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Don’t Worry About Being a Small Potato

During the Work Term

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 1845 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

Silicon Valley

Steven Phan's professional journey started long before he got a prize job as an interaction designer at Google. The SFU student’s career success started after he enrolled as a SIAT student and took advantage of the school’s co-op program. 

By: Tyler Gallop 2418 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

Series

In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 9725 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Co-operative Education

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 4380 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons to Write a Co-op Reflection for the OLC

Opportunities

You might have noticed some amazing co-op stories written by your fellow peers on the OLC, but have you ever considered sharing your story?  Here are five reasons why you should write for the OLC.

By: npope 5474 reads | 0 comments
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Gearing Up for the Green: Tips for Networking at Golf Events

Golf

Natalie is in her fourth year at the Beedie School of Business pursuing a BBA with concentrations in Marketing and Human Resource Management.  She shares how to network during golf events. 

By: Natalie Botteselle 2960 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

new city

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 6289 reads | 0 comments
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Networking Opportunities at SAP

Co-op Reflections

Did you ever think about taking advantage of networking opportunities at your workplace while you are on your co-op?  Business student Helen Bowman discusses the networking opportunities she was able to take advantage of during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 3963 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: I Volunteer As… a Recruit?

experience

Have you ever thought volunteer opportunities can lead to your next job opportunity? One of the best ways to land your next job is to volunteer. This is an article on using volunteer opportunities as a strategic tool to get your next paid position.

By: Stephen Kaita 7290 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips For Engaging With People

Volunteering

Engaging with your community means first effectively communicating with those around you. Kenny shares some tips on how to do this!

By: Kenny Yang 3293 reads | 0 comments
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