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A Totally Awesome Experience

I've had a genuinely amazing experience working at Total Therapy as a Medical Office Assistant. I've learned so much about healthcare administration, patient advocacy, and how a private clinic functions.

Lausanne: A Culturally Diverse City on the Shores of Lac Léman

Studying abroad in Lausanne, a beautiful city located in the Lac Léman region of Switzerland, has proven to be an incredible opportunity for my personal, academic, and professional growth.

From Classroom to Clinic: Gaining Practical Experience in Kinesiology

After having completed my first co-op in research, it was refreshing to start gaining work experience in a clinical setting.

Berlin Bound: Discovering who I am Abroad

Berlin has been life changing, and this experience abroad in Germany has been one of the best adventures of my life to date. This summer I had the opportunity to attend The Berlin Field School through SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts.

Growth through Versatility

Over the past 8-months, I have become a more versatile and well-rounded individual. I have been responsible for multiple administrative tasks such as depositing cheques, creating invoices and responding to emails and phone calls.

My HR Career Journey

After graduating from my SFU undergraduate degree with a major in Communications back in October 2017, I was lost. I did not have a clear understanding of what I wanted to do with my degree, but as a single mother, I knew I had to do something.

Why Berlin Offers a Dynamic and Rich Learning Environment

Berlin offers one of the best educational experiences out there! It has been a privilege to study and create in such a dynamic city! 

Science Co-op Alumni: Alex Hui
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now? 

I completed a total of 3 work terms during my time in the co-op program. 

Romanticism to Resilience: My Field School Experience from Rome to Riga

On the first day of the NATO Field School, I was ready to go home. 

The Best Experiences Come From The Ones That Scare Us The Most

Stepping outside your comfort zone is never easy, but the growth you gain from it is irreplaceable.

Never Let A Lack Of Experience Deter You

Nothing is scarier than your first day on the job in a field where you have no experience at all. At least that’s what I thought, before I started my first day at Hodgson Orthopedic Group.

Working as a Child and Youth Programmer

Working at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House as a child and youth programmer has been an amazing experience so far.

Science Co-op Alumni: Shannon Decker
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?  

I completed four 4-month work terms at three companies: 

Science Co-op Alumni: Mike Joyce
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?  

I did my first co-op at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals as an Analytical Chemist.

Science Co-op Alumni: Matthew Garayt
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now? 

I completed three work terms, the first was at BC Children's Hospital in the Respiratory Clinic working on new methods to diagnose asthma in yo

Science Co-op Alumni: Brendan Engle 
Where did you complete your work terms and where are you working now?  

I completed two co-op terms during my time at Simon Fraser, both in the insurance industry.

Curiosity Fuels Confidence

It is known throughout SFU Work Integrated Learning (WIL) that the Faculty of Applied Sciences Co-op team faces one of the largest volumes of both seeking students and placements within SFU’s co-op program.

My Communication Journey: Mark Villar
What was your most memorable moment at SFU?

There’s so many to choose from.

My Communication Journey: Erica Apacible
What was your most memorable moment at SFU?

During my co-op at SFU C&M, I had the privilege of supporting some of the behind-the-scenes work for convocation (it’s quite the production!).

Unforgettable Adventures and Cultural Immersion: My Singapore Management University Exchange Experience
My Fantastic Singapore Exchange Experience

As I arrive back in Canada, I am reminded of the incredible study abroad experience I've had at Singapore Management University (SMU).

Finding Confidence in the Workplace

As an international student close to graduation who didn't end up completing a co-op opportunity because of COVID, I think the opportunities offered by the Career Boost Progr

A Week in My Life as an OLC Content Creator

Creativity and a chance to develop skills through first hand experience are aspects that I always look out for when pursuing any project or role.

My First BPK Co-op Experience

If you’re looking for your first co-op position like I was, you’re applying to every job you could possibly be qualified for and a few that you might not be.

Experiment Planning for Lithium-Ion Battery Cells

I am very proud to work at a company like E-One Moli Energy! It has been a really interesting 3 months, spending time learning how lithium ion battery cell chemistry works in more detail than I would otherwise have access to.

No Regrets: My First Month Abroad in Australia

Studying abroad was something I knew I wanted to do, but when I landed in Melbourne last month in smoldering 40-degree temperature, I wondered whether Australia was the right choice.

My Swedish Exchange at One of the Oldest Universities in the World – Est. 1477

Life is full of surprises, and it's often the most exciting and eventful moments that happen in a flash. Just like that, I’m already in my 5th year of studies nearing the end of my undergraduate career.

Learning in a New Environment

My Co-op at Maple Ridge Physiotherapy and Pain Clinic has been valuable.

Discovering the Eternal City

Studying in Rome has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have always been fascinated by the rich history and culture of this ancient city. The opportunity to immerse myself in this city changed my life.

Fears and Triumphs: Reflecting on my Last Year at SFU

As I approach the end of my undergraduate degree, I can’t help but feel a mix of emotions.

Expanding Horizons: How Living Abroad in Sydney Transformed Me as a Student and Person

As someone who has had the privilege of living abroad in Sydney, I can confidently say that it has been an incredible opportunity to learn and grow both as a student and an individual. From the moment I arrived, I was struck by the city's vibrant

Striking a Balance Between School & Exploration

Studying abroad in Taiwan has been an incredible and eye-opening experience for me. I have been exploring the country's rich culture, delicious food, and beautiful scenery.

From Idea to Reality: The Creation of a Black Student Career Resources Guide

As a Person of Colour who works as a Career Peer Advisor, I have been exposed to the difficulties faced by both myself, my colleagues, and my clients when it comes to finding and maintaining employment due to systemic barriers and d

Reflection on Being Independent

Having a very amazing experience at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England.

Working in Cyber Security

Gaining real-world experience while still in school? That’s exactly what Omar, our MPCS student, did during his co-op at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

Travelling Alone

During my exchange in Birmingham, England, I traveled a lot alone to other parts of the UK and nearby European countries. I went on a trip to Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany all by myself.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Studying abroad in a foreign country is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can greatly benefit your personal and academic growth.

Wrapping Up My Study Abroad Semester

Exchange has helped me learn more about myself and become more independent since you’re forced to do things on your own and are responsible for your wellbeing.

International Student Life: The Experience

Life as an international student can be a whirlwind of emotions.

Day in the Life: Human Resources Co-op at MineSense Technologies Ltd.

The name of the organization I worked for during my first co-op work term is

Venturing Into Unfamiliar Territory

For my first ever coop term, I was very lucky to be offered a position as a content creator/manager assistant at Ezreal Armwrestling Club.

Embracing Uncertainty: Navigating the End of My Degree

The big question after we graduate from university is always: What are you going to do? What are you planning to work as? Where are you gonna go after university?

Taking the Leap and Crossing the Ocean to Scotland

Ever since I started at SFU I knew that I wanted to do a semester abroad. Being a little over halfway through my exchange, I can safely say that this experience has exceeded any expectations I had before leaving.

Pause, Play, and Progress: A glimpse into Paediatric Physiotherapy

I knew I wanted to work with children and with my past experience in other multidisciplinary clinics, I decided to pursue just that by reaching out to the best one I could find. After all, we have the power to create our own opportunities.

Introduction To Healthcare - Working As An MOA

Participating in the SFU Co-op program has been one of the best decisions I have made in my undergraduate career.

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.

My Journey into the World of Podcasting

Trying a new skill is often something you look for when applying to a new job, and this was no different when I came into my position as a content creator for the OLC last January.