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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

CSI Blog

Many university classes require a lot of math and problem-solving. Eric Cai, an SFU alumni currently working in statistics, shares his top tips on how to excel in these challenging courses.  

By: Eric Cai 177 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Career Exploration

September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 246 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op, Why not?

Software Systems [SRY]

Are you one of those students who just want to finish their undergraduate degree extremely early and land a full-time career all in less than 3 years? Joseph, a software systems major, originally planned on graduating in 3 years, until he discovered the co-op program. He recognized the endless opportunities the co-op program offers and ended up extending his graduation by completing internships at BlackBerry and Alcatel-Lucent. Thanks to co-op, not only did Joseph gain strong software engineering skills first-hand in the real world, but also developed invaluable connections across the country.

By: Joseph Leung 30 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Professional Development

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 119 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

YWCA Health Fitness Centre

Are you having a hard time landing that ideal Co-op job? But, what is ideal? Explore Jeanie’s experience this summer at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  She shares her experience about how a job description might not stand out at first, but can lead to a stand-out placement.

By: Jeanie Luu 163 reads | 0 comments
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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

Tips

Challenging volunteer positions require more time and effort, but they can also be important stepping stones in your career path. Check out what Nicola says you need to be successful in a more difficult volunteer position.

By: Nicola Sznajder 124 reads | 0 comments
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How to Work, Study, and Volunteer at the Same Time

Student Life

If you're finding the prospect of working and volunteering while being a student daunting, don't fear! Hear from two SFU students leading busy yet productive lives.

By: Loren Catotal 186 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Marketing

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 291 reads | 0 comments
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Strategic Volunteering: Lessons From a Mature Student

ENGAGE

Averyl from SFU Public Square shares some insights from his experiences volunteering, and has created this list of tips to help you get the most out of your volunteer positions!

By: Averyl Bancroft 246 reads | 0 comments
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August Link Round Up

OLC Blog

Every month we collect our favourite content from our site and around and web, and we collect it for you in one easy-to-read place! Check out our highlights from August.

By: admin 252 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Abroad with AIESEC

AIESEC

In her latest article, Kim gives an introduction to the international organization AIESEC. If you want to volunteer in places around the globe, read on to learn about getting involved with the AIESEC's SFU chapter!

By: Kim Huynh 183 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: UNICEF SFU

SFU Club of the Week

In this week's Club of the Week, Emily takes a look at UNICEF SFU, and interviews their current President, Katie Mai. Read more to learn about UNICEF's activities on campus!

By: Emily Co 389 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in China

OLC Blog

Jacky is a fourth year Business Student who spent his co-op in Beijing China.  Read his interview to discover what his co-op abroad was like.  Jacky covers preparing for the work term, work life, and living abroad.

By: Jacky Zhang 214 reads | 0 comments
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My time at Destiny Reflection/Foundation

International

Nicole Molinari is a Health Sciences BA student who shares her experience working in Kolkata, India, where she worked with Destiny Reflection/Foundation, an organization that works to empower survivors of human trafficking and at-risk women.

By: Nicole Molinari 174 reads | 0 comments
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Your Guide to this September's Indigenous Events

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

One of the great joys of the fall semester is that the university community spares no expense welcoming everyone to the start of the new school year. For those of you who are indigenous we’ve compiled a list of all the indigenous events happening on campus the first month of the new semester.

By: marent 144 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Four]: Implications

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative

In this fourth part of the series, the effects and implications of the Kinder Morgan expansion are explored from the TWN's perspective.

By: Christina Coolidge 129 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Three]: Kinder Morgan

Indigenous

The third part of the series explores the interactions and legal proceedings between the TWN and Kinder Morgan.

By: Christina Coolidge 146 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Two]: Friends and Allies

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative

The second part of the series shares some perspectives from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's Sacred Trust Initiatives allies.

By: Christina Coolidge 199 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part One]: Timeline

Indigenous

The Tsleil-Waututh people of the Burrard Inlet, with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, created the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI). This four part series explores their beginnings, goals and initiatives.

By: Christina Coolidge 167 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Professional Development

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 771 reads | 0 comments
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