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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Communique

"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 2287 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 1625 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Introvert

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 2441 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

Seeking Students

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 2584 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 3510 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Career Exploration

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 2231 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 1195 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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 2565 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Coping with a Challenging Co-op Term

coping

"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 2529 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 1561 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

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 5686 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Business Development

"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 2208 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

Co-op

"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 1454 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

Communication, Art and Technology

"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 3424 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Professionalism

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 6428 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 1243 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Coral Health

‘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 3203 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 3618 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Co-op

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

By: Ivy Choi 2231 reads | 0 comments
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Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling

Australia

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 1818 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Co-op

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

By: Sharon Chen 1620 reads | 0 comments
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How I Faced and Overcame My Fears

Psychology

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 1438 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Career Exploration

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 2943 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Human Resource Management

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 3196 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Co-op

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 1738 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Communication, Art and Technology

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 9783 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 3195 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Marketing

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 2974 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Not-for-profit

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 1840 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 1925 reads | 0 comments
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