Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Union Gospel Mission (UGM)

During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  


By: Bernice Puzon 109 reads | 0 comments

Four Tips to Overcome Failure


Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 158 reads | 0 comments

Indigenous Literature Series: Grace J. M. W. Ouellette

Indigenous Community Stories

Grace J.M.W. Ouellette's book, The Fourth World: An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism and Aboriginal Women's Activism.

By: Christina Coolidge 133 reads | 0 comments

Nikki’s Co-op Job Search


Are you interested in joining Co-op and wondering what the process is like? Are you wondering when exactly you should be starting Co-op? This article provides insight on what the Co-op job search is really like through my own personal journey.

By: Nikki Zayco 263 reads | 0 comments

An Arts Student in Tech

Co-operative Education

Timothy So is an Economics student who worked as a Statistical Methods Analyst at Blackberry.  Read on to get a taste of what his position would entail. 

By: Timothy So 139 reads | 0 comments

Becoming a Generalist

Returning to SFU

Alec Burns was an Executive Marketing Assistant & Creative Writer at TFG Global Insurance and he shares the joys of being a generalist.

By: Alec Burns 127 reads | 0 comments

Igniting Passion

During the Workterm

Carmen, a Psychology student, spent two semesters at Ignite Technical Resources as a Recruiting Coordinator. 

By: Carmen Wilson 131 reads | 0 comments

@SFUVan Profile: Samaah Jaffer

World Literature [SRY]

Meet Samaah Jaffer, an Arts Co-op student who has worked at the US Consulate and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. 

By: Kamilah Charters-Gabanek 218 reads | 0 comments

Appropriate Workplace Attire: How to transform your appearance from workplace Nicki Minaj to workplace Kate Middleton

Professional Development

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 303 reads | 0 comments

6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio


Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 623 reads | 0 comments

Co-op jobs help fulfill Iron Man career ambition

SFU research

Sheldan Manansala's childhood dreams came true as his journey took him to land a co-op at Tesla Motors.  

By: Caitlin Dawson 244 reads | 0 comments

5 Must Know Services at SFU


Not sure where to seek professional help? Having a mental breakdown over an assignment? Looking to improve your study habits? No worries! Here are 5 SFU services to help.

By: Queenie Lei 350 reads | 0 comments

Engaging with the Global Education Market

Illuminate Consulting Group (ICG)

Economics and Anthropology student Andreas Qvale Hovland did his co-op at Illuminate Consulting Group (ICG).  He shares how his understanding of Global Education Market was enriched.

By: Andreas Qvale Hovland 16 reads | 0 comments

The International Experience Melting Pot


Jiwon Lee is an English student who did his co-op in Korea, where he taught English to school children.  He shares what it's like to do a co-op on the other side of the world!

By: Jiwon Lee 18 reads | 0 comments

Reinvent Yourself by Working Abroad


When I first started applying for jobs overseas, I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted; all I knew was that I needed a change, and some time to grow.

By: Michael Welk 10 reads | 0 comments

The Variety of Experiences @ a Multinational Professional Services Corporation

Hong Kong

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) offers opportunities beyond accounting. Jackie, an Economics student, spent his co-op in the Learning and Development Department of PwC in Hong Kong. 

By: Jackie Huang 13 reads | 0 comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Yoo


Alex Yoo is a volunteer for the SFU OLC through the SFU Student Ambassador Program.  He shares what he has learned from volunteering as a Social Media Content Curator. 

By: Alex Yoo 220 reads | 0 comments

Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path

Professional Development

Attending post-secondary school gives endless possibilities. However, choosing a major or career can be overwhelming to the point where people get swept away in passionless choices. Here is some of the personal advice of experienced SFU students to help you choose your future major or career.

By: Ryan Cao 445 reads | 0 comments

3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health


Discover how volunteering influences your mental health and wellbeing. Learn about the ways your happiness, social relationships and feeling of purpose are affected by engaging in volunteer acts. 

By: Manal Masud 383 reads | 0 comments

Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose


A summary of Janice Acoose's trail blazing book, Iskwewak kah’Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Neither Indian Princess Nor Easy Squaw.

By: Christina Coolidge 184 reads | 0 comments
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