So you have a creative idea and want to start your business...here's some help!

CSI Blog

Who says that you have to have graduated university before you start your own business? In fact, you do not even have to be a business student to be an entrepreneur!

By: Mike Wong 3709 reads | 0 comments

Dave's Diary: The Resume of the Future

Dave's Diary

What will the resume of the future look like?  Considering how many other things have changed in the world of career development, it's kind of surprising to me that many of the conventions that apply to resumes and cover letters seem to be alive and well.

By: David Lindskoog 7989 reads | 0 comments

Writer's Block: A Bitter Blankness.

Writer's Block

Blank. That's pretty much all I've experienced whenever I've sat down in front of a computer screen with the intention of writing a blog post. What is this experience?  What happened to the sense of flow I had gotten so used to every Friday morning - that carefree time warp of productivity I seem to have taken for granted?

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 4290 reads | 0 comments

Acing the Job Interview

Work Search

You submitted a stellar resume and landed an interview. Great! Now you have to ace the interview. At the interview, you will want to make a good impression, so make it count!  Here are some tips to give yourself an edge!

By: Mike Wong 5052 reads | 0 comments

Job Search Strategies

Professional Development

Job searching. A big groan to be had by everyone, as searching for a job or career can be very daunting. However, the whole process gets easier the better you’re prepared.  The bottom line…. it is an ongoing process, but the more that you do it, the more natural and comfortable it will be for you. So, without further ado, here are some practical strategies to help you with your job search process.

By: Mike Wong 5776 reads | 0 comments

How To Make Your Resume Stand Out


Your resume represents many things. It is a slice of your life that highlights to an employer the most relevant things you’ve done, experiences you’re proud of, and the skills you’ve acquired. Still, writing one can be tough! Fortunately, there's one thing that can help you write an amazing resume: the job posting!

By: Alix Juillet 8949 reads | 0 comments

What does the future hold?

Work Search

You cannot predict jobs of the future. There are simply too many different factors at play to be able to know what work will look like down the road.

By: Mike Wong 4309 reads | 0 comments

Skills for the Future: Are You Prepared?

CSI Blog

IFTF, an independent, nonprofit strategic research group, recently published a report that identifies ten key work skills needed in the next ten years.  The report looks at the proficiencies and abilities required across different jobs and work settings.

By: Penny Freno 4271 reads | 0 comments

Finding Your Passion: Doing What You Love

CSI Blog

70,000 hours. To do what? Well, according to Gillian Watters, director of programs at KEYS Job Centre in Kingston, Ontario, 70,000 hours is the amount of time you will spend at your job over the course of a lifetime.  Read on to find out how you can spend 70,000 hours doing what you love.

By: Mike Wong 4591 reads | 0 comments

Want to Work for the Non-Profit Sector? 4 Reasons Why You should!

CSI Blog

People often overlook the non-profit sector, as an option to carve out a career, yet the sector can offer a lot of rewarding opportunities that may not be available in the public or private sector.

By: Mike Wong 3685 reads | 0 comments

Dave's Diary: 3 Mistakes & 3 Tips - Cover Letters

Cover Letters

It's been an hour, and there's nothing but a blank screen staring back at you. The job posting closes in another couple hours, and you need to submit a cover letter to go with your resume. But where oh where do you start? Here's 3 things to avoid, and 3 tips for writing your next cover letter!

By: David Lindskoog 29178 reads | 0 comments

Quarter-Life Crisis: It's Real

CSI Blog

It's no secret that young people entering the workforce today are facing very different challenges than generations past. "Quarter-life crisis" emerged to describe the experiences many young people were going through as they struggled to establish themselves in adulthood. But what does this phrase really mean?

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 5479 reads | 0 comments

So you want to go to graduate school?

Career Exploration

Grad school...hmm? Should you go to graduate school right away, or is waiting and going travelling or to work right for you? You want to make sure you make the best decision for yourself. There are many factors that go into your decision, both personal and external ones, such as what your research interests are, if you want to stay close to home or move away, as well as your experience and most of all, your GPA. You face pressure from parents, and most of all, yourself.

By: Mike Wong 4345 reads | 0 comments

4 days, 2 campuses, and one BIG FAIR!


On September, 17-20, SFU has seen one of its most successful career, graduate, and volunteer fairs to date! It facilitated lots of engagement and interaction between 3000+ students and the over 120 organizations who participated! For those that missed out, here is a recap of the event:

By: Mike Wong 3822 reads | 0 comments

Choosing Your Major? Unsure of your options?

Academic Success

For many students, picking a major and/or minor can be a very intimidating and daunting task. Should you major in Chemistry or go for a major in Communication with a concentration of Political Economy and Policy, or do a double minor in Linguistics and French?

By: Mike Wong 5018 reads | 0 comments

Jobs on Campus!

CSI Blog

A lot of students do not realize that there are numerous opportunities to work at, or for SFU. Many of these student-oriented positions are geared towards the personal and professional development of the student, as well as to get a particular job done! Read on more to find out which organizations routinely hire:

By: Mike Wong 7305 reads | 0 comments
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