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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Career Exploration

When Sara began her co-op search she was set on Silicon Valley but soon realized a little local experience was needed. A semester working for International Services for Students at SFU gave her the skills and experience to more confidently pursue her dreams. 

By: Sara Milosavic 498 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Co-op Reflections

From concept to implementation, launching a start-up can be both exhilarating and demanding. Mechatronic System Engineering students, Hitesh and Devpreet share their start-up journey with Venture Connections and TechE@SFU. 

By: Hitesh Advani & Devpreet Bhullar 862 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Communique

Mental health issues don't just disappear in the workplace.  Nelson urges us to "end the stigma, talk about mental health, form dialogues and accept that we are not alone."

By: Nelson Hang 573 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

Communique

Bored already?  Hitting a plateau at work can be discouraging – but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow Lauren’s experience of turning a roadblock into an opportunity for growth.

By: Lauren Brosseau 900 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

Co-operative Education

Interested in a career with the federal government? Kate McMurchy shares tips on building new connections and making the most of your co-op. 

By: Kate MacMurchy 1708 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Co-operative Education

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

Co-op

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 725 reads | 0 comments
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How to Use Meditation and Mindfulness to Live Your Best Life

Life Balance

Read about Jennifer's journey as she explores the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, and dispels myths around the time needed to master it.

By: Jennifer Chou 1234 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-op Reflections

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 1380 reads | 0 comments
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Four Mistakes You Are Likely to Make During Your First Co-op Work Term – And It’s Okay!

General

Mistakes happen, but do you learn to them?  Linda identifies some common mistakes made by Co-op students on their first work term.

By: Linda Nguyen 1197 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Workplace Success

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 714 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Co-op Reflections

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 698 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming the Distance: Working with a Remote Team

Co-op

Maggie Quinn discusses her experience of working with a remote team as a Junior Regional Recruiter with Kal Tire. 

By: Maggie Quinn 710 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Co-op Reflections

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 574 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Small Business BC

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 591 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Vancouver

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

Co-op Reflections

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

Co-op

"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 9113 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

OLC Blog

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

By: Fahimeh Karimi 730 reads | 0 comments
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The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

Professional Development

Welcome to Career and Volunteer Services, where all your career aspirations come true.

By: Sarah Saghah 1173 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Sheldon Maciel 106 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Career Exploration

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

By: Emily King 842 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Business

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 818 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Not Losing Hope: Scoring A Co-op Position With The Right Tactics For Your Job Interview

Work Search

Interviews don't have to be hard if you're prepared.  Nelson provides some tips on what how can prepare yourself for an interview and impress your interviewers.

By: Nelson Hang 1429 reads | 0 comments
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What Co-op has Taught me About Education

Co-op

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 831 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

International Experience

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

Communique

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 5065 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 1550 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Co-operative Education

"Sounds silly at first, but have you ever received a paycheque on the 15th and by the 20th you have no idea where it went? Here are a few ways to tackle sneaky spending..."

By: Ashley Schultheiss 1643 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 981 reads | 0 comments
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