Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA


There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 11863 reads | 0 comments

Becoming a Generalist


Alec Burns was an Executive Marketing Assistant & Creative Writer at TFG Global Insurance and he shares the joys of being a generalist.

By: Alec Burns 3443 reads | 0 comments

Behind the Lens at Johnson & Johnson: Part Two

Co-op Reflections

Naina had the opportunity to put her passion to work at her dream company for her 8-month co-op work term. In the final installment of a two-part series, Naina takes on new responsibilites and opportunites to grow as a marketer.

By: Naina Sethi 10141 reads | 0 comments

Behind the Lens at Johnson & Johnson: Part One

Johnson and Johnson

Naina had the opportunity to put her passion to work at her dream company for her 8-month co-op work term. In the first part of a two-part series, Naina shares the learning experiences from her first four months at one of the largest healthcare companies in the world.

By: Naina Sethi 11001 reads | 0 comments

Want to Improve your Writing? Start Here


Want to improve your writing? Remember the 5 W's. Gillian Hobbs is a veteran co-op student studying Communication and shares how she transitioned her academic writing into different types of writing.

By: Gillian Hobbs 6391 reads | 0 comments

Berlin Start-up Life


"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware". Chesa went all the way to Berlin for her co-op term. She's currently working at an ever-growing mobile app start-up and loving every minute. The experience has shown her what opportunities can be possible when you open yourself to the world.

By: Chesa Tan 6457 reads | 0 comments

Student Profile: Ronil's Vancouver Canucks Co-op Experience

Student Spotlight

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 7202 reads | 0 comments
Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
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Cannon Design
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Organization Profile: 
"Cannon Design is an Ideas Based Practice, ranked among the leading international firms in planning and design for healthcare, science & technology, education, sports & recreation, commercial, and government clients. The firm employs a staff of more than 1,000, delivering services in 17 offices throughout North America and in Shanghai and Mumbai." Cannon Design. (2012). Profile: Our Practice. Retrieved from:
Experience Details
Position Title: 
Marketing & Administrative Support
Responsibilites / Tasks: 
- Research bidding websites for Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Qualifications (RFQs), or Expression of Interests (EOIs). - Disseminate applicable and accurate information regarding newly found potential project pursuits to Principals and Project Managers - Assist in the development process of Project Proposals through the collection of data, text, and images through internal databases as well as Deltek CRM - Formatted corporate project proposals through Adobe InDesign - Arranged for the ordering of specialized supplies and final courier submission of documents
What did you learn: 
- Technical Skills: Adobe InDesign, CRM, Microsoft Office - Critical and detail-oriented eye for editing and writing - Importance of timeliness and urgency in a corporate setting - Proper email etiquette
Tips / Advice: 
- Be proactive, look for work before it looks for you. Ask to take on a singular project for the duration of your co-op term so as to have a tangible piece of work at the end of your practicum.

Government Workers, They’re Just Like Us: Joining the team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


My expectations going into my first co-op term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) were high and, thankfully, the experience has been more than I could have asked for.

By: Alison Tan 2450 reads | 0 comments

We Are All Canucks: An Intern’s Perspective

Student Spotlight

Marla Liguori is a Communications co-op student at SFU, and for her first Co-op experience she was able to spend the 2010-2011 season with the Vancouver Canucks as a marketing intern. She shared with us what she’s learned and why she thinks the Co-op program is a stellar addition to any degree.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 9873 reads | 0 comments
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