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Technical Writing for the Creative Writer

Communique

Creativity doesn't stop in the world of a technical writer.  Emily reveals how writing "is often much more than imagery and metaphors" and that stepping out of your comfort zone might just reveal a whole new path.  

By: Emily Watt 1598 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Ways to Keep Active

Life Balance

Here are some tips on how to get some physical activity in while at the Burnaby, Vancouver, or Surrey campus.

By: Jennifer Chou 2175 reads | 0 comments
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Research and Design: Reflection and Learning with the City of Surrey

UX

Mimi's co-op as a UX Designer at the City of Surrey provided opportunities to improve user experience by creating digital solutions for city services through user-centered design. Read her story, here. 

By: Mimi Tsai 1540 reads | 0 comments
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Life as an International Student: The Things We Don't Talk About

depression

There are a lot of things your international student friends have never told you. From depression to pressure to stereotypes -  life isn't always easy when you are studying abroad. Read an international students take on life overseas. 

By: Jeremy Austin Effendy 2294 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Leads to Workplace Success

Co-op Reflections

"Have you ever asked yourself these questions – Why should I volunteer? Is stepping out of my comfort zone really going to benefit me?  If you have, then you are on the right page!"

By: Cody Chau 1240 reads | 0 comments
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Banking is not Boring!

Business

When Taylor Nguyen imagined working at a large bank, she pictured cubicles, formal attire, and stacks of documents. What she found instead were opportunities to learn and create in a fun and collaboratve environment. 

By: Taylor Nguyen 1244 reads | 0 comments
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Small Fish in Big Pond: Working for PepsiCo

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Fahad Faruque discusses highlights from his co-op semester in quality assurance at PepsiCo. 

By: Fahad Faruque 1256 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Co-op Reflections

Beedie Business student, Christopher Pun shares what he's learned about the art of giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. 

By: Christopher Pun 1366 reads | 0 comments
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How I Made the Most of my International Co-op Position in the Most Expensive City in the World

International

An unexpected offer to extend a stay in San Fransisco for co-op turned into the experience of a lifetime for health sciences student, Yasmin Khalili. Read about her incredible summer in sunny California. 

By: Yasmin Khalili 1796 reads | 0 comments
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From Doubtful to Confident: How I Adapted to Working Life

Psychology

Initially unsure if she would be an effective counsellor, Alyssa shares how becoming a Student Academic Advisor at SFU helped her discover hidden strengths. 

By: Alyssa Chan 1130 reads | 0 comments
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Providing Free Healthcare to those in Need

International

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Isabelle and Elisabeth decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Kandice Pardy 1077 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Pains: From Classroom to Corporate

Co-operative Education

Being the youngest in the office can be difficult.  Ashley combats those pesky thoughts of self-doubt that we all know too well with words of affirmation.  

By: Ashley Schultheiss 1365 reads | 0 comments
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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

Applied Sciences

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Ryan Fielding 1974 reads | 0 comments
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Your Next Browser Will Pay You

technology

You’re about to witness a movement that will make the shift from desktop to mobile look boring. Google and Facebook amass staggering amounts of money by harvesting your data and charging advertisers for your attention, but that’s going to change very soon.

By: admin 1160 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

UX Design

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 1155 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Research: The Value of Trying New Things

Co-op

Of the many career paths to try, research is an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to the real world. Matthew Malinab shares how a co-op with FAISAL opened his eyes to new career possibilities. 

By: Matthew Malinab 967 reads | 0 comments
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Through the Lens of a Patient: A First-Hand Look into Fraser Health’s Model of Patient Care

Career Exploration

Patients across BC should expect to receive excellent care from our health system, and it usually delivers. Rasha Syed shares why the best way to assess the healthcare system is to hear patient experiences. 

By: Rasha Syed 1076 reads | 0 comments
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Video: Co-op in a Nutshell

Co-operative Education

What will you create with co-op? Watch Emily's video for a glimpse into her summer experience working for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.  

By: Emily Sweeney 1463 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Co-operative Education

Moving away from home and starting a new job is both exciting and scary. This fall, Hannah began her first co-op term in Ottawa. Here she shares the ups and downs and why she would do it again in a heartbeat.

By: Hannah Weinkauf 1314 reads | 0 comments
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This is How Google will Collapse

Communication, Art and Technology

The way things might turn out for Google if current trends continue—reporting from a very near, post-Google future.

By: admin 2308 reads | 0 comments
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Working with a Disability

Business

Disclosing a disability to an employer can be daunting at any point in your career but particularily as a student new to the workplace. Gloria Cheung, shares how she was able to not just survive but thrive with a little bit of support from her employer. 

By: Gloria Cheung 8786 reads | 0 comments
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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 948 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Co-operative Education

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 1356 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Co-op

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 1119 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 1232 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 2478 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Professional Development

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 1221 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Co-op Reflections

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 1163 reads | 0 comments
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How to Use Meditation and Mindfulness to Live Your Best Life

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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 1841 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Professional Development

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 1873 reads | 0 comments
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