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From Doubtful to Confident: How I Adapted to Working Life

Psychology

Initially unsure if she would be an effective counsellor, Alyssa shares how becoming a Student Academic Advisor at SFU helped her discover hidden strengths. 

By: Alyssa Chan 1741 reads | 0 comments
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Providing Free Healthcare to those in Need

Co-op Reflections

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Isabelle and Elisabeth decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Kandice Pardy 1722 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Pains: From Classroom to Corporate

Co-op

Being the youngest in the office can be difficult.  Ashley combats those pesky thoughts of self-doubt that we all know too well with words of affirmation.  

By: Ashley Schultheiss 2156 reads | 0 comments
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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

Co-op Reflections

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Ryan Fielding 3104 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

toronto

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 1632 reads | 0 comments
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Video: Co-op in a Nutshell

Co-operative Education

What will you create with co-op? Watch Emily's video for a glimpse into her summer experience working for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.  

By: Emily Sweeney 1901 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Anthropology

Moving away from home and starting a new job is both exciting and scary. This fall, Hannah began her first co-op term in Ottawa. Here she shares the ups and downs and why she would do it again in a heartbeat.

By: Hannah Weinkauf 2025 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Co-op

When Sara began her co-op search she was set on Silicon Valley but soon realized a little local experience was needed. A semester working for International Services for Students at SFU gave her the skills and experience to more confidently pursue her dreams. 

By: Sara Milosavic 1452 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Co-op Reflections

From concept to implementation, launching a start-up can be both exhilarating and demanding. Mechatronic System Engineering students, Hitesh and Devpreet share their start-up journey with Venture Connections and TechE@SFU. 

By: Hitesh Advani & Devpreet Bhullar 1914 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Co-op

Mental health issues don't just disappear in the workplace.  Nelson urges us to "end the stigma, talk about mental health, form dialogues and accept that we are not alone."

By: Nelson Hang 1653 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

Communique

Bored already?  Hitting a plateau at work can be discouraging – but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow Lauren’s experience of turning a roadblock into an opportunity for growth.

By: Lauren Brosseau 1533 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

Co-op Reflections

Interested in a career with the federal government? Kate McMurchy shares tips on building new connections and making the most of your co-op. 

By: Kate MacMurchy 3433 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Beedie Business Co-op

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1690 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Co-op

Searching for and adapting to your first co-op work term can be tough and quite unexpected. Jordan reveals five tested practices for boosting your resume and building confidence. 

By: Jordan Sukkau 1544 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Business

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 2408 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Co-operative Education

In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 1713 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Career Exploration

Hazel Cheung discusses the importance of creating work-life balance and an awesome office culture while on co-op with the RCMP. 

 

By: Hazel Cheung 1697 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Career Exploration

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1409 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Career Exploration

There are many things to consider when deciding on your co-op, here are some tips to ensure you have the best co-op experience!

By: Samantha Manalac 1667 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Co-op

Considering a Co-op position in downtown Vancouver? Find out the perks and challenges of working in Vancouver’s bustling business district.

By: Nicole Bourne 1499 reads | 0 comments