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Your First Day: Preparation Timeline

Top Tip Lists

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 6226 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Less Traveled: Taking a Chance in Co-op

Co-op Reflections

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 11204 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

Thrinacia

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 8093 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 14783 reads | 0 comments
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Finding a Balance Between Work and Life During an International Co-op

Personal Development

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 10475 reads | 0 comments
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Join Co-op: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Criminology

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 10378 reads | 0 comments
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The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

Communication, Art and Technology

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 11396 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

Work Integrated Learning

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 11538 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Achieve a Diverse Co-op Experience

Co-op

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 6004 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed as a Social Media Coordinator

Communication, Art and Technology

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 14493 reads | 0 comments
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5 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop!

Work Search

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 20670 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Work Term Extension

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 19442 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Life Experience

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 17598 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Professional Development

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 11757 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

Other

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 15059 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Academic 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 20280 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Accounting Assistant

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 12487 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

Co-operative Education

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

By: Emily Edwards 11962 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

Top Tip Lists

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 12117 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Career Services

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 18584 reads | 0 comments