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Orange Shirt Day: Remembering the Horrors of Residential Schools

Orange Shirt Day

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 4245 reads | 0 comments
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The First 100 Days of Co-op

Co-operative Education

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 12176 reads | 0 comments
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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

Life Experience

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 2904 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 3112 reads | 0 comments
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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Science

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 2932 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

Global Affairs Canada

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 3055 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections of an SFU Epigenetics Research Assistant

Professional Development

Health Sciences student, Philipp Michaluk disusses the value of searching for co-op positions close to home from his experience as a research assistant at SFU's Epigenetics Laboratory. 

By: Philipp Michaluk 2308 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

International Studies

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 2907 reads | 0 comments
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Will a Certificate Help You STAND OUT?

Work-Study

Thinking about taking a certificate program? Wondering how additional certification could help you in your career? If so, this article is for you.

By: Liu Siyu 3373 reads | 0 comments
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Spend the Day with a Top Canadian CEO

Career Exploration

An opportuntity to gain unforgettable real world experience, CEO 1 x Day is a chance to step into the shoes of one of Canada's most influential leaders. The application period begins, September 28, 2017.

By: OLC Admin 11549 reads | 0 comments
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Formalized Curiosity: My Research Experience in Reproductive Medicine

Research Assistant

Have you ever wanted to pursue a Health Research Co-op but didn’t know where to start? Are you fascinated by Reproductive Medicine and Clinical Research? If so then this article is for you. 

By: Miranda Defer 3180 reads | 0 comments
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The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship: An Interview with Ashley Fraser

Communication

Communications Co-op student, Ashley Fraser, spent the summer interning at CBC Radio as part of the coveted Peter Gzowski Internship Program. Ashley shares how she got there and her advice for students pursuing careers in journalism. 

 

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The Far-Ranging Effects of Co-op Connections

Team Guardian

Vadim shares how proactively building connections in the workplace helped fund his capstone and pivot his career.

By: Vadim Tsarkov 3508 reads | 0 comments
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My First Software Dev Position: What it’s Like To Be a Co-op at Safe

Co-op

Adam Bignell, shares his experience from an eight month co-op with Safe Software Inc. A co-op term spent developing support for raster and point cloud, but with an added dose of team-building and fooseball to balance out the workload.

By: Adam Bignell 3089 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Took Me Across the World to a Rural City in Southern India

Deshpande Foundation

My first co-op position took me halfway across the globe to a rural town in India. Although there are many events that stand out in my life, none compare to this extraordinary and life-changing experience.

By: Mariah McKnight 4084 reads | 0 comments
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Designing in Phases

Your Next Co-op

Shipping a product isn’t as simple as proposing a new idea or a new design. Careful consideration is given to how a project is approached by developers, users, and other key stakeholders. Amanda shares the importance of designing in phases and the considerations she took working as a UX designer.

By: Amanda Poh 13085 reads | 0 comments
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Spring “Camping” in Nepal

International Co-op

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Marie Purificacion and Tessa Leyland decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Tessa Leyland 4179 reads | 0 comments
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Why I am Done Saying “What If” and Beating Myself Up for Not Subscribing to the 4-Year Plan

Personal Development

Take four years to complete university, and start working immediately after in a degree relevant job. Sound like a familiar goal? For Scarlett, this was a pipe dream that she just didn’t want to chase anymore. Rather than racing against time, she took the opportunity to weave her academics into the workplace through the Co-op program, forging her own path towards her professional goals.

By: Scarlett Poole 4095 reads | 0 comments
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Student Life vs. Teaching Life: And Everything in Between

Arts and Social Sciences

This is the story of how one Psychology and Criminology student went from being a diligent undergraduate at SFU to a fun-loving English teacher in South Korea.

 

By: Queenie Ho 3006 reads | 0 comments
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What to Do if You've Made a Bad First Impression

workplace success

First impressions are given a lot of stock in the professional world. But what do you do if you've made a bad one? Learn how to recover gracefully with these tips. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 2808 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Students Thinking of Pursuing International Co-op in Japan

Co-operative Education

Are you thinking about traveling to Japan for international co-op? Here are some tips that may help you kick start your journey.

 

By: Kiera Warren 3368 reads | 0 comments
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Discover Your Leadership Potential in Passport to Leadership

Professional Development

Looking for an opportunity to boost your personal development at SFU? Look no further -- the Passport to Leadership workshop series will help you maximize your leadership potential, and is available to all SFU students!

 

By: Zahraa Hawili 14624 reads | 0 comments
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Extraverted Introvert: When You Love Helping People – But Not Too Much

Personal Development

During my time seeking for my second co-op work term, I wondered what kinds of jobs out there could make both my extraverted and introverted sides happy. Is there even a job that has a balance of both components that would allow me to thrive? When I was applying to TeamWell Health, I didn’t have many expectations, and surely didn’t expect that the job would be the perfect fit for me now.

By: Katherine Alexi Reyes 3373 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Worry About Being a Small Potato

General

When you’re starting off in a new workplace, it can be daunting talking to people who carry the title of CEO, director, and everything in between. While you may feel like a small potato compared to the big spud, it’s important to remember that everyone has to start somewhere. Lindsay shares her story on why your future self will thank you for building your connections early on through Co-op.

By: Lindsay Wu 11885 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Delight at Deloitte

International Co-op

Endless mountains of food? Check. Colleagues to play Pokemon Go with? Check. A pile of daunting audit work to get through? Check. Was it worth it? 

By: Wee Nie Tham 4639 reads | 0 comments
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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

Career Services

The term leadership has become a buzzword when describing one’s abilities and skillsets, but leadership is an imperative skill that can give you a competitive edge. Matthew offers three ways to convey this skill to employers when looking for work. 

By: Matthew Furtado 12863 reads | 0 comments
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Working at BC Housing as a Co-op Student

Business

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for a crown corporation? Read on to see what it has been like for 4th year Business student, Kathy Lee, who is completing an 8-month co-op term as an Engagement Assistant with BC Housing.

By: Kathy Lee 15113 reads | 0 comments
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Part 1: The Proverbial Foot in the Door

Co-op Reflections

Feeling stuck on the outside of the job market looking in? Need experience for a job but a job for experience? Read how one Master of Resource Management candidate made his way out of “the trap”.

By: Stephen Chastain 3970 reads | 0 comments
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In the Absence of Clarity, Take Action

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Fourth year, Kinesiology student, Alexandra Lukac, shares how taking action allowed her to navigate her co-op journey. 

By: Alexandra Lukac 3545 reads | 0 comments
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How to Be Taken Seriously In a Professional Environment When You Look Like a Child

Personal Development

Going into your new Co-op position, the last thing you want to hear is, “Are you even old enough to be working.”  For many, it can be a challenge to be taken seriously when you look like you could be sixteen. How do you get the point across that you’re a capable professional with a lot to offer the organization you’re working with? Natasha has you covered with her advice in maintaining your professional demeanor without compromising your youthfulness.

By: Natasha Kothary 5394 reads | 0 comments
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