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SFU Club of the Week: The Social Media Network (SFUSMN)

student clubs

This week, Emily features The Social Media Network as the SFU Club of the Week. Read about how their activities aim to increase students' professional social media prowess!

By: Emily Co 206 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Top Tip Lists

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 180 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Germany

Co-op Reflections

Hubert Tam shares about his experience in Germany working at SAP.  Hubert is a 7th year Business student who spent 3 co-op terms at SAP.

By: Hubert Tam 65 reads | 0 comments
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The Payoff of Perseverance

professional development

Raymon Gulati faced his fears by interviewing with BlackBerry, landing a fantastic job, and learning that his talent & skills could successfully overcome what seemed to be his biggest obstacle.

By: Raymon Gulati 126 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

SFU SIAT

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 397 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Interviews

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process, conducted by a panel of HR professionals and program managers. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 746 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

OLC Blog

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 258 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

SFU Fairs

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 810 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Elders Program

Office for Aboriginal People

The Elders will visit, share advice, talk, listen and share history and stories every Monday & Thursday from 11:30 - 1:30 at the Indigenous Student Centre on Burnaby campus.

By: Laura Forsythe 2924 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Communication
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 627 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

First Nations Student Association

I invite each of you to come and witness the first SFU Indigenous Day.  Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity.

By: Laura Forsythe 1112 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

BlackBerry

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 430 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience Volunteering as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Vancouver

Anju recounts her experience as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, and what she learned about herself and others.

By: Anju Chhokar 279 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 4 Reasons to Become a Coach

Stephen Kaita

Coaches. We have had them since we were five-years-old in sports, academics, or life. Throughout the years, we learn from other people, and this has had an influence on who we become. This is an article on reasons to become a coach. 

By: Stephen Kaita 268 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

Career Services

Many university classes require a lot of math and problem-solving. Eric Cai, an SFU alumni currently working in statistics, shares his top tips on how to excel in these challenging courses.  

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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Professional Development

September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 608 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Professional Development

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 618 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

Science

Are you having a hard time landing that ideal Co-op job? But, what is ideal? Explore Jeanie’s experience this summer at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  She shares her experience about how a job description might not stand out at first, but can lead to a stand-out placement.

By: Jeanie Luu 412 reads | 0 comments
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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

Tips

Challenging volunteer positions require more time and effort, but they can also be important stepping stones in your career path. Check out what Nicola says you need to be successful in a more difficult volunteer position.

By: Nicola Sznajder 380 reads | 0 comments
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How to Work, Study, and Volunteer at the Same Time

Professional Associations and Clubs

If you're finding the prospect of working and volunteering while being a student daunting, don't fear! Hear from two SFU students leading busy yet productive lives.

By: Loren Catotal 480 reads | 0 comments
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