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An Extrovert’s Guide to Introverts

Introversion-Extroversion

Being in quarantine has amplified the differences in actions and effort between extroverts and introverts with regards to social connections. Read Connie Jigs’ article about her top tips on how extroverts can support their introverted friends.

By: Connie Jigs 4509 reads | 0 comments
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Handling an International Co-op during a Pandemic

Co-op Reflections

Two months into your international co-op placement, a global pandemic hits. What do you do? Read Victoria’s article for tips on keeping a cool head in tough circumstances, and how to make the best of a precarious situation.

By: Victoria Kremer 923 reads | 0 comments
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My Mindset Graduating in a Pandemic

Mental Health

Be it if you’re graduating or getting ready to start a new semester at SFU, there’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen next. Earth Sciences student Klaus McCloud shares his top three tips of how he maintains a positive mindset while getting ready to graduate from SFU.

By: Klaus McCloud 1664 reads | 0 comments
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Roots and Wings: How Soft Skills Keep you Relevant Throughout your Career

Career Services

Senior Career Peer Michael Ford writes about the importance of indispensable and eternal human skills for a career that thrives in times of crisis or calm.

By: Michael Ford 5844 reads | 0 comments
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The Role of a Social Media Project Manager

Co-op Reflections

Many of us have heard of a project manager, but few of us know what this role actually entails. In this article, Bethany details what an average day might look like as a project manager, and the many steps it takes to pull a project together.

By: Bethany Ma 1735 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Essential Work Search

Job search

You deserve to have a successful work search. With these tips, it won’t take long for an employer to notice your amazing efforts. Read on to feel prepared!

By: Francis Mercurio | Career Peer 835 reads | 0 comments
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Exiting my Comfort Zone While Entering a Global Business Team

Communique

Creating a comfort zone is a healthy adaptation for much of our lives. But so is stepping out of our comfort zone when it's time to transition, grow, and transform. Anna shares her story and reassures that despite the process being difficult at the beginning, it's worthy of gained skills and self-confidence.

By: Anna Khomich 415 reads | 0 comments
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No More Counting Sheep

Life Balance

Many people struggle to fall asleep. Oftentimes, most of us find ourselves lying in bed, unable to sleep because of thoughts racing through our heads. In this article Elvina shares five ways she clears her mind to ensure that she is going to bed feeling calm.

By: Elvina Prasad 3399 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on a New Kind of Uncertainty: a Note of Encouragement to Fellow Co-op Students

COVID-19

"Losing your job in a pandemic is of no individual fault. COVID-19 has been one heck of a less-than-gentle reminder that each and every one of us has a stake in what sort of collective future it is that we shape through and after this difficult time. And that, is hopeful." - Read Sicellia’s reflection on the situation with our future and the future of a job market affected by the pandemic.

By: Sicellia Tsui 684 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op During the Pandemic: Navigating Science and Uncertainty

Co-op Reflections

Read Thuy's story and learn about what you might find yourself doing as a Communication Co-op student working in a STEM organization during the global pandemic.

By: Thuy Tran 562 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

Co-operative Education
"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1076 reads | 0 comments
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Leave Work Where It Belongs

Life Balance

It's hard finding a balance between work and life in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Like many others, Eleanor experienced a shift in her routine, from maintaining a work life balance to that of an unstructured mess.  However, she also knows it's important to take care of your mental health, especially during this time. Read more to find out some tips Eleanor have been using to ensure her professional and personal life stays distinguished.  

By: Eleanor Wong 468 reads | 0 comments
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How to Keep Yourself Busy, but Not Too Busy

Life Balance

Everyday, you’re bombarded with content from others on social media on ways to be productive during quarantine. The reality is that you don’t have to make the most of a pandemic. Alan provides helpful tips on keeping yourself busy, but not too busy.

By: Alan Bradaric 408 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for SFU Students During COVID

Communication

COVID has made it tougher to find jobs this summer, but there are still some good opportunities to expand your skillset through volunteering – even if you are stuck at home. Whether you are looking for remote opportunities or want to support front line workers, here are some ideas to navigate your search.

By: Sara Rahnama 3718 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Summer Work During COVID? Here’s Where to Find Jobs

Career Exploration

If your summer job was cancelled, you’re not alone. Students are facing tough summer job prospects due to COVID, but there are opportunities out there. Here are the industries and companies hiring. 

By: Jill Eddy 5160 reads | 0 comments
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Disconnected: Working Remotely from Vietnam

Communication

Due to the unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19, many students are struggling to adapt to their new work environment. Thuy An continues her story of how COVID-19 has impacted her life, and how she adapted to working remotely in another country. Read on to find out more about Thuy An’s remote work journey.  

By: Thuy An Lam 511 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Back on Your Feet When You Lose Your Job During A Pandemic?

Workplace Transition

Did you happen to lose your job due to COVID-19? Well, you’re not alone. Here are some tips and resources to help you get back on your feet in no time!

By: Joane Thompson 1101 reads | 0 comments
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How the Pandemic Turned my Life Upside Down: One Co-op Student’s Story

COVID-19

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt by everyone across the country but how has the experience been for coop students? Thuy An shares her story on how through proactive thinking from loved ones and support from co-op coordinators and supervisors, she was able to book a flight home to join her family while making the necessary arrangement to work remotely.

By: Thuy An Lam 1016 reads | 0 comments
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4 Things I Learned Working Remotely During a Pandemic

COVID-19

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. With this news came many unprecedented changes to people’s lives, including their jobs. I worked remotely during this time, and I learned, unlearned, and affirmed some things about working during a crisis.

By: Janani Ravikularam 715 reads | 0 comments
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6 Ways to Improve Communication When Working Remotely

Top Tip Lists

Within days, our team of 12 dwindled down as students ended their terms, returned home, and our remaining team switched to working remotely. Although our team specializes in online work, communications is still one of our biggest challenges. Based on the past month of my remote working experience, I am going to share some tips on how to improve communication in teams.

By: Joane Thompson 416 reads | 0 comments
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