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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

Communication

Communications graduate Kelly Furey, shares how co-op helped her develop a career before graduation. 

By: Justin Wong 133 reads | 0 comments
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MSE Grad Lands Plum General Motors Job

Co-op

Mechatronic Systems Engineering graduate, Zahra Haeri, went in to interview for a co-op position at General Motors but left with an offer for a full-time permanent position. Read Zahra's story on moving from Iran, and the common ground between engineering and jiu-jitsu.

By: Will Henderson 105 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

Personal Development

If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

By: Jien Hilario 4613 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

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Living with a mental illness or any invisible disability comes with many challenges. One of the most prominent is whether or not one should disclose their status to others. 

By: Jien Hilario 197 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

Series

Privilege shapes our world in both visible and "invisible" ways. Jien discusses the ways in which privilege is granted to the nondisabled, and how acknowledging this privilege is one way we can all help. 

By: Jien Hilario 172 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

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Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

By: Jien Hilario 225 reads | 0 comments
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For the Blossoming Wallflowers: 3 Tips for Navigating the Workplace as an Introvert

Communication

Starting in a new workplace as an introvert can seem like a terrifying thing. Even though Camille would much rather hide behind the camera and observe, she knew that the easy way out doesn’t EVER produce the most growth and value. Truly seeking a growth-oriented mindset brings along with it the need to stretch our comfort zones. With that being said, she wants to share her tips in hopes that they can help other blossoming wallflowers to pursue excellence despite the discomfort social situations may often bring.

By: Camille Reyes 313 reads | 0 comments
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Orange Shirt Day: Remembering the Horrors of Residential Schools

Community Engagement

Three SFU students reflect on their experience as volunteers at the City of Surrey's commemoration of Orange Shirt Day.

By: Joyti Gill, Raman Jawanda, and Maha Rashid 183 reads | 0 comments
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The First 100 Days of Co-op

Congratulations! You got the job offer, but now what? The first 100 days of a new job are critical for your future success --  whether that means leading a project or simply showing your team that you are an eager learner. This blog will show you how to make the most of your first 100 days on the job. 

By: Susan Nguyen 240 reads | 0 comments
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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

South Korea

As many university students may know, and can attest to, the start of any major projects begins with a very simple thing. That one thing is usually procrastination. And that is definitely the one thing that I did before departing. I soon found that, when teaching, it is important to make plans and have a solid layout, but more important to be flexible enough to change that very plan if it doesn’t work.

By: Jeremiah Chun Wu Chan 302 reads | 0 comments
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Walk This Path With Us

Indigenous

The Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Reconciliation Council invites you to witness as we present our calls to action for reconciliation to SFU President Andrew Petter.

By: admin 127 reads | 0 comments
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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Career Exploration

When Tarnjeet Thandi would tell others about her joint major, they tended to wonder how Molecular Biology and Biochemistry could be related to Business Administration. Prior to joining co-op, Tarnjeet sometimes wondered the same. Read her story about clarifying career options through co-operative education. 

By: Tarnjeet Thandi 192 reads | 0 comments
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Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

International Studies

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 177 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections of an SFU Epigenetics Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Health Sciences student, Philipp Michaluk disusses the value of searching for co-op positions close to home from his experience as a research assistant at SFU's Epigenetics Laboratory. 

By: Philipp Michaluk 207 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Networking

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 216 reads | 0 comments
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Will a Certificate Help You STAND OUT?

Certificate Programs

Thinking about taking a certificate program? Wondering how additional certification could help you in your career? If so, this article is for you.

By: Liu Siyu 221 reads | 0 comments
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Spend the Day with a Top Canadian CEO

opportunity

An opportuntity to gain unforgettable real world experience, CEO 1 x Day is a chance to step into the shoes of one of Canada's most influential leaders. The application period begins, September 28, 2017.

By: OLC Admin 176 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Organized With Bullet Journaling

Life Balance

Many of us like nice stationary because they give us a sense of productivity. This was true for Melissa as she went into her co-op work term. However, she soon experienced firsthand that the illusion of productivity and actual productivity are, unfortunately, two very different things. Through this experience, she has learnt how to efficiently balance out her work flow and gives her tips for keeping organized and planing ahead for the week.

By: Melissa Nelson 263 reads | 0 comments
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Formalized Curiosity: My Research Experience in Reproductive Medicine

Health Science Co-op

Have you ever wanted to pursue a Health Research Co-op but didn’t know where to start? Are you fascinated by Reproductive Medicine and Clinical Research? If so then this article is for you. Miranda shares her experience at CReATe Fertility Centre and how it expanded her research knowledge. 

By: Miranda Defer 449 reads | 0 comments
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The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship: An Interview with Ashley Fraser

Communication

Communications Co-op student, Ashley Fraser, spent the summer interning at CBC Radio as part of the coveted Peter Gzowski Internship Program. Ashley shares how she got there and her advice for students pursuing careers in journalism. 

 

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