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Last but not least, embrace the opportunity and enjoy the ride!
Tell us a bit about your background. What program are you in?

I am currently a MA student in Economics at SFU. I completed my BA Honours degree in Economics at SFU as well.

What’s the most valuable lesson that you’ve learned from co-op?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you are unsure how to tackle a task! It is always better to ask for assistance instead of trying to do things in your own way. Besides, it would be beneficial for a co-op student to learn how seniors/managers handle different tasks, this enhances the co-op learning experience as a whole

Can you tell us a highlight from the work term?

A highlight from my work term was definitely the office-wide baseball game event. Before working, I anticipated the real work environment to be very strict and stressful. The team event certainly says otherwise as it was a playful event where everyone got to relax. We had tons of fun at the game! (Albeit the home team lost ☹)

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Aug 11, 2022

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