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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Co-op

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 30181 reads | 0 comments
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The Secret to Securing Your First Co-op Term: A Reflection On My First Co-op Search And How I Landed My Dream Placement

Co-op Reflections

Kelly is a Communications Co-op student who landed her dream job. She shares how she did this with 5 tips! 

By: Kelly Furey 35820 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

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5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 35044 reads | 0 comments
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What to Do When You "Don't Have Anything to Do"

Communication, Art and Technology

So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 10230 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Post Interview Tips to Land You the Job

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Wonder how you can stand out against other candidates to land your perfect summer job? Check out the 5 post interview tips and tricks to help you leave a lasting impression with the hiring manager. 

By: Nicole Strutt 23066 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Co-operative Education

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 8410 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Tips to Ace Your Final Exams

Final Exam

Wondering what you can do to ensure that you ace your final exams this year? Read this week’s blog article to find out 5 tips to ace your finals!

By: Nicole Strutt 11192 reads | 0 comments
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Future In-Demand Labour Markets

CSI Blog

While the current job market outlook may look grim, don’t despair. There are many possibilities in the future of these existing labour markets. Read on to find out what they are. 

By: Abbas Virji 7680 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

International Co-op

With so many opportunities in different fields, cities and countries, how do you possibly decide whether or not to complete a co-op term close to home, or to go abroad, and test-drive a new career in a new locale?

By: Samantha Grandinetti 13157 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

information interview

Networking is essentially building relationships with professionals in your industry. As time consuming and challenging as it can be, it’s important to focus on, especially when you are on the hunt for a job. Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with her networking tips.

By: npope 7395 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

RIM

It was the beginning of my second year at SFU when I was presented with a golden opportunity: I had 24 hours to decide whether or not I would accept an 8 month Co-op position at Blackberry in Ottawa,  4,300 km away from my family, my friends and my life. I was intimidated – to say the least.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 16158 reads | 0 comments
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How to Shine When Working in a Team

Professional Development

“How in the world will I be able to add value to this team?” This was my initial (and pessimistic) reaction upon hearing that I would be working with 9 other individuals in the Donor Relations & Events team at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. 

By: Kevin Truong 10030 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: 5 Tips from an Almost Graduate

Convocation Reflections

Natalie has shared her experiences as a Co-op student, but now that she's completing her final semester at SFU she takes a look back at her educational journey, and offers five tips for other students.

By: npope 11366 reads | 0 comments
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Secrets of a Successful Co-op Interview

Co-operative Education

Interviews: one of the terrifying barriers blocking your path from a great job that your whole academic career has been working towards. When competing for coveted co-op positions, keep these five interview tips in mind to raise the bar!

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Prescribing Advice for New Communicators

Communication

Shifting from academic writing to professional writing is a challenge, but it is worth seeing through. To help you master the shift from academic, to corporate writing styles, I have compiled a list of 5 important pieces of advice relevant for any budding communicator.

By: Chelsea Noel 6914 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Away from Home

Co-op Reflections

When I first settled into my new scene in Calgary four months ago, I was excited: I had a place to stay, loved my workplace, found the closest Bernard Callebaut chocolatier and even had my grandma set up on Skype. Everything was great. Four weeks later, I developed Shingles.

By: Heather Jang 10012 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

Co-op

Transitioning into a new workplace can be a very nerve-racking experience. Being in the customer service industry for over ten years and starting my first Co-op term in an office environment last fall, I found myself nervous and anxious, and overthinking how my first week would go. Would I be able to handle it? Would I be good at it? 

By: Brianne Chinery 5296 reads | 0 comments
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The Triumphant Transition: Tips for the Exciting First Week

Workplace Transition

The first week is often the most stressful for students on their first, second or even sixth work term. Coming from a successful transition into the workplace on his first co-op work term at BCNET, Samuel shares some of his top tips for the first week.

 

By: Samuel Gorski 8342 reads | 0 comments
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Cover Letters: Secrets to Capturing Your Employer’s Attention

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Cover letters. The bane of everyone’s work search. A great cover letter doesn’t just happen by itself; rather, it is the result of you taking the time to do your research, and writing effective and meaningful information in a few well-worded sentences.

By: Mike Wong 26692 reads | 0 comments
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How To Write Your Way Into Grad School

Top Tip Lists

Do you dream of getting a masters or professional degree before joining the workforce? Unsure on where to start on that personal statement for your grad school applications? Here’s your one-stop guide to “writing your way into grad school.”

By: Harsimran Kaur 75563 reads | 0 comments