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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 94 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 404 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Communication, Art and Technology

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 275 reads | 0 comments
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Back to the Future: Career Edition

CSI Blog

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 73 reads | 0 comments
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Three Strategies to Make Any Employer Want to Hire You

Work Search

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 89 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 357 reads | 0 comments
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A Push To Commit

Applied Sciences

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 235 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 1]: Meet Dylan

Co-operative Education

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

Co-operative Education

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

SAP

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 193 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 447 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: A Letter to A Reader

Volunteer Experience

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 223 reads | 0 comments
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What Volunteering Can Do For You That Classrooms Can't

ENGAGE

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 187 reads | 0 comments
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Caring for the Elderly with Three Links Care Society

East Vancouver

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 353 reads | 0 comments
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TaLK in Korea

TaLK

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 810 reads | 0 comments
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Accounting with the RCMP

Business

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 879 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer with SFU Public Square's 2014 Community Summit!

ENGAGE

SFU Public Square is recruiting for a variety of volunteer roles for their upcoming 2014 Community Summit taking place October 19th-24th, and titled "Innovation, The Shock of the Possible." Read about what it will be like to be a part of this exciting event!

By: Jordana Fridman 314 reads | 0 comments
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Employability Skills You Can Gain Through Volunteering

ENGAGE

How does volunteering help your employability? Kim goes through a few of the top skills that you can gain from volunteering that will also help you as a working employee.

By: Kim Huynh 685 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: The Social Media Network (SFUSMN)

SFU Club of the Week

This week, Emily features The Social Media Network as the SFU Club of the Week. Read about how their activities aim to increase students' professional social media prowess!

By: Emily Co 672 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Communication, Art and Technology

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 701 reads | 0 comments
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