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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: A Disappointing Interview Experience

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Are you having a difficult time placing a co-op placement? You're not alone! Read about Natalie's disappointment with her second job interview, how she coped with her frustration and the lessons she took away from this experience to improve her interviewing skills and increase her chance at landing a job. 

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Breaking the Boundaries of Communication

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Dreams of becoming a magazine editor turned upside down after a workterm at St. Paul's Hospital.  See how this co-op student used her background in communication to link the fields of science and medicine, as she worked alongside some of the greatest minds of our time.

By: Chloe Scott 11186 reads | 0 comments
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Blogging: A Gateway to your Dream Job

Professional Development

Want to add to your portfolio but don't know where to start?  Why not try starting your own blog?  See how this recent Communication graduate landed his dream job while writing about his favourite sports team, the Canucks!  

By: Larissa Hildebrandt 6812 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteer on Campus at SFU?

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Lindsay enjoys helping people achieve their goals and this experience has allowed her to follow and achieve her passion of improving services available to Indigenous students and potentially their overall academic success. Learn more about her experiences...

By: Lindsay Wainwright 17480 reads | 0 comments
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Mechatronics Co-op Alumni Profile: Chris Stewart

Co-op Reflections

Chris Stewart is a junior engineer at Brock Solutions. He works in the development of control systems for airport baggage handling systems and has been working with Brock since November 2011. 

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Mechatronics Co-op Student Profile: Armaghan Mogouei

Co-op

Mogouei shares with all women that are thinking of Mechatronic Systems Engineering as an ideal fit, because it allows you to explore various engineering disciplines and industry application. Armaghan Mogouei is following her dreams through her work with Ballard Power Systems.

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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-op

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

Marketing

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 7185 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Health Sciences Engagement Improves Lives

Destiny Reflection

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

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 5660 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Improv Tips from Tina Fey

advice

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 7735 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 4855 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Student Experience Surpasses Expectations

Workplace Success

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 4922 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 4245 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Expose Yourself

Yat's Hong Kong Adventure

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 7727 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 7272 reads | 0 comments
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A Once-in-a-lifetime Experience in Ghana: Interning with Projects Abroad

International Co-op

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 11209 reads | 0 comments
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Co-operative Education

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

By: Mihai Beschea 3922 reads | 0 comments
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Working as a Taxpayer Services Agent at CRA

CRA

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 22164 reads | 0 comments