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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Professional Development

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 8615 reads | 0 comments
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Discussing Development

Co-op

Working in development and for Non-governmental organizations (NGO) is a tricky and delicate field. In my article I discuss the new approach that the Sustainability though Agriculture and Microenterprise (SAM) Project has taken on for their work in Zimba, Zambia. 

By: Naiomi Lu 10166 reads | 0 comments
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Environmental Consciousness and the Media

Environment

 

Environmental justice and climate change; taking a look at how we communicate about it and how we might change our worldview in an effort to stop the destruction of the planet.  

By: Christina Coolidge 5010 reads | 0 comments
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How Do You Engage the World? Start by Engaging in Surrey

Surrey

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

By: Rachel Wong 7112 reads | 0 comments
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A Typical Day at Racing Readers

Teaching

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

By: Celina Wang 6141 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

Co-operative Education

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 4863 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Kelowna

Health Sciences

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 5403 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 8362 reads | 0 comments
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RebalanceMD Summer 2015: A New Approach to Total Musculoskeletal Care

Kinesiologist

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 4898 reads | 0 comments
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Piecing the Puzzle

Science

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 4837 reads | 0 comments
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What Design School Doesn't Teach You

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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

By: James Wang 5334 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons why Co-op is a Valuable Experience

Co-op

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 8632 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask for Reference Letters From Your Professor

Portfolios

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 32620 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 4806 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Communication, Art and Technology

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 9334 reads | 0 comments
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Life as a Co-op Student at Sage

Computing Engineering

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

By: Ligang Guo 4663 reads | 0 comments
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Get Ahead in the Race to Graduate Studies

Professional Development

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 7438 reads | 0 comments
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My Life Among Birkenstocks

Co-operative Education

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 3971 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of my Rut: How Co-op Changed my Life

Co-op

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 4770 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

Workplace Success

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

By: Kit Crowe 9866 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 5227 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 6641 reads | 0 comments
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A Celebration with 1,000 BC Tech Stars

Professional Development

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 4376 reads | 0 comments
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5 Keys to “Ramping Up” and Quickly Adjusting to a New Co-op

Ramp Up

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 4527 reads | 0 comments
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The Skills You Can’t Learn in Class

Live Well Exercise Clinic

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 8405 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 14240 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 6686 reads | 0 comments
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Risk takers and novelty: Demystifying the barriers of international co-op and exchange

International Co-op

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

By: Justin Wong 4247 reads | 0 comments
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Communication: A Key Skill for an Engineer

Workplace Success

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

By: (Joel) Hoi Pak Lun 5194 reads | 0 comments
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The Summer Internship of a Lifetime: Meet Christina Guan

Europe

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 8278 reads | 0 comments
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