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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

Marketing

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

By: Justin Wong 2417 reads | 0 comments
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MSE Grad Lands Plum General Motors Job

Applied Sciences

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 2269 reads | 0 comments
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I AM ABLE: Bringing Visibility to Disability

I am Able

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 1984 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

inspiration

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 10988 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 6269 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

Advocacy

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 2983 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

Diversity & Inclusion

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 13076 reads | 0 comments
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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 4758 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 12406 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 3090 reads | 0 comments
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Walk This Path With Us

Indigenous

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 3408 reads | 0 comments
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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Co-operative Education

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 3143 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 3299 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections of an SFU Epigenetics Research Assistant

Co-operative Education

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 2471 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Thailand

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 3223 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 3651 reads | 0 comments
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Spend the Day with a Top Canadian CEO

Contests

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 11976 reads | 0 comments
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Formalized Curiosity: My Research Experience in Reproductive Medicine

Research

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 3406 reads | 0 comments
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The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship: An Interview with Ashley Fraser

Communications Co-op

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. 

 

By: admin 5034 reads | 0 comments
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The Far-Ranging Effects of Co-op Connections

Co-operative Education

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

By: Vadim Tsarkov 3751 reads | 0 comments
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My First Software Dev Position: What it’s Like To Be a Co-op at Safe

Computing Science 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 3339 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Took Me Across the World to a Rural City in Southern India

Life Experience

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 4517 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 13277 reads | 0 comments
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Spring “Camping” in Nepal

Global Health

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 4435 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

Professional 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 4406 reads | 0 comments
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Student Life vs. Teaching Life: And Everything in Between

TaLK

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 3247 reads | 0 comments
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What to Do if You've Made a Bad First Impression

First Weeks on the Job

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 2993 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Students Thinking of Pursuing International Co-op in Japan

International Co-op

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 3871 reads | 0 comments
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Discover Your Leadership Potential in Passport to Leadership

Personal 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 14968 reads | 0 comments
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Extraverted Introvert: When You Love Helping People – But Not Too Much

Active Rehabilitation and Exercise Therapy

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 3599 reads | 0 comments
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