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How Do You Engage the World? Start by Engaging in Surrey

Racing Readers

Learn about the Racing Readers program, and discover how you can "engage the world" as a volunteer.

By: Rachel Wong 6492 reads | 0 comments
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A Typical Day at Racing Readers

ENGAGE

Learn what it is like to volunteer for Racing Readers.  Celina shares her typical day volunteering for the program.

By: Celina Wang 5552 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

International Co-op

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 4656 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Kelowna

Co-operative Education

Thinking about moving away for your co-op placement? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your adventure!

By: Mandy Yeung 5167 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

communication co-op

Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 

 

By: Erica Lamb 8039 reads | 0 comments
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RebalanceMD Summer 2015: A New Approach to Total Musculoskeletal Care

Co-operative Education

Imagine you’ve just had your knee surgically replaced after years of debilitating pain. Now imagine you wake with a caring and knowledgeable kinesiologist by your bedside to guide you through the next crucial 48 hours of your rehab, leaving you feeling confident that your new joint will finally provide you with the relief you’ve been seeking. This is just one of many modern and progressive goals at RebalanceMD, my summer 2015 co-op placement.

 

By: Brandon Watson 4672 reads | 0 comments
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Piecing the Puzzle

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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 4624 reads | 0 comments
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What Design School Doesn't Teach You

Co-operative Education

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

By: James Wang 5077 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons why Co-op is a Valuable Experience

Electronics Engineering

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 8154 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 29045 reads | 0 comments
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Worth It.

Group Interview

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 4603 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Co-operative Education

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 9059 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 4419 reads | 0 comments
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Get Ahead in the Race to Graduate Studies

Eric Cai

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 6956 reads | 0 comments
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My Life Among Birkenstocks

Birkenstocks

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 3776 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of my Rut: How Co-op Changed my Life

Co-operative Education

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 4481 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Kit Crowe 9335 reads | 0 comments
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University Bocconi campus abroad class

Italy

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

By: Clair Lam 4871 reads | 0 comments
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Files of Uncertainty #1

Indigenous

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 6197 reads | 0 comments
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A Celebration with 1,000 BC Tech Stars

events

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 4166 reads | 0 comments
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5 Keys to “Ramping Up” and Quickly Adjusting to a New Co-op

Engineering

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 4276 reads | 0 comments
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The Skills You Can’t Learn in Class

Skills

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 7715 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

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 13934 reads | 0 comments
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Tips from the Editor: Blogging 101

blogging

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 6228 reads | 0 comments
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Risk takers and novelty: Demystifying the barriers of international co-op and exchange

International

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

By: Justin Wong 4024 reads | 0 comments
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Communication: A Key Skill for an Engineer

Tantalus System Corporation

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

By: (Joel) Hoi Pak Lun 4962 reads | 0 comments
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The Summer Internship of a Lifetime: Meet Christina Guan

Travel

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 7451 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Communique

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 11994 reads | 0 comments
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How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter

OLC Blog

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 25647 reads | 0 comments
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My Tech Journey Started After The www.

Co-operative Education

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 6373 reads | 0 comments
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