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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 2025 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Co-operative Education

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 1827 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-operative Education

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 2729 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 2013 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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 2040 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Business

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1708 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 2096 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Workplace Success

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 1793 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Workplace Success

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 2234 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

General

"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 26300 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

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

By: Fahimeh Karimi 2359 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

Technology & Innovation

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

By: Sheldon Maciel 1469 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Teck Resources

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

By: Emily King 2040 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Beedie Business Co-op

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 2079 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-op

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 9956 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-operative Education

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 4418 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Co-operative Education

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 2328 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Co-op Reflections

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 3512 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Coral Health

‘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 4120 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

pep-talk

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

By: Ivy Choi 3326 reads | 0 comments