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5 Tips on Preparing Your Communication Plan

Professional Development

When I had the opportunity to attend the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC/BC’s) Communication Planning 101 Workshop, I jumped at the chance to learn a little more about strategic communication and writing a communication plan.

By: Kassandra Mihaly 11524 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Images

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After five months interning at Brazil’s largest TV channel, I have lost count of how many times I heard the sentence “image is everything in television.”

By: Vitor Borba 5718 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

Where Are They Now?

Now that the first month of the new year is at its close, are things kicking off the way you hoped? Check out the CMNSU's recent alumni interview for advice on confronting your career-related doubts and desires.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 7359 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

First Impressions

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 37487 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Top Tip Lists

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 13903 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Networking

Work Search

My outlook on networking used to be simple—if I was going to get a job, I wanted to know I got it because I proved myself. That I performed excellently during the interview and the company decided I was perfect for the role, not because we had mingled over beers or BBQ chicken.

By: Shauna Mercer 8861 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase Special Edition: CMNSU's Brilliant Interview Series Mashup

Communication

As you celebrate the holidays and pick out your New Year's Resolutions, look to the wisdom of our Communication alumni to guide you. Featuring CMNSU's mashup article, which summarizes all the best advice from its Alumni Interview Series.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 7296 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Zhou, IABC’s Director of Student Services and Communiqué Blog Founder

Communication, Art and Technology

Patricia Zhou had vaguely heard of IABC during her first two years at SFU, but little did she know how BC’s chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators would end up having such an on-going influence on her career.

By: Kendal Crawford 9557 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Government

Touring city hall with Darryl McCarron, it was clear just how passionate he is about his work with the City of Surrey. Despite his prominent role in communications now, however, his career path began quite differently.

By: Alexis Tyller 10779 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Networking

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 9467 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

job rejection

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 6740 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Working for SFU

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 7103 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Co-operative Education

When trying to get hired, I hardly considered the prospect of actually working. I was more concerned with building professional resumes and appearing impressive at interviews. Upon landing my first co-op, however, I suddenly realized that I would need to perform in a strange, new environment – one I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 5875 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Communication, Art and Technology

Working for the Surrey Marathon Society during my second co-op work term was one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Although I worked on the organization’s inaugural event, I had no idea what fate had in store for me this time around.

By: Janilaine Tsui 7787 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Communication

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 7896 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

HootSuite

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

By: Ashley Gregerson 7628 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

STAR Format

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 11735 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 15285 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

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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 11476 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Workplace Transition

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 10997 reads | 0 comments
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