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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Co-op Reflections

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 1625 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Parks Canada

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 1586 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Management Information Systems (MIS)

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

By: Kevin Ng 1672 reads | 0 comments
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Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

Marketing

Working for a start-up provides opportunities to grow as a professional in an innovative environment. Here, Anosha Ashfaq shares how a co-op with Porton Health allowed her to flex her digital marketing skills in an environment where every day counts. 

By: Anosha Ashfaq 2266 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

Personal Development

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 3295 reads | 0 comments
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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Soroush Jafaryvahed set out to learn something new every day on his co-op with Ballard Power. The experience taught him that just because you are only with a company a short time, as as student, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a lasting impact. 

 

By: Soroush M. Jafaryvahed 1493 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Career Exploration

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 2733 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Ocean Wise Inc.

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 2607 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

Co-op

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 3193 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

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Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 3332 reads | 0 comments
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Enhanced Sonograms & Patient Empowerment

Health Sciences

Yasmin Khalili had her career mapped out way before she came to SFU, but the experience of coming to university and enrolling in the co-op program demonstrated that there are hundreds of paths and opporunities one can follow.

By: Yasmin Khalili 3548 reads | 0 comments
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Unsettling Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Committee convened in 2008, reconciliation has been an issue on many minds but what is reconciliation? Here, three community members explore some of the issues and realities behind reconciliation. 

By: Maddi Grier, Heather Jude and Athena Sfikas 3451 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

Diversity & Inclusion

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

By: Jien Hilario 3035 reads | 0 comments
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How to be an Active Bystander

SVSPO

A few months ago, my mum and I were out late one evening walking our dog. We walked down a dimly lit, quiet street, and saw a shadow in the distance.

By: Harpreet Mander 2977 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Business

Have you ever wondered if extending gradutation to take part in co-op is really worth it? Find out by checking out Mark's final co-op reflection as he looks back on four co-op terms. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 2920 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

Personal Development

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 3212 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

SFU Health Promotion

Have you ever wondered how university contributes to your mental health? In this article, Makshada shares what she learned about SFU's actions to promote mental health and student well-being during her co-op term with SFU Health Promotion 

By: Makshada Kowlessur 3281 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

Centre for Drug and Research Development

Every experience provides the opportunity to go above and beyond. Here, Beedie Business student Jared Chiu shares how he seized the opportunity to grow his role, and how you can too. 

By: Jared Chiu 2437 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Workplace Transition

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 6829 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

Life Experience

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 5053 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective

SVSPO

Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

By: Aynsley Pescitelli 2648 reads | 0 comments
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What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Thrive Week

Two packs of fruit snacks and other ways to make someone's day - from Jan 22nd to 29th, students explored questions around mental health and actions for thriving during SFU Thrive Week.

By: Javairia Raza 2996 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

Business

Don’t limit yourself and be active in asking to take on projects beyond the job description. Some insights from Christy’s co-op at TELUS.

By: Christy Liu 3153 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Co-operative Education

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 2856 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

Co-op

Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 2147 reads | 0 comments
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We Deserve More

FNMI

We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.

By: mattpro 3464 reads | 0 comments
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Workplace and the Race Against Time

Communication, Art and Technology

Master's of Communication student, Sugandha Agarwal shares her tips for time-management and workplace productivity. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 2127 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Marketing [SRY]

An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 3577 reads | 0 comments
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Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

Design

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 3050 reads | 0 comments
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Get Your Side Hustle On: A Student's Guide to Part-Time Work

Career Exploration

As she puts it, grad student Srijani Datta has been a student for most of her life. To support her love of academia she has worked as a reporter, tutor, translator, transcriber, and content writer. Develop your own side-hustle with her tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 2859 reads | 0 comments
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