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Harmonizing Life and Work

When I began my studies at SFU, I remember being told I couldn't handle the stress of a full course load. I was told to take two courses because of my learning disabilities.

So, I took four.

Reward Yourself by Taking a Leap of Faith

There is nothing to lose in applying for a job you have no experience in.

What I Learned as a Campus Tour Coordinator at SFU
My Work Duties

One of the tasks I had to fulfill was coordinate group tours for SFU prospective students and SFU Alumnus.

Interning as a Business Analyst at Samsung

While working at Samsung as a Business Analyst, I was responsible for generating weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to monitor the performance of various Knox products and solutions, whi

My Time as a Financial Systems Analyst at Methanex Corporation

I worked in the Financial Systems Analyst role in the IT department at Methanex. More specifically, I worked with Oracle Solutions, a team within the IT department.

My Semester at Mark Anthony Group

“As a People Operations Co-op at White Claw Canada, Stefanie has conducted full-cycle recruitment activities including job scoping, sourcing, screening, interviewing, and job offers.

An Enriching Swedish Exchange

These days, I often romanticize my life while biking to school along Swedish canals or munching on kanelbulle (cinnamon buns).

When “NTU” Stands for a New, Thrilling and Unique Experience

Studying abroad has always been on my to-do list ever since I was in high school, but I wasn’t really able to make my dream come true until the Fall of 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic.

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Interning abroad has always been something I wanted to do, however, adjusting to a new cultural setting, being immersed in a new field of work, and moving to a place where I didn't know anyone were challenges I had to be ready to face.

Interning as a Salesforce Consultant at Belmar Consulting Group

Belmar is a leading CRM consulting firm with remarkable expertise in analyzing and delivering business solutions on the number one cloud platform, Salesforce.

Why a Sociology Major?

Prior to declaring my major in Sociology, I struggled to decide on an area of concentration. Knowing what field I wanted to pursue further studies in was a challenge.

First Month of Studying Abroad in Amsterdam

People often ask me why I chose Amsterdam as my destination for Study Abroad. To be quite honest, my first choice was Copenhagen but another student snatched that spot before me.

A Day in the The Life of a WorkSafeBC Co-op Student

I’m currently working at WorkSafeBC as a co-op student in the Payment Review and Compliance department. This is my second work term at the organization.

Working Remotely as a Marketing Intern

What organization did you work for and what was your role?

I’m working as a Marketing Intern for AltumView System, a technology start-up company in Vancouver.

Through the Eyes of an Appnovator

I am on an eight-month co-op at Appnovation Technologies as a Go-To-Market Opportunities Coordinator. This position is very cross-functional in that I work on tasks requested by various departments within the organization.

Reflections from an Accounting Firm Internship

Beedie Co-op student, Chris Lum, reflects on their time as an Analyst Intern at Baker Tilly.

Timestamps

00:36: Introduction 

The Power of Reaching Out

I transferred into SFU online - during the pandemic and as soon as I did, I travelled back to my home country, India.

My Passion in Raising Awareness for Disability Issues

My job at the SFSS as the Accessibility Designated Assistant helped me learn about what steps SFU could take to raise awareness of disability issues and make campus events more accessible.

Clarity Takes Time

I remember the fall semester of grade 12 so clearly—I was so stressed out about choosing a major when I was applying to universities.

Mental Health Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Associate professor and Distinguished University Professor Lara Aknin was recently interviewed as part of the SFU Research Scholarly Impact of the Week series, for her stud

Investigating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Vulnerable Persons

An interview with professor Allen Thornton was recently featured as part of the SFU Research Scholarly Impact of the Week series, focusing on his latest study.

Grief and Resilience

"During the second semester of my first year, my mom was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in her life.

What the Lab Has Taught Me

"While completing my undergraduate degree at SFU, I had the opportunity to assist with various projects at the Adolescent Risk and Resilience Lab and at

But First, You Have to Take The Leap

"I joined Fraser Health as a co-op student for the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 term.

Building Strong Kids

During my second co-op term I was fortunate enough to be employed with the Washington Kids Foundation.

Working from Home with Health Canada

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit, many jobs have turned to delivering work remotely. From September 2021 through May 2022, I have been placed in a co-op position as a Student Compliance and Enforcement Officer at Health Canada.

Working in Communications in the ISC

Get to know the ISC staff!

Hello Everyone! My name is Audrey Heath and I am excited to begin my Co-op experience by joining the ISC team.

Self-Compassion as a Buffer to Mental Health Challenges

Victoria Brown is a second-year psychology major and counselling and human development minor who won first place in the 2021 SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest (Middle Ye

Explore Your Options As a Graduate Student

I’m Vera-Ellen (or rather, just Vera), a PhD Candidate in Victoria Claydon’s lab.

Take A Break

My name is Kyle, and I’m a PhD student in the Molecular Cardiac Physiology Group (MCPG), specifically in Tom Claydon’s lab. I only got involved in research during my final year of undergrad but fell in love with it.

You Are Not Expected to Know Everything

I’m Elizabeth, a PhD candidate in Steven Reynolds’ lab. I was born and graduated high school in South Africa. After coming to Vancouver, I did a BSc.

Apply Your Gained Knowledge!

My name is Milad, a PhD student in the Sensorimotor Neuroplasticity lab. I grew up in Iran, the other side of the planet. I started at SFU in the fall of 2019 and ever since I feel I have a new home with a nice family.

Entering a Unique New Field as a New Grad

What is your current position? What does a typical work day look like for you?   

Be Optimistic and Find Joy in Everything You Do

My name is Thiago Bassi. I am a Ph.D. candidate at BPK, and my supervisor is Dr. Steve Reynolds. I have arrived in Vancouver in 2016 from Brazil to study English and I fell in love with the city.

Follow Your Dreams Through Your Degree

What is your current position? What does a typical workday look like for you?   

Working and Learning as a Bioengineering Graduate Student

What is your current position? What does a typical work day look like for you?   

Being a Student Occupational Therapist

What is your current position? What does a typical workday look like for you?   

My Co-op in Funeral Services

Student name? Jennifer Moreau

Organization name and motto? Advisorly. Our mission, your well-being, always.

The Power of Process of Elimination

Hi, I’m Gary. I’m from Delta, BC. Growing up in schools close to the Surrey SFU campus helped me decide that SFU was the school for me.

Burnout Is Not a Badge of Honour

Hello! My name is Gaby. I’m an MSc student from the Poburko lab within the Molecular Cardiac Physiology Group (you can find us over in TASC2). My family and I immigrated from South Africa when I was 3 years old.

Set Aside Time For Yourself

My name is Farhaan M. Khan and I am an MSc Student in the Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, supervised by Dr. Victoria Claydon.

I've Learned So Much

BPK Co-op student, Shreya, shares her experience working with Dr. Tom Claydon.

Pursuing My Career in Health Care

Hi, I’m Nitika Jain. I am an international student pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Physiology at SFU. I moved from Saskatoon to Vancouver and applied to SFU as a transfer student.

Why I Chose BPK

Hey everyone! I’m Samia Ishimwe. I transferred from Langara this past fall and I've been loving SFU so far. I'm excited to be on campus soon.

Your chosen major and future career plans:

Choosing BPK To Help Others

Hello my name is Daniel Salazar, I was original born in Medellín, Colombia. I have lived in Florida, USA which is known for its famous beaches , theme parks, alligators, orange orchards and flamingos.

I Changed My Major. Here's Why.

Hi! I'm Jenna and I'm a third year BPK student. I live in Burnaby so when deciding between SFU and UBC I ultimately chose SFU because it was closer to home.

From Martial Arts Coach to Rehab Concentration

Hi, I'm Camille! I'm a 5th year at SFU and I'm from Coquitlam, BC. I chose SFU after hearing great things about the Kinesiology program and honestly the vibes just felt right LOL

Working at a Molecular Oncology Lab

Participating in Co-op opens the door for you to gain work experience in a variety of interesting and valuable areas.

You Decide Where You Want To Go

My name is Raffaele Massarotto, but most people call me Raffy (yes, a ninja turtle or a famous children’s entertainer – depends on the day). I am a PhD student, currently working under the co-supervision of Dr. Anita Cote and Dr.

Excellence Is Not An Act. But a Habit.

My name is Vinicius, but most people call me Vini. I'm a Ph.D. student in the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab under Dr. Dan Marigold. I grew up in the Sao Paulo metro area, Brazil.

Being a Personal Trainer is Rewarding

"Working as a personal trainer has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I have seen my clients reach their goals by improving their fitness, reduce pain, and lose a tremendous amount of weight.

Achieving My Childhood Dream

Dr. Marianne Sadar was only 10 years old when she lost her older sister to leukemia. Since then she has dedicated her life to achieving her childhood dream: finding a cure for cancer.

Working in Brand Marketing at YVR

Did you know that SFU Beedie’s co-op program facilitates 800+ placements annually?

Patient Interaction Has Ignited My Passion

"Working in healthcare has really opened, my eyes to the profound logistics of medical care. Patient interaction has ignited my passion to help others and lift barriers that diverse patient populations have."

Not Everyone Has It All Figured Out

About Diana:

Diana is a Senior Lecturer who has been with BPK since 2006. She teaches courses in nutrition, health, anatomy, and obesity.

Outside of work she enjoys:

Celebrate The Wins And Learn From The Losses

Anne-Kristina’s interest in ergonomics was kindled during her undergrad degree in Kinesiology here at SFU.