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Why Working for SFU Was My Best Decision

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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 7037 reads | 0 comments
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The Unexpected Co-op Position in the Computer Mining Industry

Co-operative Education

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 13309 reads | 0 comments
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An Arts Student in Tech

Co-operative Education

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 2632 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming a Generalist

Marketing

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 3559 reads | 0 comments
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Igniting Passion

Recruiting Coordinator

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

By: Carmen Wilson 3765 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

first week on the job

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 5253 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 6346 reads | 0 comments
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Ritik's Japanese Co-op Adventure

Co-op Reflections

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 20440 reads | 0 comments
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Long Bus Rides

International

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 12254 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 11699 reads | 0 comments
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Severin's Tropical, Scuba Diving Co-op Adventure

International Co-op

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 38489 reads | 0 comments
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Lauren's Summer at Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City

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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 13462 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: How I Put My Blogging Passion to Work

SFU Food Bank

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 4800 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.

By: npope 5038 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie’s Co-op: From Being the Volunteer to Managing Volunteers

SFU Food Bank

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 4777 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 6543 reads | 0 comments
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Confidence Through Co-op

Co-operative Education

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 5982 reads | 0 comments
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A Wonderful Experience at Broadcom

Broadcom

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 6344 reads | 0 comments
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Taste of BlackBerry Fruitful for Co-op Students

Research in Motion

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

IBM

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 13507 reads | 0 comments