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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Arts and Social Sciences

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 3231 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Co-op Reflections

‘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 3827 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Co-op

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

By: Ivy Choi 3048 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 2074 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Career Exploration

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 3560 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Telus

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 3963 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-op Reflections

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 10528 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

SAP

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 3934 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 2370 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Co-op

"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 2494 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Co-op

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

By: Enoch Cheung 2298 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 3601 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Applied Sciences

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 3153 reads | 0 comments
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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

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 2342 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

Co-op Reflections

Think WQB requirements aren't relevant to your field of study? Think again! Kar Hing shares four non-communications courses that helped her succeed on her Co-op work term.

By: Kar Hing Ng 2771 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

Co-operative Education

In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 6228 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

United Way

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 2757 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Arts and Social Sciences

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 4040 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Communique

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 5120 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 3025 reads | 0 comments