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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

Co-operative Education

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 15 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Resilience in my Search for Meaningful Work: One International Student’s Story

application

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 54 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

OLC Blog

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 798 reads | 0 comments
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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous Career

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

By: admin 183 reads | 0 comments
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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 201 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Co-operative Education

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 266 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 265 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Communication, Art and Technology

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 442 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." 

By: admin 473 reads | 0 comments
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The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Applied Sciences

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

Seeking Students

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

Twitter

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

By: admin 296 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

Work Search

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

Volunteering

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

summer

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

Co-op

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 2663 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 630 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 791 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

SIAT 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 992 reads | 0 comments
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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

Co-operative Education

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 585 reads | 0 comments
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