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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

Co-op

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

By: Emily Edwards 12055 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

Co-operative Education

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 12267 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Top Tip Lists

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 18804 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

History

Jobs in the federal government are well-paid, interesting, and a great springboard for your career. They are also very hard to get. These six tips could help you land your dream job!

By: Diana Bartosh 38416 reads | 0 comments
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Seek and Ye Shall Find: 5 Tips for Co-op Job Seekers

Co-op

Truth be told, finding my first co-op job took me three semesters. Don’t panic! Here are 5 tips to help keep you on track, motivated and increase your competitiveness in your co-op job search. 

By: Chris McCluskie 19481 reads | 0 comments
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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

Professional Development

Most students studying in universities take the summer semester off to work. But apart from work, find out how to set SMART goals and spend your summer term in an efficient and productive way.

By: anajaf 5145 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

Career

You can’t cross the stage in four years and expect to receive a degree in one hand and a career in the other; succeeding in in the real world is going to take a heck of a lot more than that. Here are 5 essential moves to make before you graduate. 

 
By: Kelly Furey 8197 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

Co-op

Behind the glitz and glamour of fancy events, are event planners frantically following their minute-to-minute schedule. In this article, Miranda shares some insight and advice for those entering the sometimes chaotic event planning field.

By: Miranda Lindsay 13555 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

Life Balance

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 12638 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Communique

During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  

 

By: Bernice Puzon 6529 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Failure

Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 26420 reads | 0 comments
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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

workplace wardrobe

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 11234 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Professional Development

Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 10118 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

communication co-op jobs

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 8832 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

career advice

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 8399 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

Resume

Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 9479 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

portfolio building

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 12171 reads | 0 comments
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How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter

Business

Applying for jobs can seem tedious and through my experiences, I have compiled six tips that can help you improve your results and get noticed!

By: Clair Lam 25862 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Lessons I Learned From Stepping Outside my Comfort Zone

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 9103 reads | 0 comments
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Improve Your Writing With Five Simple Steps

Professional Development

Whether you’re pursuing a career in writing or not, excellent writing and communication skills are often at the top of the list for job qualifications. Here are five simple steps to drastically improve your writing and set yourself apart from other applicants in a highly competative job market. 

By: Lina Kunina 9193 reads | 0 comments