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Changing Perspectives: How Co-op Helped Me See the Bigger Picture

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

I started university with the intention of going to medical school. However, co-op has helped me see that there are so many more possibilities in the field of healthcare. In my article, I discuss my co-op experience and the lessons I learned along the way.

By: Ornela Polovina 8787 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

Career Exploration

In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 9334 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part I – Get Involved and Utilize On-Campus Resources

professional development

Have you ever wondered why you should go to university and what you have done to make your university life meaningful? Have you ever been in a situation where you have no clue of what to do with your life and how to start making every penny of your tuition fees worth it? Have you ever felt frightened when thinking about your future career? I was in the same position so I want to share some tips on how to not regret going to school and how to get ready to face your future!

By: Jenny Vo 7062 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

Self-directed

Richard Ainscough's first co-op semester was different from a lot of the co-op positions students typically apply for. For Richard, his first work term was a self-directed co-op where he worked mainly from home.  

By: Richard Ainscough 2122 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

Professional Development

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 2213 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad? Top 5 Tips for Success

Linguistics

Adrian Quiroz is a fourth year student of French, Linguistics, and Speech Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He taught English in France for eight months and shares his tips for success.

By: Adrian Quiroz 3048 reads | 0 comments
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The Summer Internship of a Lifetime: Meet Christina Guan

Europe

What’s your dream job? 

Like many students, Christina Guan has some big dreams.  But her dreams actually became a reality this summer.  Find out how this SFU student was able to utilize her skillset and land an internship of a lifetime. 

By: Natalie Pope 3531 reads | 0 comments
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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 3488 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Lessons I Learned From Stepping Outside my Comfort Zone

Career Exploration

Kelly shares how her experience with SFU YWIB helped her in her career.  Find out what 5 lessons she learned, and what lessons you should know!

By: Kelly Furey 4689 reads | 0 comments
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Technical Writing: A Day to Day Work Flow

Communication, Art and Technology

What is the role of a technical writer? And what do you do working as one? Communication Co-op student Brent Restivo answers these questions, outlines the work flow of a typical technical writing project and takes you step-by-step through an actual on-the-job scenario.

 

By: Brent Restivo 4236 reads | 0 comments
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