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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Business

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 2735 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Business

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 1416 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-op Reflections

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 9313 reads | 0 comments
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Adams Insurance Group: What it Means to Become an Autoplan Agent

Criminology (Police Studies) [SRY]

Working as an autoplan agent involves excellent administrative and interpersonal skills to ensure the best possible coverage for clients. In this article, Amy Deng describes her co-op experience as an autoplan agent with Adams Insurance Group. 

By: Amy Deng 2076 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts With A Good Foundation

Communique

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

By: Fiona Li 2785 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Co-op

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 2224 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 1412 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Clio

"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 1531 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Other

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

By: Enoch Cheung 1484 reads | 0 comments
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Enabling Data-Driven Decisions in a Big Data World: My Co-op at Activision (Demonware)

Career Exploration

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

By: David Quong 1665 reads | 0 comments
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Artificial Intelligence: A Threat to Humans?

Communication

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 1553 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment through Volunteering: An Interview with Eva Ang

Volunteering

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 2991 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 1599 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Survival Skills

Arts and Social Sciences

While the decision to look for a job might come easily, getting a job that you really want might not. Looking for that perfect job can often be an arduous and protracted process. Learn how to financially survive  those long weeks or months with these tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 2377 reads | 0 comments
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Four Years of University: Quantity of Time vs. Quality of Experience

Arts and Social Sciences

There are lots of reasons that can scare you away from taking more than four years to finish university. What if your friends finish early? What about the cost? While these are valid concerns, remember that university is a chance to gain experience. 

By: Srijani Datta 1642 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Self-Care

Arts and Social Sciences

Looking for a great job can be taxing on your mind and body. Srijani Datta, shares tips on how to keep it together during a long and difficult job hunt.

                   

By: Srijani Datta 1876 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving Grad School 101

Graduate Students

After four gruelling years of attending lectures, turning in assignments and writing endless exams, grad school may seem far removed from most post-convocation plans. For those that are considering, Sugandha Agarwal, has 5 tips to help you get through. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 1591 reads | 0 comments
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Living in Vancouver on a Student Budget

Communication, Art and Technology

Living on a student budget can be a struggle but coupled with exorbitantly high rent and living costs, it becomes all the more challenging. Sugandha Agarwal shares some tips on how to navigate the city without putting a hole through your wallet:

By: Sugandha Agarwal 2556 reads | 0 comments
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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

Peer Education

As a student, food is literally my life. I wish I was joking but food is how I bond with friends, how I cope with exams and what I use to wake myself up in the morning. 

By: Javairia Raza 2915 reads | 0 comments
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Phone Confidence

Professional Development

Is talking on the phone nerve-wracking for you?  You aren't alone.  Katherine offers some tips on how to be a better communicator through the phone.  

By: Katherine Bishop 2862 reads | 0 comments
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'Til We Meet Again

Convocation Reflections

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

By: Jien Hilario 5109 reads | 0 comments
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5 Practical Study Tips for Learning Efficiently

Studying does not have to be painful nor require enormous amounts of time and effort. Discover how to become a more efficient learner with these five unconventional study tips. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 2519 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

Communique

International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 2247 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Cultural House

ISCH

The Indigenous Student Centre has collaborated with Residence and Housing to pilot the Indigenous Student Cultural House (ISCH), a new living and learning community available SFU Residence (Burnaby Campus).

By: Indigenous Student Centre 7138 reads | 0 comments
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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Graduate

If you’re steps away from graduating, read on to see how I prepared to make the post-graduation world less intimidating.

By: Aurora Chiu 2566 reads | 0 comments
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#Goals: Lessons from Bo Sanchez

ENGAGE

Having a goal allows us to take aim and move forward. Jien, shares lessons in goal-setting from Bo Sanchez's How to Conquer your Goliaths. 

By: Jien Hilario 3157 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Co-op Reflections

Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 2271 reads | 0 comments
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Dr. Stresslove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My English Degree

Academic Success

I was almost finished the semester, and I realized one tiny detail: I hated all my classes. This is the tale of how I followed my heart into an English degree, a network of professional contacts, and endless career possibilities. 

By: Elmira Bahrami Majd 2151 reads | 0 comments
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How to be a Newbie: Pro Tips for Non-Pros

Co-operative Education
Co-op is a learning experience. Learning experiences aren’t about the “Aha!” moments. They’re about how you get there – and carry yourself through awkward growing pains... 
By: Tyler Miller 4663 reads | 0 comments
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The Right Versus the Wrong: Career Lessons from Johnny Bunko

Work Search

Success does not follow a linear path and neither will your career. Jien, shares some fundamental lessons from "the last career guide you'll ever need."

By: Jien Hilario 2410 reads | 0 comments
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