After high school, everyone goes their separate ways, with many people getting right on the road out of town. Some spend a gap year traveling, some enroll in schools across the country or in other countries, and some drive a few cities over to live the dorm life. Even now in university, students are intrigued […]
Like many third year undergraduate students, I was going through an SFU mid-life crisis; a time in which the fear of not being able to land a field-related job after graduation was ever more prevalent. Thankfully, joining the SFU cooperative education program was the perfect antidote as it provided me the skills and resume boosting work experience needed to ensure a successful future out of university.
As a student in Vancouver, you have an endless list of institutions to choose from to further your education. Despite the evident freedom, there is the tendency for other students’ attitudes associated with their ideologies to taint your search. A quick Google search of which institution is better between SFU and UBC exemplifies how destructive such a discussion can become; further causing unnecessary anxiety for outsiders looking in.
I caught up with the Spring Sendoff project manager, Brandon Chapman, to get some details on what’s new to this event, if the planners faced resistance from administrators, and his take on SFU’s social life.