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Listen Up Recent Graduates!

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Congratulations on your new accomplishment! You are a proud SFU grad who is ready represent SFU and engage in global communities. Some of you may already know what you will be doing but some of you may still be wondering what the future would entail.

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Indigenous Career Services & The Dance of Success

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

My name is Mike & I'm originally from Little Black Bear’s Band in the Treaty #4 area. I am in my final year of a First Nations Studies degree. Our goal is to determine ways in which the Career Services team can better serve the indigenous student population.

By: Mike B 13654 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: How To Be More Like Batman

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As much as you may hear otherwise, you're not special. If you're like 99% of people, you don't have any superpowers. You're not going to change the world in any significant way. Sure, you've got strengths, and you'll probably help lots of people, but you're not going to single-handedly save the world.

You're not Superman. You're not Spiderman. But here are five ways you channel Batman in your own career development.

By: David Lindskoog 7356 reads | 1 comments
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Dave's Diary: Networking and the Extravert Bias

Networking

Being a pretty typical introvert, one of the things that I need to put more effort into than a lot of more outgoing people is building and maintaining new relationships.  Friends, coworkers, other professional contacts, you name it - any new relationship.

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Networking Anxiety? Just Do It!

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I wouldn’t classify myself as one of those people who can walk into a room and meet people easily. Though I’ve been making an effort to push the boundaries of my comfort zone, I’ve always been an introvert by nature. Unfortunately, as a business student, networking seems like an important skill to learn.

By: Jennifer Gutzmann 6383 reads | 0 comments
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We’re All Actors: CSI Interviews First Nations Actor Justin Rain

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“Whenever there is an opportunity to share my experience with people, it usually doesn’t take much for me to jump on board,” states Justin Rain when I ask him about his experiences at a recent event co-hosted by Career Services and the Indigenous Student Centre.

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Indigenous Peoples' Career Stories

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Listen to our Panel from various walks of life introduce themselves and discuss their backgrounds, their education, the obstacles they have overcome. These Aboriginal representatives are here to answer tell their story and answer your questions.

 

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You are an Arts Student

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You are an Arts student. After four years of your hard work, studying a subject you absolutely love, you receive your B.A. and enter the “real world." Are you worried that you won’t be able to succeed in the competitive job market with those other students with "practical" degrees in their hands?

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What is Sustainability?

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The words “sustainability,” “going green”or“ green building” is coming up more often in discussions. But have you really thought about the idea and what you can do to reduce your footprint? 

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Dave's Diary: Work Is...

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SFU Surrey hosted a very successful open house, in recognition of its 10th anniversary as an SFU campus. It was fun evening - lots of prospective students, parents, various members of the community - joined in the celebrations. We had the chance to get some people's thoughts on "work." What did they say?

By: David Lindskoog 5132 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Career Peer - More Than Just Resumes

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Have you heard of Peer Education? It is a great opportunity to learn tremendously and give back to the SFU community at the same time. Read what career peers had to say about being one. And take advantage of many leadership opportunities that SFU offers.

By: Eric Kang 6446 reads | 0 comments
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Unsure What to Do With Your Life? “No Problem” Says Sean Aiken

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Compared to university graduates decades ago, students today are faced with an even greater number of career paths to choose from. How are we supposed to know which career to pursue? Despite graduating from Capilano College as a top student and valedictorian, Sean Aiken was not an exception.

By: Eric Kang 9953 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Raccoons - The Perfect Career Role Models

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Raccoons are wonderful creatures - and as worthy of praise for their career-navigation skills as any other creature I can currently think of. So, let us appreciate the greatness that is the raccoon, and think of them the next time we're pondering our next career move.

By: David Lindskoog 6033 reads | 0 comments
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E-E-E

Career Peers

"There's more to finding a job than surfing the net" These are the famous words career advisors state on a daily basis to current students and recent graduates. A well-rounded job search strategy is critical for career success and involves the 3 E’s for excelling: EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE and ENGAGE

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Transition to the “Real World”. Scared?

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For some of you, the thought of making the transition from academia to the world of full-time work may be quite daunting. Luckily, SFU's Backpack to Briefcase event can help.

By: Grace Lee 4603 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Originality, By Design

Authenticity

Standing out - in a good way - is one of the best things you can do in your work search. Given the volume in most job applications these days, giving an employer the impression that you've got something other applicants don't is almost always a good thing. But what DO you have that no one else does?

By: David Lindskoog 5492 reads | 0 comments
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