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Finding That Work Culture Fit

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Before hitting submit on that job posting, you may be asking yourself: “Would I blend well with the culture and dynamic of this organization?” For Anna, this question was the ultimatum that steered her away from pursuing a more structured marketing position. Instead, she accepted an opportunity with Silverstring Media. Here, she found her niche creating illustrations for independent media that strongly aligned with her own values and beliefs.

By: Anna Wolff 3567 reads | 0 comments
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How Asking Good Questions Can Advance Your Career

Co-op Reflections

As a co-op student with little experience, it sometimes seems like all you are doing is asking questions. That is why it is important to make sure you are asking good questions. What are good questions? They are evidence of your thought process, ability to think outside of the box, and knack for problem solving. Read this article to learn more about what makes a question good, and how to make questions your competitive advantage.

By: Nathan Boey 4623 reads | 0 comments
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How to Approach the World

Life Experience

On my first day of work, I woke up too early, rehearsed too much, and imagined too many scenarios which didn’t end up happening. I thought, “What if the students don’t listen to me? What if they don’t like my lesson? What if they don’t like ME!?” Looking back at my experience teaching English in South Korea, it’s funny to think that I began my new life plagued with all of these worries. 

By: Edna Ng 3564 reads | 0 comments
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[Indigenous Employer] ICBC

Indigenous

Interested in a career with a company who values your identity and culture?  A company who’s committed to a diverse workforce, while offering unique opportunities and professional growth.  A company who supports and encourages employees from a shared background and culture to help drive understanding, empathy and change.  If so, ICBC may be right for you.

By: OLC Admin 13382 reads | 0 comments
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The Manufacturing Challenge

Co-op Reflections

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Michael Kontanist 6397 reads | 0 comments
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Let Me TaLK to You: Self-Discovery & Cultural Adaptation

International

Do you want to challenge yourself? If so, TaLK may be the right opportunity for you. I never imagined that working abroad could be so rewarding and would broaden my perspective so drastically. Working for TaLK allowed me to travel South Korea and become more independent through the process, while making lifelong friends.

By: Mila Luong 3633 reads | 0 comments
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Quick Guide to Staying Fashionable in the Office

Fashion

Working in an office doesn't necessarily mean that your fashion choices will be narrowed down to a monocromatic palette and clothes that make you seem significantly older than you actually are. Be creative with patterns, try a new hair style, maybe even bring back a vintage look. Harlene has you covered for all your workplace fashion needs with her quick guide on how to look great while still looking professional in the workplace.

By: Harlene Trias 10636 reads | 0 comments
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Provincial and Regional Health Authorities – Two Unique Experiences

Government

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for a provincial or regional health authority? I turned my curiosity into two 8-month co-op terms with Provincial Health Services Authority, and Fraser Health Authority. This is my co-op story.

By: Mahsa Athari 2212 reads | 0 comments
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CA Technologies Revealed: What it’s Like to be a Co-op Student at One of the Most Innovative Companies

CA Technologies

If I won’t be doing software engineering what will I be doing? A co-op term spent migrating a decade’s worth of data.

By: Emerson Dolinski 3304 reads | 0 comments
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Tackling the Application Process in the Federal Public Sector

Seeking Students

Are you in the process of applying to a federal government co-op position but are unsure of what to expect or whether you’re on the right track? Check out these tips that Christie, a fourth year Criminology co-op student, has to offer after dedicating four of her work terms to various agencies within the federal public sector.

By: Christie Lo 2667 reads | 0 comments
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The Interview Basics: 5 Simple Steps to Help You Prepare

Co-operative Education

Job interviews can be nerve-racking but with planning and preparation anyone can master the basic steps for interview success. Here are five tips to help you get ready. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 12392 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Take The Time to Discover Your Career Paths

Co-operative Education

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Well, that may not be an easy question to answer. From an early age, Lisa had always envisioned becoming a doctor, but that quickly shifted after staring her first year at SFU. If there’s one piece of advice she could give you, it’s that University is not the fabled be-all and end-all of your career path. 

By: Lisa Dimyadi 3804 reads | 0 comments
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7 Ways Internships are Like All You Can Eat Buffets

Co-operative Education

Working in many different Co-op positions can be analogous with sampling everything at an all you can eat buffet. You see some things that really catch your eye, and some things you know you absolutely won’t like. But the fact of the matter is, you probably won’t know exactly what every single dish will taste like until you opt in to trying it. With Co-op, it’s much the same – you probably have an idea of what you want to do, but trying something entirely new might surprise you and pique your interest for future career options.

By: Andrea Ton 4875 reads | 0 comments
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Writing a Resume When You Have NO Experience

Resumes

 

How do you begin writing your first co-op resume when you have no work experience? First, know that with a little creativity you can create a competitive first draft. Learn how with these tips.

By: Taylor McKinney 4873 reads | 0 comments
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The Best of Studying Abroad in South Korea

Editor's Pick

Are you on the fence about studying abroad? Fourth year business student, Vivyn Zhou shares how an international exchange in South Korea impacted her, and why you should consider applying too.

By: Vivyn Zhou 14583 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Job Fairy: My Co-op Term at the CRA

Co-op

Some people dream of having a career in the public service but what is it like to be the person making those dreams come true? Go behind the scenes with Rebecca and read about her experience working as a Staffing Assistant at the Canada Revenue Agency!

By: Rebecca Chong 2841 reads | 0 comments
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Design Zero to Design Hero

Education and Training

Design – a word that has likely resonated with Communication Co-op students at some point. As the field of communication evolves, so do the skills that employers are looking for. Graphic design is becoming increasingly sought after, but where do you begin if you don’t have any prior knowledge? Ryan has you covered with his tips on how to go from design zero to design hero in your next job search! 

By: Ryan Lee 5159 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours

Portfolios

Why should you bother spending 2 hours to make a LinkedIn profile? In this blog, Joanne talks about about her experience using LinkedIn and Lynda.com to build her online presence. 

By: Joanne J Lui 6533 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Office: 3 ways to ease the transition from student to staff at SFU

Workplace Transition

So you’ve just landed your Co-op position at SFU. You’re excited, and eager to get going – but somewhere along the way, you might notice that working at your home school and studying there can be an entirely different experience. Sally Arang shares her tips on how to make the transition from a student to an employee of SFU as seamlessly as possible. 

By: Sally Arang 3408 reads | 0 comments
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Why I took the Leap and Applied to Live and Teach in Korea

Teaching English

Like many others, as a senior student, I was still unsure of what direction I would take towards my future career. Teaching, lab work, and academia were all possibilities. 

By: Joyce Leung 12327 reads | 0 comments
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How to Stay Sane While Balancing Three Jobs

Workplace Success

For many, trying to find the fine balance between work, school, and life can be an everyday challenge. Try taking on three jobs at once! Juvina Silvestre shares her tips on how to stay organized (and sane) while juggling around all your responsibilities.

By: Juvina Silvestre 5663 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips on Expanding your Responsibilities and Taking Initiative on Your Work Term

Work Term Extension

During her second co-op work term, Emily learned many ways to take on a larger workload and add new skills to her resume. Here are five tips to take initiative in the work place in order to better both your own and your employers' experience. Taking on new and different tasks at work can improve your team productivity, increase what you take away from the term, impress your supervisor, and make your days go by more quickly. 

By: Emily Byam 5644 reads | 0 comments
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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

moving

While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 11295 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming Globally Engaged

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Being an international student at SFU is not easy as there aren't many opportunities to meet other students. The Global Student Centre welcomes all, hosting events that bring students together to celebrate diversity and create intercultural awareness. 

By: Tola Adetona 4161 reads | 0 comments
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Reconciliation at INAC: Towards a Renewed Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Professional Development

As someone who has always been passionately engaged with both political and social issues, a job with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada checked two very important boxes. Little did I know, it would teach me much more than I could have ever expected. 

By: Michelle Raine 6523 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Long Distance Travel Blues

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A long bus or plane ride is associated with awkward social situations, a lack of food options, the weird tiny bathroom in the back, and of course, trying not to become mind-numbingly bored.  I’ve investigated past personal experiences to build a survival guide to avoid the long-distance travel blues.

By: Daniel Frolick 16276 reads | 0 comments
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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

Accounting

Ever wondered what it would be like working for one of the big four accounting firms? Cameron shares his insight into working for PwC and their Audit and Assurance division, including key responsibilities and advice to help you succeed!

By: Cameron Axenty 9102 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing Whether to Extend Your Co-op Placement? 6 Tips to Help You Make the Decision

advice

A couple months into your Co-op placement and your manager comes up to you and asks you to stay and work with them for another semester? What do you do? If you’re having a hard time deciding, Michelle Raine is here to offer her six tips in helping you decide whether or not to take that extension.

By: Michelle Raine 4227 reads | 0 comments
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Getting the Most Out of Your Work Term: Nine Tips for Success

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Jordan began his co-op at TELUS with a limited skillset and a lack of experience. Eight months later, he left TELUS with more than he could have imagined. In this blog post, he shares nine tips that helped him find success during his work term. 

By: Jordan Eng 13399 reads | 0 comments
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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Graduate Student Co-op

Do you thrive on innovation and creativity? Enjoy developing ground-up software solutions? If so, IBM’s Extreme Blue internship is for you. It is where business, innovation, research, and software development meet to provide solutions to satisfy business needs. Read on to learn about Warunika’s experience as an Extreme Blue intern in software development.

By: Warunika Ranaweera 14740 reads | 0 comments
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