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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

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

By: Ashley Gregerson 7802 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Co-operative Education

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 12036 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Top Tip Lists

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 15618 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 11785 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

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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 11233 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Workplace Transition

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 9861 reads | 0 comments
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Strategic Volunteering: Lessons From a Mature Student

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Averyl from SFU Public Square shares some insights from experiences volunteering, and has created this list of tips to help you get the most out of your volunteer positions!

By: Averyl Bancroft 25808 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Co-operative Education

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 15534 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

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We’ve all been put into situations where we have felt lost, unsure, or unfamiliar with our surroundings. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of a new or unfamiliar corporate environment.

By: Christina Martino 32738 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Co-op Experience

Communication, Art and Technology

Want to make the most of your work term and thrive in the position? Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 tips on maximizing your Co-op experience. 

By: Kelly Furey 27685 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

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After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 10017 reads | 0 comments
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Tips and Tricks for Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator and InDesign Edition

Communique

Alex Brzezinski, a senior Communication Co-op student, knows a lot about using Adobe Creative Suite. In her last article, Alex gave us some tried and true tips for easing your way into Photoshop. This week, she tackles a few Illustrator and InDesign insider tips to simplify your design process.

By: alexbrz 11697 reads | 0 comments
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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

Ever wondered how your academic Communication skills stack up in the workplace? Co-op student Laura Tuturas sheds insight into how Communications prepared her for her workterm at ZE Powergroup.

By: Laura Tuturas 11328 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

Working for SFU

Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 13461 reads | 0 comments
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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

Professional Development

Communication Co-op Student and SCOY 2014 winner, Denisa Orlandea,  never anticipated completing all 4 co-op terms in the oil and gas industry, much less considering a career in it. Here are her favorite parts of working for the Oil and Gas industry.

By: Denisa Orlandea 8101 reads | 0 comments
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The Secret to Securing Your First Co-op Term: A Reflection On My First Co-op Search And How I Landed My Dream Placement

Communication

Kelly is a Communications Co-op student who landed her dream job. She shares how she did this with 5 tips! 

By: Kelly Furey 31523 reads | 0 comments
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Tips and Tricks for Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop Edition

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The Adobe Creative Suite programs are amazing when you know how to use them, but can drive a person crazy when they’re trying to learn. Here are our handy tips and tricks for Adobe Creative Suite that won't show up in your Google search!

By: alexbrz 9354 reads | 0 comments
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What to Do When You "Don't Have Anything to Do"

Workplace Success

So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 8619 reads | 0 comments
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How to Measure Your Success at a Start Up

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I used to think the most exciting part of forging a new career was the prospects of climbing the corporate ladder. The terrifying - yet liberating - truth, is that there are no concrete expectations to exceed. 

By: Emily Taylor 6580 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Professional Development

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 6971 reads | 0 comments
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