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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

Arts and Social Sciences

Interested in a career with the federal government? Kate McMurchy shares tips on building new connections and making the most of your co-op. 

By: Kate MacMurchy 620 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Professional Development

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 144 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-op Reflections

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 759 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Criminology

In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 268 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Co-op

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 175 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Career Exploration

Hazel Cheung discusses the importance of creating work-life balance and an awesome office culture while on co-op with the RCMP. 

 

By: Hazel Cheung 222 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming the Distance: Working with a Remote Team

Business

Maggie reflects on her experience of working with a remote team!

By: Maggie Quinn 309 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Career Exploration

There are many things to consider when deciding on your co-op, here are some tips to ensure you have the best co-op experience!

By: Samantha Manalac 181 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Career Exploration

Considering a Co-op position in downtown Vancouver? Find out the perks and challenges of working in Vancouver’s bustling business district.

By: Nicole Bourne 159 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Human Resource Management

Are you curious about what impact your employer has on the larger world? Reading about it is not enough! Get up, get out, contribute and see for yourself!

By: Julie Nguyen 167 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

Co-op Reflections

Fahimeh Karimi talks about her research co-op with the BC Children's Hospital.

By: Fahimeh Karimi 186 reads | 0 comments
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The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

Professional Development

Welcome to Career and Volunteer Services, where all your career aspirations come true.

By: Sarah Saghah 337 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Work Search

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 437 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Professional Development

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 478 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Professional Development

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 552 reads | 0 comments
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What Co-op has Taught me About Education

Co-op

I think we can all agree that work is more fun when it doesn’t feel like work. In this blog post, Lauren reflects on working with Parks Canada’s Learn-to-Camp team and discusses what it takes to be a good educator. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 467 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Arts and Social Sciences

FASS Student, Shina discusses her experiences leading a team on her Co-op experience and how she found success at her role!

By: Shina Kaur 939 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Co-op Reflections

What happens when a Criminology student meets the administration. Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from paperwork and towards technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 622 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Arts and Social Sciences

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 949 reads | 0 comments
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Back to School 101: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Consent

SVSPO

For some students, this is your first year at SFU and you’re probably excited (and nervous!). I remember feeling the same way, wondering where my classes would be, what the people would be like, whether or not I’d be invited to the good parties…normal first year questions! One thing I never thought I'd have questions about was, consent. 

By: Caitlin Doherty 2232 reads | 0 comments
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My Love-Hate Relationship with Accounting

Timothy Lo & Co CPA

"I knew very little about accounting and definitely had no passion for it" - read on to find out how Leana overcame her aversion towards accounting.

By: Leana Li 565 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Coping with a Challenging Co-op Term

Arts and Social Sciences

"Working in different settings and with various personality types allows you to take in the best and the worst of the workplace" - Diana gives practical tips on coping with workplace challenges.

By: Diana Kabantsov 1103 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

Career Exploration

When you are the only designer on a project, let alone the entire company, you are bound to face trials and tribulations. However, there are rewarding opportunities in store for designers on the lonely path to mastery. 

By: Sofia Bautista 969 reads | 0 comments
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'Picniic'-ing Through Work: My Co-op Journey

Business

"As it just so happens, I went in blind. I didn’t know what I was up against, and I can’t say I felt particularly ready either, as I had no previous marketing experience." - Sandra talks about her co-op experience with Picniic.

By: Sandra Sorescu 92 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

"I am working on creating a single solution for citizens to request information held by the City that will meet the needs of multiple business lines" - read more about Allison's experience working with the City of Surrey.

By: Allison Chen 1910 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

Human Resource Management

"Now working in the technology field, it is not what I had imagined initially" - Gabriel talks about his co-op with SFU's IT Project Management Office.

By: Gabriel Lim 530 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Marketing

"This being my first co-op term, I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t know what to wear, how welcoming my co-workers would be or what exact tasks I would be assigned" - Joshua talks about his co-op experience.

By: Joshua Juni 867 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

ENGAGE

Ever wonder how interviewers feel on the other side of the table? SFU Career & Volunteer Services’ very own superstar Career Peer, Scarlett Wu, shares her perspective on interviews and offers ideas on how to ace your own.

By: Scarlett Wu 3993 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became a Manager at Nineteen

tips and guidelines

Read on to find about how Crystal became a manager at just nineteen! 

By: Crystal Fung 476 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Communication, Art and Technology

‘How do I market something that I don’t fully understand?’ - Claire Patterson talks about her marketing co-op experience at Coral Health.

By: Claire Patterson 1848 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

anxiety

Ivy Choi gives some insightful and practical tips on dealing with those nasty pre-interview jitters.

By: Ivy Choi 788 reads | 0 comments
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Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling

study abroad

What does it mean to be alone but not lonely? Grace Chang talks about self-discovery, studying abroad and her adventures in Australia.

By: Grace Chang 846 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Co-operative Education

Sharon gives useful and practical tips on how to manage your time and work!

By: Sharon Chen 876 reads | 0 comments
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How I Faced and Overcame My Fears

Arts and Social Sciences

Relax! Yes, you may have made a mistake, but it is how you handle the consequences that count. Carina talks about how she made mistakes, faced her fears and learned from them.

By: Carina Yuen 627 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Co-op

Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

By: Teodora Mircea 1722 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-op Reflections

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 1825 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Co-op

Are you uncertain whether to pursue a co-op at a large corporation or a small company? Sharon Huang shares why she chose to launch her career at a start-up. 

By: Sharon Huang 843 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-op

The future can seem pretty uncertain when you are an undergraduate. How do you make the leap from university student to employed professional?  Read how co-op allowed four students to create some big things while gaining real-world experience and having a bit of fun along the way. 

By: Jennifer Wibisono 6288 reads | 0 comments
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Adams Insurance Group: What it Means to Become an Autoplan Agent

Co-op

Working as an autoplan agent involves excellent administrative and interpersonal skills to ensure the best possible coverage for clients. In this article, Amy Deng describes her co-op experience as an autoplan agent with Adams Insurance Group. 

By: Amy Deng 1345 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Marketing

When it comes to an experience of a lifetime like an internship, the one question we ask ourselves over and over again is “how do I make the most out of this experience?” In this blog, I would like to share with you five game-changing strategies that you can start implementing at work!

By: Pat Chaisang 1211 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Co-op

Working at non-profit organizations may have a less-than-desirable reputation among students, especially regarding pay and prestige; and while it may not look as glamorous as working in a big corporate firm, it has a few unique perks to help you gain valuable experience. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 859 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Co-op

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 896 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Other

Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 766 reads | 0 comments
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Enabling Data-Driven Decisions in a Big Data World: My Co-op at Activision (Demonware)

Workplace Success

Scroll on to read about my co-op experience with the Data Services team at Activision

By: David Quong 869 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment through Volunteering: An Interview with Eva Ang

Volunteering

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to do it all? In this interview, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology student, Eva Ang, offers tips on juggling work, school, volunteering and life.

By: Queenie Lei 1895 reads | 0 comments
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Is Grad School the Right Next-Step?

If you are about to finish your undergraduate degree, you might be wondering if you should go to grad school. But how do you know if grad school is right for you? Srijani Datta,  breaks it down. 

By: Srijani Datta 996 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Survival Skills

Political Science

While the decision to look for a job might come easily, getting a job that you really want might not. Looking for that perfect job can often be an arduous and protracted process. Learn how to financially survive  those long weeks or months with these tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 1620 reads | 0 comments
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Four Years of University: Quantity of Time vs. Quality of Experience

Arts and Social Sciences

There are lots of reasons that can scare you away from taking more than four years to finish university. What if your friends finish early? What about the cost? While these are valid concerns, remember that university is a chance to gain experience. 

By: Srijani Datta 1126 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Self-Care

Political Science

Looking for a great job can be taxing on your mind and body. Srijani Datta, shares tips on how to keep it together during a long and difficult job hunt.

                   

By: Srijani Datta 1046 reads | 0 comments
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Living in Vancouver on a Student Budget

Communication

Living on a student budget can be a struggle but coupled with exorbitantly high rent and living costs, it becomes all the more challenging. Sugandha Agarwal shares some tips on how to navigate the city without putting a hole through your wallet:

By: Sugandha Agarwal 1122 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving Grad School 101

Communication

After four gruelling years of attending lectures, turning in assignments and writing endless exams, grad school may seem far removed from most post-convocation plans. For those that are considering, Sugandha Agarwal, has 5 tips to help you get through. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 814 reads | 0 comments
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Artificial Intelligence: A Threat to Humans?

Communication, Art and Technology

Artificial Intelligence is on the minds of many. With advancements in machine learning it seems that the future of intelligence on earth could look vastly different in the coming decades. So, what does that mean for us? Navya Malik, explores the risks and rewards in the age of A.I. 

By: Navya Malik 892 reads | 0 comments
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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

Peer Education

As a student, food is literally my life. I wish I was joking but food is how I bond with friends, how I cope with exams and what I use to wake myself up in the morning. 

By: Javairia Raza 2007 reads | 0 comments
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'Til We Meet Again

ENGAGE

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

By: Jien Hilario 4179 reads | 0 comments
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5 Practical Study Tips for Learning Efficiently

Studying does not have to be painful nor require enormous amounts of time and effort. Discover how to become a more efficient learner with these five unconventional study tips. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 1400 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Cultural House

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Indigenous Student Centre has collaborated with Residence and Housing to pilot the Indigenous Student Cultural House (ISCH), a new living and learning community available SFU Residence (Burnaby Campus).

By: Indigenous Student Centre 5996 reads | 0 comments
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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Work Search

If you’re steps away from graduating, read on to see how I prepared to make the post-graduation world less intimidating.

By: Aurora Chiu 1369 reads | 0 comments
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#Goals: Lessons from Bo Sanchez

I am Able

Having a goal allows us to take aim and move forward. Jien, shares lessons in goal-setting from Bo Sanchez's How to Conquer your Goliaths. 

By: Jien Hilario 1879 reads | 0 comments
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Dr. Stresslove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My English Degree

The English Network

I was almost finished the semester, and I realized one tiny detail: I hated all my classes. This is the tale of how I followed my heart into an English degree, a network of professional contacts, and endless career possibilities. 

By: Elmira Bahrami Majd 1316 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 1638 reads | 0 comments