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Dr. Stresslove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My English Degree

Graduate Students

I was almost finished the semester, and I realized one tiny detail: I hated all my classes. This is the tale of how I followed my heart into an English degree, a network of professional contacts, and endless career possibilities. 

By: Elmira Bahrami Majd 1850 reads | 0 comments
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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 1435 reads | 0 comments
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Will a Certificate Help You STAND OUT?

Work-Study

Thinking about taking a certificate program? Wondering how additional certification could help you in your career? If so, this article is for you.

By: Liu Siyu 3184 reads | 0 comments
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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

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While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 11318 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Survive Your First Week of University

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New experiences can be scary. The transition from high school to university can be tough, especially when you go from a class of 30 to a class of 200. In this comic strip blog post, Linnea offers her top five tips for kicking first day jitters to the curb. 

By: Linnea Vo 12160 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Workplace Success

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 18801 reads | 0 comments
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Exams: How to Handle The "Threat of Academia"

Study Tips

Exams are often seen as "the great threat" in academia. This article explores why we often get anxious about exams, and offers both practical and personal tips to reduce the threat they pose!

By: David DiTomaso 5015 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Studying Effectively

managing your time

Finals season is coming up, and so is the daily intake of caffeine by students – you know who we’re talking about. Exam stress is a natural part of life that everyone will face at one point or another, but there are ways to ease the amount of stress - read on to find out more!

By: Abbas Virji 7397 reads | 0 comments
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The Guilt-Free Guide To Changing Your Major

Life Experience

Are you at a crossroads in your university career? Does the stress of changing majors have you doubting whether to make a change? Here are some thought provoking questions that can help guide you on the path to making a choice that’s right for you.

By: Claudia Mesteru 9667 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing Your Major? Unsure of your options?

Career Exploration

For many students, picking a major and/or minor can be a very intimidating and daunting task. Should you major in Chemistry or go for a major in Communication with a concentration of Political Economy and Policy, or do a double minor in Linguistics and French?

By: Mike Wong 3972 reads | 0 comments
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Deciding on Your Major

CSI Blog

Choosing a major is an important decision and there are so many factors to consider; including a myriad of influences—parents, your peers, career options, and the current job market. What’s an undeclared major to do? Read on to find out! 

By: SFU Career Services 6230 reads | 0 comments
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Guest Post: The Art of Studying

CSI Blog

Studying: some like to start weeks in advance, some like to prepare days ahead, and some like to cram. Which one are you? For students, study habits are often a discussion starter. My own peer groups vary from those that frequently talk about how much there is to prepare for exams, those that don’t talk about school at all, and those in which we discuss our mutual last-minute “preparations.”

By: Yat Li 5206 reads | 0 comments