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Self-Care Strategies Part II: Being Kind to Myself

Self-Care Strategies

The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office’s Active Bystander Network volunteers to tell us what they do to ensure their self-care is well maintained. 

By: Rumneek Johal 105 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Care Strategies Part I: Setting Healthy Boundaries

Self-Care Strategies

Crucial for your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, self-care is the constant repetition of mostly small acts and habits that keep you functioning as a whole, healthy human. Here is how Joe is going to be practicing self-care through the holidays. 

By: Joe Nomellini 355 reads | 0 comments
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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Union Gospel Mission

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.

 

 

By: Jien Hilario 767 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Co-operative Education

I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 559 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from Communication Co-op Alumni

Networking

A panel of alumni visited the CMNS 110 class recently to share their insights and advice. Ranging from a variety of industries – health, government, public relations, broadcasting, tech and education

By: Brandon Chow 346 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

Career Exploration

Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

By: Jien Hilario 520 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

Business

Ever had a business idea and thought it was worth a shot? These resources can help you transform your business idea into reality.

By: Samad Raza 241 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

making connections

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 359 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Working Students

My experience working with the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Yellowknife, N.W.T.

By: Yee Ting Choy 173 reads | 0 comments
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Is Social Media Bringing you Down?

Communique

Keeping up with the pressures of social media can be mentally draining. In this article, I share with you how social media can affect your mental health and tips on how to minimize these effects.

By: Shazia Nanji 637 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

ENGAGE

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 611 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Ministry of Labour

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 208 reads | 0 comments
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Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

Volunteering

Ever wondered what there is to gain from volunteering? Check out my blog post and discover all that volunteering has to offer.

By: Julia C. Fernandes 312 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Cover Letters

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 407 reads | 0 comments
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Create Your Own Opportunities at Work

Communication

Communications is a vast field with its own unique challenges. It is not only about writing articles or handling social media, but usually requires you to juggle wearing various hats. To make a lasting impression in communications, you must of course fulfill the described job duties, but knowing how to hone your strengths in a Co-op is the cherry on top. 

By: Swati Garg 337 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Environment

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 510 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 364 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Co-operative Education

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 346 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

Co-op

If you want to extract every opportunity from your co-op term, take these proactive steps to grow professionally beyond your job title. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 355 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

STEMCELL

Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 190 reads | 0 comments
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