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Natalie has written several series on her Co-op journey, after successfully completing her first Co-op position she found herself with some tough choices to make when choosing her second Co-op. She eventually chose to work in the Thelma Finlayson Centre for Student Engagement as a Food Bank coordinator, which you can find in MBC, one floor down from Student Central. Natalie has excellent advice to offer for those who are in management roles, or Human Resources, as this series details her trials and triumphs with training, interviewing, and managing volunteers! Be sure to check out Natalie's other series, where she takes us through Round 1 and Round 2 of her Co-op Job Searches, as well as her time with Allied Vision Technologies.

In this Series


SFU Burnaby Campus
My First day on the Job at TFCSE in SFU
Part 1

After blogging her way through the interview process, Natalie found another Co-op position, this time right on campus in Maggie Benson Centre, and she's back to share her first days at TFCSE.

a individual presenting in front of their team
From Volunteer to Manager
Part 2

Natalie has lots of experience volunteering, but now she's managing volunteers for the first time. Read how she applied lessons she learned from former managers to make the transition with the SFU Food Bank.

interviewers interviewing a candidate
Interviewee to Interviewer
Part 3

Natalie faces a new experience in her role as SFU Food Bank Coordinator: Conducting interviews. After only a few short months, she's on the other side of the table, find out how it went.

a birds eye view of a text saying "Passion Led Us Here" on the sidewalk
How I Put My Blogging Passion to Work
Part 4

Natalie's been writing OLC blogs for awhile now, so she was excited to be able to bring her blogging skills to her new Co-op job. Now she's launched the SFU Food Bank Blog.

an SFU event
My First BIG Event
Part 5

In her latest post, Natalie conquers her first big event during her TFCSE Co-op term with her Trick or Eat team. Find out what she learned about event planning and working with volunteers.

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Goodbyes Can be Surprising!
Part 6

After spending eight months with TFCSE Natalie details the final days of her Co-op experience, and the many surprises she came across as she said her good-byes to volunteers and coworkers.