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Tackling the Application Process in the Federal Public Sector

Co-op

Are you in the process of applying to a federal government co-op position but are unsure of what to expect or whether you’re on the right track? Check out these tips that Christie, a fourth year Criminology co-op student, has to offer after dedicating four of her work terms to various agencies within the federal public sector.

By: Christie Lo 711 reads | 0 comments
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The Interview Basics: 5 Simple Steps to Help You Prepare

Co-operative Education

Job interviews can be nerve-racking but with planning and preparation anyone can master the basic steps for interview success. Here are five tips to help you get ready. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 575 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Bring Confidence to the Job Interview

Co-op

Ever feel like interviews do not go your way, or they feel out of your control?  Find the one thing you can control: your confidence! Natalie reflects on some of her old co-op interview experiences, and shares some strategies she has learned to bring confidence to your next interview. 

By: npope 11163 reads | 0 comments
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The Panel Interview: 5 Things You Should Know

Interviews

When you think of an “interview”, do you normally think of a one on one interview? That’s what I used to think of.  However, as a co-op student you might experience panel interviews.  Read on to find out what you should know before a panel interview. 

By: npope 3989 reads | 0 comments
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Interviewing Human Resources – How Employers Decide who to Interview

Interviews

Have you ever wondered why you never got a callback for that interview? Or perhaps, you’re wondering how you can make sure that you do get called in the future. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to increase your chances of getting an interview? I sat down with a Human Resources professional to find out how he evaluates resumes and select who to interview. 

By: Daniel Cooper 5777 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why You Should Mention Playing Sports in an Interview

Interviews

Learn how those years of recreational sports can help you land the job of your dreams! 

By: Ashley Macey 9160 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

Communication, Art and Technology

Celia Walters is creating some great content in her marketing role at TPD™ - an international Workforce and HR Solutions company! Check out the latest installment of her series on how to answer the most challenging of interview questions.

By: Celia Walters 6007 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

Interviews

Ever wonder what an interviewer is thinking during your interview? Here’s Bernice to give you a sneak peek thanks to her experience on an SFSS hiring committee!

By: Bernice Puzon 7232 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

First Impressions

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 17740 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Cloverdale

Have you ever considered what you would say during an interview when asked the “Tell Us About Yourself” question? Courtney, a Business co-op student learned a lot about herself during her co-op and has figured out her answer.  Read her reflection and re-think your answer to the question.

By: Courtney Adams 9644 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Co-operative Education

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 6460 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 2]: Interviews

Co-op

Are you a Computing Science Student about to be interviewed?  Dylan shares interview tips, personal anecdotes, and learn how to prepare yourself for your next interview.  This is part two of five.

By: Dylan Hawkins 3856 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Communication, Art and Technology

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 7687 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Interviews

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 7979 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Co-op Interviews (How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want)

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 7783 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Co-op Reflections

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 11953 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

Silicon Valley

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

Interviews

For Kiran Basra, senior Communication Co-op student, working at Electronic Arts was a unique experience from the get-go. Between re-constructing her job description and fine-tuning her marketing analytics skills on-the-job, Kiran has re-defined what Communication Co-op students can accomplish. 

By: sgrandin 8218 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 2] Portfolio Review

Phone Interview

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC. 

By: admin 8341 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 1] Recruiter

SIAT Co-op

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

By: admin 9134 reads | 0 comments