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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Workplace Success

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 54 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Work Search

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 337 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Elders Program

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Elders will visit, share advice, talk, listen and share history and stories every Monday & Thursday from 11:30 - 1:30 at the Indigenous Student Centre on Burnaby campus.

By: Laura Forsythe 2747 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Workplace Transition
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 393 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

FNSA

I invite each of you to come and witness the first SFU Indigenous Day.  Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity.

By: Laura Forsythe 430 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

Co-operative Education

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 241 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience Volunteering as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Mentoring

Anju recounts her experience as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, and what she learned about herself and others.

By: Anju Chhokar 179 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 4 Reasons to Become a Coach

Volunteering

Coaches. We have had them since we were five-years-old in sports, academics, or life. Throughout the years, we learn from other people, and this has had an influence on who we become. This is an article on reasons to become a coach. 

By: Stephen Kaita 177 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

Eric's Corner

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.  

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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Cross Discipline

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 473 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.

By: Joseph Leung 324 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Communication

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 452 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

Co-op Reflections

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 305 reads | 0 comments
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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

Volunteering

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 289 reads | 0 comments
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How to Work, Study, and Volunteer at the Same Time

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 388 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 393 reads | 0 comments
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Strategic Volunteering: Lessons From a Mature Student

Volunteering

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

By: Averyl Bancroft 414 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 450 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Abroad with AIESEC

Volunteering

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 298 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 568 reads | 0 comments
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