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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

Indigenous Co-op

Ever wondered what it would be like working for one of the big four accounting firms? Cameron shares his insight into working for PwC and their Audit and Assurance division, including key responsibilities and advice to help you succeed!

By: Cameron Axenty 11942 reads | 0 comments
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Getting the Most Out of Your Work Term: Nine Tips for Success

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Jordan began his co-op at TELUS with a limited skillset and a lack of experience. Eight months later, he left TELUS with more than he could have imagined. In this blog post, he shares nine tips that helped him find success during his work term. 

By: Jordan Eng 14599 reads | 0 comments
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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

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Do you thrive on innovation and creativity? Enjoy developing ground-up software solutions? If so, IBM’s Extreme Blue internship is for you. It is where business, innovation, research, and software development meet to provide solutions to satisfy business needs. Read on to learn about Warunika’s experience as an Extreme Blue intern in software development.

By: Warunika Ranaweera 16062 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Alley Theatre

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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 13217 reads | 0 comments
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IMS: A Beacon of Light for Petite Prospective Physiotherapists

Intramuscular Stimulation

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 4117 reads | 0 comments
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5 Important Lessons I Learned From My First Co-op

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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 9916 reads | 0 comments
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6 Reasons Why We Like Research

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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 14552 reads | 0 comments
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What Does a Student Kinesiologist Do, Anyways?

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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 16408 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Working with Seniors

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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 21156 reads | 0 comments
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From Retail to Public Servant: a Learning Curve

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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 15282 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an International Student

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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 7940 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Co-operative Education

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 15222 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Life Experience

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 6487 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

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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 5108 reads | 0 comments
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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

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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 8077 reads | 0 comments
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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Communication

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 4380 reads | 0 comments
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Back Pain Myth Busters and Spine Hygiene

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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 13888 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 18109 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Communication, Art and Technology

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 9205 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Engineering Physics

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 14367 reads | 0 comments