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A Glimpse into the Privy Council Office – Part 2 of 2

Department of Finance Canada

In part two of this series, Troy Liu gets the chance to attend a meet and greet with the Clerk of the Privy Council and the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session. Read on to learn what the Clerk had to say on the importance of prioritizing, good judgement, stiving for excellence, and professionallism. 

By: Troy Liu 559 reads | 0 comments
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A Glimpse Into The Privy Council Office – Part 1 of 2

OLC Blog

In this first part of the series, Troy Liu sits down with the senior policy asdivsor at the Privy Council Office (PCO) to gain insight on the challenges of the role. Read on to see what adivce the senior policy advisor gives on professional development, and work-life balance.

By: Troy Liu 674 reads | 0 comments
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The Importance Of Coffee Breaks: Friends, Coffee, Fun. All While Working In An Enterprise.

Co-operative Education

Coffee breaks provide an opportunity to take your eye away from the screen, gather your thoughts, and the chance to network with colleagues. For a project to be successful, it is vital to be able to work well with others while managing your own work load. Terry explains how coffee breaks can help you build relationships and bonds with colleagues!

By: Terry Zhu 644 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Helped Me Engage With the Community

GESC

Looking to succeed in Co-op while making the most of your experience? Natalia shares the best lessons she has gained her during co-op experience, and explains how to stay on top of your tasks while still enjoying the experience and having fun!

By: Natalia Vinueza Vanegas 634 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash

Co-op

 "It's two hours past lunchtime, and you're starting to feel it - you slowly start to doze off."  read 5 tips from Bessie that will help you to avoid the mid-day crush.

By: Bessie Wong 2046 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Co-op at Simba Technologies, Division of Magnitude Software

Co-operative Education

Ever wondered how academic work and practical application can overlap? Ivan reflects on his co-op experience on how the work environment provided him with an opportunity to sharpen his technical expertise and social skills. His experience captures how a co-op term can be helpful in shaping one’s future career.

By: Ivan Hoo 765 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Over Imposter Syndrome at Your Co-op

Marketing [SRY]

"A lot of students going through their co-op terms have the same fear – as a student, how should one cope transitioning into an office environment with smart and experienced professionals? The simple answer to this issue is to be confident!" 

By: Daniel Cossio 821 reads | 0 comments
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Why Work At a Start-Up? My Co-op Term at Tradable Bits

Top Tip Lists

After doing her co-op for a start-up, Margaret Leong shares 6 reasons why you should do it too! Read the article and find out why working at a start-up can be so rewarding. 

By: Margaret Leong 836 reads | 0 comments
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Working at a Startup vs. Large Corporation: Which is right for you?

startup

My two-year roller coaster ride through Intel: A year after embarking on Intel’s newly acquired startup company, the project was shut down and a few members of the team, including myself, were lucky enough to be transferred to a different Intel group. Here’s my experience working in a startup vs working in a large corporation like Intel.

By: Darryl Fonseka 1016 reads | 0 comments
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Taking The Next ‘Big’ Step: Working at The Canada Revenue Agency

Career Exploration

Considering whether you want to work at a small company or a large organization? Try out both! Enjoying the support and intimate company culture while working at a small company, I was worried about my work going unnoticed and a lack of communication at a large organization. Find out how wrong I was!

By: Matthew Lee 899 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Health and Counselling Services: More Than Just Your Average School Clinic

OLC Blog

SFU's Health and Counselling Services are offering incredible services and events to help students deal with the stress and anxiety that school life brings. So why aren't more students taking advantage of these services? Mutinta, who worked with HCS, brings awareness to many of the awesome resources HCS provides.

By: Mutinta Bbela 993 reads | 0 comments
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Finding the Right Fit: A Guide to Job Hunting

Co-operative Education

After reaching the end of her first co-op semester, Amanda, a Business co-op student, reflects on her experience and shares tips on how to find a position that is best suited to help you achieve your goals

By: Amanda Dunbar 1141 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Things I Learned Working With The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Top Tip Lists

The transition from a normal part-time job to a full-time, career-defining position is not always easy. Read on to find out how Hayley faces her challenges as well as providing 5 valuable strategies to make the most of your co-op experience.

By: Hayley Patrus 1034 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth It?

Co-op Reflections

To do or not to do? In this article, Thuy An talks about the pros of the co-op program and how it can benefit your future career. 

By: Thuy An Lam 1324 reads | 0 comments
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My Adventures working with the BC Lottery Corporation

Entrepreneurship and Innovation [SRY]

Is working in an unfamiliar industry scary to you? Don’t know what to prepare before working in a co-op? Read on to find out more.

By: Cloris Sun 1700 reads | 0 comments
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Moving From Retail to Corporate : Life as an Operational Specialist at Canadian Western Trust

Co-operative Education

For three years I worked part-time at TD Canada Trust as a customer service representative and eventually a personal banking associate.

By: Phuong Mai 1395 reads | 0 comments
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Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Insights into Working at a Small Firm

Co-op

If you ever wondered what it was like working at a small to mid-size accounting firm, read on for a few insights from my first co-op work term!

By: Kaadambari Ravi 1422 reads | 0 comments
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Gzowski 2019: Intership with CBC

Co-op Reflections

"I cried the day I heard that I had won the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship" Sonya shares her story on how she ended up being an intern at CBC Radio and why it's so important to not give up on your dreams. 

By: Sonya Hartwig 1930 reads | 0 comments
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Golden Opportunity: How I Accidentally Ended Up at a Fortune 500 Mining Company

Finance

What many students may not know is that it can be very disheartening to apply for jobs at first. You may not receive many responses. It feels almost as if all the positions you want have already been filled. 

By: Farah Jhumra 2068 reads | 0 comments
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Social Media 101: 4 Tips to Ace Social Media Management for an Institution out of Your Expertise

Communication, Art and Technology

Curious how to run social media for a company out of your expertise? Take a look at Cristyn's article, where she reveals the best approaches to social media management and get ready to work in the field!

By: Cristyn Fung 1396 reads | 0 comments