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Mechatronics Co-op Alumni Profile: Chris Stewart

Mechatronics

Chris Stewart is a junior engineer at Brock Solutions. He works in the development of control systems for airport baggage handling systems and has been working with Brock since November 2011. 

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Mechatronics Co-op Student Profile: Armaghan Mogouei

Co-operative Education

Mogouei shares with all women that are thinking of Mechatronic Systems Engineering as an ideal fit, because it allows you to explore various engineering disciplines and industry application. Armaghan Mogouei is following her dreams through her work with Ballard Power Systems.

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Mechatronics Co-op Profile: Brendon Sauer

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Fusing the world of Business and Mechatronics, Brendon Sauer has shown that MSE students really can have the bFusing the world of Business and Mechatronics, Brendon Sauer has shown that MSE students really can have the best of both worlds. Read more about his experience at Discover Energy.

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Mechatronics Co-op Student Profile: Spencer Steel

Applied Sciences

Steele is a well-rounded individual who has no doubt that his strong mechanical aptitude derived from restoring classic cars and fabricating Drydock systems for his family company, MRX Marine, has helped him get his last two co-op jobs. He also believes that it is important for MSE students to get involved and have interests outside of lasses.

 

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Why Volunteer in the Aboriginal Community?

Indigenous

Alissa volunteers because she want to receive experience relating to areas of her studies in Criminology and her to fulfill her passion to help First Nations communities. Each of these organizations allows her to engage with Urban Aboriginal people. Learn more about her experiences.

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Convocation Reflections: The Winding Road to Find Where You Were Meant to Be

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Janine Roller looks back at her SFU co-op experience while speaking at her convocation. She shares how the path you take may not lead to where you expected to go, but it could end up somewhere better.

By: Janine Roller 8425 reads | 0 comments
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Stephanie Wong: 2012 Co-op Student of the Year

HSBC

After founding YWiB SFU, and winning HSBC’s Young Women in Business Leadership Award, Stephanie Wong has now earned the title “Co-op Student of the Year” from both SFU and ACE BC/Yukon.

By: SFU Work Integrated Learning 9294 reads | 0 comments
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Student Profile: Ronil's Vancouver Canucks Co-op Experience

Co-operative Education

Ronil landed not one but two co-op placements with The Vancouver Canucks. He shares with us his success tips in landing the back-to-back contrast contract. 

By: Larissa Hildebrandt 7377 reads | 0 comments
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Bruce Dumont: How to Become a Métis Politician

MNBC

"We lived the Metis life as my father hunted and trapped when he wasn't
 working to keep the family fed. My mother tanned hides, did beautiful beadwork and made clothing and bedding. We danced to the fiddle and sang." 

By: Bruce Dumont 21315 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: I’ve Got Options?

interview success

As a co-op student, it's not a bad idea to explore your options by going to other interviews if you can, even when you have a job offer already. Check out Natalie's experience going for her fourth interview and a potential second job offer!

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[Indigenous Employer] Opportunities for Indigenous Youth: Canadian Forces

Career

Bold Eagle is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity that helps to develop valuable skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, time management, respect and fitness to list but a few.

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Indigenous Stories: Rudy Riemer/Yumk, SFU Department of First Nations Studies and Archaeology

Indigenous

"I grew up in Squamish BC, learning from elders and knowledgeable community members about Squamish Nation culture.  Many of my fondest memories are walking to downtown with my grandpa, sitting at my grand uncles kitchen table and going up the river to fish. During these formative years I was always careful to listen to what they had to say." 

By: Rudy Riemer/Yumk 18594 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Bruce R. Dumont, Metis National Council Minister Responsible for Health

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"My father was Cree and French and my mother Cree and Scot with both parents fluent in the Cree language. I come from a family of ten. We lived in poverty as Road Allowance Metis around Sundre, Alberta, after my parents left the Metis Settlement of Kikino, Alberta in 1943 with 4 children in tow. 

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By: Bruce R. Dumont 22835 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Cynthia George Taha, Registered Nurse

Series

"With the uncertainty and changes in healthcare systems for our people and a separate health authority plan that will marginalize our people, I decided to be where my skills and services will be most beneficial." How a girl from Wetsuweten Nation became a leader in the Nursing field. 

By: Cynthia George Taha 25377 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Audrey Tooshkenig, Elementary School Teacher

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"Having not graduated from high school, I feared academic inadequacies and had a lot of self doubt about attending post secondary. Fortunately, a dear friend basically took me to an Academic Adivisor to discuss my prospective plans. By the time I left that appointment I knew that I was on my way to my next phase."

By: Audrey Tooshkenig 22579 reads | 0 comments
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The Wisdom of Oprah

advice

"I was never given any advice. I had to figure it out for myself. But my best advice is to let your passion lead your purpose." - Solid advice from Oprah Whinfrey, and a subject worth considering when following your own passion.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 6897 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: John Burrows, Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota & Author

Indigenous Stories

Time after time the talk would range through philosophy, geology, history, religion, political science and law. The ideas were usually big and they were generously mixed with
teasing, wild speculation, humour and tears.

By: John Burrows 43427 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: William Lindsay on Persistance

Series

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence”. Through my life’s experience I can certainly attest to the truthfulness of these words.I hope lessons for others can be found in them. Hence, “Press On” friends and make your own dreams a reality!

By: Wiiliam Lindsay 24290 reads | 0 comments
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The Nuts and Bolts of International Co-op

Work Search

This is a myth buster on some of student’s misconceptions about International Co-op. Test your own knowledge with a short true and false quiz and discover the truth about International Co-op!

By: SFU OLC Host 20504 reads | 0 comments
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Learn How To "Internationalize" Your Resume

International

Is applying for a job overseas really that different than applying for one in Canada? It can be - especially when it comes to what you include in your resume. Here are some helpful tips and tricks you will need to customize your resume for an international audience.

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