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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Business

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

By: Christopher Pun 1273 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

Co-op

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 1727 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 1054 reads | 0 comments
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Providing Free Healthcare to those in Need

Co-op Reflections

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 1005 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Pains: From Classroom to Corporate

Communique

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 1290 reads | 0 comments
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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

Professional Development

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 1787 reads | 0 comments
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Your Next Browser Will Pay You

Communication, Art and 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 1067 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

Life Experience

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 1096 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Research: The Value of Trying New Things

Research

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 929 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

Health Sciences

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 1029 reads | 0 comments
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Video: Co-op in a Nutshell

Co-op

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 1405 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Co-op

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 1232 reads | 0 comments
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This is How Google will Collapse

Career Services

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

By: admin 2126 reads | 0 comments
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Working with a Disability

Co-op

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 8103 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

SFU

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 871 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Venture Connections

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 1286 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 952 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

Co-op

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 1194 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 2364 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 1141 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 1122 reads | 0 comments
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How to Use Meditation and Mindfulness to Live Your Best Life

Mental Health

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 1767 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-operative Education

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 1800 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!

Co-operative Education

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 1883 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Criminology

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 1074 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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 1095 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming the Distance: Working with a Remote Team

Kal Tire

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

By: Maggie Quinn 1010 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Co-operative Education

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 937 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Co-op

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

Co-operative Education

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 930 reads | 0 comments
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