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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

Co-operative Education

As an emerging dance artist, I was thrilled when I learned that I had secured the role as an intern with a local and large-scale dance company, Ballet BC. However, I was a bit disheartened that, being a production based internship, I would not be dancing with the company at all. So, I readied myself to get comfortable behind the scenes for the first time ever and prepared to look at operations in the arts from a new perspective.

By: Samantha Presley 3848 reads | 0 comments
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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

Research

In my experience with co-op, personal projects and hobbies outside of school gave me the tools to build something in practice. This not only made me much more competitive in the job search, but also allowed me to acquire a co-op position where the work was directed at improving lives of other people. 

By: Sohail Sangha
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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

Inuit

SFU First Nations Student Association (FNSA) invites you to come and witness this annual event. Indigenous storytellers will share their journeys of success, expressing the adversity and perseverance faced along the way. Don't miss this chance to engage in the SFU Indigenous community as well as those closely connected to SFU!

By: Chris McCluskie 21832 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

Communique

Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 13453 reads | 0 comments
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SFU's Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship

The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is definitely worth all its cracked up to be.

By: Christina Coolidge 15708 reads | 0 comments
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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

It is a very exciting time to get involved with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)! Taylor shares her experience working at INAC's Yukon regional office and how she gained valuable skills while learning about Yukon First Nations, government and life in the North. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 14860 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

love letter

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 7316 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Perspectives: How Co-op Helped Me See the Bigger Picture

Peer Education

I started university with the intention of going to medical school. However, co-op has helped me see that there are so many more possibilities in the field of healthcare. In my article, I discuss my co-op experience and the lessons I learned along the way.

By: Ornela Polovina 12425 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Steven Phan's professional journey started long before he got a prize job as an interaction designer at Google. The SFU student’s career success started after he enrolled as a SIAT student and took advantage of the school’s co-op program. 

By: Tyler Gallop 4277 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

mentorships

In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 11233 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

Community Engagement

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone.

By: Peggy Chen 24940 reads | 0 comments
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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Memorial March

The Annual Women's Memorial March is on February 14th. This is why I attend and why you should too. 

By: Christina Coolidge 21256 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

toronto

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 9141 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

BC Council for International Education

Coming to a new country thousands of miles from where you grew up and from everything you know is no easy journey. In this award-winning story, SFU Business student Ali Najaf reflects on the past four years since arriving in Canada from Pakistan in 2012, sharing both his challenges and truimphs.  

By: anajaf 5273 reads | 0 comments
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How to Overcome Your Fear of Getting Involved

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Is fear coming in your way of getting involved? Don’t stress, since you live in a world with many others who are in the same boat as you! Here are a couple tips that can help you come out of your shell and interact with your community

By: Navdeep Gill 23430 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

CSI Blog

Whether you’re a first-year or a fourth-year, you likely have thought about what life will be like after you graduate, and you'll likely have heard some scary things. I'm here to tell you, with some hard work and patience, you don't have to be afraid of the future...

By: Rachel Osterman 11834 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

personal development

Going for exchange or a study abroad trip to a different university and country is a great experience in itself. But to make that experience remarkable, a bit of planning is required.

By: anajaf 5676 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part I – Get Involved and Utilize On-Campus Resources

Career Services

Have you ever wondered why you should go to university and what you have done to make your university life meaningful? Have you ever been in a situation where you have no clue of what to do with your life and how to start making every penny of your tuition fees worth it? Have you ever felt frightened when thinking about your future career? I was in the same position so I want to share some tips on how to not regret going to school and how to get ready to face your future!

By: Jenny Vo 11084 reads | 0 comments
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Dancing for Those Who Cannot, For the Kids #FTK

Professional Associations and Clubs

I'm sure that you've heard about the SFU Dance Marathon Club, but do you know what it's all about? You might be asking, “Is it another SFU dance team?”, “What is this club’s initiative?”, “How can I get involved?” This article answers those questions and highlights SFU's Dance Marathon’s history on campus.   

By: Amy Gill 9003 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

university

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 6490 reads | 0 comments
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Internship in the Contemporary Arts

Professional Development

Taking the internship course at SFU this semester has turned out to be an interesting and overall invaluable work experience for me as I near the end of my undergraduate career. Read on to discover what it was like to do an internship with the Contemporary Art Gallery.

By: Lauren Lavery 4048 reads | 0 comments
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Burrard Arts Foundation Internship

art gallery

The organization that I was fortunate enough to work with this summer was Burrard Arts Foundation.

By: Alexandra Best 4909 reads | 0 comments
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Journey to the Centres

Co-op Reflections

I was somewhat apprehensive to join the team  at the adult day centres but my 8 month co-op placement working with seniors  turned out to be one of the most valuable experiences that I have ever had. I was able to get involved with Vancouver Coastal Health's SteadyFeet®, form  friendships with seniors, and even learn some Cantonese! 

By: Evelyn Korompai 3670 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of the Co-op Experience: The Case for a Diversified Co-op Portfolio

Co-operative Education

Ever wonder what type of factors you should take into consideration when seeking out Co-op placements? Mark reflects on his rewarding Co-op journey to make some recommendations on how to best take advantage of the Co-op program!

By: Mark Thompson 4586 reads | 0 comments
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Beast in the East: Why You Should Go Away For Co-op

Co-op Reflections

If you’ve only been looking for co-op placements in the Greater Vancouver area, here’s why you should definitely reconsider.

By: Imran Kanji 4922 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

Indigenous

The Faculty of Education has just hired the first professor to be recruited under SFU’s Aboriginal Faculty Recruitment Plan.

By: Diane Luckow 14483 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Lee Maracle

Literature

Read about Indigenous scholar and author, Lee Maracle's book, "I Am Woman".

By: Christina Coolidge 4899 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Design

Co-operative Education

Danny shares how he has developed as a result of his UX design co-op experiences.

By: Danny Blackstock 4228 reads | 0 comments
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Touch the Future of Hydrogen Storage

Hydrogen In Motion

The future of energy belongs to hydrogen but you can be part of the future as well. Take part in the development of the next generation power source and learn engineering knowledge throughout the whole process with Hydrogen In Motion Inc. at Powertech Labs Inc..

By: Weilin Sun 3683 reads | 0 comments
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John Howard Society - Hobden House

First Nation Studies

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.

By: Theresa John 11160 reads | 0 comments
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