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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 24 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Interviews

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process, conducted by a panel of HR professionals and program managers. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 264 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Life Experience

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 112 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Networking

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 477 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 2810 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Communication
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 467 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 658 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

BlackBerry

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 290 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience Volunteering as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters

ENGAGE

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 216 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 4 Reasons to Become a Coach

coaching

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 218 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

Career Services

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

Co-op Reflections

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 518 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Professional Development

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

Career Exploration

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 337 reads | 0 comments
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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

Tips

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 313 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 416 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Co-operative Education

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

ENGAGE

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 502 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 475 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 402 reads | 0 comments
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