PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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My ‘Future Friendly’ Experience at TELUS

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Read on to learn about Jacky's co-op experience at Telus!

By: Jacky Huang 681 reads | 0 comments
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From Tech-E@SFU to Chinese Hardware Accelerator

Applied Sciences

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 436 reads | 0 comments
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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

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: Ryan Fielding 1006 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Co-op

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 868 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-op

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1488 reads | 0 comments
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The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

ENGAGE

Welcome to Career and Volunteer Services, where all your career aspirations come true.

By: Sarah Saghah 1451 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Professional Development

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 915 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Not Losing Hope: Scoring A Co-op Position With The Right Tactics For Your Job Interview

Work Search

Interviews don't have to be hard if you're prepared.  Nelson provides some tips on what how can prepare yourself for an interview and impress your interviewers.

By: Nelson Hang 1535 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Co-operative Education

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1074 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Introvert

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 1677 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Interviewer

Ever wonder how interviewers feel on the other side of the table? SFU Career & Volunteer Services’ very own superstar Career Peer, Scarlett Wu, shares her perspective on interviews and offers ideas on how to ace your own.

By: Scarlett Wu 5010 reads | 0 comments
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Phone Confidence

Communique

Is talking on the phone nerve-wracking for you?  You aren't alone.  Katherine offers some tips on how to be a better communicator through the phone.  

By: Katherine Bishop 2679 reads | 0 comments
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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Work Search

If you’re steps away from graduating, read on to see how I prepared to make the post-graduation world less intimidating.

By: Aurora Chiu 2375 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Co-operative Education

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 3122 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Career Exploration

Transitioning from student life to a 9-5 working lifestyle can take a bit time. Luckily, Jamie has a couple tips to help you quickly adjust and help you make the most of it!

By: Jamie Hill 2911 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Science Co-op

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 1299 reads | 0 comments
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Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

Business

Working for a start-up provides opportunities to grow as a professional in an innovative environment. Here, Anosha Ashfaq shares how a co-op with Porton Health allowed her to flex her digital marketing skills in an environment where every day counts. 

By: Anosha Ashfaq 1668 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

workplace style

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 2248 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

Marketing

Don’t limit yourself and be active in asking to take on projects beyond the job description. Some insights from Christy’s co-op at TELUS.

By: Christy Liu 2282 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Professional Development

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 2190 reads | 0 comments