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How to Survive in a Fast-Paced Office Environment

Business

Fast-paced office environments can be very stressful!  Business student Christine shares her tips on how to manage in this kind of environment, based on what she learned at Appnovation Technologies.

By: Christine Liew 37 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 2]: Not Raspberry Pie, but Raspberry Pi

Co-operative Education

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.  This is part 2 of a 4 part series.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 33 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Career Exploration

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 246 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 1]: “Who here thinks Science is cool?!”

Co-op Reflections

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 107 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Reflections

Applied Sciences

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  This is the second part of Ian’s and Edwin’s adventures, where Ian describes his observations about interning in California.

By: Ian Brown 159 reads | 0 comments
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Networking Opportunities at SAP

Co-op

Did you ever think about taking advantage of networking opportunities at your workplace while you are on your co-op?  Business student Helen Bowman discusses the networking opportunities she was able to take advantage of during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 94 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Overcoming Obstacles

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 592 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women’s Shelter

Company/Organization Spotlight

Be an advocate for gender equality, and volunteer with the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women's Shelter. They are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support to women who may be experiencing sexual or physical abuse. Click through to read more!

By: Loren Catotal 127 reads | 0 comments
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Toastmasters: Speak Up for Your Career!

Professional Associations and Clubs

Do you want to become a better communicator and leader? Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking? You may want to consider SFU’s own Burnaby Mountain Toastmasters Club, an opportunity for the general public to gather together and prepare for interview settings, job and career development, and general group environments. 

By: Sheri Wong 172 reads | 0 comments
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Wanted: Individuals Desiring An Adventure

ENGAGE

Looking to travel to a foreign country? Try something new? Meet some new people? You and AID could be a perfect match!

By: Esther Wei 367 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Preparing

California

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  Ian and Edwin are both recently graduated from engineering, and share their perspective on relocating to California for a co-op position.  In this article Ian describes the preparation and going to California

By: Ian Brown 431 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

Co-op

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 214 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Research

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 735 reads | 1 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Stategic Plan [Part 1]: What is it?

Indigenous

Do you know how SFU decides how to Indigenize the University?

 

By: Laura Forsythe 475 reads | 0 comments
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Free Coast Salish Drumming and Singing workshops

Indigenous

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and the Office for Aboriginal Peoples presents free Coast Salish Drumming and Singing workshops 

By: Laura Forsythe 529 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Involved in Initiatives Beyond Your Core Work

Business

Business Student Helen Bowman shares how she was able to go above and beyond her job description by volunteering at work.  Not only did she develop her skills but she was able to give back in a meaningful way.

By: Helen Bowman 323 reads | 0 comments
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Why Being a Tutor Can Help You Become a Better Student

CSI Blog

Ever wanted to become a tutor? Find out why being a tutor can actually help you become a better student.   

By: Alexandra Petryszak 230 reads | 0 comments
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The Perfect Volunteer Opportunities by Season

Opinion

Kim gives us a quick list of various different seasonal volunteering opportunities! Are there any others that you can think of?

By: Kim Huynh 416 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Typical Science Co-op

Co-op Reflections

As a Biomedial Physiology major I always thought that my co-op placements would involve a lab, research of some sort or a hospital. Turns out working as a secretary at a physiotherapy clinic taught me so much more about how to work in the healthcare system than any of those seemingly more glamorous placements ever could. 

By: Kirsten Hinlopen 449 reads | 0 comments
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L's of TaLK

TaLK

Melissa spent six months teaching English in Korea through the TaLK program.  She shares four simple steps to help students enjoy their term abroad. 

By: Melissa Yuen 623 reads | 0 comments
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