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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

Co-op

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 1374 reads | 0 comments
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Your Next Browser Will Pay You

digital media

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

Personal Development

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 967 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 825 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

patient care

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 906 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 1086 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Anthropology

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 1052 reads | 0 comments
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This is How Google will Collapse

ENGAGE

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

By: admin 1716 reads | 0 comments
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Working with a Disability

Diversity & Inclusion

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 7076 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Tips

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 739 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 1159 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Co-op Reflections

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 817 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 1097 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

Arts and Social Sciences

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 2135 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Beedie Business Co-op

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 1013 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 947 reads | 0 comments
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How to Use Meditation and Mindfulness to Live Your Best Life

mindfulness

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 1601 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 1651 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 1625 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Co-op

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 945 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Business

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

Human Resource Management

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

By: Maggie Quinn 922 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 818 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Workplace Success

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

Business

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

Workplace Success

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

Co-operative Education

"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 13690 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

B.C. Children's Hospital

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

By: Fahimeh Karimi 1052 reads | 0 comments
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The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

Peer Education

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

By: Sarah Saghah 1768 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 417 reads | 0 comments
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