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Isabel's Bolivia Adventure: An Irreplaceable International Experience (Part 2)

Co-op Reflections

The second installment of Isabel's international co-op adventure working with ICO (Instituto de Capacitacion del Oriente) in Bolivia.                                             

By: Isabel Bodrogi 5830 reads | 0 comments
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Isabel's Bolivia Adventure: An Irreplaceable International Experience (Part 1)

AUCC

Since its launch in 2005, the Students for Development (SFD) program has been supporting Canadian university students' participation in internships in developing countries and emerging economies. Isabel went on the SFD program in Summer 2011 where she worked with ICO (Instituto de Capacitacion del Oriente) in Bolivia.

By: Isabel Bodrogi 5826 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Lunch Time Bonding

India

Already three months has passed since we arrived in India. The four of us constantly talk amongst ourselves how we have become expert travelers. We no longer freak out when we have to take the train. We know how to negotiate with taxi drivers

By: Martyna Purchla 6254 reads | 0 comments
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Life After Co-op: From Footballs to Law

Co-operative Education

As an SFU Co-op alumni Susan Seto is one of the many success stories of the the program. Since graduating in 2008 her co-op experience has shaped her career and changed her life.

By: Melissa Chungfat 6988 reads | 0 comments
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RISE to the Occasion

Germany

We highlight the experience of Elena Barbir, Chemical Physics major, in the RISE program which has sent her to Germany. RISE is a dynamic summer program that offers undergraduate students from Canada, USA and the UK in an opportunity to receive work experience in research labs for a period of three months.

By: Tapuwa Ruzvidzo 7024 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! SFU is AWESOME!

Co-op

Christine shares her reflections on working and living in India for five weeks, as part of the Health Sciences Takes India series.

By: Christine 6272 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! The Archana School for Girls

International Co-op

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.

By: Martyna 10277 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Introductions!

Health Sciences

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 8932 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Misconceived Perceptions about India

India

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 10142 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! A little more about Destiny Reflection.....

India

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

Health Sciences

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 12674 reads | 0 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

Co-operative Education

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 4781 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Students Help Showcase Youth Art

Youth Visions

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

Communique

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.

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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-operative Education

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 2943 reads | 0 comments
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Constructive Consultation

Communique

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 2593 reads | 0 comments
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Leif Stroman's High-Tech Co-op Experience

Recon Instruments

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 6817 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Durga Puja 2011

India

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 55067 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 5854 reads | 0 comments