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An Interview with Alley Theatre

Communication, Art and Technology

The Professional Development Coordinator at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts interviews Daniel Arnold and Marisa Emma Smith from Alley Theatre about the company, their interest in working with students and advice for emerging artists.

By: Chelsea Hunter 13004 reads | 0 comments
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IMS: A Beacon of Light for Petite Prospective Physiotherapists

Co-op

Have you thought about physiotherapy as a career option, or as part of your plan to rid your body of aches or pains? This article focuses on my own personal experiences with Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) at my co-op placement, and how it has affected my back pain as well as my future in physiotherapy. 

By: Sereen Hon 3846 reads | 0 comments
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5 Important Lessons I Learned From My First Co-op

First Co-op Term

Nervous about your first co-op job? Don’t be! These five tips will help prepare you for success and boost your confidence levels in no time. Keep calm & read on!

By: Ellen Lu 8987 reads | 0 comments
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6 Reasons Why We Like Research

Research

The department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) will be hosting its 8th Annual Research Day on Friday, March 31. Twelve BPK undergraduate students were asked a simple question: What do you like about research? After compiling all of their responses, I present to you six reasons why we like research!

By: Olivia Aguiar 12046 reads | 0 comments
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What Does a Student Kinesiologist Do, Anyways?

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Looking through co-op job postings and have no idea what a job as a Student Kinesiologist entails? I didn’t either. Now that I’ve worked as one, I’m here to shine some light on the subject. 

By: Andrea Forer 16007 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Working with Seniors

Co-operative Education

For some, seniors can be intimidating and difficult to work with. However, after working as a Student Kinesiologist with 6-8 different clients on a daily basis, I have compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks to help anyone working with seniors in any context, not just kinesiology.  

By: Matthew Butt 18555 reads | 0 comments
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From Retail to Public Servant: a Learning Curve

Co-operative Education

The RCMP is a sought out employer for criminology students. If your main experience to date is in the retail sector, then there is a lot to discover about interviewing and working in the Public Service. Danika shares her experience moving from retail to working for the RCMP. 

By: Danika Plante Mahnic 14939 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an International Student

Criminology

As an international student Ha Na had the reality of high tuition, no work experience and challenges in finding employment.  She decided co-op was the solution to learn professional work search skills and gain related employment while attending university.  She shares her challenges and successes along the way.

 

By: Ha Na Ryu 7361 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

personal projects

Having been involved in recruitment and on-boarding processes, discussions with managers and engineering recruitment teams, I share my experiences in recruitment and career development to give you insight into what employers are looking for. 

By: Paul Vu 14854 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 6213 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Life Experience

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 4724 reads | 0 comments
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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

Co-operative Education

Ever thought about working in Management Information Systems? Third year business student Vivyn Zhou shares her journey working for System Improvement in the Decision Support department at Vancouver Coastal Health. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 7581 reads | 0 comments
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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Periphery Digital

The job application process can be overwhelming, especially you are sifting through an extensive list of companies that you may have never heard of. Amy explains why you should take a chance with a smaller organization and the rewarding experiences that may come with it.

By: Amy Han 4120 reads | 0 comments
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Back Pain Myth Busters and Spine Hygiene

Spine Hygiene

Do you do sit-ups and crunches to to either get or maintain that six-pack? This article sheds light on why learned habits such as this are detrimental for your back health. In addition, I discuss “Spine Hygiene”, which refers to the daily maintenance of the spine as necessary to prevent back issues.  

By: Karen Gitau 13307 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Big Secret: A Look into My Summer Working for the University

Institutional Research and Planning

Find out more about my co-op job as a Research Assistant for SFU and discover how I learned to navigate the data, politics and presentations to appreciate a side of the university students don’t normally get to experience. 

By: Lauren Rietchel 17711 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Co-op Reflections

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 8986 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Canadian Integrated Optics

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 13836 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Co-operative Education

Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 4108 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Top Tip Lists

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 6932 reads | 0 comments
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Fishing for Experience

Tofino

Spend your summer in one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in BC! Make a difference in the operation and performance of a small company, and grow your entrepreneurial skillset in a meaningful way by working for WardoWest in Tofino. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 3960 reads | 0 comments