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Where Are They Now?

Convocation Reflections

In this collection, we profile an SFU alumnus on their insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation. We ask: what challenges did you face? What keeps you connected to your goals? What do you wish you had known?

By: Eric Cai 60 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Co-operative Education

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 243 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

Business

Kim began her co-op work term at BlackBerry despite having never applied for the position. This opportunity sparked her interest in tech, which resulted in an extension and job rotation. In this article, Kim presents 3 reasons why you too should accept a co-op extension and job rotation.

By: Kim Leung 651 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

Co-operative Education

Ever wondered what makes the difference between a consumer level product and an industrial one? Read on and find out some of the key differences that make industrial level products stand out in reliability. 

By: Harry He 230 reads | 0 comments
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A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

SCA Internship Program

Professional development in contemporary arts, in a post-secondary setting, is problematic. What is the responsibility of the university? What does professional development for artists look like? Kevin answers these questions and more.

By: Kevin Day 469 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Communication

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 365 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Top Tip Lists

Once you land a job, the skills you’ve learned in your classes make surprising appearances in the workforce. Discover how Rebecca’s ability to navigate university helped her attain co-op success!

By: Rebecca Chong 311 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

Special Event Planning

Emily recounts her co-op term working with the Feds at Service Canada. 

By: Emily Edwards 379 reads | 0 comments
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How My Determination Turned My Shyness Into Confidence - 5 Tips For Working On Your Goals While Enjoying Your Life

Failure

used to be very shy, a person who dared not speak to new people. Public speaking terrified me, even worse than getting an injection. As both an introvert and a sentimental person, I admired people who could just get out there and form friendships. So, I started to work on my goals and I soon realized that speaking to people is much better than getting an injection!

By: Jingyao Li 830 reads | 0 comments
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Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography

Capture Photography Festival

Six students from the School for the Contemporary Arts worked with the Capture Photography Festival on a public art project titled Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography. Read about their contributions to this exciting project!  

By: Kevin Day 267 reads | 0 comments
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Action Talk #3: Highlights

Co-operative Education

A recap of the third Action Talk event held at SFU Woodward’s. 

By: Kevin Day 167 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Dance Marathon: Highlight of the Event This Year and What to Expect in 2017

BC Children's Hospital

Another successful SFU Dance Marathon took place on February 20, 2016. Numerous executive members and volunteers put in countless amount of hours to not only make the event bigger and better than the preceding years, but to also help raise awareness of this fundraising initiative on campus in order to attract more attention and support from SFU students, staff, and faculty. The countless amount of efforts paid off as the club was able to raise just under $25, 000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital. 

By: Amy Gill 260 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

co-op myths

Oftentimes, we allow ourselves to believe we are not good enough. In this post, I debunk 5 co-op myths of self-defeat allowing you to rise to any challenge.

By: Cherlene E. Chang 633 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Resilience in my Search for Meaningful Work: One International Student’s Story

International Students

Facing rejection is hard, especially when you are studying abroad and trying to find your way. Here are my top three tips for ways to attract success and land the job you want.

By: Alireza Mogharrab 670 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

graduation

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 2463 reads | 0 comments
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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous Employers

The 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day at the SFU Burnaby campus was a huge success! Here is a recap of the event.

By: admin 370 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things to Remember When Setting Learning Objectives as a Continuing Student

SMART goals

Congratulations on extending your work term! It's time for more Learning Objectives! Don't worry though, if you're having a hard time thinking up of some new ones, read these 5 tips to help you.

By: Wen-Ting Fan 352 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Jobs in the federal government are well-paid, interesting, and a great springboard for your career. They are also very hard to get. These six tips could help you land your dream job!

By: Diana Bartosh 592 reads | 0 comments
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Seek and Ye Shall Find: 5 Tips for Co-op Job Seekers

Co-op

Truth be told, finding my first co-op job took me three semesters. Don’t panic! Here are 5 tips to help keep you on track, motivated and increase your competitiveness in your co-op job search. 

By: Chris McCluskie 413 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Personal Development

For Pauline, an invitation to a networking event automatically elicits feelings of anxiety, triggers the sweat glands and generates one glaring thought, “no freakin’ way.” Read as she navigates her way through her networking anxieties.

By: Pauline Leoncio 633 reads | 0 comments
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