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Read Beyond the Job Description

Communique

"When you work at a start-up, literally anything can happen." Anmol takes us into a world where content is born out of chaos, and the landscape is dynamic, creative and challenging.  Becoming an integral part of a new company and seeing your creations make an impact can be one of the most rewarding experiences.  

By: Anmol Boparai 117 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips to Make Your Long Commute to Work a Little Easier

Co-operative Education

Mysteries, money management and meditation: how do you spend your commute? Sarah recommends ways to make that daily bus ride feel a little shorter and add extra pep to your work morning. 

By: Sarah Lachance 509 reads | 0 comments
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Struggles of an Extrovert: Tips for Embracing your Work Environment Preferences

Co-op

"Can an office be "too quiet"? Is that even a thing?" Certified extrovert Sonya shares advice for adjusting to a new workplace and explains how to conduct a thorough 'me-search'.  

By: Sonya Hartwig 674 reads | 0 comments
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When You Don't Get 'The ONE'

Communique

So maybe you did not land your dream co-op job.  Don't despair - Rutendo explains how an unexpected position might just be a huge blessing in disguise.  

By: Rutendo Munatsirei 527 reads | 0 comments
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From Tech-E@SFU to Chinese Hardware Accelerator

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Mechatronic Systems Engineering student, Ryan Threlfall travelled across the world to build a sleep-wearable that will help millions of habitual snorers. 

By: Ryan Threlfall 310 reads | 0 comments
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A Series of Fortunate Events

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Guninder Malhi, shares how experience gained  through an SFU research position allowed him to build the skills necessary to kick start a career. 

By: Guninder Malhi 341 reads | 0 comments
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Preparing for End of Life Care: An Interview with Shannon Ediger

Co-op

How do you want to live at the end of your life? Seerit Hara shares her interview with her co-op supervisor at Langley Memorial Hospital about the importance of advance care planning. 

By: Seerit Hara 238 reads | 0 comments
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Paving the Way for Community Engagement

Co-op

Engaging with our communities provides opportunities to connect, grow, and give back. Jasleen shares how her co-op with the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue lived up to SFU's reputation as Canada's most engaged university. 

By: Jasleen Bains 284 reads | 0 comments
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When it Comes to Your Career, Try Everything

Communique

Do you look into the future and see a thousand different paths after graduation? Juliette reflects on her time at Careers in Communications and reveals the benefits of figuring out what you hate before deciding what you love.  

By: Juliette Halliday 782 reads | 0 comments
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A Journey of Courage and Gratitude

Co-op

Tony Cheng's experience with CanCap Pharmaceutical served as a reminder that personal growth is often about taking initiative, having gratitude, and getting out of your comfort zone. 

By: Tony Cheng 507 reads | 0 comments
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Technical Writing for the Creative Writer

Communique

Creativity doesn't stop in the world of a technical writer.  Emily reveals how writing "is often much more than imagery and metaphors" and that stepping out of your comfort zone might just reveal a whole new path.  

By: Emily Watt 1090 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Ways to Keep Active

Life Balance

Here are some tips on how to get some physical activity in while at the Burnaby, Vancouver, or Surrey campus.

By: Jennifer Chou 1245 reads | 0 comments
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Research and Design: Reflection and Learning with the City of Surrey

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Mimi's co-op as a UX Designer at the City of Surrey provided opportunities to improve user experience by creating digital solutions for city services through user-centered design. Read her story, here. 

By: Mimi Tsai 620 reads | 0 comments
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Life as an International Student: The Things We Don't Talk About

diversity

There are a lot of things your international student friends have never told you. From depression to pressure to stereotypes -  life isn't always easy when you are studying abroad. Read an international students take on life overseas. 

By: Jeremy Austin Effendy 1069 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Leads to Workplace Success

Communique

"Have you ever asked yourself these questions – Why should I volunteer? Is stepping out of my comfort zone really going to benefit me?  If you have, then you are on the right page!"

By: Cody Chau 640 reads | 0 comments
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Banking is not Boring!

Management Information Systems (MIS)

When Taylor Nguyen imagined working at a large bank, she pictured cubicles, formal attire, and stacks of documents. What she found instead were opportunities to learn and create in a fun and collaboratve environment. 

By: Taylor Nguyen 489 reads | 0 comments
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Small Fish in Big Pond: Working for PepsiCo

Career Exploration

Fahad Faruque discusses highlights from his co-op semester in quality assurance at PepsiCo. 

By: Fahad Faruque 622 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

WorkSafeBC

Beedie Business student, Christopher Pun shares what he's learned about the art of giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. 

By: Christopher Pun 684 reads | 0 comments
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How I Made the Most of my International Co-op Position in the Most Expensive City in the World

Co-operative Education

An unexpected offer to extend a stay in San Fransisco for co-op turned into the experience of a lifetime for health sciences student, Yasmin Khalili. Read about her incredible summer in sunny California. 

By: Yasmin Khalili 1134 reads | 0 comments
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From Doubtful to Confident: How I Adapted to Working Life

Psychology

Initially unsure if she would be an effective counsellor, Alyssa shares how becoming a Student Academic Advisor at SFU helped her discover hidden strengths. 

By: Alyssa Chan 520 reads | 0 comments
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Providing Free Healthcare to those in Need

Health Sciences

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

By: Kandice Pardy 564 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Pains: From Classroom to Corporate

Co-op Reflections

Being the youngest in the office can be difficult.  Ashley combats those pesky thoughts of self-doubt that we all know too well with words of affirmation.  

By: Ashley Schultheiss 709 reads | 0 comments
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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

tesla

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: Ryan Fielding 844 reads | 0 comments
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Your Next Browser Will Pay You

Technology & Innovation

You’re about to witness a movement that will make the shift from desktop to mobile look boring. Google and Facebook amass staggering amounts of money by harvesting your data and charging advertisers for your attention, but that’s going to change very soon.

By: admin 485 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

Life Experience

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 712 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Research: The Value of Trying New Things

Applied Sciences

Of the many career paths to try, research is an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to the real world. Matthew Malinab shares how a co-op with FAISAL opened his eyes to new career possibilities. 

By: Matthew Malinab 621 reads | 0 comments
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Through the Lens of a Patient: A First-Hand Look into Fraser Health’s Model of Patient Care

Fraser Health

Patients across BC should expect to receive excellent care from our health system, and it usually delivers. Rasha Syed shares why the best way to assess the healthcare system is to hear patient experiences. 

By: Rasha Syed 574 reads | 0 comments
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Video: Co-op in a Nutshell

Communique

What will you create with co-op? Watch Emily's video for a glimpse into her summer experience working for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.  

By: Emily Sweeney 645 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Anthropology

Moving away from home and starting a new job is both exciting and scary. This fall, Hannah began her first co-op term in Ottawa. Here she shares the ups and downs and why she would do it again in a heartbeat.

By: Hannah Weinkauf 708 reads | 0 comments
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This is How Google will Collapse

ENGAGE

The way things might turn out for Google if current trends continue—reporting from a very near, post-Google future.

By: admin 895 reads | 0 comments
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