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Changing Times: Stories to Inspire Hope and Resilience

 

Kaylla
Staying Productive While Working Remotely for a Health Authority

Working from home is a common reality for many Co-op students in the past year. Working from home while working for a Health Authority in the thick of the pandemic is a tremendous experience Kaylla went through last year. Take a look at how she learned to stay productive in these uncertain times.

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Southern Ridges Hike
SFU Story
Exploring Singapore: The Garden City
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Blog
Finding Your Fit

It’s okay to not know what you want going into your first co-op. Ultimately, the experience itself, working with individuals from various backgrounds, asking questions, and challenging yourself will play the biggest role in self-realization.

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Experience
What it Means to Study Abroad in Tokyo, Japan
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Blog
Winging it in Edmonton: Navigating the Turbulence of Moving Away from Home for an Aerospace Co-op

When you think about the space industry, you probably picture astronauts travelling lightyears away from home in search of the universe’s many unanswered questions. As a student I have questions of my own, including ones about my own journey and the learning experiences that I want to have. Even though the scale of travelling done by astronauts seems impossible right now – why not start by making a space mission of my own by taking a solo trip out-of-province to complete a co-op?

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Blog
Essential Networking Techniques for Thriving in a New Role

Six networking tips that can help build your professional network while navigating new environments.  

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Blog
Bridging the Gap from Classroom Learning to Co-op

As I get closer to graduation, I think about how much Co-op has changed my life, especially since I'm an introvert. It's not just the projects you work on or the skills you learn; it's a unique journey of making yourself known; of stepping beyond your comfort zone.

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Blog
Navigating the Waves of Data: A Journey of Growth and Learning

I learned many things in my co-op journey but some of the most important lessons that I learnt came from those working alongside me. Here are a few of those things that I learned from others, shared with you. 

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Blog
How I Discovered the Power of Power Pivot While Creating a Report

Ever wonder how to get the most out of Excel? Tools like Power Pivot, Power Query, and Power BI helped me see how accessible data analysis is for anyone from industry professionals to beginners. 

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SFU Story
A Dream Into Reality
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Blog
The Role of Sustainability in an Indigenous Business

A unique insight to how SFU’s Co-operative Education program has helped me gain confidence in both my professional and personal development.