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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Arts and Social Sciences

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 3109 reads | 0 comments
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Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

ENGAGE

Ever wondered what there is to gain from volunteering? Check out my blog post and discover all that volunteering has to offer.

By: Julia C. Fernandes 3252 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Seeking Students

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 2723 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 2042 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Environment

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 2765 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Professional Development

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 2263 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

Workplace Success

If you want to extract every opportunity from your co-op term, take these proactive steps to grow professionally beyond your job title. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 2361 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

OLC Blog

Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 2392 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

toronto

When opportunities in Vancouver were slim, I took the chance of embracing an experience on the other side of Canada, and in the process gained experience, networks, and memories that defined my final summer of university.

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 1807 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

BCLC

Keep on reading below to learn how I succeeded in my co-op term as an introvert and overcame my impostor syndrome.

By: Sarah Saghah 3610 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Co-operative Education

See how I faced my fears and worked for a company I never would have imagined working for.

By: Claudia Mathieu 2518 reads | 0 comments
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Traveling with SFU NATO Club Cofounder, Cornel Turdeanu

Professional Associations and Clubs

Are you having a hard time deciding on whether or not to go on exchange or field school? Are you passionate about topics like national security, defense, and diplomacy? Find out what Cornel has to say about his experience with SFU NATO Club! 

By: Queenie Lei 3936 reads | 0 comments
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How Dating is like Interviewing and How to Conquer Both

Professional Development

Interviews can be a stressful event, full of anxiety and confusion. Much like the dating world, interviews are a first meeting where you are desperately hoping the other person will like you and vice versa. Here are some things to keep in mind for either situation.

By: Jessica Parsons 3067 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Membership? 6 Reasons to Belong to a Professional Association like IABC

International Association of Business Communicators

In such a fast-paced world of business, if you’re ambitious, it’s important to stay on your toes and be hungry for professional development. SFU alumna, and president of the IABC/BC, Jeanette LeBlanc, shares how. 

By: Jeanette LeBlanc 3242 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

OLC Blog

My first Co-op was an invaluable experience as I dabbled in the world of social media marketing, blog writing, events management and much more!

By: Ashleen Bandesha 5328 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

Business

If you are an international student struggling with language and culture barriers in Canada, you are not alone. Liu Siyu, is a fourth-year international student here to share her stories about study, work, and career. 

By: Liu Siyu 3249 reads | 0 comments
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Landing an Engineering Co-op

Interviews

This article provides a few tips to improve your co-op work search. Having completed a few co-op positions, I’ve learned methods that have helped me get a co-op job offer. Some of the tips may seem cliché but when the little things add up, they can help improve one’s chances by a margin.

By: Alex Wu 3850 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

Communique

Communications graduate Kelly Furey, shares how co-op helped her develop a career before graduation. 

By: Justin Wong 2103 reads | 0 comments
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MSE Grad Lands Plum General Motors Job

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Mechatronic Systems Engineering graduate, Zahra Haeri, went in to interview for a co-op position at General Motors but left with an offer for a full-time permanent position. Read Zahra's story on moving from Iran, and the common ground between engineering and jiu-jitsu.

By: Will Henderson 1963 reads | 0 comments
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I AM ABLE: Bringing Visibility to Disability

Career Services

Communication student and former Career and Volnteer Services staff, Katerina Cookson, sits down with Blogger Jien Hilario to talk about her mental health journey and resources available to SFU students. 

By: Katerina Cookson 1560 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

ENGAGE

If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

By: Jien Hilario 10695 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

Series

Living with a mental illness or any invisible disability comes with many challenges. One of the most prominent is whether or not one should disclose their status to others. 

By: Jien Hilario 4525 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

I am Able

Privilege shapes our world in both visible and "invisible" ways. Jien discusses the ways in which privilege is granted to the nondisabled, and how acknowledging this privilege is one way we can all help. 

By: Jien Hilario 2685 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

Personal Development

Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

By: Jien Hilario 12704 reads | 0 comments
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Orange Shirt Day: Remembering the Horrors of Residential Schools

Indigenous Volunteer Stories

Three SFU students reflect on their experience as volunteers at the City of Surrey's commemoration of Orange Shirt Day.

By: Joyti Gill, Raman Jawanda, and Maha Rashid 3925 reads | 0 comments
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The First 100 Days of Co-op

Workplace Success

Congratulations! You got the job offer, but now what? The first 100 days of a new job are critical for your future success --  whether that means leading a project or simply showing your team that you are an eager learner. This blog will show you how to make the most of your first 100 days on the job. 

By: Susan Nguyen 12020 reads | 0 comments
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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

International

As many university students know, the start of many major projects begins with a very simple thing -- procrastination. And that is definitely what I did before departing for my co-op term in South Korea. However, I soon found that when it comes to teaching you have to have a plan. 

By: Jeremiah Chun Wu Chan 2747 reads | 0 comments
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Walk This Path With Us

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Reconciliation Council invites you to witness as we present our calls to action for reconciliation to SFU President Andrew Petter.

By: admin 2863 reads | 0 comments
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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Kinexus Bioinformatics

When Tarnjeet Thandi would tell others about her joint major, they tended to wonder how Molecular Biology and Biochemistry could be related to Business Administration. Prior to joining co-op, Tarnjeet sometimes wondered the same. Read her story about clarifying career options through co-op. 

By: Tarnjeet Thandi 2709 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

Career Exploration

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 2845 reads | 0 comments
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