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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Alumni Spotlight

CMNSU's second alumni interview mashup is here! Check it out for the best of our alumni's career-advancing tips and strateges, and gain insight into what it takes to get the kind of job that’s right for you.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 22 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the SFU Volunteer Services Coordinator About Engagement Peers

Professional Development

Who are the Engagement Peers and what makes this SFU volunteer experience unique? Jack interviews Albert Fung, Volunteer Services Coordinator about his experiences with this peer group.

By: Jack Zhou 163 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the Career Peer Educator Divisional Supervisor

Jack Zhou

Jack, sets out to hear insights from the Career Peer Educator Divisional Supervisor. In this interview, we hear her thoughts about the program and working with Career Peers.

By: Jack Zhou 271 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Carolyn Baldridge at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Interviews

A communication strategy is something that virtually every organization needs, but what kind of work does it entail for the people responsible for crafting and executing it?

By: SFU's Communication Student Union (CMNSU) 146 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why You Should Mention Playing Sports in an Interview

Ashley Macey

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

By: Ashley Macey 649 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

Interviews

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 735 reads | 0 comments
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Artist, Activist, and Public Relations Strategist: Meet Miks C-Kellman

Informational Interviews

Miks C-Kellman is an artist, filmmaker, director, and social campaign initiator. He is also a communications and public relations (PR) specialist. Under the sub-continental sun, I had the opportunity to ask Miks about his life as an inspiring and successful communicator.

By: Dara Hill 801 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

Professional Development

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 716 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Interviews

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 1792 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Entrepreneurship and Innovation [SRY]

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 1334 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Co-op Reflections

Touring city hall with Darryl McCarron, it was clear just how passionate he is about his work with the City of Surrey. Despite his prominent role in communications now, however, his career path began quite differently.

By: Alexis Tyller 1086 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Co-op

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 2025 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 2]: Interviews

Interviews

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 1057 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Communique

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 3144 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

interview preparation

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 2733 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Coop Interviews: How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want

Science

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 2715 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Co-op

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 3142 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

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.

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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

ea

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 2600 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 2] Portfolio Review

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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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