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Mechatronics Co-op Profile: Brendon Sauer

Co-operative Education

Fusing the world of Business and Mechatronics, Brendon Sauer has shown that MSE students really can have the bFusing the world of Business and Mechatronics, Brendon Sauer has shown that MSE students really can have the best of both worlds. Read more about his experience at Discover Energy.

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Mechatronics Co-op Student Profile: Spencer Steel

Co-operative Education

Steele is a well-rounded individual who has no doubt that his strong mechanical aptitude derived from restoring classic cars and fabricating Drydock systems for his family company, MRX Marine, has helped him get his last two co-op jobs. He also believes that it is important for MSE students to get involved and have interests outside of lasses.

 

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Student Profile: Ronil's Vancouver Canucks Co-op Experience

Professional Development

Ronil landed not one but two co-op placements with The Vancouver Canucks. He shares with us his success tips in landing the back-to-back contrast contract. 

By: Larissa Hildebrandt 7054 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Health Sciences Engagement Improves Lives

SFU Health Sciences Takes India!

Five SFU students who participated in a life changing co-op experience in India are giving back. They have designed a custom-made SFU book bag and pencil case which is sewn by female survivors of human trafficking in Koltkata, India.  The students will sell their products locally and eventually North America-wide to raise funds the organization they volunteered for in India: Destiny Reflection.

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Rising Above the Crowds of Communication Students

Communication, Art and Technology

Think you have what it takes to work for a large communication firm? Grab some pointers and learn how this brave co-op student made a name for herself, while working for Teekay Corporation and Communication, with a few basic computer skills.

By: Priscilla Sharun 5540 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Improv Tips from Tina Fey

Diary of a Marketing Co-op

Our marketing co-op student takes a break from discussing the details of her work term to share some advice from Tina Fey on improv and your own co-op semester.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7549 reads | 0 comments
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Revealing the "Backstage Operations" of BCcampus

BCcampus

Gracey Mesina was hired at BCcampus as a Learner Services Research Assistant, check out the 3 most valuable lessons she's learned from this position as well as other enriching experiences she gained working at BCcampus.

By: Gracey Mesina 4713 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Student Experience Surpasses Expectations

Co-op Reflections

In Spring 2011, Diana Chan was hired at BCcampus as a Professional Learning and Communications Assistant, learn more about how her work experience has helped to confirm her interests and career plans.

By: Diana Chan 4786 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Changing Circumstances

Series

This edition of my marketing blog strays from my time at TELUS to look back to grade school, where I learned an important lesson about not giving up on myself.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4136 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Expose Yourself

International

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in Hong Kong? Yat Li shares with us in this 3-part series on his experience adapting to new cultural and professional norms and standards. Read about how he faced and overcame these challenges for a successful international co-op placement.

By: yatli 7577 reads | 0 comments
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Justin Lim's Co-op Success Story: Working with the Singapore Youth Olympic Games

Communication, Art and Technology

If Justin Lim could describe his international co-op experience in one word, it would be AWESOME! Read on to find out more about his unique opportunity to work with the Singapore Youth Olympic Games in Summer 2010 as a multimedia producer and his eye-opening experience working overseas.

By: Melanie Woo 7026 reads | 0 comments
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A Once-in-a-lifetime Experience in Ghana: Interning with Projects Abroad

International

In Summer 2010, Cici Chenliu, a Kinesiology student, went to Ghana with Projects Abroad for a month to work as an intern at a local hospital. Check out her life changing experience working in the ward and exploring the beautiful cities of Ghana.

By: Cici Chenliu 11087 reads | 0 comments
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Criminology

This January I started my second co-op worterm as an Informational Management Specialist Assistant with the RCMP.

By: Mihai Beschea 3741 reads | 0 comments
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Working as a Taxpayer Services Agent at CRA

Business

Are you considering or planning to work for the government? Read on to find out more about Doug's co-op experience at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a Taxpayer Services Agent and the surprises he encountered during his work term.

By: Doug Chan 21994 reads | 0 comments
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Elise's CGA-BC Co-op Experience: Landing Your Dream Job

CGA BC

Are you pursuing a career in Human Resources or interested in working for the CGA? Check out Elise's co-op experience as the Recruitment & Employment Assistant and her important career lessons she took away from her placement.

By: Elise Elliot 5917 reads | 0 comments
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Toren Barnes: Real Property Branch of Public Works and Government Services Canada

federal government

Innovation and government might not be two words that one usually expects to find in the same sentence.

By: Toren Barnes 2557 reads | 0 comments
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My Eye-Opening Experience

Co-op Reflections

Even before the first month of my one year co-op contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) was over, I knew that my co-op experience was going to be different from what I had ever suspected I was getting myself into.

By: Gregory O’Brien 4744 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Challenge Yourself

cultural difference

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in Hong Kong? Yat Li shares with us in the last installment of his 3-part series on his experience challenging himself, adapting to cultural differences, norms and work environments as well as overcoming mistakes.

By: yatli 6044 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Our Neighbourhood - Gariahat, Kolkata

India

Martyna provides a tour of the neighbourhood where the SFU Health Sciences Co-op Team working at Destiny Reflection in India live.

By: Martyna Purchla 11173 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Co-op Experience: Turning Work into Words

Co-operative Education

Co-op allows students to test drive different career options and provides the opportunity to learn several practical skills while gaining relevant work experience.

By: Elise Elliot 4272 reads | 0 comments