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Does Humour Work At Work?

Career Services

Do you have a sense of humour? Do you believe that humour at work helps you improve productivity, boost morale or even breed creativity?

By: Jeannie Chong 4747 reads | 0 comments
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Mentor Your Way

CSI Blog

Do you know what Bill Gates, Yves Saint Laurent, and Plato have in common? They all had incredible mentors. Whether you’re beginning your career journey or you are well on your way, it is always nice to have someone along for the ride who can provide you guidance, support, and wisdom.

By: Jeannie Chong 4843 reads | 0 comments
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Work Towards Your Career, Not an Hourly Wage

Career Services

Taking summer courses or working for the summer? Thinking about what to do during summer? Why not spend some time volunteering? You’ll be surprised about how much you can gain from a valuable volunteer experience.

By: Jeannie Chong 3759 reads | 0 comments
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Last Minute Job Hunt Strategies

Career Services

Summer is just around the corner. If you are a job seeker without a summer position, don’t worry. Here are four useful tips for your Last Minute Job Hunt. Are you READY to get into job-hunting mode?

By: Jeannie Chong 6363 reads | 0 comments
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Calling It What It Is

CSI Blog

When it comes to careers, a lot of people think of themselves as having a "calling" towards something. What does this mean, and is it even helpful? Some recent research gives us some clues.

By: David Lindskoog 5083 reads | 0 comments
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Unpaid Internships: A Systemic Problem

Career Exploration

The topic of unpaid internships has been a hot item in the news recently. It may not come as a surprise, but I have a big problem with unpaid internships - it just may not be for the reason you think.

By: David Lindskoog 4795 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Reading List

Life Experience

Summer! The one word that every Vancouverite perks up to every time they hear the word mentioned.  With exams just around the corner and the semester ending, everyone is surely looking forward to the end of the month so that they can start their summer plans. However, don’t let your brain rot away by not reading.

By: Mike Wong 4468 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Summer

Volunteering

The days are getting longer and the sunshine is calling you outside.  Your final exams are wrapping up and the feelings of euphoria begin to transform into a mixture of boredom and uncertainty and even you begin to question what the next four months will look like, or longer if this Spring semester was your last.  But Summer 2013 could be so much more for you, and your resume.

By: Liz Kennedy 4875 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV's Kelvin Redvers (Part 2)

Career Exploration

An avid watcher of HBO and AMC hit shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Mad Men, I often daydreamed about what it would be like to work in the film and television industry. Lucky for me, I was able to interview Kelvin Redvers, a young television producer at CTV. This is part 2 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 7185 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV’s Kelvin Redvers (Part 1)

Alumni Spotlight

Career stories are often fascinating, and Kelvin Redvers’ story is no exception. An SFU alumnus, Kelvin shares how he maneuvered his way into his dream job—Aboriginal filmmaker and television producer at CTV—a mere three months after he convocated. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 10186 reads | 0 comments
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To Set Better Goals, Ask: Who Do You Want To Be?

Professional Development

Have a love-hate relationship with goal setting? Join the club! In this article, learn about an alternative approach to personal development, centered around the question, “who do you want to be?”

By: Winnie Kan 7533 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Answer those Tough Interview Questions

Interviews

As we’re coming up to the end of the semester, most of us are thinking of looking for opportunities to work over the summer. As such, most of you are putting together your cover letter and resume, and maybe even your portfolio. Besides the research about the company, how do you prepare for those tough interview questions?

By: Mike Wong 9161 reads | 0 comments
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The Importance of Having a Portfolio

Portfolios

“Do you have a portfolio? When you think about the question itself, it is very simple. In form and construction, the only answer you will ever need is one of two options: yes or no. However, putting it into context changes the entire game. Ask this to a student, and more often than not, their answer is accompanied by a nervous grin, deep sighs, or both.

By: Patricia Pama 59513 reads | 0 comments
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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Life Experience

What can we take from the "smaller" things that we love? Often, they bring our lives tremendous amounts of meaning. It's important to acknowledge that work isn't the only area of life that we can derive meaning or fulfill our values.

By: David Lindskoog 4748 reads | 0 comments
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Cover Letters: Secrets to Capturing Your Employer’s Attention

CSI Blog

Cover letters. The bane of everyone’s work search. A great cover letter doesn’t just happen by itself; rather, it is the result of you taking the time to do your research, and writing effective and meaningful information in a few well-worded sentences.

By: Mike Wong 26320 reads | 0 comments
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Careers of Today That Didn't Exist Yesterday

Career Exploration

It is interesting how quickly the world changes, especially when it comes down career options.  As you know, the labour market is definitely different today than it was ten years ago. Some careers have disappeared while others have surfaced. You have probably come across a new job title and wondered to yourself: “What on earth is that?” and “How do I get that job?” 

By: Mike Wong 6140 reads | 0 comments
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