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Dave’s Diary: How to Not Regret Your Major

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There I was, waiting for the next ridiculously overcrowded sardine can of a train on my way home after work last night, pleasantly minding my own business, leaning inconspicuously against the wall, when it caught my eye: a headline running across the big flat screen tv that Skytrain stations have these days: ‘Majority of People Regret Their Major in University,’ or something to that effect.

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Dave’s Diary: Career Wellness, Part 2 – Making the Math Make Sense

Dave's Diary

Isn’t it annoying when someone answers a question with more questions? Yes, I left off last week with a bunch of questions without the common decency of providing any answers whatsoever.

 

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Dave's Diary: Career Wellness, Part 1

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How do you make your career a part of your overall wellness? How do you know when this aspect of your life is out of balance, and what can you do to even things out? How do you define career wellnes?  Dave shares his thoughts on career wellness and balance in a two part series.

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Dave’s Diary: Growing Up, or Not

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I remember vividly the many number of times I was asked in my childhood years, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Though I have no idea what my very first answer to that question would have been (dinosaur?), there were definitely some memorable ones along the way. Astronaut, mechanic, astro-mechanic, cosmonaut, entomologist, space scientist, architect, musician, space musician.

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Peeriodical: Parents Can Help!

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So, your child got accepted into the university. Gone are the days of Meet-the-Teacher Nights, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and PAC Meetings. You probably feel a little bit lost. Or maybe relieved?  But you probably still worry: “will they succeed?” “will they have enough self-discipline to study?” “will they find a successful career after graduation?”

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Peeriodical: Can I Help You With Anything Else?

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It was because of this very question that I landed on my current job today. I was then a student staff with SFU Student Development. The department played a central role in organizing campus events and programs, and to this day I am still amazed at my supervisor’s ability to accomplish everything she sets out to do. 

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Peeriodical: An Exciting Career Path with SFU’s Career Development Practitioner Certificate

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Seeking to change, upgrade, develop or build your career? Do you like helping people and have an interest in career development? If so, Simon Fraser University’s continuing education program “Career Development Practitioner Certificate” within Career and Life Planning may be your answer to a meaningful career with promising job prospects.

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Peeriodical: To Shake or Not to Shake? “Sick Handshake” Etiquette

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Going to an interview used to be so simple. What could be easier? Well, maybe a lot of things, but at least steps 1 through 4 were pretty straightforward. Right? I mean, what could possibly go wrong with introducing yourself and shaking hands?

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“Volunteer for your career” – what does that really mean to you??

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What if you have not got a definite career path in mind or for that matter what if you are not sure what you really want to do? Now is the time to explore volunteer positions that are of interest to you – why you ask – for many reasons.

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Peeriodical: Brave Like Bunko

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This mirror poem is for present and future fans of, “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need” by Daniel H. Pink.  Check it out at www.johnnybunko.com

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Peeriodical: Be an SFU Club Executive!!

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Judging from my experience as the co-chair of the humanitarian student group called World University Service of Canada (WUSC), one sure way to really enrich your experience on campus AND to enhance your learning is to become a club or student union executive.

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Peeriodical: KNOW THYSELF

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So you have graduated from university and are hanging your well-earned degree on your bedroom wall, and all of  a sudden, a tiny, yet unavoidable voice in the back of your head is quietly screaming “No time to celebrate, you need to find a job!” or “I’ve got my degree…what do I do with it?!’.

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Peeriodical: Top Employment Trends in Canada

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Ever since we were young, we all had dreams of becoming something big, something extravagant. But as we grow up, we begin to realize that our changing interests, abilities and what the economy has to offer often shapes our career aspirations.

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Peeriodical: Considering Coop?

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in an occupation but was not sure about it? With the co-op program at SFU, you can do just that. With terms of employment typically being 4-8 months, this is plenty of time for you to see what it is to work in a particular occupation and help with your career decisions.

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Peeriodical: The 10 Minute Commute – Resources and Useful Information for Working on Campus

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Have you ever thought about working in a place that you are familiar with?  Perhaps a Tim Horton’s close by? For many students the idea of working at SFU might be a great option, if you prefer a 10 minute jaunt to work after class or an opportunity to learn more about how a university operates.

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Peeriodical: Applying to Graduate School: A Students Guide

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Someone once said that you should write about what you know. So when I was asked by one of the Peer Education Coordinators to write a career-related blog for their website, I felt compelled to write about the process of applying for graduate school, as I am currently applying for several schools myself.

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