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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

United Way

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 198 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Co-op Reflections

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 365 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Professional Development

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 518 reads | 0 comments
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Let’s Come Together Right Now

International Services for Students

Every culture has a custom or tradition that unites people. Knowing this, international student, Dasha Mezenina set out to interview SFU students from around the world to find out: what tradition unites your nation? 

By: Dasha Mezenina 547 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

differences

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 566 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

Cross Discipline

We must acknowledge autonomy for Indigenous Students in an academic setting, we are not in your classes to teach them, and we are not able to speak on behalf of every Indigenous community.

By: mattpro 428 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

Ceremony

When women return to the drum, this is when our nations begin to heal

By: Maddi G 270 reads | 0 comments
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My Ode to You

First Nations Studies

An ode to the fallen and the stolen. 

By: Maddi G 244 reads | 0 comments
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited: What You Should Know

First Nations Studies

The Q&A you never knew you needed… but you do. Answering commonly asked questions around the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Here is one perspective using Indigenous pedagogy. 

By: Maddi Grier 223 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Personal Development

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 374 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Personal Development

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 482 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Avigilon

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 540 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Career Exploration

Transitioning from student life to a 9-5 working lifestyle can take a bit time. Luckily, Jamie has a couple tips to help you quickly adjust and help you make the most of it!

By: Jamie Hill 1099 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Work Search

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 141 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Co-op

Summer 2017, was the summer where I packed up all my bags and moved across the country to work for Parks Canada as a member of the Toronto Urban Outreach

By: Francesca Marquez 26 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

workplace style

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 212 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Arts and Social Sciences

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 320 reads | 0 comments
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The Lowdown on Microplastics

Co-op Reflections

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 345 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

Co-operative Education

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 512 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

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Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 541 reads | 0 comments
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