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Treaty Negotiations with INAC

Graduate Co-op

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 2573 reads | 0 comments
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Josh Pablo, Results System Tester for VANOC

Co-operative Education

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 18492 reads | 0 comments
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Summer of Wildfires: Memories of Boot Camp

BC Forest Service

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 9233 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Success Story: Heather Mosher

Co-op Reflections

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

By: coopcom 25445 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 7783 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.
By: coopcom 5216 reads | 0 comments
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Life in Botswana: Jumping in with both feet

International

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 5902 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Work Term in Gaborone: Part 1 - Dumela (Hello) Botswana

Co-op Reflections

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 6279 reads | 0 comments
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Computing Science: Co-op Student Profile: Vanessa Wong

Co-operative Education

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 24933 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Home to Canada’s Top Co-op Student

Germany

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.

By: coopcom 5469 reads | 0 comments
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2008 CAFCE Co-op Student of the Year Nominee: Katelyn Mueller

Co-operative Education

 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 6645 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Work Term in Gaborone: Part 2

My Co-op Work Term in Gaborone

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 6147 reads | 0 comments
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Student Spotlight: Iris Eom

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

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.

By: coopcom 9383 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Experience: A New Journey

Co-operative Education

SFU is proud to announce that Mona Jalili from BPK, earlier this year becoming the CAFCE Student of the Year, has now won ACE Student of the Year. CAFCE and ACE are Canadian co-op associations dedicated to the fostering and advancement of post-secondary co-operative education in Canada. Read on for her story

By: Mona Jalili 5485 reads | 0 comments
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Faline Lee at Teach and Learn in Korea

Co-op

"One of the many reasons why I chose TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) is to determine whether or not being an ESL teacher is suitable for me. This program gives students in rural areas of Korea the opportunity to interact with the foreign teachers TaLK places in their schools."

By: Faline Lee 8195 reads | 0 comments
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Public Relations Face-Off

Co-operative Education

It was the job I was told I was lucky to get: the PR Intern at Grey Vancouver, and I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t the first time I had applied for it. Yet when it came to my first day, I was absolutely terrified. I had no idea what I was doing, I had no prior public relations experience......

By: Jocelyne Leszczynski & Sarah Allin 2291 reads | 0 comments
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Media Relations: Dos & Dont's

Co-op Reflections

One of the most exciting aspects of my co-op position as B.C. Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) summer ambassador is the interaction with the media.

By: Katya Kirsch 2519 reads | 0 comments
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On Campus Like?

Communique

Working for International Co-op at SFU has provided me with a wide range of experiences to boost my portfolio and resume. As the Communications and Marketing Assistant for SFU International Co-op, I worked......

By: Courtney Novotny 2387 reads | 0 comments
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Past and Current Co-op Students Answer... “What is Working?"

Professional Development

For most undergraduates, a co-op placement is a rare opportunity to escape the lecture hall and start working in the “real” corporate, professional, and managerial world. In the summer, one of the last things a potential co-op student would consider is taking a job on campus.....

By: Tyler Morgenstern 2407 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Behind And Ahead

Co-op

Years ago, I was sitting in a lecture for my Communication 200 class listening to two powerhouse women talk (in great partnership and camaraderie) to our class about the benefits of co-operativeedu

By: Trevor Howes 2314 reads | 0 comments