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My Co-op Journey: How I Landed a Co-op working on 3 New Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

Applied Sciences

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up” - Les Brown

By: Seraphina Augustus 487 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Through the First Month of your Co-op

Co-op Reflections

Getting Through the First Month of Your Co-op: How do you prepare for a new work term? And how do you survive the first month in a new co-op position? Business Major Anca Zgreaban shares five tips for easing smoothly from a study semester into a working term.

By: Anca Zgreaban 893 reads | 0 comments
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Banking is not Boring!

Co-operative Education

When Taylor Nguyen imagined working at a large bank, she pictured cubicles, formal attire, and stacks of documents. What she found instead were opportunities to learn and create in a fun and collaboratve environment. 

By: Taylor Nguyen 1427 reads | 0 comments
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Small Fish in Big Pond: Working for PepsiCo

Co-op Reflections

Fahad Faruque discusses highlights from his co-op semester in quality assurance at PepsiCo. 

By: Fahad Faruque 1467 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Beedie Business student, Christopher Pun shares what he's learned about the art of giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. 

By: Christopher Pun 1554 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Research: The Value of Trying New Things

FAISAL

Of the many career paths to try, research is an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to the real world. Matthew Malinab shares how a co-op with FAISAL opened his eyes to new career possibilities. 

By: Matthew Malinab 1108 reads | 0 comments
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Through the Lens of a Patient: A First-Hand Look into Fraser Health’s Model of Patient Care

patient care

Patients across BC should expect to receive excellent care from our health system, and it usually delivers. Rasha Syed shares why the best way to assess the healthcare system is to hear patient experiences. 

By: Rasha Syed 1219 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Tips

When Sara began her co-op search she was set on Silicon Valley but soon realized a little local experience was needed. A semester working for International Services for Students at SFU gave her the skills and experience to more confidently pursue her dreams. 

By: Sara Milosavic 1107 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Arts and Social Sciences

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 1301 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming the Distance: Working with a Remote Team

Business

Maggie Quinn discusses her experience of working with a remote team as a Junior Regional Recruiter with Kal Tire. 

By: Maggie Quinn 1161 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Career Exploration

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1116 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Co-op

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 1290 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

downtown

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 1142 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Co-operative Education

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 1299 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 1328 reads | 0 comments
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What Co-op has Taught me About Education

Co-operative Education

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 1226 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Co-operative Education

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 1526 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-operative Education

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 2869 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Arts and Social Sciences

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 1598 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Co-operative Education

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 2426 reads | 0 comments