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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-op

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 2116 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 2444 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Co-operative Education

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 1399 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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 1398 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming the Distance: Working with a Remote Team

Workplace Success

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

By: Maggie Quinn 1239 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Co-op Reflections

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1201 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Workplace Success

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 1384 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Business

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 1220 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Business

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 1406 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

Communique

"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 20181 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

Career Exploration

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

By: Fahimeh Karimi 1592 reads | 0 comments
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The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

Career Peers

Welcome to Career and Volunteer Services, where all your career aspirations come true.

By: Sarah Saghah 2805 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

Co-operative Education

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Sheldon Maciel shares his story of braving rejection and uncertainty before finding his path. 

By: Sheldon Maciel 855 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-operative Education

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

By: Emily King 1509 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Workplace Success

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 1383 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

Co-op

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 2058 reads | 0 comments
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What Co-op has Taught me About Education

Environment

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 1282 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

International

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 1596 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-operative Education

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 8047 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-operative Education

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 3056 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Co-operative Education

"Sounds silly at first, but have you ever received a paycheque on the 15th and by the 20th you have no idea where it went? Here are a few ways to tackle sneaky spending..."

By: Ashley Schultheiss 2342 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Criminology

What happens when a Criminology student meets the administration. Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from paperwork and towards technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 1692 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Co-op

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 2525 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

Co-operative Education

Are you in your seeking semester for Co-op? Buckle up! Ashlin shares how things can get tough in the process and how persistence is key for success.   

By: Ashlin Roche 2637 reads | 0 comments
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Back to School 101: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Consent

SVSPO

For some students, this is your first year at SFU and you’re probably excited (and nervous!). I remember feeling the same way, wondering where my classes would be, what the people would be like, whether or not I’d be invited to the good parties…normal first year questions! One thing I never thought I'd have questions about was, consent. 

By: Caitlin Doherty 3582 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Communication

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 2274 reads | 0 comments
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'Picniic'-ing Through Work: My Co-op Journey

Workplace Success

"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 1262 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

OLC Blog

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 2646 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Coping with a Challenging Co-op Term

Arts and Social Sciences

"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 2591 reads | 0 comments
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My Love-Hate Relationship with Accounting

Accounting

"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 1613 reads | 0 comments
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