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Working as a Taxpayer Services Agent at CRA

Co-op

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 22188 reads | 0 comments
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Elise's CGA-BC Co-op Experience: Landing Your Dream Job

Certified General Accountants Association of 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 6035 reads | 0 comments
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Toren Barnes: Real Property Branch of Public Works and Government Services Canada

Arts and Social Sciences

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

By: Toren Barnes 2737 reads | 0 comments
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My Eye-Opening Experience

Government

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 4889 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Challenge Yourself

workplace culture

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 6178 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Our Neighbourhood - Gariahat, Kolkata

Destiny Reflections

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 11394 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 4376 reads | 0 comments
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Serena's Winter Co-op Adventure: Working at Iron Ore Company in Newfoundland

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Wondering what it's like to work in HR and in Newfoundland? Read on to learn more about Serena's winter adventure and experience adapting to a new culture, environment and life away from home!

By: Serena Li 9199 reads | 0 comments
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Words from Within: A Conversation with SFU Alumnus

Co-operative Education

"I wanted to give students practical tips on 2 different things. How being SFU alumni can help you secure a job. How staying involved with the SFU Alumni Association is a mutually beneficial relationship." - Travis Wong, BBA '09

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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Why is Everything Late?!?

Telus

In the next entry from our marketing co-op she contimplates her love of deadlines and fast paced changes, then how it all went out the window. Join her as she re examines the fluid nature of deadlines.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4801 reads | 0 comments
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Following CAFCE #coopweek on Twitter

Social Media

CAFCE's #coopweek Twitter contest received tons of great responses from co-op students across Canada, sharing why they love Cooperative Education. Read on to see what co-op can do for you (maybe you'll even see yourself.)

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5386 reads | 0 comments
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Website & Writing Experience as a Communication Student

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As Communication students, we learn about the history of media and major theorists. Upon graduation, most of the job openings we encounter may require us to have more technical skills, something not necessarily taught in Communication courses. This was my reality when I was accepted into the Web Department at Canucks Sports and Entertainment  for my first work term.

By: Nicole Freeston 6757 reads | 0 comments
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Life After Co-op Series: Connecting Local and Global Experience

Networking

Christina Wu finished a joint major in Business and Communication at SFU and is now working as a Communications Coordinator for the BC Council for International Education. She sat down with us to share her rich Co-op experiences and how they played a significant part in developing the skills and connections she has today.

By: Melissa Chungfat 5831 reads | 0 comments
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Jesse Faltus: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Co-op

Meet Jesse Faltus, a Computing Science student convocating this June. He has successfully completed three co-op work terms, and had a blast doing so! Read all about his experiences and why he recommends joining the co-op program.

By: Jesse Faltus 11698 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Site Visit

Goals

Time flies. Our marketing student has already been on her co-op term for over two months, which means it's time to book a meeting room, fill out some forms on goals and achievements and arrange for a site visit.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5116 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Work Found Me

Co-op Reflections

Part two of the Diary of a Marketing Co-op series looks at the adjustments our marketing co-op went through as she suddenly found herself going full speed ahead, and the learning curve suddenly went vertical.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4698 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Australia: Working for YMCA and Health by Design

Life Experience

Wondering what it's like to work on the other side of the hemisphere? Stephanie Hendy shares with us her international co-op experience working as a health and fitness instructor and personal trainer in Australia.

By: Stephanie Hendy 6109 reads | 0 comments
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Barbados: A Day in the Life of an Audit Intern

Accounting

Business Student Lee Wu spent his Co-op work term as an audit intern in beautiful Barbados. Read about his experiences - both in the office and on the beach.

By: wlsfu 6263 reads | 0 comments
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A Life-changing Co-op Experience in East Borneo

Co-op Reflections

In spring 2011, Indah relocated to East Borneo to work as a translator and tutor. After returning from her trip, she reflects on her life-changing experience and lessons she learned while she was working there.

By: Hayati Indah Putri 8045 reads | 0 comments
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Barbados: My First Impressions and the Canadian Connection

Business

If you want to spend a semester travelling, but don’t want to give up your opportunities to learn, then a co-op placement in Barbados could meet both of your aims. Learn how Lee Wu spent his Co-op semester as an audit intern abroad.

By: wlsfu 6216 reads | 0 comments