Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Co-operative Education

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 2216 reads | 0 comments

Enabling Data-Driven Decisions in a Big Data World: My Co-op at Activision (Demonware)

Workplace Success

Scroll on to read about my co-op experience with the Data Services team at Activision

By: David Quong 2580 reads | 0 comments
Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
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Organization Information
SportAbility CP Sports of BC
Organization Profile: 
SportAbility is a not-for-profit charity organization that provides sporting and leisure activities to people of all ages with physical disabilities in BC.
Experience Details
Position Title: 
Sports Development Intern
Responsibilites / Tasks: 
My responsibilities consist of a lot of organizing, donation requests, emails, and follow ups on the tasks I was assigned. 90% of the time I am working in the office from the computer.
Projects / Initiatives: 
My main projects assigned to me were: - Recruiting and training at least 5 new Power Soccer referees for Power Soccer Provincials. I also had to help assist our sports development coordinator with setting up the gym, score keep, refferee, and linesman. - Create, advertise, and run a 7-Aside-Soccer summer program for youth with physical disabilities. - Host a fundraiser to raise money for the organization and it's athletes and members. - Attend an Easter Seals camp and present sporting opportunities for campers with a disability
What did you learn: 
I have learned about the importance of being organized, vocal and persistent. This job requires contacting a lot of people and/or companies and you have to be persistent, professional and very organized in order to keep things running smoothly.
Tips / Advice: 
Like I said previously, you have to be very organized for this job. Lots of emails and phone calls are made throughout the day and you need to keep track of all of them in order for you to succeed in your task. I spent a lot more time in the office than I had hoped for this job, so if you are looking for a more hands on Co-op work term, this probably isn't for you. If you are a very organized and outgoing person who likes to plan events, this is a great job for you.

Coming into this co-op term I expected a lot more hands-on type work, working with people with physical disabilities.

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Ju Yeon
Member Type: 
SFU Student
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Member Type: 
SFU Student
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