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The 201st Application

Communication, Art and Technology

Are you in your seeking semester for Co-op? Buckle up! Ashlin shares how things can get tough in the process and how persistence is key for success.   

By: Ashlin Roche 20 reads | 0 comments
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Back to School 101: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Consent

Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office

For some students, this is your first year at SFU and you’re probably excited (and nervous!) about what the first year will hold. I remember feeling the same way, wondering where my classes would be, what the people who lived in my residence would be like, whether or not I’d be invited to the good parties…normal first year questions! One thing I never thought I would have questions about was consent. 

By: Caitlin Doherty 43 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Co-operative Education

What exactly is the study of communications?  What are the career paths can it can lead to?  Amy attempts to answer these surprisingly common questions (even among communications students!) through Co-op.

By: Amy Chui 493 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

Want your career to make a meaningful impact on your community and the world, but don't know how?  Davina shares how working in the non-profit sector may just be the solution.

By: Davina Gounden 2690 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Interview

Ever wonder how interviewers feel on the other side of the table? SFU Career & Volunteer Services’ very own superstar Career Peer, Scarlett Wu, shares her perspective on interviews and offers ideas on how to ace your own.

By: Scarlett Wu 3012 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

Co-operative Education

Deciding whether to do Co-op or not?  Braedon shares his experience with Co-op and how it can give you a competitive edge.

By: Braedon Lim 1719 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Career Exploration

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 1222 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Co-op Reflections

Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

By: Teodora Mircea 1061 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Career Exploration

Are you uncertain whether to pursue a co-op at a large corporation or a small company? Sharon Huang shares why she chose to launch her career at a start-up. 

By: Sharon Huang 360 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-op Reflections

The future can seem pretty uncertain when you are an undergraduate. How do you make the leap from university student to employed professional?  Read how co-op allowed four students to create some big things while gaining real-world experience and having a bit of fun along the way. 

By: Jennifer Wibisono 1199 reads | 0 comments
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Adams Insurance Group: What it Means to Become an Autoplan Agent

Criminology (Police Studies) [SRY]

Working as an autoplan agent involves excellent administrative and interpersonal skills to ensure the best possible coverage for clients. In this article, Amy Deng describes her co-op experience as an autoplan agent with Adams Insurance Group. 

By: Amy Deng 838 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts With A Good Foundation

Communique

Fiona shares how a degree in communication has given her a solid foundation of knowledge that translated directly into her workplace.  

By: Fiona Li 1142 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Co-op

When it comes to an experience of a lifetime like an internship, the one question we ask ourselves over and over again is “how do I make the most out of this experience?” In this blog, I would like to share with you five game-changing strategies that you can start implementing at work!

By: Pat Chaisang 545 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

International Business

Working at non-profit organizations may have a less-than-desirable reputation among students, especially regarding pay and prestige; and while it may not look as glamorous as working in a big corporate firm, it has a few unique perks to help you gain valuable experience. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 418 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Co-operative Education

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 428 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Co-op

Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 218 reads | 0 comments
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Enabling Data-Driven Decisions in a Big Data World: My Co-op at Activision (Demonware)

Other

Scroll on to read about my co-op experience with the Data Services team at Activision

By: David Quong 272 reads | 0 comments
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Artificial Intelligence: A Threat to Humans?

Technology & Innovation

Artificial Intelligence is on the minds of many. With advancements in machine learning it seems that the future of intelligence on earth could look vastly different in the coming decades. So, what does that mean for us? Navya Malik, explores the risks and rewards in the age of A.I. 

By: Navya Malik 240 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment through Volunteering: An Interview with Eva Ang

Volunteering

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to do it all? In this interview, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology student, Eva Ang, offers tips on juggling work, school, volunteering and life.

By: Queenie Lei 966 reads | 0 comments
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Is Grad School the Right Next-Step?

If you are about to finish your undergraduate degree, you might be wondering if you should go to grad school. But how do you know if grad school is right for you? Srijani Datta,  breaks it down. 

By: Srijani Datta 256 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Survival Skills

Political Science

While the decision to look for a job might come easily, getting a job that you really want might not. Looking for that perfect job can often be an arduous and protracted process. Learn how to financially survive  those long weeks or months with these tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 684 reads | 0 comments
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Four Years of University: Quantity of Time vs. Quality of Experience

Arts and Social Sciences

There are lots of reasons that can scare you away from taking more than four years to finish university. What if your friends finish early? What about the cost? While these are valid concerns, remember that university is a chance to gain experience. 

By: Srijani Datta 228 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Self-Care

Arts and Social Sciences

Looking for a great job can be taxing on your mind and body. Srijani Datta, shares tips on how to keep it together during a long and difficult job hunt.

                   

By: Srijani Datta 240 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving Grad School 101

Graduate Students

After four gruelling years of attending lectures, turning in assignments and writing endless exams, grad school may seem far removed from most post-convocation plans. For those that are considering, Sugandha Agarwal, has 5 tips to help you get through. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 248 reads | 0 comments
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Living in Vancouver on a Student Budget

Communication, Art and Technology

Living on a student budget can be a struggle but coupled with exorbitantly high rent and living costs, it becomes all the more challenging. Sugandha Agarwal shares some tips on how to navigate the city without putting a hole through your wallet:

By: Sugandha Agarwal 252 reads | 0 comments
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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

Peer Education

As a student, food is literally my life. I wish I was joking but food is how I bond with friends, how I cope with exams and what I use to wake myself up in the morning. 

By: Javairia Raza 1328 reads | 0 comments
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Phone Confidence

Communique

Is talking on the phone nerve-wracking for you?  You aren't alone.  Katherine offers some tips on how to be a better communicator through the phone.  

By: Katherine Bishop 1466 reads | 0 comments
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'Til We Meet Again

Convocation Reflections

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

By: Jien Hilario 2477 reads | 0 comments
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5 Practical Study Tips for Learning Efficiently

Studying does not have to be painful nor require enormous amounts of time and effort. Discover how to become a more efficient learner with these five unconventional study tips. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 653 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

Co-op Reflections

International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 1353 reads | 0 comments
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