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Changemakers: How Much Impact Can You Actually Have as a Co-op Student?

Resource and Environmental Management

The climate is changing, global health is threatened, injustices are prevalent, and you want to do something about it. Well, how much impact can you actually have as a co-op student? Here’s what Brennan found out during his work term at the BC Council for International Cooperation.

By: Brennan Strandberg-Salmon 1319 reads | 0 comments
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What Co-op has Taught me About Education

Career Exploration

I think we can all agree that work is more fun when it doesn’t feel like work. In this blog post, Lauren reflects on working with Parks Canada’s Learn-to-Camp team and discusses what it takes to be a good educator. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 1729 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

English as an additional language

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 7094 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Parks Canada

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 2715 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Environment

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 3483 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

Co-op Reflections

Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 2891 reads | 0 comments
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Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

Co-operative Education

For her second co-op, Environmental Science student Tegan Gallilee-Lang ventured out to the Greater Vancouver Zoo to assist the Fraser Valley Wetlands Wildlife Project. Read about her adventures on the job and her new animal friends!

By: Tegan Gallilee-Lang 4799 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Co-op

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 3300 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Personal Development

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 4230 reads | 0 comments
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Part 1: The Proverbial Foot in the Door

Co-op

Feeling stuck on the outside of the job market looking in? Need experience for a job but a job for experience? Read how one Master of Resource Management candidate made his way out of “the trap”.

By: Stephen Chastain 5301 reads | 0 comments
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