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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

Top Tip Lists

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 2096 reads | 0 comments

6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Co-operative Education

Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 2734 reads | 0 comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Yoo

Student Spotlight

Alex Yoo is a volunteer for the SFU OLC through the SFU Student Ambassador Program.  He shares what he has learned from volunteering as a Social Media Content Curator. 

By: Alex Yoo 1359 reads | 0 comments

Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

career exploration

Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 1546 reads | 0 comments

Working on a Tiny Communications Team

workplace success

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 1526 reads | 0 comments

5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

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Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 2878 reads | 0 comments

Student Success Story: Carmen van Soest

Indigenous Career

"I hope to be someone that other Indigenous youth can look up to, and a person that others can count on in my everyday life. And hopefully I can get into Law school so I can help Indigenous peoples fight for their rights." 

By: Carmen van Soest 1732 reads | 0 comments

You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume


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 2077 reads | 0 comments

How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter

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Applying for jobs can seem tedious and through my experiences, I have compiled six tips that can help you improve your results and get noticed!

By: Clair Lam 3316 reads | 0 comments

CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

alumni advice

Jeff Scheffel, Community Developer at Volunteer Burnaby, discusses the diversity of a job in the not-for-profit sector, the importance of collaboration, volunteering, and encourages Communication students not to underestimate their skillset. 

By: Kasia Cookson 2138 reads | 0 comments
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