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The Cover Letter Blind Date

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We’ve all been there, wanting to impress our cute blind date -- feeling great in the moments when the conversation flows – and not so much in the moments when it stalls out.

By: Angela Kim 209 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Co-operative Education

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 395 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Co-operative Education

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 1300 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

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SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way. 

By: Eric Cai 502 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Co-operative Education

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 478 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

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Kim began her co-op work term at BlackBerry despite having never applied for the position. This opportunity sparked her interest in tech, which resulted in an extension and job rotation. In this article, Kim presents 3 reasons why you too should accept a co-op extension and job rotation.

By: Kim Leung 900 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

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Ever wondered what makes the difference between a consumer level product and an industrial one? Read on and find out some of the key differences that make industrial level products stand out in reliability. 

By: Harry He 422 reads | 0 comments
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A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

Professional Development

Professional development in contemporary arts, in a post-secondary setting, is problematic. What is the responsibility of the university? What does professional development for artists look like? Kevin answers these questions and more.

By: Kevin Day 979 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Working Students

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 515 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Top Tip Lists

Once you land a job, the skills you’ve learned in your classes make surprising appearances in the workforce. Discover how Rebecca’s ability to navigate university helped her attain co-op success!

By: Rebecca Chong 450 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

Communication

Emily recounts her co-op term working with the Feds at Service Canada. 

By: Emily Edwards 528 reads | 0 comments
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How My Determination Turned My Shyness Into Confidence - 5 Tips For Working On Your Goals While Enjoying Your Life

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used to be very shy, a person who dared not speak to new people. Public speaking terrified me, even worse than getting an injection. As both an introvert and a sentimental person, I admired people who could just get out there and form friendships. So, I started to work on my goals and I soon realized that speaking to people is much better than getting an injection!

By: Jingyao Li 1109 reads | 0 comments
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Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography

Canada Line Public Art Program

Six students from the School for the Contemporary Arts worked with the Capture Photography Festival on a public art project titled Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography. Read about their contributions to this exciting project!  

By: Kevin Day 375 reads | 0 comments
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Action Talk #3: Highlights

Co-operative Education

A recap of the third Action Talk event held at SFU Woodward’s. 

By: Kevin Day 260 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Dance Marathon: Highlight of the Event This Year and What to Expect in 2017

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Another successful SFU Dance Marathon took place on February 20, 2016. Numerous executive members and volunteers put in countless amount of hours to not only make the event bigger and better than the preceding years, but to also help raise awareness of this fundraising initiative on campus in order to attract more attention and support from SFU students, staff, and faculty. The countless amount of efforts paid off as the club was able to raise just under $25, 000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital. 

By: Amy Gill 428 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Oftentimes, we allow ourselves to believe we are not good enough. In this post, I debunk 5 co-op myths of self-defeat allowing you to rise to any challenge.

By: Cherlene E. Chang 879 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Resilience in my Search for Meaningful Work: One International Student’s Story

Iran

Facing rejection is hard, especially when you are studying abroad and trying to find your way. Here are my top three tips for ways to attract success and land the job you want.

By: Alireza Mogharrab 929 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

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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 2766 reads | 0 comments
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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Co-op

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

Working Students

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 548 reads | 0 comments
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