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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

Communication

Curious about what it's like working in public service? Joseph breaks down his role as the Web Communications Assistant for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Read on to learn about his experience. 

By: Joseph Hilario 3731 reads | 0 comments
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Your First Day: Preparation Timeline

job preparation

Congrats! You’ve landed that job you worked so hard to get. Now what? Here's a guide with tips on how to to prepare for your new co-op term!

By: Charmaine Wu 5566 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Less Traveled: Taking a Chance in Co-op

Occupational Health and Safety Unit

With co-op, are we better off sticking to our field of study, or should we take a chance at something entirely different? In this article, Rachel reflects on her work term with the RCMP, what she learned about the industry as well as herself in a field that she would have never considered if it wasn’t for co-op.

By: Rachel Wong 10436 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

Web and Mobile Developer

Being a successful developer doesn’t come easy. In this blog post, I offer five tips that I have learned through my co-op experience as a Web and Mobile Developer to help you get there with fewer bumps in the road.

By: Tsung Kai (Eric) Lee 7662 reads | 0 comments
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A Beginner's Guide to Hootsuite

Marketing

Hootsuite is a great tool for managing social media platforms and can be incredibly helpful on the job! Cheryl shares a few tips on using the program for Hootsuite beginners.

By: Cheryl Chang 14055 reads | 0 comments
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Finding a Balance Between Work and Life During an International Co-op

International

International Co-op positions provide the opportunity to discover the world while developing professional skills and contacts. But there’s a conundrum: all work and no play or no work and all play?

By: Mallory Wyant 10043 reads | 0 comments
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Join Co-op: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Arts and Social Sciences

Have you found yourself thinking about joining the co-op program but aren’t yet sure if it’s worth your time or the best bang for your buck? Let me help you get off that fence and convince you why the co-op program is worth your while. 

By: Jaclyn Marshall 9918 reads | 0 comments
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The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

sports

If you’re considering a job in sports for your co-op term and, like Justine, you skipped gym in high school to go read in the library, this article is for you.

By: Justine Nadia 10541 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

International Co-op

Accepting a job with SFU International Co-op, Christy only expected to complete a four-month work term. This all changed when she was offered a work term extension. If you’re considering whether or not you should accept a work term extension, Christy has three big reasons why you should. 

By: Christy Liu 11160 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Achieve a Diverse Co-op Experience

Career Exploration

Want to work in different sectors during your co-op work terms and gain diverse experiences? Learn how you can diversify your co-op experience and leverage your skills by reading these five tips! 

 
By: Nakita Cheung 5430 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed as a Social Media Coordinator

GIFs

Imagine you get paid to create multiple *twooshes* a day, curate funny gifs, browse Instagram, post awesome pictures and share on Facebook. Yes, being a Social Media Coordinator is very fun, but one must not neglect these four important points to be one.

By: Jessica Christina Hardi 13919 reads | 0 comments
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5 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop!

Communique

In the digital age, you never know who’s looking and what opportunities can arise. When you’re putting together your online presence, you want to go beyond cutting and pasting your resume, and get your LinkedIn profile in tip-top shape! Kass shares 5 tips to make your profile POP!

By: Kassandra Mihaly 19821 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Workplace Success

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 18533 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

healthy habits

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 16740 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

organization

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 10962 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

BlackBerry

Kim began her co-op work term at BlackBerry despite having never applied for the position. This opportunity sparked her interest in tech, which resulted in an extension and job rotation. In this article, Kim presents 3 reasons why you too should accept a co-op extension and job rotation.

By: Kim Leung 13898 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Workplace Success

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 19495 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Whitefish Group

Once you land a job, the skills you’ve learned in your classes make surprising appearances in the workforce. Discover how Rebecca’s ability to navigate university helped her attain co-op success!

By: Rebecca Chong 11866 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

Special Event Planning

Emily recounts her co-op term working with the Feds at Service Canada. 

By: Emily Edwards 11403 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

Co-op

Oftentimes, we allow ourselves to believe we are not good enough. In this post, I debunk 5 co-op myths of self-defeat allowing you to rise to any challenge.

By: Cherlene E. Chang 11646 reads | 0 comments