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Using Your Vacation to Develop Your Career

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Statistics professional Eric Cai used part of his recent vacation to learn Python programming, and found it a great way to further his skillset while keeping his mind sharp. He encourages students to consider devoting part of their next vacation towards professional development.

By: Eric Cai 3808 reads | 0 comments
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Ergonomic Exploration

Ergonomics and Human Factors

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology students often find themselves lost in the hazy fog of physiotherapy, med school, chiropractic’s and post-graduate studies.  New graduates can find salvation in a challenging, but rewarding field that calls upon the creative and the technical sides of an individual. Read on to learn about working in the field of Ergonomics.

By: William Thomas 4339 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

Co-op Reflections

Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 4825 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

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Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 2500 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience

 

When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 2396 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

Applied Sciences

 

Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

By: Evgeny Vinnik 2661 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

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Did you know the School of Computing Science has a co-op program for graduate students?  Evgeny was thrilled when he found out and because of the program he was able to land a job with everything he was looking for.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 3362 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 2] Learning on the Job

Leo's CRA Journey

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program who worked for Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  In this article of his three-part series, he shares his experience learning on the job.

 

By: Leo Ng 3202 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 1] Training for the Role

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Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program.  He worked at Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  He shares what it was like to train for his role as a Taxpayer Services Agent.

By: Leo Ng 4911 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 3] My Second Work Term at IBM

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Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  Patrick shares his experience of transitioning from teacher to computing science, his first co-op at Malaspina, and here he shares his second co-op experience.

By: Patrick Underwood 2596 reads | 0 comments
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