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5 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop!

Co-operative Education

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 21147 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Working Students

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 19787 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

office

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 17991 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Life Experience

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 12313 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

Business Administration

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 15686 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Working Students

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 20691 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 12822 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

Government

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

By: Emily Edwards 12226 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 12451 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Communique

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 19089 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Co-op Reflections

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 39826 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 19769 reads | 0 comments
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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

Accounting

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 5255 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

Workplace Transition

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 8348 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

Working Students

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 13743 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

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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 12803 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Co-op

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 6662 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 26642 reads | 0 comments
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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

Co-operative Education

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 11435 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Work Search

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 10421 reads | 0 comments