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This is How Google will Collapse

Technology & Innovation

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

By: admin 2755 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 9863 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Workplace Success

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 1130 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Co-operative Education

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 1532 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Communique

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 1328 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 1356 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

International Studies

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 2775 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 1400 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Co-op Reflections

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 1306 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 2058 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Business

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 2061 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!

Communication

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 2338 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 1314 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Finance

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 1339 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming the Distance: Working with a Remote Team

Co-op

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

By: Maggie Quinn 1189 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Business

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1146 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Business

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 1305 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Vancouver

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 1160 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Co-op Reflections

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 1324 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 18782 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Fahimeh Karimi 1533 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 2556 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 812 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Career Exploration

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 1461 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Co-operative Education

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1340 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Not Losing Hope: Scoring A Co-op Position With The Right Tactics For Your Job Interview

Work Search

Interviews don't have to be hard if you're prepared.  Nelson provides some tips on what how can prepare yourself for an interview and impress your interviewers.

By: Nelson Hang 2005 reads | 0 comments
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What Co-op has Taught me About Education

Career Exploration

I think we can all agree that work is more fun when it doesn’t feel like work. In this blog post, Lauren reflects on working with Parks Canada’s Learn-to-Camp team and discusses what it takes to be a good educator. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 1240 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Co-op Reflections

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1543 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Communication, Art and Technology

Thinking of changing your career path?  Saniya explains why it's normal for your career path to not be linear and redefines what it will look like for most of us.

By: Saniya Jakupova 7858 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-op Reflections

FASS Student, Shina discusses her experiences leading a team on her Co-op experience and how she found success at her role!

By: Shina Kaur 2897 reads | 0 comments
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