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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

SFU Surrey

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Sheldon Maciel shares his story of braving rejection and uncertainty before finding his path. 

By: Sheldon Maciel 855 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-op

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 1506 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Workplace Success

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1596 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-operative Education

Thinking of changing your career path?  Saniya explains why it's normal for your career path to not be linear and redefines what it will look like for most of us.

By: Saniya Jakupova 8044 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-op Reflections

FASS Student, Shina discusses her experiences leading a team on her Co-op experience and how she found success at her role!

By: Shina Kaur 3051 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Workplace Success

What happens when a Criminology student meets the administration. Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from paperwork and towards technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 1692 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Psychology

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 2522 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Communication

‘How do I market something that I don’t fully understand?’ - Claire Patterson talks about her marketing co-op experience at Coral Health.

By: Claire Patterson 3289 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Mental Health

Ivy Choi gives some insightful and practical tips on dealing with those nasty pre-interview jitters.

By: Ivy Choi 2317 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Co-operative Education

Sharon gives useful and practical tips on how to manage your time and work!

By: Sharon Chen 1679 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-op

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 3035 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Business Analyst

Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

By: Teodora Mircea 3301 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-op

The future can seem pretty uncertain when you are an undergraduate. How do you make the leap from university student to employed professional?  Read how co-op allowed four students to create some big things while gaining real-world experience and having a bit of fun along the way. 

By: Jennifer Wibisono 9902 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Workplace Success

When it comes to an experience of a lifetime like an internship, the one question we ask ourselves over and over again is “how do I make the most out of this experience?” In this blog, I would like to share with you five game-changing strategies that you can start implementing at work!

By: Pat Chaisang 3107 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Business

Working at non-profit organizations may have a less-than-desirable reputation among students, especially regarding pay and prestige; and while it may not look as glamorous as working in a big corporate firm, it has a few unique perks to help you gain valuable experience. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 1906 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Clio

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 1987 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Accounting

Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 1935 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

Co-operative Education

International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 2943 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Co-operative Education

Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 2689 reads | 0 comments
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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

Co-op Reflections

A co-op semester at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) allowed International Studies student, William Reid, to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people. Read more, here. 

By: William Reid 1954 reads | 0 comments