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Video: Co-op in a Nutshell

Co-op Reflections

What will you create with co-op? Watch Emily's video for a glimpse into her summer experience working for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.  

By: Emily Sweeney 1551 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Arts and Social Sciences

Moving away from home and starting a new job is both exciting and scary. This fall, Hannah began her first co-op term in Ottawa. Here she shares the ups and downs and why she would do it again in a heartbeat.

By: Hannah Weinkauf 1440 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Workplace Success

When Sara began her co-op search she was set on Silicon Valley but soon realized a little local experience was needed. A semester working for International Services for Students at SFU gave her the skills and experience to more confidently pursue her dreams. 

By: Sara Milosavic 1049 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Co-op

From concept to implementation, launching a start-up can be both exhilarating and demanding. Mechatronic System Engineering students, Hitesh and Devpreet share their start-up journey with Venture Connections and TechE@SFU. 

By: Hitesh Advani & Devpreet Bhullar 1449 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

Mental health issues don't just disappear in the workplace.  Nelson urges us to "end the stigma, talk about mental health, form dialogues and accept that we are not alone."

By: Nelson Hang 1230 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

Co-op Reflections

Bored already?  Hitting a plateau at work can be discouraging – but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow Lauren’s experience of turning a roadblock into an opportunity for growth.

By: Lauren Brosseau 1294 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

Co-op Reflections

Interested in a career with the federal government? Kate McMurchy shares tips on building new connections and making the most of your co-op. 

By: Kate MacMurchy 2635 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Co-operative Education

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1323 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Co-operative Education

Searching for and adapting to your first co-op work term can be tough and quite unexpected. Jordan reveals five tested practices for boosting your resume and building confidence. 

By: Jordan Sukkau 1236 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Beedie Business Co-op

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1975 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Arts and Social Sciences

In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 1228 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Co-op

Hazel Cheung discusses the importance of creating work-life balance and an awesome office culture while on co-op with the RCMP. 

 

By: Hazel Cheung 1262 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Business

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1065 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Co-operative Education

There are many things to consider when deciding on your co-op, here are some tips to ensure you have the best co-op experience!

By: Samantha Manalac 1195 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Workplace Success

Considering a Co-op position in downtown Vancouver? Find out the perks and challenges of working in Vancouver’s bustling business district.

By: Nicole Bourne 1083 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

International Business

Are you curious about what impact your employer has on the larger world? Reading about it is not enough! Get up, get out, contribute and see for yourself!

By: Julie Nguyen 1234 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

Communication

"I’d be hard pressed to say I have my life figured out – I really don’t."  Ryan shares what his Co-op journey has taught him and some tips for anyone who is currently doing Co-op.

By: Ryan Lee 17773 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

Co-op Reflections

Fahimeh Karimi talks about her research co-op with the BC Children's Hospital.

By: Fahimeh Karimi 1415 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

SFU Surrey

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Sheldon Maciel shares his story of braving rejection and uncertainty before finding his path. 

By: Sheldon Maciel 716 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-op Reflections

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 1382 reads | 0 comments