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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! The Archana School for Girls

Health Sciences

Martyna shares an experience at the Loretta School for Girls parent's day event which showcased the girls dedicating a dance to their loved ones.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Introductions!

Destiny Reflections

Meet four adventurous SFU Health Sciences Co-op Students who travelled to India in 2010 to work in India at Destiny Reflections.

By: Martyna, Lindsay, Diya, Silvia, Christine 8788 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Misconceived Perceptions about India

Health Sciences

When I found out that I was one of four students hired for this internship/volunteer opportunity in India I was ecstatic, so unlike most people I was not modest about it and told everyone.

By: Martyna 9592 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! A little more about Destiny Reflection.....

Co-op Reflections

Destiny Reflection was founded in 2007 by Smarita Sengupta and Becky Bavinger, two friends who shared a common goal of empowering female victims of human trafficking to become self-sufficient through dignified employment. 

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! The Liminal Moment: Our Arrival to India

SFU Health Sciences Takes India!

I felt the thick outdoor air oozing into the airport thought the seal between the plane and the ramp. It smelt somewhat sweet. I welcomed the warmth after freezing on the plane.

By: Christine 12496 reads | 0 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

BC Hydro

Jennifer Maniezzo recalls her supportive and enriching learning environment at BC Hydro. Co-op opportunities at BC Hydro really allow students to spread their wings and get their feet wet in a number of areas.

By: Jennifer Maniezzo 4638 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Students Help Showcase Youth Art

Co-operative Education

Five students from Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology are spending the summer at a Surrey high school, helping turn more than 900 pieces of B.C.’s youth art into a virtual showcase.

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The Journey From Co-op to Career

Co-operative Education

Heather Sanders takes control of her learning with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The experience I have gained with CIC has been very worthwhile, and has not only provided me with the opportunity to work in government and apply my education in a professional setting.

By: Heather Sanders 2784 reads | 0 comments

Winning entry in the 2009 SFU Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Video Contest, by Michael Ngo

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From the Lecture Hall to the Office

Co-op Reflections

Ronil Desai’s eye opening journey through his first co-op position with Teekay Shipping Corp. Attending university involves many deadlines and countless interactions with fellow students and professors, not to mention a constant effort to prepare students to succeed in the workforce......

By: Ronil Desai 2869 reads | 0 comments
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Constructive Consultation

Co-operative Education

Denise Le recalls her time spent in Stakeholder Relations at BC Hydro. Working for a company that involves a deep level of knowledge about large-scale electricity projects has enhanced my corporate and technical writing skills.

By: Denise Le 2529 reads | 0 comments
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Leif Stroman's High-Tech Co-op Experience

Computing Science

Leif Stroman shares his amazing  high-tech co-op experience, working in Whistler for Recon Instruments. As the only software engineer for Recon's new Transcent goggles, he was able to influence major product decisions from start to finish (which included plenty of mid-air and mountain-top testing!)

By: Chloe Smith 6681 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Durga Puja 2011

International Co-op

We took the metro to North Kolkata to discover a part of the city we have not visited yet. Without a planned route, we walked south in the diction of home. Approximately every 5 blocks we would find a pandal to vist. One such pandal blew all of us away. 

By: Sylvia, Christine, Lindsay, Martyna 53155 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 1 - A Beginning

Co-operative Education

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 1 - A Beginning, Marilyn reflects the challenges arriving in a new city to begin her Co-op term.

By: Marilyn Brennan 5676 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 2 - Adventures

Co-op

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 2 - Adventures, Marilyn shares with us her first work-related road trip to Doig River First Nation.

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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 3 - Work Excitement

Arts and Social Sciences

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 3 - Work Excitement, Marilyn plans the Aboriginal Day Celebrations and gets firsthand experience dealing with goverment policy.

By: Marilyn Brennan 4411 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 4 - Prince George or Bust

Arts and Social Sciences

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 4 - Marilyn reflects on her many unique cross-Canada travelling experiences during her Co-op work term.

By: Marilyn Brennan 5133 reads | 0 comments
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Taking a Risk Pays Off Internationally

United States

Working internationally can open new career doors, offer opportunities to travel, and even lead to a permanent position - just ask Safia Kassam, SFU Kinesiology Co-op student.

By: Safia Kassam 5328 reads | 0 comments
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Carlie's Adventures in Thailand

Communication

She has traveled and worked in countries around the world.  Now, follow Carlie as she reflects on her experience teaching English in Thailand and as she begins her work term at CIBT School of Business and Technology in China.

By: Carlie Thauvette 4427 reads | 0 comments
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Try Before You Buy

BC Forest Service

Many are aware of the multitude of benefits Co-operative Education has to offer. However, some fail to consider the less obvious but equally important advantages.  Co-op is a significant means of determining where you belong and where you fit in the world of work.

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