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You can gain work experience while still in university. It is a great way to get a head start in your career and prepare for life after graduation. Listed below are some paid opportunities for students where they could gain relevant career experience.

FSWEP’s Indigenous Student Employment Program

The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) is a large-scale student employment inventory where post-secondary students can find employment within their fields of choice in the federal government. The Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity is a program only available to Indigenous students.

Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP)

The Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is a paid internship that runs for 12 months for Indigenous youth aged 19-29 living in British Columbia. Selected interns will work in a government ministry for nine months before being placed in an Indigenous organization for another three months. The work includes conducting research, community engagement, policy and program development, negotiations, and more.

RBC Indigenous Summer Internship Program

The RBC Indigenous Summer Internship Program is perfect for students looking for experience within the private sector, an internship with RBC allows students to work in finance, sales and services, IT, marketing, HR, and more. Interns will also be assigned a mentor to help them receive one-on-one teaching.

APTN Internship and Work Experience

An internship with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network allows students to get some hands-on experience in television broadcasting while engaging in Indigenous culture.

Suncor Indigenous Student Program

An Alberta-based integrated energy company, Suncor’s Indigenous Student Program has postings all over Canada in fields such as engineering, accounting/finance, supply chain management, HR, environmental health and safety, and operations.

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Introducing Tim Michel, WIL Indigenous Coordinator

Meet Tim Michel! He is the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Indigenous Coordinator and here to help you out with your experiential learning journey at SFU. Read to learn more about Tim and how you can meet him for further information about Co-op.

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Announcing New Course: Intro to WIL/Co-op for Indigenous Students

Have you heard? The course, “Introduction to WIL/Co-op for Indigenous students,” is coming in early May 2021. Tim Michel explains what this course offers and how you can register for it.

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The Co-op Connection Helps Retention

In this blog post, Heather shares with us why co-op is an important experience for all students, whether it be to further career aspirations or to gain future employment opportunities. 

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What Learning Objectives Can Do For You

A successful Co-op work term can involve many factors, one of which is developing and working towards meeting your learning objectives. Developing a learning objective helps you to think about what you want to accomplish during your upcoming work term and begin developing a plan for how you’ll achieve success.

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Survival Guide 101: Keys to Office Survival

Welcome to Office Life 101. A wealth of friendly advice for the first time or inexperienced co-op student, and some advice as to what is required of you to not only survive, but to flourish in an office environment.

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5 Paid Internships Available for Canadian Indigenous Students
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Gaining work experience while still in university is a great way to prepare for life after graduation. Here are 5 organizations that offer internship programs for Indigenous students.

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Career Guidance For Rookies: A Q & A with a Coop Student

How would you explain co-op to high school students or how would you explain your journey to discover your career path? While a co-op student, Julie was asked to participate as a panelist for high school students visiting Teck Resource Limited.  She shares her experience as a panelist and co-op advocate in this Q & A summary. 

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Four Tips For A Successful Co-op Experience
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Co-operative Education can be an excellent way of enriching your academic experience and narrowing down your potential career options. Employers increasingly cite real-life or internship experience as one of the most desirable qualities in applicants.

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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

Having trouble deciding to whether stay local or move abroad for your co-op placement? Read through SFU Communication Co-op student Samantha's tips on how to make an educated decision when it comes to going abroad for co-op!