer at TFG Global Insurance and he shares the joys of being a generalist.

By: Alec Burns 3434 reads | 0 comments
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Igniting Passion

Co-op Reflections

Carmen, a Psychology student, spent two semesters at Ignite Technical Resources as a Recruiting Coordinator. 

By: Carmen Wilson 3639 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

Top Tip Lists

Transitioning into a new workplace can be a very nerve-racking experience. Being in the customer service industry for over ten years and starting my first Co-op term in an office environment last fall, I found myself nervous and anxious, and overthinking how my first week would go. Would I be able to handle it? Would I be good at it? 

By: Brianne Chinery 5092 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Goodbyes Can be Surprising!

Co-operative Education

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.

By: npope 6199 reads | 0 comments
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Ritik's Japanese Co-op Adventure

International

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 20174 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 12007 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day One

Co-operative Education

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 11444 reads | 0 comments
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Severin's Tropical, Scuba Diving Co-op Adventure

Research

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 37949 reads | 0 comments
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Lauren's Summer at Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City

Co-operative Education

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 13311 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: How I Put My Blogging Passion to Work

Co-op Reflections

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 4647 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Interviewee to Interviewer

Interviews

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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Natalie’s Co-op: From Being the Volunteer to Managing Volunteers

Natalie's TFCSE Co-op

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 4643 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 6302 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 5806 reads | 0 comments
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A Wonderful Experience at Broadcom

Co-operative Education

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 6226 reads | 0 comments
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Taste of BlackBerry Fruitful for Co-op Students

BlackBerry

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

Technology & Innovation

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 13275 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 5463 reads | 0 comments
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Mike's IC Development with Broadcom

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Michael Leung 11680 reads | 0 comments