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SFU Co-op Student Lands Student Communicator of the Year Award

Workplace Success

Communication major Alexandra Lowe has earned a Student Communicator of the Year  Excellence Award from the IABC for a digital rebrand initiative that she took on as a co-op student working for SFU’s Volunteer Services department.

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Co-op Employer Identifies Interviewing Weaknesses

Work Search

You've always heard about how to prepare for interviews from your peers and your coordinators, but what about from an employer? Kim Steinbart of the BC Forest Service discusses common interview mistakes and provides tips on how to put your best foot forward.

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Sanaz Takes on Germany: Part 2

International Co-op

On her 6 month international co-op term, based in Sindelfingen, Germany, Sanaz Jahanbakhsh worked on a sophisticated electro-engineering project for Daimler. Find out how her work has contributed to an effort that will save lives on the road.

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Sanaz Takes On Germany: Part 1

Daimler

From weekend getaways to the Alps, to challenging engineering work for Daimler, Sanaz Jahanbakhsh had an amazing experience on her international co-op term in Germany. Read on to find out more about the work placement that put her time-management, communication skills and travel savvy to the test.

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Making the Most of Your Co-op Education: A Senior Co-op Student's Perspective

Career Exploration

Co-op has sent me touring the province of BC in a branded Toyota Prius, pouring my creativity into written works at SFU Burnaby, and soon, it will send me to Southeastern BC where I will practice Media Relations. For me, this has resulted from fully taking advantage of all the services SFU Co-op has to offer. Read on to hear my tips on having a successful Co-op experience.

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Summer of Wildfires: Why You Must Apply

Communication

While life in Kootenays may bear the reputation of being laid back, Co-op student Adam Brayford finds that within the realm of emergency communications, the province's warmer region is abuzz with activity.

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Summer of WIldfires: Called Back from Vacation

Communication

Interviewing frequently with TV, radio and print news media, seeing the province’s most beautiful locations by plane or helicopter, taking part in a job where the stakes are high and the responsibility is great: Highlights of the BC Forest Service Co-op experience. Check out a day in the life of a Fire Information Officer.

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Volunteering Abroad: A Success Story

Volunteering

Kristin Treleavin's is not an ordinary success story. Having faced difficulty finding a true calling throughout her years in school, Kristin found validation while volunteering at an orphanage in Mozambique. Today, she is Volunteer Coordinator for HOPE, an international organization that 'extends compassion to the neglected poor'. Find out about Kristin and an upcoming workshop that will prepare you for a rewarding volunteering experience.

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Summer of Wildfires: Memories of Boot Camp

Communications

When I accepted the position of Fire Information Officer for the BC Forest Service, I knew that the job might entail long hours, a steep learning curve and a major lifestyle adjustment. What I did not know was that the whole experience would set off with a week at firefighter boot camp.

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