Life Experience

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Life in Ontario: My Co-op at BlackBerry

Workplace Success

Living in a new city while taking on a new job serves as both a challenge and reward. In this blog post, I share the rewarding experiences I’ve had during my co-op in Ontario and explain why doing co-op outside of BC is worth it. 

By: Nathan Lee 55 reads | 0 comments
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The Way You See The World: Culture and Communication

Co-op Reflections

Communication and interaction are fundamental parts of everyday life and a person’s ability to communicate and interact has a major impact on their well-being, happiness, and success. In this post, Akanksha shares her own experiences at the intersection of culture and communication.

By: Akanksha Thakur 448 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Dawkins

Co-op

Like a modern day Goldilocks, Laurie Dawkins, a Communication Co-op alumna, spent many years trying out various roles to find the one that was just right. Now, as an award-winning, senior communications professional, Laurie shared how her experience with SFU Co-op shaped how she approached her career.

By: Pauline Leoncio 333 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Culture in Catalonia, Spain: Expectation Versus Reality

Spain

Going to Spain for co-op, I felt I would be immersed in a single culture. Read on to discover how this opportunity allowed me to develop a more intricate understanding of culture, communities, and families and to build lifelong friendships and family-like relationships across linguistic and cultural barriers.

By: Nyssa Lessingham 427 reads | 0 comments
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My Racing Readers Journey

Leadership

In the short amount of time I volunteered with Racing Readers, I learned a lot about myself. I also realized how much of an influence I could potentially have on others, which pushed me to be even better. This is my journey with the Racing Readers program.  

By: Daljinder Kaler 436 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Vlog: Day in the Life of Jao Dantes

Communique

In this Vlog, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. 

 

By: Jao Dantes 582 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Personal Development

It has been six long years since I started at SFU, switching majors three times along the way. With such a convoluted path, it’s no surprise that life after school began to fall out of context. Thankfully, a well-timed co-op opportunity allowed me to refocus my life and reverse my dwindling academic attitude. 

By: Brett Erickson 498 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Professional Development

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 1626 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

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During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 2306 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

work after gradaution

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way. 

By: Eric Cai 1166 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Communique

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 715 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Workplace Success

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 1857 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

connections

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 3634 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Life Experience

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

By: admin 2398 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Siem Reap

After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 1124 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

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Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 2619 reads | 0 comments
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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

Co-op

Danielle Jeong, who receives a Governor General’s Silver Medal for her high scholastic achievement, says her SFU co-op experiences, which included a month in Haiti, were “life-changing”.

By: Anonymous 778 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

Co-operative Education

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 1569 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

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The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 890 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Co-operative Education

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 898 reads | 0 comments