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An Extrovert’s Guide to Introverts

COVID 19

Being in quarantine has amplified the differences in actions and effort between extroverts and introverts with regards to social connections. Read Connie Jigs’ article about her top tips on how extroverts can support their introverted friends.

By: Connie Jigs 7961 reads | 0 comments
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My Mindset Graduating in a Pandemic

Pandemic

Be it if you’re graduating or getting ready to start a new semester at SFU, there’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen next. Earth Sciences student Klaus McCloud shares his top three tips of how he maintains a positive mindset while getting ready to graduate from SFU.

By: Klaus McCloud 1831 reads | 0 comments
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Roots and Wings: How Soft Skills Keep you Relevant Throughout your Career

Career Services

Senior Career Peer Michael Ford writes about the importance of indispensable and eternal human skills for a career that thrives in times of crisis or calm.

By: Michael Ford 5944 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Essential Work Search

Top Tips

You deserve to have a successful work search. With these tips, it won’t take long for an employer to notice your amazing efforts. Read on to feel prepared!

By: Francis Mercurio | Career Peer 938 reads | 0 comments
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No More Counting Sheep

Top Tip Lists

Many people struggle to fall asleep. Oftentimes, most of us find ourselves lying in bed, unable to sleep because of thoughts racing through our heads. In this article Elvina shares five ways she clears her mind to ensure that she is going to bed feeling calm.

By: Elvina Prasad 7885 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

Co-op Reflections
"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1140 reads | 0 comments
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Leave Work Where It Belongs

Life Balance

It's hard finding a balance between work and life in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Like many others, Eleanor experienced a shift in her routine, from maintaining a work life balance to that of an unstructured mess.  However, she also knows it's important to take care of your mental health, especially during this time. Read more to find out some tips Eleanor have been using to ensure her professional and personal life stays distinguished.  

By: Eleanor Wong 543 reads | 0 comments
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How to Keep Yourself Busy, but Not Too Busy

COVID-19

Everyday, you’re bombarded with content from others on social media on ways to be productive during quarantine. The reality is that you don’t have to make the most of a pandemic. Alan provides helpful tips on keeping yourself busy, but not too busy.

By: Alan Bradaric 471 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for SFU Students During COVID

Professional Development

COVID has made it tougher to find jobs this summer, but there are still some good opportunities to expand your skillset through volunteering – even if you are stuck at home. Whether you are looking for remote opportunities or want to support front line workers, here are some ideas to navigate your search.

By: Sara Rahnama 3874 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Summer Work During COVID? Here’s Where to Find Jobs

COVID-19

If your summer job was cancelled, you’re not alone. Students are facing tough summer job prospects due to COVID, but there are opportunities out there. Here are the industries and companies hiring. 

By: Jill Eddy 5316 reads | 0 comments
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