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Being a Space Man is Something I Have to Do

Workplace Transition

Fear, anxiety, intimidation, excitement and doubt.  This is exactly how most student feel when they secure their first work term!  Starting a new job is hard even at the best of times, but learning how to cope and make friends makes things a lot easier.  Stay friendly, smile and read on for more.

By: Stephanie Ngo 5261 reads | 0 comments
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Conquering my fears of the Adobe Creative Suite

Workplace Success

Finding it hard to find a co-op job that doesn't require any web or design skills?  Read on if you're interested in learning how this co-op student conquered her fears and learned how to make the most of her work term using the design skills she learned in just a few short weeks! 

By: Kaylee Leitch 5317 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Work Term

Co-operative Education

Make the most of your co-op workterm by reaching out to co-workers and fellow co-op students.  Learn the best ways to connect with the people you work with and maybe make some new friends in the process.  You never know who is going to be a useful contact in the future!

By: Rosie Sidle 10423 reads | 0 comments
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Breaking the Boundaries of Communication

Co-op Reflections

Dreams of becoming a magazine editor turned upside down after a workterm at St. Paul's Hospital.  See how this co-op student used her background in communication to link the fields of science and medicine, as she worked alongside some of the greatest minds of our time.

By: Chloe Scott 10174 reads | 0 comments
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Using LinkedIn to Optimize your Online Profile

Communique

Let's face it, it's not uncommon nowadays to Google or Facebook search someone the second after you meet them.  Why not show employers all you have to offer through your LinkedIn profile using these four easy steps!

By: Kristine Hur 7351 reads | 0 comments
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Blogging: A Gateway to your Dream Job

Personal Development

Want to add to your portfolio but don't know where to start?  Why not try starting your own blog?  See how this recent Communication graduate landed his dream job while writing about his favourite sports team, the Canucks!  

By: Larissa Hildebrandt 6120 reads | 0 comments
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Rising Above the Crowds of Communication Students

Workplace Success

Think you have what it takes to work for a large communication firm? Grab some pointers and learn how this brave co-op student made a name for herself, while working for Teekay Corporation and Communication, with a few basic computer skills.

By: Priscilla Sharun 5109 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Panic: Tips from Industry for Graduating Students

Communique

Are you graduating soon and are panicking about job searching in the “real world”? If so, read on to find out what some successful SFU alumni and co-op employers are saying about what grads can do to stand out.

By: Liesl Jurock 6361 reads | 0 comments
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Top Three Tips from “Talk the Walk”

Event Summaries

“Talk the Walk.” This medley of action and words represent what communication professionals do, so it was a perfect name for this strategic communication-focused SFU student event that I had the opportunity to attend.

By: acproj 4910 reads | 0 comments
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What does it take to win the Student Communicator of the Year Award?

Co-op

In 2011, Marianna Adamian won the IABC/BC Student Communicator of the Year Award. Her successful communication plan focused on a series of presentations she gave as part of her co-op job. Since winning the SCOY award, Marianna has been presented with fantastic networking opportunities, volunteer positions, and prospective job placements.

By: Claire Woodbridge 5671 reads | 0 comments
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Write for Communiqué!

Co-operative Education

Writing for Communiqué is an excellent way to gain published writing samples for your portfolio, share what you’ve learned through your co-op experience and contribute to our co-op program!

By: Editor 3703 reads | 0 comments
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Website & Writing Experience as a Communication Student

Co-op Reflections

As Communication students, we learn about the history of media and major theorists. Upon graduation, most of the job openings we encounter may require us to have more technical skills, something not necessarily taught in Communication courses. This was my reality when I was accepted into the Web Department at Canucks Sports and Entertainment  for my first work term.

By: Nicole Freeston 6109 reads | 0 comments
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Meet the Faculty: Stuart Poyntz

SFU Staff Spotlight

Bringing Communication into classrooms across the Lower Mainland. Thinking back to my last year of high school, I can remember looking at all the different programs that SFU has to offer and trying to decide what courses I should take, what university path I should follow.

By: Heather Gerrits 2641 reads | 0 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

energy sector

Jennifer Maniezzo recalls her supportive and enriching learning environment at BC Hydro. Co-op opportunities at BC Hydro really allow students to spread their wings and get their feet wet in a number of areas.

By: Jennifer Maniezzo 4192 reads | 0 comments
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The Journey From Co-op to Career

Communication

Heather Sanders takes control of her learning with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The experience I have gained with CIC has been very worthwhile, and has not only provided me with the opportunity to work in government and apply my education in a professional setting.

By: Heather Sanders 2517 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer to Enrich Your Co-op Search

Communication

Offering up your time and skills for a cause you believe in can also benefit your career. There is great value in putting yourself out there, to discover what you love doing, or to expand on your skills doing what you love.

By: Heather Palis 2754 reads | 0 comments
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Meet The Faculty: Dr. Enda Brophy

Communication, Art and Technology

Introducing a new assistant professor to the School of Communication. "Get as involved in your department as you can...and get to know the people in your program." Enda enjoys teaching Communication students, especially when they show an active interest in the program and the world around them.

By: Marianna Adamian 3713 reads | 0 comments
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From the Lecture Hall to the Office

Workplace Transition

Ronil Desai’s eye opening journey through his first co-op position with Teekay Shipping Corp. Attending university involves many deadlines and countless interactions with fellow students and professors, not to mention a constant effort to prepare students to succeed in the workforce......

By: Ronil Desai 2530 reads | 0 comments
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Constructive Consultation

Co-op Reflections

Denise Le recalls her time spent in Stakeholder Relations at BC Hydro. Working for a company that involves a deep level of knowledge about large-scale electricity projects has enhanced my corporate and technical writing skills.

By: Denise Le 2313 reads | 0 comments
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Her Road to Success

Communique

Co-op alumnus,Sheenah Rogers, speaks about her journey from co-op to starting her own business. Through her involvement in the SFU Co-op program, associations and clubs, Sheenah began to grow her portfolio and industry knowledge base.

By: Marianna Adamian 2790 reads | 0 comments
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