Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

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During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  


By: Bernice Puzon 69 reads | 0 comments

Four Tips to Overcome Failure


Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 102 reads | 0 comments

Indigenous Literature Series: Grace J. M. W. Ouellette

Indigenous Community Stories

Grace J.M.W. Ouellette's book, The Fourth World: An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism and Aboriginal Women's Activism.

By: Christina Coolidge 123 reads | 0 comments

Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Seeking Students

Are you interested in joining Co-op and wondering what the process is like? Are you wondering when exactly you should be starting Co-op? This article provides insight on what the Co-op job search is really like through my own personal journey.

By: Nikki Zayco 249 reads | 0 comments

An Arts Student in Tech


Timothy So is an Economics student who worked as a Statistical Methods Analyst at Blackberry.  Read on to get a taste of what his position would entail. 

By: Timothy So 132 reads | 0 comments

Becoming a Generalist

TFG Global Insurance

Alec Burns was an Executive Marketing Assistant & Creative Writer at TFG Global Insurance and he shares the joys of being a generalist.

By: Alec Burns 119 reads | 0 comments

Igniting Passion

Arts and Social Sciences

Carmen, a Psychology student, spent two semesters at Ignite Technical Resources as a Recruiting Coordinator. 

By: Carmen Wilson 125 reads | 0 comments

@SFUVan Profile: Samaah Jaffer


Meet Samaah Jaffer, an Arts Co-op student who has worked at the US Consulate and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. 

By: Kamilah Charters-Gabanek 207 reads | 0 comments

Appropriate Workplace Attire: How to transform your appearance from workplace Nicki Minaj to workplace Kate Middleton

What Not To Wear

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 288 reads | 0 comments

6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

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Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 610 reads | 0 comments

Co-op jobs help fulfill Iron Man career ambition

During the Workterm

Sheldan Manansala's childhood dreams came true as his journey took him to land a co-op at Tesla Motors.  

By: Caitlin Dawson 229 reads | 0 comments

5 Must Know Services at SFU

CSI Blog

Not sure where to seek professional help? Having a mental breakdown over an assignment? Looking to improve your study habits? No worries! Here are 5 SFU services to help.

By: Queenie Lei 339 reads | 0 comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Yoo

Personal Development

Alex Yoo is a volunteer for the SFU OLC through the SFU Student Ambassador Program.  He shares what he has learned from volunteering as a Social Media Content Curator. 

By: Alex Yoo 210 reads | 0 comments

Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path


Attending post-secondary school gives endless possibilities. However, choosing a major or career can be overwhelming to the point where people get swept away in passionless choices. Here is some of the personal advice of experienced SFU students to help you choose your future major or career.

By: Ryan Cao 437 reads | 0 comments

3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health

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Discover how volunteering influences your mental health and wellbeing. Learn about the ways your happiness, social relationships and feeling of purpose are affected by engaging in volunteer acts. 

By: Manal Masud 376 reads | 0 comments

Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose


A summary of Janice Acoose's trail blazing book, Iskwewak kah’Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Neither Indian Princess Nor Easy Squaw.

By: Christina Coolidge 174 reads | 0 comments

Campus Chapter Spotlight: Her Campus SFU


Are you looking for opportunities to share the pictures you have taken? Are you interested in developing your writing skills? Are you curious about writing for a magazine? Learn more about Her Campus, an online campus magazine, and how it got relaunched this year!

By: Queenie Lei 350 reads | 0 comments

You Mean to Say Working for a Non-Profit Isn’t Glamorous?

Communication, Art and Technology

In working with the Surrey Christmas Bureau, Kylene Bugden learned fairly quickly the differences between "grunt work" and "grin work". However, she also learned that in doing all of that hard, not-so-glamorous grunt work, the results are certainly grin-worthy. 

By: Kylene Bugden 510 reads | 0 comments

International Co-op: An Interview with Erik Bainbridge


Erik Bainbridge, a Political Science student, shares his international experience doing four work terms in three different positions in China and Hong Kong. He worked as an English teacher in Shandong, an Event Manager in Hong Kong, and a Trade Intern for the Consulate General of Canada in China.

By: Christy Liu 620 reads | 0 comments

Halloween at the Office: Costume 101

Co-operative Education

Halloween is just around the corner. Natalie shares her office-costume tips, successes, and lessons learned. 

By: npope 446 reads | 0 comments
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