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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Co-operative Education

What exactly is the study of communications?  What are the career paths can it can lead to?  Amy attempts to answer these surprisingly common questions (even among communications students!) through Co-op.

By: Amy Chui 2218 reads | 0 comments
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'Picniic'-ing Through Work: My Co-op Journey

International Business

"As it just so happens, I went in blind. I didn’t know what I was up against, and I can’t say I felt particularly ready either, as I had no previous marketing experience." - Sandra talks about her co-op experience with Picniic.

By: Sandra Sorescu 1178 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

Mental Health

When you are the only designer on a project, let alone the entire company, you are bound to face trials and tribulations. However, there are rewarding opportunities in store for designers on the lonely path to mastery. 

By: Sofia Bautista 2529 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Coping with a Challenging Co-op Term

Career Exploration

"Working in different settings and with various personality types allows you to take in the best and the worst of the workplace" - Diana gives practical tips on coping with workplace challenges.

By: Diana Kabantsov 2513 reads | 0 comments
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My Love-Hate Relationship with Accounting

Career Exploration

"I knew very little about accounting and definitely had no passion for it" - read on to find out how Leana overcame her aversion towards accounting.

By: Leana Li 1542 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Communique

Want your career to make a meaningful impact on your community and the world, but don't know how?  Davina shares how working in the non-profit sector may just be the solution.

By: Davina Gounden 5658 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Human Resource Management

"This being my first co-op term, I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t know what to wear, how welcoming my co-workers would be or what exact tasks I would be assigned" - Joshua talks about his co-op experience.

By: Joshua Juni 2178 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

Workplace Success

"Now working in the technology field, it is not what I had imagined initially" - Gabriel talks about his co-op with SFU's IT Project Management Office.

By: Gabriel Lim 1442 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

OLC Blog

"I am working on creating a single solution for citizens to request information held by the City that will meet the needs of multiple business lines" - read more about Allison's experience working with the City of Surrey.

By: Allison Chen 3403 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Professional Development

Ever wonder how interviewers feel on the other side of the table? SFU Career & Volunteer Services’ very own superstar Career Peer, Scarlett Wu, shares her perspective on interviews and offers ideas on how to ace your own.

By: Scarlett Wu 6358 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became a Manager at Nineteen

Business

Read on to find about how Crystal became a manager at just nineteen! 

By: Crystal Fung 1233 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Co-op Reflections

‘How do I market something that I don’t fully understand?’ - Claire Patterson talks about her marketing co-op experience at Coral Health.

By: Claire Patterson 3176 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

Co-operative Education

Deciding whether to do Co-op or not?  Braedon shares his experience with Co-op and how it can give you a competitive edge.

By: Braedon Lim 3596 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

pep-talk

Ivy Choi gives some insightful and practical tips on dealing with those nasty pre-interview jitters.

By: Ivy Choi 2207 reads | 0 comments
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Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling

exchange

What does it mean to be alone but not lonely? Grace Chang talks about self-discovery, studying abroad and her adventures in Australia.

By: Grace Chang 1798 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Workplace Success

Sharon gives useful and practical tips on how to manage your time and work!

By: Sharon Chen 1597 reads | 0 comments
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How I Faced and Overcame My Fears

Co-op

Relax! Yes, you may have made a mistake, but it is how you handle the consequences that count. Carina talks about how she made mistakes, faced her fears and learned from them.

By: Carina Yuen 1424 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

TRIUMF

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 2912 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Telus

Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

By: Teodora Mircea 3177 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Career Exploration

Are you uncertain whether to pursue a co-op at a large corporation or a small company? Sharon Huang shares why she chose to launch her career at a start-up. 

By: Sharon Huang 1717 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-operative Education

The future can seem pretty uncertain when you are an undergraduate. How do you make the leap from university student to employed professional?  Read how co-op allowed four students to create some big things while gaining real-world experience and having a bit of fun along the way. 

By: Jennifer Wibisono 9761 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts With A Good Foundation

Co-operative Education

Fiona shares how a degree in communication has given her a solid foundation of knowledge that translated directly into her workplace.  

By: Fiona Li 3176 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Business

When it comes to an experience of a lifetime like an internship, the one question we ask ourselves over and over again is “how do I make the most out of this experience?” In this blog, I would like to share with you five game-changing strategies that you can start implementing at work!

By: Pat Chaisang 2912 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

NGO

Working at non-profit organizations may have a less-than-desirable reputation among students, especially regarding pay and prestige; and while it may not look as glamorous as working in a big corporate firm, it has a few unique perks to help you gain valuable experience. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 1828 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Science

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 1914 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Thomas Chimick

Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 1868 reads | 0 comments
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Enabling Data-Driven Decisions in a Big Data World: My Co-op at Activision (Demonware)

Activision

Scroll on to read about my co-op experience with the Data Services team at Activision

By: David Quong 2134 reads | 0 comments
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Artificial Intelligence: A Threat to Humans?

Communication, Art and Technology

Artificial Intelligence is on the minds of many. With advancements in machine learning it seems that the future of intelligence on earth could look vastly different in the coming decades. So, what does that mean for us? Navya Malik, explores the risks and rewards in the age of A.I. 

By: Navya Malik 2090 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment through Volunteering: An Interview with Eva Ang

Communication, Art and Technology

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to do it all? In this interview, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology student, Eva Ang, offers tips on juggling work, school, volunteering and life.

By: Queenie Lei 3491 reads | 0 comments
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Is Grad School the Right Next-Step?

If you are about to finish your undergraduate degree, you might be wondering if you should go to grad school. But how do you know if grad school is right for you? Srijani Datta,  breaks it down. 

By: Srijani Datta 2006 reads | 0 comments
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