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I Hated Networking, Until...

OLC Blog

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 158 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

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The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Personal Growth

Growth is about constantly challenging and stretching ourselves, both personally and professionally. Through co-op, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow from my peers and mentors, truly experiencing and understanding the value of growth in the process. 

By: Aakriti Arora 294 reads | 0 comments
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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

Many students enter communications with the hopes of landing a glamorous, high-paying job. In this article, Celine makes a case for why you may want to consider a less glamorous, but highly rewarding career in the non-profit sector.

By: Celine Diaz 474 reads | 0 comments
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International Co-op Twitter Contest 2016

International Co-op

International Co-op held their very first My Work Term Abroad Twitter Contest 2016 for students to share their Co-op experiences abroad.

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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

Professional Development

Accumulating over 80 credits and completing three quarters of a degree usually rules out any potential opportunity for students to be selected for Co-op, unless you ask Mike Lazar how he beat the odds.

By: Mike Lazar 395 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Personal Development

After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 383 reads | 0 comments
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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

Accounting

Most students studying in universities take the summer semester off to work. But apart from work, find out how to set SMART goals and spend your summer term in an efficient and productive way.

By: anajaf 644 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

career advancement

You can’t cross the stage in four years and expect to receive a degree in one hand and a career in the other; succeeding in in the real world is going to take a heck of a lot more than that. Here are 5 essential moves to make before you graduate. 

 
By: Kelly Furey 2417 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: E. Richard Atleo

Indigenous

Read about "Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview" by E. Richard Atleo

By: Christina Coolidge 420 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

Communication, Art and Technology

Behind the glitz and glamour of fancy events, are event planners frantically following their minute-to-minute schedule. In this article, Miranda shares some insight and advice for those entering the sometimes chaotic event planning field.

By: Miranda Lindsay 628 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Co-op

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

By: Michael Sandrin 759 reads | 0 comments
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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

Co-op

What do you get when you add an intense rainstorm, an overnight and out-of-town work event, and a $3000 robot? Calvin Chung shares his experience as an event coordinator for the 2016 #BCTech Summit. 

By: Calvin Chung 482 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

International Co-op

I applied as an English instructor in South Korea with the intention of just adding another bulletpoint to my resume. However, the experiences I have gained from teaching and living abroad has made my co-op so much more meaningful than what can be written on paper.  

By: Nancy Nguyen 630 reads | 0 comments
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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

Ballet BC

As an emerging dance artist, I was thrilled when I learned that I had secured the role as an intern with a local and large-scale dance company, Ballet BC. However, I was a bit disheartened that, being a production based internship, I would not be dancing with the company at all. So, I readied myself to get comfortable behind the scenes for the first time ever and prepared to look at operations in the arts from a new perspective.

By: Samantha Presley 549 reads | 0 comments
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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

Professional Development

In my experience with co-op, personal projects and hobbies outside of school gave me the tools to build something in practice. This not only made me much more competitive in the job search, but also allowed me to acquire a co-op position where the work was directed at improving lives of other people. 

By: Sohail Sangha
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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

SFU First Nations Student Association (FNSA) invites you to come and witness this annual event. Indigenous storytellers will share their journeys of success, expressing the adversity and perseverance faced along the way. Don't miss this chance to engage in the SFU Indigenous community as well as those closely connected to SFU!

By: Chris McCluskie 1389 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

Co-op Reflections

Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 986 reads | 0 comments
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SFU's Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Indigenous

The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is definitely worth all its cracked up to be.

By: Christina Coolidge 730 reads | 0 comments
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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Danielle Jeong, who receives a Governor General’s Silver Medal for her high scholastic achievement, says her SFU co-op experiences, which included a month in Haiti, were “life-changing”.

By: Anonymous 428 reads | 0 comments
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