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Co-op Reflections

Have you ever wondered how university contributes to your mental health? In this article, Makshada shares what she learned about SFU's actions to promote mental health and student well-being during her co-op term with SFU Health Promotion 

By: Makshada Kowlessur 80 reads | 0 comments

Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?


Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways I’ve learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 102 reads | 0 comments

Navigating Disclosure: How to Support Someone Who Wants to be Heard

Sexual Violence

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Beth Triano shares how authentic, present moment awareness, compassion, empathy and respect are our greatest tools for supporting survivors of sexual violence. 

By: Beth Triano 106 reads | 0 comments

The Perks of Failure

comfort zone

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 903 reads | 0 comments

Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective


Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

By: Aynsley Pescitelli 282 reads | 0 comments

What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Peer Education

Two packs of fruit snacks and other ways to make someone's day - from Jan 22nd to 29th, students explored questions around mental health and actions for thriving during SFU Thrive Week.

By: Javairia Raza 177 reads | 0 comments

Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Professional Development

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 121 reads | 0 comments

How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

BC Lions

Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 83 reads | 0 comments

We Deserve More

Indigenous Students

We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.

By: mattpro 435 reads | 0 comments

Would You Like a Cup of Tea? How Asking for Consent Can Look Different Than You Think

Sexual Violence

How do you know if you've got consent? An anonymous SFU student discusses different ways to ensure consent is informed, freely given and actively communicated. 

By: Anonymous 252 reads | 0 comments

Workplace and the Race Against Time

time management

Master's of Communication student, Sugandha Agarwal shares her tips for time-management and workplace productivity. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 134 reads | 0 comments

Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone


An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 273 reads | 0 comments

Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

Communication, Art and Technology

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 557 reads | 0 comments

Get Your Side Hustle On: A Student's Guide to Part-Time Work


As she puts it, grad student Srijani Datta has been a student for most of her life. To support her love of academia she has worked as a reporter, tutor, translator, transcriber, and content writer. Develop your own side-hustle with her tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 138 reads | 0 comments

From Small Pond to Big Pond


Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 355 reads | 0 comments

Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected


Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 169 reads | 0 comments

Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Derek Woo traveled to Hong Kong for co-op with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. To keep in touch, he sent postcards home, sharing each leg of his journey as he traversed one of the world's most bustling cities. 


By: OLC Admin 598 reads | 0 comments

Usable Usability: Is Your UX Research Impacting the Product Design Cycle in a Good Way?

Technology & Innovation

Are you an aspiring UX Researcher? Fourth-year SIAT student and UX Researcher at Samsung, Alireza Mogharrab, shares key tips for creating effective usability studies. 

By: Alireza Mogharrab 535 reads | 0 comments

Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?


It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

By: Jien Hilario 783 reads | 0 comments

Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

Environmental Science

For her second co-op, Environmental Science student Tegan Gallilee-Lang ventured out to the Greater Vancouver Zoo to assist the Fraser Valley Wetlands Wildlife Project. Read about her adventures on the job and her new animal friends!

By: Tegan Gallilee-Lang 497 reads | 0 comments

A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Surviving in a trading fort in the wild west now known as British Columbia was tough in the 1800s. A time when 9 out of 10 of your meals would have been salmon and potatoes and grocery shopping would mean bringing a musket into the woods. Alexis, shares what she learned about surviving the 1800s. 

By: Alexis Chan 487 reads | 0 comments

Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

It is easy to become stressed in an unfamiliar and fast-pace working environment, no matter which field you are in, but good strategies can help you reduce stress and learn to work more efficiently. Mi Zhou shares her tips from her co-op with OSI Maritime Systems. 

By: Mi Zhou 584 reads | 0 comments

Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student


It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 618 reads | 0 comments

Organization Spotlight: The Next Billion

The Next Billion

Are you a student with a visible or invisible disability that is interested in STEM fields? Or, an industry professional looking to mentor up and coming talent? If, so read our spotlight on The Next Billion. 

By: OLC Admin 411 reads | 0 comments

Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists

Workplace Success

From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 753 reads | 0 comments

Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

School for Contemporary Arts

What one fourth-year student discovered while wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness, searching for the right path in life, theatre, and the pursuit of happiness.

By: Diana Bartosh 522 reads | 0 comments

Self-Care Strategies Part III: How I Unwind

Active Bystander Network

The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office’s Active Bystander Network volunteers to tell us what they do to ensure their self-care is well maintained. 

By: Amy Gill 1129 reads | 0 comments

Self-Care Strategies Part II: Being Kind to Myself

Active Bystander Network

The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office’s Active Bystander Network volunteers to tell us what they do to ensure their self-care is well maintained. 

By: Rumneek Johal 858 reads | 0 comments

Self-Care Strategies Part I: Setting Healthy Boundaries

Self-Care Strategies

Crucial for your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, self-care is the constant repetition of mostly small acts and habits that keep you functioning as a whole, healthy human. Here is how Joe is going to be practicing self-care through the holidays. 

By: Joe Nomellini 969 reads | 0 comments

How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Pivot Legal Society

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.



By: Jien Hilario 1338 reads | 0 comments
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