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My Adventures working with the BC Lottery Corporation

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Is working in an unfamiliar industry scary to you? Don’t know what to prepare before working in a co-op? Read on to find out more.

By: Cloris Sun 432 reads | 0 comments
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Moving From Retail to Corporate : Life as an Operational Specialist at Canadian Western Trust

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For three years I worked part-time at TD Canada Trust as a customer service representative and eventually a personal banking associate.

By: Phuong Mai 214 reads | 0 comments
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Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Insights into Working at a Small Firm

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If you ever wondered what it was like working at a small to mid-size accounting firm, read on for a few insights from my first co-op work term!

By: Kaadambari Ravi 324 reads | 0 comments
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Gzowski 2019: Intership with CBC

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"I cried the day I heard that I had won the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship" Sonya shares her story on how she ended up being an intern at CBC Radio and why it's so important to not give up on your dreams. 

By: Sonya Hartwig 687 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash

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 "It's two hours past lunchtime, and you're starting to feel it - you slowly start to doze off."  read 5 tips from Bessie that will help you to avoid the mid-day crush.

By: Bessie Wong 571 reads | 0 comments
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Golden Opportunity: How I Accidentally Ended Up at a Fortune 500 Mining Company

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What many students may not know is that it can be very disheartening to apply for jobs at first. You may not receive many responses. It feels almost as if all the positions you want have already been filled. 

By: Farah Jhumra 934 reads | 0 comments
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Social Media 101: 4 Tips to Ace Social Media Management for an Institution out of Your Expertise

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Curious how to run social media for a company out of your expertise? Take a look at Cristyn's article, where she reveals the best approaches to social media management and get ready to work in the field!

By: Cristyn Fung 631 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Journey: How I Landed a Co-op working on 3 New Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

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When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up” - Les Brown

By: Seraphina Augustus 384 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Through the First Month of your Co-op

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Getting Through the First Month of Your Co-op: How do you prepare for a new work term? And how do you survive the first month in a new co-op position? Business Major Anca Zgreaban shares five tips for easing smoothly from a study semester into a working term.

By: Anca Zgreaban 701 reads | 0 comments
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3 Myths About Working in the Technology Industry Out of Town

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Working in a technological industry as a non-tech student is much more exciting as you might have thought of it. Hilda shares her experience and debunks three myths about this niche.

By: Hilda Martin Kasyanju 778 reads | 0 comments
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Corporate Environments DO In Fact Contain Interesting People

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If you think that working for a corporation is incredibly dull in terms of social connections, take a look at Leo's article, where he busts this myth!

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 730 reads | 0 comments
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Being Qualified-ish

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Have you ever felt that you are not qualified enough for a job you just got? Privilege explains why it is more than alright to be a newbie and what you should understand about your position to take the best from your co-op term.

By: Privilege Rundogo 974 reads | 0 comments
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Five Essential Skills for Cmns Co-ops

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Are you wondering what skills you might need for a job in CMNS? Co-op student Amy unpacks five essential skills for your future CMNS career you might want to develop.

By: Amy Chui 603 reads | 0 comments
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How to Mess Up at Work and not Get Fired

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Is messing up at work one of your greatest fears that keeps you up at night? Taylor talks about how to deal with mistakes in the workplace. The end of the world can eventually turn into a valuable experience worthy of mentioning in your resume.

By: Taylor Wagner 1168 reads | 0 comments
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Fake It Till You Make It

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“Business courses helped me with workplace etiquette, while Communication courses allowed me to develop different perspectives.” Human Resources student Tabraiz reveals the hidden benefits of applying to jobs outside of your major and gaining a unique, mix-matched skillset.

By: Tabraiz Sanaullah 946 reads | 0 comments
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What Happens When You "Don't Want to Bother Your Boss" with Questions?

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“Should I ask my boss what to do, or am I being annoying and asking them too many questions?” Leo emphasizes the importance of establishing a clear line of communication with your supervisor and not being afraid to ask for clarification.

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 989 reads | 0 comments
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A View from the Other Side of the Table: Interviewing from a Co-op Student's Perspective

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Ever wondered what your interviewers were thinking? Amanda takes us behind the scenes of an interview process and shares how to prepare for trick questions, ways to leave a strong first impression and techniques for highlighting skills and experience. 

By: Amanda Pataky 1157 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Thrive in Discomfort

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"Discomfort isn't bad - it's just stepping outside of your comfort zone." From embracing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, to seeking out constructive feedback, Magali offers ways to survive and succeed in a new work environment.  

By: Magali Bureau 1322 reads | 0 comments
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Read Beyond the Job Description

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"When you work at a start-up, literally anything can happen." Anmol takes us into a world where content is born out of chaos, and the landscape is dynamic, creative and challenging.  Becoming an integral part of a new company and seeing your creations make an impact can be one of the most rewarding experiences.  

By: Anmol Boparai 1064 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips to Make Your Long Commute to Work a Little Easier

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Mysteries, money management and meditation: how do you spend your commute? Sarah recommends ways to make that daily bus ride feel a little shorter and add extra pep to your work morning. 

By: Sarah Lachance 1412 reads | 0 comments