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5 Important Lessons I Learned From My First Co-op

Science

Nervous about your first co-op job? Don’t be! These five tips will help prepare you for success and boost your confidence levels in no time. Keep calm & read on!

By: Ellen Lu 10467 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Working with Seniors

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

For some, seniors can be intimidating and difficult to work with. However, after working as a Student Kinesiologist with 6-8 different clients on a daily basis, I have compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks to help anyone working with seniors in any context, not just kinesiology.  

By: Matthew Butt 22925 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

International Co-op

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 6647 reads | 0 comments
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Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

Graduate Student

Take a deep breath. Look around you. Everyone has uncertainties! However, embracing your uncomfortable and uncertain situation is the first step to discovering yourself.  

By: Richard Han 6705 reads | 0 comments
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Back Pain Myth Busters and Spine Hygiene

Co-operative Education

Do you do sit-ups and crunches to to either get or maintain that six-pack? This article sheds light on why learned habits such as this are detrimental for your back health. In addition, I discuss “Spine Hygiene”, which refers to the daily maintenance of the spine as necessary to prevent back issues.  

By: Karen Gitau 14253 reads | 0 comments
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Defogging the Future: 10 Anxiety-Lowering and Empowering Resources for the “Lost” Student

anxiety

Almost all of us have experienced those all-encompassing feelings of fear, dread, and confusion that so often go hand-in-hand with moving through life and figuring out what it is you want to do. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent anxiety from taking control. Check out this list of on-campus and online resources to find something that works for you!

By: Teghan Mcdonald 17291 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Applied Sciences

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 7521 reads | 0 comments
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The Semester Survival Guide: Six Tips and Tricks to Keep You on Track!

transition

Another new year means another new semester! From buying an old fashioned agenda to letting your employer know your schedule, keep yourself on track with our semester survival guide. 

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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Life Experience

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 5973 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

Co-op

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 4431 reads | 0 comments
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Your First Day: Preparation Timeline

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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 6572 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Less Traveled: Taking a Chance in Co-op

RCMP

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 11564 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

Engineering

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 8323 reads | 0 comments
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A Beginner's Guide to Hootsuite

Top Tip Lists

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 15117 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 10626 reads | 0 comments
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Join Co-op: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Co-op Reflections

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 10615 reads | 0 comments
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The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

Top Tip Lists

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 11720 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

SIAT 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 11805 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Achieve a Diverse Co-op Experience

Private Sector

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 6346 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed as a Social Media Coordinator

Top Tip Lists

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 14825 reads | 0 comments