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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 20056 reads | 0 comments
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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

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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 6998 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

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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 11180 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

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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 10315 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

Professional Development

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 6920 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

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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 12048 reads | 0 comments
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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

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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 3567 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

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Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 12905 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

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At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 6624 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

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Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 8655 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

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Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 5909 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

Co-operative Education

Richard Ainscough's first co-op semester was different from a lot of the co-op positions students typically apply for. For Richard, his first work term was a self-directed co-op where he worked mainly from home.  

By: Richard Ainscough 11194 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Communication, Art and Technology

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 5546 reads | 0 comments
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Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Co-operative Education

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 8483 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Career Services

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 7168 reads | 0 comments
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You Mean to Say Working for a Non-Profit Isn’t Glamorous?

Co-operative Education

In working with the Surrey Christmas Bureau, Kylene Bugden learned fairly quickly the differences between "grunt work" and "grin work". However, she also learned that in doing all of that hard, not-so-glamorous grunt work, the results are certainly grin-worthy. 

By: Kylene Bugden 7789 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

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Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 7752 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Communication, Art and Technology

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 7205 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

Professional Development

Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 

 

By: Erica Lamb 7188 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

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For Samit Bariana, design was always the most challenging aspect of working in communications. That was until he completed a design-related project during his co-op work term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

By: Samit Bariana 8087 reads | 0 comments
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