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Piecing the Puzzle

Co-operative Education

My time at Parks Canada has been the most dynamic placement with experience working at the Visitor’s Centre in customer service to creating a day camp program from scratch.  I wrote this article in celebration of August 12, International Youth Day!

By: Jazmin Dhaliwal 4271 reads | 0 comments
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What Design School Doesn't Teach You

Communication, Art and Technology

James shares what he learned about User Experience (UX) after his co-op placement.

By: James Wang 4656 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons why Co-op is a Valuable Experience

Applied Sciences

Sometimes just taking a step outside of your comfort zone and embracing the unfamiliar is all it takes to find a truly worthwhile and rewarding experience. For me, that was a step into my co op.

By: Karen Ly-Ma 7255 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask for Reference Letters From Your Professor

Reference Letters

Asking your professors for reference letters is an important part of applying to professional programs, graduate programs, and scholarships, and it is a lot more complicated than just sending a quick email. Eric Cai explains how you can make this process easier for your professors, and more beneficial to you.

By: Eric Cai 23524 reads | 0 comments
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Worth It.

Child

Natasha shares why she found waiting for the ‘right’ co-op was worth it for her.  After a lot of determination and persistence she was able to land a job that was worth all the hard work and spent an amazing summer at Options. 

By: Natasha Jackson 4286 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Professional Development

For Samit Bariana, design was always the most challenging aspect of working in communications. That was until he completed a design-related project during his co-op work term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

By: Samit Bariana 8440 reads | 0 comments
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Life as a Co-op Student at Sage

Co-operative Education

In this article, Software Systems student, Ligang shares about doing a co-op at Sage in an interview style post. 

By: Ligang Guo 3998 reads | 0 comments
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Get Ahead in the Race to Graduate Studies

CSI Blog

Even though fall, 2016, is more than a year away, now is a great time – if not a necessary time – to get ahead in applying for professional programs, graduate studies and graduate scholarships. Eric Cai highlights some of these major pursuits and their fast-approaching deadlines.

By: Eric Cai 6161 reads | 0 comments
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My Life Among Birkenstocks

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Walking into my first day of work for my co-op term at The Right Shoe, all I expected was just another retail job. But upon arriving at work, I quickly realized how much more informative and applicable to my degree the experience would be. What I thought would be just another retail experience turned out to be one of the most interesting, informative and relevant experiences of my life.

By: Biomedical Footwear Assessor 3382 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of my Rut: How Co-op Changed my Life

Engineering

Jason shares how co-op has helped him develop personally and professionally.  He takes us back in time and back as he shares his life before co-op and contrasts it to where he is now. 

By: Jason Wallace 4002 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

Co-operative Education

Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 8461 reads | 0 comments
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University Bocconi campus abroad class

University Bocconi

Clair shares her experience with Campus Abroad through SFU Beedie, and how Italy was brought to her! 

By: Clair Lam 4130 reads | 0 comments
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Files of Uncertainty #1

Diversity & Inclusion

FILES OF UNCERTAINTY #1: To Bear witness, the open musings of a Metis Student trying to understand her rage when Brian Bowman only half admitted his culture. 

By: Lforsythe 5515 reads | 0 comments
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A Celebration with 1,000 BC Tech Stars

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

In my work term with BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), I had the opportunity to help plan and organize the company’s biggest event of the year, and it just so happened to be BC’s biggest and longest running technology awards celebration. 

By: Robbie Sebullen 3875 reads | 0 comments
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5 Keys to “Ramping Up” and Quickly Adjusting to a New Co-op

Training

Noah did his co-op at PMC-Sierra. In this article he introduces the engineering term “ramp up” and identifies five ways to get up to speed when you start a co-op.

By: Noah Balzer 3779 reads | 0 comments
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The Skills You Can’t Learn in Class

Co-op

I knew that co-op work terms would greatly enhance my education and I would gain skills and experience that I could never get from a classroom, but the type of knowledge that I am walking away with is not what I expected.  

By: Tessa Leyland 6674 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Not What Your Communication Degree Can Do for You; It’s What You Can Do For Your Communication Degree

competitive edge

For some employers today, a degree has become the minimum requirement for most entry-level jobs. Having spoke with this year's winner of the SCOY Award of Merit, Terence Chu, the solution to this conundrum, for me, became apparent.  

By: Chris McCluskie 13210 reads | 0 comments
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Tips from the Editor: Blogging 101

OLC Blog

Not sure how to write a blog post or where to get started? Natalie, an Editor for the SFU OLC, shares a step by step guide to write a blog post and she shares some top student examples.  

By: npope 5498 reads | 0 comments
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Risk takers and novelty: Demystifying the barriers of international co-op and exchange

Co-op

Consider the benefits of doing an international co-op and exchange.

By: Justin Wong 3670 reads | 0 comments
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Communication: A Key Skill for an Engineer

Engineer

Learn how communication is one of the most important skills to develop at work. 

By: (Joel) Hoi Pak Lun 4551 reads | 0 comments
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The Summer Internship of a Lifetime: Meet Christina Guan

OLC Blog

What’s your dream job? 

Like many students, Christina Guan has some big dreams.  But her dreams actually became a reality this summer.  Find out how this SFU student was able to utilize her skillset and land an internship of a lifetime. 

By: Natalie Pope 6489 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

communication

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 10818 reads | 0 comments
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How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter

Cover Letters

Applying for jobs can seem tedious and through my experiences, I have compiled six tips that can help you improve your results and get noticed!

By: Clair Lam 24066 reads | 0 comments
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My Tech Journey Started After The www.

tech

I am a Lefty, a techy, and as my coffee mug says, a “hawt geek”. This is what I can proudly say after finding myself through my first co-op placement. On day one, I thought I signed up for work, but what I really signed up for was a second family at Left of the Dot Media Inc. 

By: Moni Manhas 5784 reads | 0 comments
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Clan wrestler collects BA on way to 2015 Pan Am Games

PDP

Justina Di Stasio is an English student at SFU who also is a member of Canada’s national senior women’s wrestling team competing at the 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto.

By: Justin Wong 4737 reads | 0 comments
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Community Engagement Clarifies Career Choice

Biological Sciences

Meet Lindsay Wainwright, 32, who has already completed her second year of medical school at UBC even though she is just graduating with her SFU B.Sc. this June. 

By: Diane Mar-Nicolle 17934 reads | 0 comments
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New Co-op. New City. – Tips for Those Moving Away for the First Time

Co-op

Moving away from home is a life changing experience. It is a combination of exciting and scary, happy and sad, and everything in between. Throw in a new city and a new job and everything just intensifies. One of the first questions that come to mind are what do you do and where do you start?

By: Ronald Yeung 4793 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

Co-op

Jeff Scheffel, Community Developer at Volunteer Burnaby, discusses the diversity of a job in the not-for-profit sector, the importance of collaboration, volunteering, and encourages Communication students not to underestimate their skillset. 

By: Kasia Cookson 8428 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Bring Confidence to the Job Interview

toastmasters

Ever feel like interviews do not go your way, or they feel out of your control?  Find the one thing you can control: your confidence! Natalie reflects on some of her old co-op interview experiences, and shares some strategies she has learned to bring confidence to your next interview. 

By: npope 23377 reads | 0 comments
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Develop your career in Hong Kong

Co-operative Education

 

Consider going abroad for your co-op.  When Alan did his co-op in Hong Kong, he not only got first hand experience with a new culture but he also developed new skills.

By: Alan Pang 5462 reads | 0 comments
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