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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

alumni advice

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 1668 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. 

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The Panel Interview: 5 Things You Should Know

Panel 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 1960 reads | 0 comments
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Interviewing Human Resources – How Employers Decide who to Interview

Daniel Cooper

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 3440 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 3723 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

Top Tip Lists

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 3002 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

bernice puzon

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 3270 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Top Tip Lists

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 6174 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Marketing

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 5298 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Government

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 3380 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 4507 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 2]: Interviews

Series

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 2666 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Interviews

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 5870 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Co-operative Education

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 6017 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 5533 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Interviews

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 7236 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

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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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

Communication, Art and Technology

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 5482 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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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 1] Recruiter

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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