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My Summer In Whistler

Science

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 13997 reads | 0 comments
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Working For the Feds: An Interview with CIDA’s Executive Vice President, David Moloney

CIDA

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 1866 reads | 0 comments
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Extra! Extra! SFU Co-op Students Featured in Hong Kong News

Engineering

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

Student Experiences

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 10311 reads | 0 comments
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"googlable+women"

Co-operative Education

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.

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Mila Lukic: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Co-operative Education

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 8617 reads | 0 comments
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Flying the Coop: A Change of Pace in Ottawa

Research

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 2078 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 2396 reads | 0 comments
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Josh Pablo, Results System Tester for VANOC

Co-op

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.

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Summer of Wildfires: Memories of Boot Camp

Communication

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 8968 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Success Story: Heather Mosher

Alumni Spotlight

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

By: coopcom 25104 reads | 0 comments
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Adventures in China with CIBT

Co-operative Education
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 7572 reads | 0 comments
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English Alumnus Finds Work in Social Development through SFU Co-op

Co-op Reflections
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

Botswana

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 5719 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Work Term in Gaborone: Part 1 - Dumela (Hello) Botswana

Series

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 6105 reads | 0 comments
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Computing Science: Co-op Student Profile: Vanessa Wong

Computing Science

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.

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SFU Home to Canada’s Top Co-op Student

Co-op

SFU Biology and Biochemistry Co-op student Katelyn Mueller was awarded the 2008 National Co-op Student of the Year award from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education during National Co-op Week, March 23rd - 27th, 2009.

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2008 CAFCE Co-op Student of the Year Nominee: Katelyn Mueller

CAFCE

 As a life guard, swim instructor and generally someone who loves all things aquatic, Katelyn Mueller was surprised to find herself enjoying her Co-op work term in landlocked Germany this past year and then surprised to be nominated for the CAFCE award for her time there.

By: Kelsey Newsham 6419 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Work Term in Gaborone: Part 2

International

In Part 2 of her series, Health Sciences Co-op student Kaleigh Banister gets into the local Gabarone culture and takes a bit of time to explore the natural wonders she’s surrounded by.

By: Kaleigh Banister 5988 reads | 0 comments
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Student Spotlight: Iris Eom

Computing Science

The OLC talks to Iris Eom, 3rd year MBB, Computing Science joint major. Keep reading to learn about her experience at the UBC James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre at St. Paul's Hospital.

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