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My Love-Hate Relationship with Accounting

Timothy Lo & Co CPA

"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 1890 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Communication, Art and Technology

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 6132 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

OLC Blog

"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 2519 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

Business

"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 1707 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

Career Exploration

"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 3959 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Work Search

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 7249 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became a Manager at Nineteen

Co-op

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

By: Crystal Fung 1455 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Workplace Success

‘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 3622 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

Communication, Art and Technology

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 3992 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Arts and Social Sciences

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

By: Ivy Choi 2743 reads | 0 comments
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Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling

Life Experience

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 2120 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 1924 reads | 0 comments
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How I Faced and Overcame My Fears

Mental Health

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 1640 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 3343 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Co-op

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 3655 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Seeking Students

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 2040 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 10280 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts With A Good Foundation

Communication, Art and Technology

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

By: Fiona Li 3503 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Career Exploration

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 3529 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Co-operative Education

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 2172 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 2285 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Co-operative Education

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

By: Enoch Cheung 2119 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 2666 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 2601 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment through Volunteering: An Interview with Eva Ang

Communication

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 3953 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 2316 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 3187 reads | 0 comments
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Four Years of University: Quantity of Time vs. Quality of Experience

Political Science

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 2317 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Self-Care

Political Science

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 2624 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving Grad School 101

Communication

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 2375 reads | 0 comments
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