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He was able to propose projects that interested him, explore skills in a workplace setting, and made lasting professional connections

In this video, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. While there are many diverse Co-op opportunities on campus, Jao has had the chance to work as a Special Projects Assistant for Science & Environment Co-op. In this role, he was able to propose projects that interested him, explore skills in a workplace setting, and made lasting professional connections. So tag along as he shows you a day in the life of an SFU employee. Jao submitted this video as his workterm project requirement for his co-op semester.

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Aug 25, 2016

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