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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Vancouver

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 1401 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Teck Resources Ltd.

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 1643 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

Communication, Art and Technology

"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 22477 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

OLC Blog

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

By: Fahimeh Karimi 1809 reads | 0 comments
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The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

Peer Education

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

By: Sarah Saghah 3228 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

tesla

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

By: Sheldon Maciel 1048 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-op

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

By: Emily King 1664 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Beedie Business

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 1513 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 2215 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 1405 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

International Experience

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 1749 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-op

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 8851 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-op Reflections

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 3520 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Co-op

"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 2492 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Co-operative Education

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 1916 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Professional Development

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 2863 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 2846 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 3776 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 2403 reads | 0 comments
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'Picniic'-ing Through Work: My Co-op Journey

OLC Blog

"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 1438 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 2844 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Coping with a Challenging Co-op Term

co-op challenges

"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 2795 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 1807 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 6057 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Career Exploration

"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 2472 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

Human Resource Management

"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 1667 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

SIAT Co-op

"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 3856 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 7112 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became a Manager at Nineteen

Showcase academy

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

By: Crystal Fung 1410 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 3532 reads | 0 comments
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