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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

planning

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 577 reads | 0 comments
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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

SFU Indigenous Day

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

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5 Things to Remember When Setting Learning Objectives as a Continuing Student

Work Term Extension

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 170 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Co-op Reflections

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 232 reads | 0 comments
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Seek and Ye Shall Find: 5 Tips for Co-op Job Seekers

Top Tip Lists

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 245 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Professional 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 419 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Personal Development

"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

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 566 reads | 0 comments
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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

Work Search

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 629 reads | 0 comments
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International Co-op Twitter Contest 2016

myworktermabroad

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

Co-op

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 525 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Life Experience

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 519 reads | 0 comments
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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

Business

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 769 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

Communication

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 2643 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: E. Richard Atleo

Storytelling

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

By: Christina Coolidge 618 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

OLC Blog

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

Indigenous

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 967 reads | 0 comments
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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

events

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 577 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

Health Sciences

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 747 reads | 0 comments
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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

Non-profit

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 638 reads | 0 comments
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