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Sanaz Takes On Germany: Part 1

Daimler

From weekend getaways to the Alps, to challenging engineering work for Daimler, Sanaz Jahanbakhsh had an amazing experience on her international co-op term in Germany. Read on to find out more about the work placement that put her time-management, communication skills and travel savvy to the test.

By: Adam Brayford 7594 reads | 0 comments
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Sanaz Takes on Germany: Part 2

International

On her 6 month international co-op term, based in Sindelfingen, Germany, Sanaz Jahanbakhsh worked on a sophisticated electro-engineering project for Daimler. Find out how her work has contributed to an effort that will save lives on the road.

By: Adam Brayford 8748 reads | 0 comments
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Summer of WIldfires: Called Back from Vacation

Series

Interviewing frequently with TV, radio and print news media, seeing the province’s most beautiful locations by plane or helicopter, taking part in a job where the stakes are high and the responsibility is great: Highlights of the BC Forest Service Co-op experience. Check out a day in the life of a Fire Information Officer.

By: Adam Brayford 4257 reads | 0 comments
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Summer of Wildfires: Why You Must Apply

Co-op Reflections

While life in Kootenays may bear the reputation of being laid back, Co-op student Adam Brayford finds that within the realm of emergency communications, the province's warmer region is abuzz with activity.

By: Adam Brayford 4784 reads | 0 comments
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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 21507 reads | 0 comments
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By the Nile: A Student's Experience in Rural Africa

Co-operative Education

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 4959 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 4: My Care Placement in the Village

International Work Search

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 5358 reads | 0 comments
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Sheena Takes On the Mumbai Marketing Scene

Co-op Reflections

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 6353 reads | 0 comments
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My Summer In Whistler

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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 14192 reads | 0 comments
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Working For the Feds: An Interview with CIDA’s Executive Vice President, David Moloney

Work Search

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 1962 reads | 0 comments
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Extra! Extra! SFU Co-op Students Featured in Hong Kong News

International

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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"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.

By: coopcom 7288 reads | 0 comments
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Mila Lukic: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Biochemistry

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 8851 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 2196 reads | 0 comments
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Treaty Negotiations with INAC

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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 2541 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.

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Summer of Wildfires: Memories of Boot Camp

Communications

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 9197 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Success Story: Heather Mosher

Liberal Arts

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

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Adventures in China with CIBT

China
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 7758 reads | 0 comments
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English Alumnus Finds Work in Social Development through SFU Co-op

Alumni Spotlight
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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