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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 1539 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Co-operative Education

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 1517 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Co-operative Education

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1304 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 1490 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Vancouver

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 1325 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Co-operative Education

Are you curious about what impact your employer has on the larger world? Reading about it is not enough! Get up, get out, contribute and see for yourself!

By: Julie Nguyen 1561 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

Communication

"I’d be hard pressed to say I have my life figured out – I really don’t."  Ryan shares what his Co-op journey has taught him and some tips for anyone who is currently doing Co-op.

By: Ryan Lee 21661 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

B.C. Children's Hospital

Fahimeh Karimi talks about her research co-op with the BC Children's Hospital.

By: Fahimeh Karimi 1730 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

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

By: Sheldon Maciel 966 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Work Search

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

By: Emily King 1614 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

International

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 1685 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 8571 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Workplace Success

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 3301 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Co-op Reflections

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 1820 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 2726 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Co-operative Education

‘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 3441 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

staying calm

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

By: Ivy Choi 2510 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Sharon Chen 1797 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-operative Education

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 3166 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 3444 reads | 0 comments