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Bank of North Dakota

ENGAGE

Why am I writing about a bank in North Dakota, USA? Because this bank is a publicly owned bank which is the only established one in the US so far. This seemingly business related post is actually a post on civic engagement. How so? The Bank of North Dakota (BND) has a vision to “be helpful to and assist in the development of… financial institutions… within the State.”

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Count to 100: 100 Classrooms in Afghanistan

Volunteering

During the Taliban regime, by law, girls in Afghanistan were not allowed to go to school and it was punishable by death. Even though this law was lifted, there is very limited access to schools and a proper education.

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Fresh Food and Farmers Markets: A Local Alternative

ENGAGE

Fresh berries, delicious jams and honeys, and a variety of vegetables; it’s that time of year again when farmers markets start cropping up all around the city.

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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Professionalism

Ever wonder how interviewers feel on the other side of the table? SFU Career & Volunteer Services’ very own superstar Career Peer, Scarlett Wu, shares her perspective on interviews and offers ideas on how to ace your own.

By: Scarlett Wu 1134 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Co-operative Education

Ivy Choi gives some insightful and practical tips on dealing with those nasty pre-interview jitters.

By: Ivy Choi 66 reads | 0 comments
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Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling

Life Experience

What does it mean to be alone but not lonely? Grace Chang talks about self-discovery, studying abroad and her adventures in Australia.

By: Grace Chang 144 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Sharon gives useful and practical tips on how to manage your time and work!

By: Sharon Chen 365 reads | 0 comments
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How I Faced and Overcame My Fears

Mental Health

Relax! Yes, you may have made a mistake, but it is how you handle the consequences that count. Carina talks about how she made mistakes, faced her fears and learned from them.

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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-op

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Business Analyst

Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

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