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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 5202 reads | 0 comments
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BC Easter Seals: Career Exploration

Co-operative Education

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 4353 reads | 0 comments
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BC Easter Seals: Orientation and Training

Series

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 2962 reads | 0 comments
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The Triumphant Transition: Tips for the Exciting First Week

Communique

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 7901 reads | 0 comments
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Behind the Lens at Johnson & Johnson: Part Two

Co-op

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 10140 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 10992 reads | 0 comments
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Tanya's Kinesiology Co-op: Take Two

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 7480 reads | 0 comments
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Tanya's Kinesiology Co-op: A Challenging Experience

Active Rehabilitation and Exercise Therapy

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 7480 reads | 0 comments
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Engineering with IBM: A World Without Borders

Co-operative Education

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 8498 reads | 0 comments
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Going International With CJCP

Co-op Reflections

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 6291 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Staying Motivated on the Job

Chartered Accountant

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 11992 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 3048 reads | 0 comments
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Tax Season at Canada Revenue Agency

Arts and Social Sciences

“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 3065 reads | 0 comments
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Hardware Engineering Co-op at Broadcom

Co-op Reflections

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 7703 reads | 0 comments
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Sean's International Experience in Bolivia

International

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 5404 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Poland: Evan's International Adventure of Self Exploration

Co-operative Education

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 5720 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 4306 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: My Lesson In Flexibility

Co-operative Education

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 4278 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 3295 reads | 0 comments
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Fostering Families at Capstone Youth

Criminology

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 2306 reads | 0 comments