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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Communication

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 41472 reads | 0 comments
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How I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone and Embraced Life Abroad

Arts and Social Sciences

Looking to maximize your time abroad and integrate with locals, but nervous to take the first few steps? Read on to learn how I broke through my personal barriers, and the advice I have for future travellers to make the most of their work term overseas.

By: Kendra Lodewyke 5531 reads | 0 comments
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Living and working abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Co-op

Are you looking into working abroad for your co-op?  Business student, Candice Woods shares what she learned in her co-op and how to combat homesickness based on her experience working in Barcelona, Spain for her co-op.

By: Candice Woods 6685 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

workplace survival

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 14544 reads | 0 comments
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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

Workplace Success

There is no exam to test you on these skills, no research paper to write or case study to examine – yet these skills are incredibly important to your future role as an employee.  Can you guess what skills we are talking about?

By: Cecylia Anderson 11138 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

Personal Development

Learn about various ways to enhance your university experience by getting involved this semester.  This article explores different areas of interest that students can get involved in and resources helpful to those seeking out meaningful volunteer and leadership opportunities.

By: Manal Masud 9698 reads | 0 comments
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BPK in Barcelona?

English Teaching

BPK student, Nick Crivici, spent nine months as an English Language Assistant in Barcelona.  Although this co-op was not directly related to the BPK field, he found tremendous educational value in his experience abroad.

By: Nick Crivici 4278 reads | 0 comments
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The Lungpacer Experience

Co-operative Education

My wide variety of responsibilities working with Lungpacer Medical facilitated the development of excellent collaborative skills and versatility as a member of the multidisciplinary team. This demanding work environment was no issue in such relevant, innovative, and hands-on medical research which inspired me to be passionate and enthusiastic.

By: Laura Bruulsema 4282 reads | 0 comments
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Look Successful, Be Successful, with Dress for Success

dress for success

Fashion and female empowerment - all in one place!

By: Katie Hoang 9217 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Zhou, IABC’s Director of Student Services and Communiqué Blog Founder

Communication, Art and Technology

Patricia Zhou had vaguely heard of IABC during her first two years at SFU, but little did she know how BC’s chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators would end up having such an on-going influence on her career.

By: Kendal Crawford 10392 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering Wisely

why volunteer

Your time is very valuable and while volunteering can be an amazing experience and very beneficial for your career, it is important to look for and choose the best volunteer position for you.

By: Nicola Sznajder 4181 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories; David Neel Jeweler and Artist

Indigenous Career Stories

I always wanted to be an artist, coming from a family of artists that was the only thing I was ever interested in.

By: Laura Forsythe 7905 reads | 0 comments
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Adrian Starblanket

Indigenous Career Stories

Adrian Starblanket shares his life story that takes him from Foster Care to homelessness to 4 recording albums and University.

By: Adrian Starblanket 7568 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

Tips

Most co-op students and other job seekers know – or learn quickly – that sitting at a computer is not the most effective route to land you your dream job. But social media is a huge part of our everyday lives! Are you making the most of it – with the right tools – to elevate your job search?

By: Heather Keeping 9205 reads | 0 comments
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Your Holiday Office Party Guide: Top 5 Things To Remember

christmas party

If you end up working a fall co-op, there is a good chance you will be invited to attend your company's Christmas party. Here are Natalie's top 5 tips on how you can maintain your professionalism while still having fun at office holiday parties.

By: npope 26617 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Communique

Touring city hall with Darryl McCarron, it was clear just how passionate he is about his work with the City of Surrey. Despite his prominent role in communications now, however, his career path began quite differently.

By: Alexis Tyller 11427 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteer Experience Can Help Land You a Co-op Placement

experience

Have you ever wondered if volunteer experience can be a more valuable experience in a hiring manager’s mind? Have you ever wondered about hidden benefits that go with volunteerism? If yes, this article is for you. Find out what makes volunteering distinct on your resume, and how it can help you land a co-op!

By: Kate Smirnova 7431 reads | 0 comments
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Gearing Up for the Green: Tips for Networking at Golf Events

Networking

Natalie is in her fourth year at the Beedie School of Business pursuing a BBA with concentrations in Marketing and Human Resource Management.  She shares how to network during golf events. 

By: Natalie Botteselle 4792 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op at Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley

Technology & Innovation

Evgeny Vinnik is a PhD student at the School of Computing Science.  In this article he shares about his experiences during his internship with Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley during the summer of 2014.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 10650 reads | 0 comments
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How to Survive in a Fast-Paced Office Environment

multi tasking

Fast-paced office environments can be very stressful!  Business student Christine shares her tips on how to manage in this kind of environment, based on what she learned at Appnovation Technologies.

By: Christine Liew 53460 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Co-op Reflections

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 10490 reads | 0 comments
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Pro Bono vs. Speculation Work

Freelancing

As a freelancer interested in certain aspects of volunteering, Nicola distinguishes between what it means when an opportunity is stated as Pro Bono or Speculation work?

By: Nicola Sznajder 4973 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 1]: “Who here thinks Science is cool?!”

Science AL!VE Insider Series

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 4975 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Reflections

Technology & Innovation

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  This is the second part of Ian’s and Edwin’s adventures, where Ian describes his observations about interning in California.

By: Ian Brown 5843 reads | 0 comments
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Networking Opportunities at SAP

Co-op

Did you ever think about taking advantage of networking opportunities at your workplace while you are on your co-op?  Business student Helen Bowman discusses the networking opportunities she was able to take advantage of during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 5637 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Co-op Reflections

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 7138 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women’s Shelter

Not-for-profit

Be an advocate for gender equality, and volunteer with the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women's Shelter. They are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support to women who may be experiencing sexual or physical abuse. Click through to read more!

By: Loren Catotal 6692 reads | 0 comments
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Wanted: Individuals Desiring An Adventure

Promotions

Looking to travel to a foreign country? Try something new? Meet some new people? You and AID could be a perfect match!

By: Esther Wei 5188 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Preparing

USA

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  Ian and Edwin are both recently graduated from engineering, and share their perspective on relocating to California for a co-op position.  In this article Ian describes the preparation and going to California

By: Ian Brown 9466 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

BUS 360

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 8346 reads | 0 comments
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