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How to Mess Up at Work and not Get Fired

Co-op

Is messing up at work one of your greatest fears that keeps you up at night? Taylor talks about how to deal with mistakes in the workplace. The end of the world can eventually turn into a valuable experience worthy of mentioning in your resume.

By: Taylor Wagner 125 reads | 0 comments
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First-of-its-kind engineering program readies SFU students for emerging green industries

Applied Sciences

Second-year engineering student Danielle Arciaga faces a tough decision once she graduates from Simon Fraser University—which emerging green industry should she choose: clean tech or smart cities?

By: Justin Wong 53 reads | 0 comments
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Fake It Till You Make It

Co-operative Education

“Business courses helped me with workplace etiquette, while Communication courses allowed me to develop different perspectives.” Human Resources student Tabraiz reveals the hidden benefits of applying to jobs outside of your major and gaining a unique, mix-matched skillset.

By: Tabraiz Sanaullah 413 reads | 0 comments
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What Happens When You "Don't Want to Bother Your Boss" with Questions?

Co-operative Education

“Should I ask my boss what to do, or am I being annoying and asking them too many questions?” Leo emphasizes the importance of establishing a clear line of communication with your supervisor and not being afraid to ask for clarification.

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 484 reads | 0 comments
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A View from the Other Side of the Table: Interviewing from a Co-op Student's Perspective

Co-operative Education

Ever wondered what your interviewers were thinking? Amanda takes us behind the scenes of an interview process and shares how to prepare for trick questions, ways to leave a strong first impression and techniques for highlighting skills and experience. 

By: Amanda Pataky 661 reads | 0 comments
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Sink or Swim: Four Tips to Remember if You're Drowning in Work

Co-op

When you go from smooth sailing to being submerged beneath a tidal wave of work, it can be easy to feel a little lost at sea. Before jumping overboard, consider Sabrina's tips for tackling a stormy situation and arriving safely to shore. 

By: Sabrina Kan 546 reads | 0 comments
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Adventurous Vibes: Your Guide to an Incredible Study Experience in Canada

communication

Are you thinking of studying in Canada? Are you about to arrive or have recently landed? Make the most of your experience with these tips for studying abroad.

By: admin 685 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Thrive in Discomfort

Co-op Reflections

"Discomfort isn't bad - it's just stepping outside of your comfort zone." From embracing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, to seeking out constructive feedback, Magali offers ways to survive and succeed in a new work environment.  

By: Magali Bureau 777 reads | 0 comments
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Read Beyond the Job Description

Communique

"When you work at a start-up, literally anything can happen." Anmol takes us into a world where content is born out of chaos, and the landscape is dynamic, creative and challenging.  Becoming an integral part of a new company and seeing your creations make an impact can be one of the most rewarding experiences.  

By: Anmol Boparai 665 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips to Make Your Long Commute to Work a Little Easier

Communique

Mysteries, money management and meditation: how do you spend your commute? Sarah recommends ways to make that daily bus ride feel a little shorter and add extra pep to your work morning. 

By: Sarah Lachance 1006 reads | 0 comments
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Struggles of an Extrovert: Tips for Embracing your Work Environment Preferences

Co-operative Education

"Can an office be "too quiet"? Is that even a thing?" Certified extrovert Sonya shares advice for adjusting to a new workplace and explains how to conduct a thorough 'me-search'.  

By: Sonya Hartwig 1121 reads | 0 comments
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When You Don't Get 'The ONE'

Co-op Reflections

So maybe you did not land your dream co-op job.  Don't despair - Rutendo explains how an unexpected position might just be a huge blessing in disguise.  

By: Rutendo Munatsirei 909 reads | 0 comments
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From Tech-E@SFU to Chinese Hardware Accelerator

global opportunity

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student, Ryan Threlfall travelled across the world to build a sleep-wearable that will help millions of habitual snorers. 

By: Ryan Threlfall 622 reads | 0 comments
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A Series of Fortunate Events

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Guninder Malhi, shares how experience gained  through an SFU research position allowed him to build the skills necessary to kick start a career. 

By: Guninder Malhi 707 reads | 0 comments
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Preparing for End of Life Care: An Interview with Shannon Ediger

Co-op Reflections

How do you want to live at the end of your life? Seerit Hara shares her interview with her co-op supervisor at Langley Memorial Hospital about the importance of advance care planning. 

By: Seerit Hara 579 reads | 0 comments
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Paving the Way for Community Engagement

Co-operative Education

Engaging with our communities provides opportunities to connect, grow, and give back. Jasleen shares how her co-op with the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue lived up to SFU's reputation as Canada's most engaged university. 

By: Jasleen Bains 722 reads | 0 comments
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When it Comes to Your Career, Try Everything

Co-operative Education

Do you look into the future and see a thousand different paths after graduation? Juliette reflects on her time at Careers in Communications and reveals the benefits of figuring out what you hate before deciding what you love.  

By: Juliette Halliday 1087 reads | 0 comments
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A Journey of Courage and Gratitude

Health Sciences

Tony Cheng's experience with CanCap Pharmaceutical served as a reminder that personal growth is often about taking initiative, having gratitude, and getting out of your comfort zone. 

By: Tony Cheng 944 reads | 0 comments
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Technical Writing for the Creative Writer

Communique

Creativity doesn't stop in the world of a technical writer.  Emily reveals how writing "is often much more than imagery and metaphors" and that stepping out of your comfort zone might just reveal a whole new path.  

By: Emily Watt 1368 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Ways to Keep Active

Life Balance

Here are some tips on how to get some physical activity in while at the Burnaby, Vancouver, or Surrey campus.

By: Jennifer Chou 1778 reads | 0 comments
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Research and Design: Reflection and Learning with the City of Surrey

UX

Mimi's co-op as a UX Designer at the City of Surrey provided opportunities to improve user experience by creating digital solutions for city services through user-centered design. Read her story, here. 

By: Mimi Tsai 1088 reads | 0 comments
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Life as an International Student: The Things We Don't Talk About

OLC Blog

There are a lot of things your international student friends have never told you. From depression to pressure to stereotypes -  life isn't always easy when you are studying abroad. Read an international students take on life overseas. 

By: Jeremy Austin Effendy 1659 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Leads to Workplace Success

Co-operative Education

"Have you ever asked yourself these questions – Why should I volunteer? Is stepping out of my comfort zone really going to benefit me?  If you have, then you are on the right page!"

By: Cody Chau 937 reads | 0 comments
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Banking is not Boring!

Workplace Success

When Taylor Nguyen imagined working at a large bank, she pictured cubicles, formal attire, and stacks of documents. What she found instead were opportunities to learn and create in a fun and collaboratve environment. 

By: Taylor Nguyen 891 reads | 0 comments
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Small Fish in Big Pond: Working for PepsiCo

Career Exploration

Fahad Faruque discusses highlights from his co-op semester in quality assurance at PepsiCo. 

By: Fahad Faruque 939 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Co-operative Education

Beedie Business student, Christopher Pun shares what he's learned about the art of giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. 

By: Christopher Pun 1054 reads | 0 comments
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How I Made the Most of my International Co-op Position in the Most Expensive City in the World

Alliance for Smiles

An unexpected offer to extend a stay in San Fransisco for co-op turned into the experience of a lifetime for health sciences student, Yasmin Khalili. Read about her incredible summer in sunny California. 

By: Yasmin Khalili 1471 reads | 0 comments
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From Doubtful to Confident: How I Adapted to Working Life

Autism

Initially unsure if she would be an effective counsellor, Alyssa shares how becoming a Student Academic Advisor at SFU helped her discover hidden strengths. 

By: Alyssa Chan 885 reads | 0 comments
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Providing Free Healthcare to those in Need

Health Sciences

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Isabelle and Elisabeth decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Kandice Pardy 841 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Pains: From Classroom to Corporate

Co-op

Being the youngest in the office can be difficult.  Ashley combats those pesky thoughts of self-doubt that we all know too well with words of affirmation.  

By: Ashley Schultheiss 1093 reads | 0 comments
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