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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

Interviews

Jeff Scheffel, Community Developer at Volunteer Burnaby, discusses the diversity of a job in the not-for-profit sector, the importance of collaboration, volunteering, and encourages Communication students not to underestimate their skillset. 

By: Kasia Cookson 557 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Bring Confidence to the Job Interview

Communication, Art and Technology

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: Natalie Pope 810 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 759 reads | 0 comments
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Interviewing Human Resources – How Employers Decide who to Interview

Resumes

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 1496 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 1343 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 1448 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 1389 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

body language

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 2868 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Co-op Reflections

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 2301 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Professional Development

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 1822 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Top Tip Lists

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 2740 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 2]: Interviews

Co-operative Education

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 1616 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Co-op Reflections

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 4020 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Communique

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 3619 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

Co-operative Education

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 3466 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Co-operative Education

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 4026 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

Series

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 3247 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. 

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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 1] Recruiter

Career Exploration

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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