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IATSU's Design for Donations

IATSU

Nicola shares her insights from volunteering with Design for Donations by the Interactive Arts and Technology Student Union of SFU. Gain design experience on the types of projects you're interested in, while raising money for the charity of your choice!

By: Nicola Sznajder 80 reads | 0 comments
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Margaret’s Co-op Experience: Two Job Positions with One Stone

Co-op

Working at the CBI Health Clinic has certainly been a once in a life time experience. Taking on the challenge of working in a clinical environment that I was unfamiliar with has shown me skills I didn’t realize I possessed.  In gaining these skills, it helped keep me on board for an unexpected second term of co-op with a new position and new experiences.

By: Margaret Chang 99 reads | 0 comments
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Be A Leader in Your Club!

Professional Associations and Clubs

Already involved in a club? Why not take it a step further and become a club executive! Loren goes through 4 reasons to consider taking on a leadership role in a student club or association.

By: Loren Catotal 146 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

being a new hire

When trying to get hired, I hardly considered the prospect of actually working. I was more concerned with building professional resumes and appearing impressive at interviews. Upon landing my first co-op, however, I suddenly realized that I would need to perform in a strange, new environment – one I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 466 reads | 0 comments
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How to Apply the Skills from our Volunteer Experiences to Future Careers

employability skills

As a follow up to Kim's article, "Employability Skills You Can Gain Through Volunteering," read how those three key employability skills could be applied to a future career! Let us know: How would these skills apply to your own dream job?

By: Kim Huynh 172 reads | 0 comments
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5 Steps to Effective Time Management

Co-op Reflections

Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 strategies to accomplishing deadlines and effective time management.

By: Kelly Furey 803 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Special Event Planning

Working for the Surrey Marathon Society during my second co-op work term was one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Although I worked on the organization’s inaugural event, I had no idea what fate had in store for me this time around.

By: Janilaine Tsui 706 reads | 0 comments
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Back to the Future: Career Edition

Career Services

If given the opportunity to go back in time, based on what I have discovered interning at SFU Career Services, I would offer my younger self three pieces of advice. Hopefully you can also learn from my experiences and have a smoother transition. 

By: Sandip Grewal 134 reads | 0 comments
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Three Strategies to Make Any Employer Want to Hire You

Career Services

Are you thinking of getting a job but don't know where to start? Have you been sending out hundreds of resumes but never heard back from anyone? Check out these 3 simple strategies that will make you look so good that any employer will want to hire you.

By: Rhoda Lam 164 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: Love Your Neighbour

Love Your Neighbour

This week's SFU Club of the Week is the SFU Chapter of Love Your Neighbour. Here's a spotlight on this club that has expanded to offer local and international opportunities for students.

By: Emily Co 494 reads | 0 comments
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A Push To Commit

Mobidia

Not sure what career path you want to take? Computing Science Co-op Student, Cody Santos, was not sure either.  Read about his first co-op term at Mobidia and what he learned because of his experience there.

By: Cody Santos 343 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 1]: Meet Dylan

Co-op

Meet Dylan, a fourth year computing science student at Simon Fraser University with over a year of co-op experience spanning two large companies: SAP and Electronic Arts. He shares his unique perspective on Computing Science Co-op and offers advice for students on topics such as interview techniques and software engineering tips.  This post is part one of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 451 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 4]: Finding the Right Job

Computing Science

Are you a Computing Science Co-op Student and wondering what the right job is for you?  How do you decide what the right job is for you, especially when software is becoming a huge part in every industry? Dylan breaks down “finding the right job”.  This is part four of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 254 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 3]: The Ingredients of an Effective Engineer

Co-operative Education

How do you go from course work to real world projects? Dylan shares how his courses and co-op have helped him to be a better engineer.  This is part three of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 236 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

blog writing

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 577 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: A Letter to A Reader

Volunteering

Why do you volunteer? There are many reasons why people volunteer for both professional and personal reasons. This is a personal article on why I volunteer at specific organizations. 

By: Stephen Kaita 320 reads | 0 comments
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What Volunteering Can Do For You That Classrooms Can't

confidence

Academics are certainly important, but volunteering can certainly help you in other aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. Nicola explains some key benefits to gain from volunteering.

By: Nicola Sznajder 327 reads | 0 comments
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Caring for the Elderly with Three Links Care Society

Opportunities

Do you enjoy hanging out with your grandparents and listening to their stories from “back in the day”?  Then consider volunteering at Three Links Care Centre!

By: Loren Catotal 518 reads | 0 comments
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TaLK in Korea

Co-operative Education

Third year Business student, Corina Inigo, shares about her co-op experience with Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK).  She discusses what TaLK is all about and also shares personal anecdotes from her teaching experience. 

By: Corina Inigo 1412 reads | 0 comments
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Accounting with the RCMP

Co-op

Joey Mak: Fighting crime one journal entry at a time. Business student Joey Mak worked an eight month co-op with the RCMP, gaining enriching experiences. From processing salary reconciliations to conversing with officers at the Pacific RCMP Headquarters with a little bit of database management and programming in the middle, this co-op experience had it all.

By: Joey Mak 1159 reads | 0 comments
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