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BC Easter Seals: The Campers Arrive

Co-op

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 5152 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.

By: rhutchin 4300 reads | 0 comments
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BC Easter Seals: Orientation and Training

Co-operative Education

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.

By: rhutchin 2938 reads | 0 comments
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The Triumphant Transition: Tips for the Exciting First Week

Co-operative Education

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 7801 reads | 0 comments
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Behind the Lens at Johnson & Johnson: Part Two

Co-operative Education

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 10088 reads | 0 comments
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Behind the Lens at Johnson & Johnson: Part One

Co-op Reflections

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 10906 reads | 0 comments
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Tanya's Kinesiology Co-op: Take Two

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Tanya's two co-op terms lead to two very different co-op experiences. In this two-part post, she shares the differences between them, and what she learned from them.

By: Tanya Jung 7429 reads | 0 comments
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Tanya's Kinesiology Co-op: A Challenging Experience

Co-operative Education

Tanya's two co-op terms lead to two very different co-op experiences. In this two-part post, she shares the differences between them, and what she learned from them.

By: Tanya Jung 7430 reads | 0 comments
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Engineering with IBM: A World Without Borders

Computing Engineering

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 8445 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 6248 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 11932 reads | 0 comments
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Public Affairs at the US Consulate

Returning to SFU

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 3017 reads | 0 comments
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Tax Season at Canada Revenue Agency

Co-op

“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 3001 reads | 0 comments
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Hardware Engineering Co-op at Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation

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 7654 reads | 0 comments
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Sean's International Experience in Bolivia

Co-operative Education

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 5329 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Poland: Evan's International Adventure of Self Exploration

Co-op Reflections

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 5658 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: The Joys of the Lunchroom - Being Social on the Job

Workplace Success

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 4248 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: My Lesson In Flexibility

Work Search

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 4229 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

Alumni Spotlight

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 3259 reads | 0 comments
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Fostering Families at Capstone Youth

Arts and Social Sciences

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 2269 reads | 0 comments