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Halloween at the Office: Costume 101

Co-op

Halloween is just around the corner. Natalie shares her office-costume tips, successes, and lessons learned. 

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Tips from the Editor: Blogging 101

Tips

Not sure how to write a blog post or where to get started? Natalie, an Editor for the SFU OLC, shares a step by step guide to write a blog post and she shares some top student examples.  

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5 Ways to Bring Confidence to the Job Interview

Communication, Art and Technology

Ever feel like interviews do not go your way, or they feel out of your control?  Find the one thing you can control: your confidence! Natalie reflects on some of her old co-op interview experiences, and shares some strategies she has learned to bring confidence to your next interview. 

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The Panel Interview: 5 Things You Should Know

Interviews

When you think of an “interview”, do you normally think of a one on one interview? That’s what I used to think of.  However, as a co-op student you might experience panel interviews.  Read on to find out what you should know before a panel interview. 

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5 Reasons to Write a Co-op Reflection for the OLC

Co-op

You might have noticed some amazing co-op stories written by your fellow peers on the OLC, but have you ever considered sharing your story?  Here are five reasons why you should write for the OLC.

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[FEATURE STORY]

Your Holiday Office Party Guide: Top 5 Things To Remember

office party

If you end up working a fall co-op, there is a good chance you will be invited to attend your company's Christmas party. Here are Natalie's top 5 tips on how you can maintain your professionalism while still having fun at office holiday parties.

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Discovering Public Relations: The Beauty of a Practicum

Communication, Art and Technology

Do you think practicums are not worthwhile? Think again! Natalie did her practicum at Elettra Communications for the SFU PR Certificate and she lists 3 reasons why practicums are worthwhile.

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Making the most of the End of Term Project

Work Term Project

Co-op students are required to do either a project or presentation to complete their co-op requirements at the end of their work term.  As a communications student, Natalie did not know what to expect the first time she presented her PowerPoint presentation for her project.  Read on so you can have an idea of what to expect for yours!   

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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

Informational 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.

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Road to Graduation: Informational Interview Basics

information interview

As Natalie nears graduation her focus has shifted to landing a post-grad job. In the next installment of her Road to Graduation series, read up on the basics of setting up and attending an informational interview.

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Road to Graduation: Preparing for Informational Interviews

Networking

Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with tips on how to prepare when a professional finally grants you an informational interview. Follow her tips and make the most of the opportunity.

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Road to Graduation: 5 Tips from an Almost Graduate

Top Tip Lists

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.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Goodbyes Can be Surprising!

Natalie's TFCSE Co-op

After spending eight months with TFCSE Natlie details the final days of her Co-op experience, and the many surprises she came across as she said her good-byes to volunteers and coworkers.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: My First BIG Event

Natalie's TFCSE Co-op

In her latest post Natlie conquers her first big event during her TFCSE Co-op term with her Trick or Eat team. Find out what she learned about event planning and working with volunteers.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: How I Put My Blogging Passion to Work

Co-op Reflections

Natalie's been writing OLC blogs for awhile now, so she was excited to be able to bring her blogging skills to her new Co-op job. Now she's launched the SFU Food Bank Blog.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Interviewee to Interviewer

Series

Natalie faces a new experience in her role as SFU Food Bank Coordinator: Conducting interviews. After only a few short months, she's on the other side of the table, find out how it went.

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Natalie’s Co-op: From Being the Volunteer to Managing Volunteers

SFU Food Bank

Natalie has lots of experience volunteering, but now she's managing volunteers for the first time. Read how she applied lessons she learned from former managers to make the transition with the SFU Food Bank.

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Natalie’s Co-op: My First day on the Job at TFCSE in SFU

Co-operative Education

After blogging her way through the interview process, Natalie found another Co-op position, this time right on campus in Maggie Benson Centre, and she's back to share her first days at TFCSE.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: The End of Round 2 - Decision Time

Interviews

After having had 3 interviews, Natalie realized that she would be happy with any of the jobs. Now, what does she do when two still are deciding, and one calls her and asks her to decide within 24 hours?

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: My Best Job Interview?

Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog

Natalie goes on her third interview. For this job interview she has relevant experience and hopes this will work to her advantage.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: Preparation Is Key

interview preparation

Have you been asked to prepare a presentation and write an exam on top of your typical interview for your next job? Read on to find out more about Natalie's experience with this new job interview format and her key take-away lessons for you.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: And Round Two Begins

Work Search

Natalie had just finished her previous co-op and started applying for her second job this spring. Read on to find out how her first interview goes, for her second round of co-op job search.

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[FEATURE STORY]

Natalie's Co-op Blog: The Joys of the Lunchroom - Being Social on the Job

Workplace Success

You are new to the company, and you don’t know anyone. Where do you start? How about the lunchroom! Read on to learn about my lunchroom experience for my first co-op job.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: My Lesson In Flexibility

Work Search

Everyone has a picture in their mind when they think of what they will be doing when they land their first co-op job.  It’s good to think big, but just remember to think FLEXIBLE. Let me tell you how being flexible allowed me to get a great co-op experience.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: How Volunteering Helped Me Get My First Co-op Job

Volunteering

Applying for jobs is a very difficult task, especially if you do not have any work experience and are just entering the ‘working world.' Read on to find out how Natalie gained her competitive edge through volunteering and secured her first co-op job.

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[FEATURE STORY]

OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Natalie Pope

Natalie Pope

Blogging about her co-op journey from her very first job interview and offer to her current work placement, Natalie has shared countless valuable insights and stories with the OLC about her job search and workplace success. Meet Natalie and read all about her volunteer experience and why she recommends working with the OLC.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Working for an International Company

Co-op Reflections

Working for an international organization has its perks and challenges. Check out what Natalie thinks are the most interesting aspects working for a global company and how she overcomes the challenges she encounters on the job.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Time Management On the Job

Life Experience

Having a difficult time completing your tasks on time at school or work? Natalie has 3 must-know time management tips to help you manage your time better and work more productively. 

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[FEATURE STORY]

Natalie's Co-op Blog: What to Expect during a Site Visit

Co-operative Education

I had no idea what to expect for my first co-op site visit, did you? In this blog post, I reflect back on what happened during my first site visit, to help prepare you for what might happen at yours!

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: How-To Succeed & Have Fun On the Job

Co-operative Education

I wanted nothing more than to do well at my first co-op placement. Here are some things I picked up to make my work term fun and more successful! 

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[FEATURE STORY]

The Office Culture: What School Doesn’t Prepare You For

Co-op Reflections

There are many things school doesn't teach you about working in a corporate environment. Check out 3 areas Natalie wants you to pay attention to when you are on your job and tips to help you improve your work performance.

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[FEATURE STORY]

Natalie's First Day at Allied Vision Technologies

Workplace Success

Are you starting your first day at work soon? Getting anxious because you don't know what to expect? Read on to learn more about Natalie's experience and her tips on making the most out of your first day.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: The Tables Have Turned

Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog

During the lightning round Natalie was shortlisted for a third job interview and was ultimately offered a co-op job! She reflects on her latest interivew experience and shares some very important insights you should know to succeed at your next job interview.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: A Disappointing Interview Experience

Work Search

Are you having a difficult time placing a co-op placement? You're not alone! Read about Natalie's disappointment with her second job interview, how she coped with her frustration and the lessons she took away from this experience to improve her interviewing skills and increase her chance at landing a job. 

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: Lessons from the First Interview

Interviews

So you went through the workshops, you took BOL I, and you’ve had your one-on-one with your advisor. Now what? I asked myself the same question when I completed all the initial steps of Co-op. Read on to find out more about Natalie's job search and the lessons she took away from her first job interview.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: I’ve Got Options?

Work Search

As a co-op student, it's not a bad idea to explore your options by going to other interviews if you can, even when you have a job offer already. Check out Natalie's experience going for her fourth interview and a potential second job offer!

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