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A Day in the Life of a CRA Taxpayer Services Agent

Co-op Reflections

Kristen Ryan worked as a taxpayer services agent for Canada Revenue Agency. Read more about what a typical day looked like during her co-op term.

By: Kristen Ryan 20908 reads | 0 comments
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By the Nile: A Student's Experience in Rural Africa

SFD

The OLC happily presents the following as Craig Vandermeer’s first interview with the OLC after his return from Uganda Fall Semester 2010.Having finished his undergrad at Carleton University with a degree in Political Science, he is continuing his education here at SFU in the International Studies Master’s program.

By: Stephanie Toronidis 4787 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 4: My Care Placement in the Village

Series

Moving from the city into a village in Moldova, Kerri Jang finds herself surrounded by animals and fruit trees as she lives with a host family, while organizing wheelchair basketball and tennis through The Motivatie Association.

By: Kerri Jang 5106 reads | 0 comments
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Sheena Takes On the Mumbai Marketing Scene

International

In her third year as a Communication major, Sheena Rupani returns home to Mumbai, India and proves that an SFU student has what it takes to compete on the international marketing scene. In a setting where high stakes rely on time management and clear cross-cultural communication, this international co-op celebrity takes self-directed study to the next level.

By: Adam Brayford 6179 reads | 0 comments
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My Summer In Whistler

Whistler

For Laura Lush's fourth Co-op work-term she had the opportunity to work with Tamwood International College in beautiful Whistler, BC. Read about her experience here.

By: Laura Lush 13932 reads | 0 comments
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Working For the Feds: An Interview with CIDA’s Executive Vice President, David Moloney

Government

David Moloney, SFU’s Champion from the Federal Government, has described himself as someone who “…can’t decide what he wants to do when he grows up.” In this post, David provides insight into what governments are looking for when they hire. 

By: Emily Ross 1849 reads | 0 comments
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Extra! Extra! SFU Co-op Students Featured in Hong Kong News

Applied Sciences

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) is known as a hub for innovation and technology in Asia. The following article is a translated excerpt from Takungpao, featuring Simon Fraser University students on international work terms at HKSTP.

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SFU Co-op Student Takes Kilimanjaro Summit

International

Think exams are pretty tough? Try Mount Kilimanjaro on for size! SFU Communication Co-op Student Kelsey Newsham did just that. Read her reflections here.

By: Kelsey Newsham 10264 reads | 0 comments
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"googlable+women"

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What brings together a ceiling-hung spaceship, a T-Rex skeleton and 200 women in Computing Science? Why, none other than the 2008 Google Workshop for Women Engineers. Read on to find out how three SFU representatives made their mark at the California-based Googleplex.

By: coopcom 6984 reads | 0 comments
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Mila Lukic: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Science

Mila Lukic, who immigrated to Canada from Serbia with her family at age 16, convocated this June with a B.Sc. in molecular biology, biochemistry and business administration with First Class honours. During her time at SFU, she completed four Co-op work terms including an international placement in Scotland for the Encouraging Global Dynamic Entrepreneurs (EDGE) program. Learn more about her achievements and experiences here.

By: Anu Chouhan 8564 reads | 0 comments
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Flying the Coop: A Change of Pace in Ottawa

Co-operative Education

Through Arts Co-op, I landed a position which has helped me bridge the gap between education and the workforce, and has also provided me with valuable experience working in the Canadian public service.

By: Ryan Kitching 2050 reads | 0 comments
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Treaty Negotiations with INAC

Co-operative Education

If you’d asked me back when I first joined the Co-op program, I wouldn’t have predicted that I’d be working for Indigenous and North Affairs Canada (INAC).

By: Ryan Schmidt 2368 reads | 0 comments
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Josh Pablo, Results System Tester for VANOC

Career Exploration

Classroom, volunteer and Co-op experience led SFU Alumus Josh Pablo to an exciting and challenging position with VANOC, preparing for the 2010 Olympic Games. Read on for more about Josh’s road to 2010 and for more on volunteering for VANOC.

By: coopcom 18202 reads | 0 comments
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Summer of Wildfires: Memories of Boot Camp

Series

When I accepted the position of Fire Information Officer for the BC Forest Service, I knew that the job might entail long hours, a steep learning curve and a major lifestyle adjustment. What I did not know was that the whole experience would set off with a week at firefighter boot camp.

By: Adam Brayford 8906 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Success Story: Heather Mosher

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SFU alumnus Heather Mosher is applying her SFU Mathematics degree to her career as a teacher.

By: coopcom 25040 reads | 0 comments
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Adventures in China with CIBT

International Co-op
Each semester, the International Co-op office posts a multitude of Co-op jobs for students looking to have a unique, some would say life-changing, experience by going to work outside of Canada. Many of the positions open to students from all faculties are for English instructors. Find out more about Ben's experience teaching English in China...
By: Ben Carson 7507 reads | 0 comments
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English Alumnus Finds Work in Social Development through SFU Co-op

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Nicole Skuce, Arts and Social Sciences Co-op alumnus, was able to use her networking skills to turn one of her Co-op work terms into a career. Read on to discover how she effectively used her time at SFU as a stepping stone to her current position.
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Life in Botswana: Jumping in with both feet

Students Without Borders

For four months Jessica Kehler traveled across the world to Botswana, working with Holy Cross Hospice, a non-profit organization that uses a holistic approach to treating terminal HIV/AIDS patients. Upon her return, the OLC sat down to learn about a country known for its diamond mining, tourism, and sadly, HIV/AIDS.

By: Jessica Kehler 5679 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Work Term in Gaborone: Part 1 - Dumela (Hello) Botswana

Work Integrated Learning

Health Sciences Co-op student Kaleigh Banister is spending the spring semester in Gabarone on a Co-op work term with the Cancer Association of Botswana. In Part 1 of her series, Kaleigh arrives in Gabarone and begins to adjust to life in the slow lane.

By: Kaleigh Banister 6069 reads | 0 comments
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Computing Science: Co-op Student Profile: Vanessa Wong

Applied Sciences

Learn about CS Co-op student Vanessa Wong’s exciting experiences at ArtStarts and IBM, her second and third Co-op work terms. Currently in her fourth year of studies, Vanessa is working towards completing a joint major in Computing Science and Business Administration.

By: coopcom 24550 reads | 0 comments