Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?


Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways I’ve learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 43 reads | 0 comments

The Perks of Failure

Life Experience

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 884 reads | 0 comments

Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?


It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

By: Jien Hilario 781 reads | 0 comments

How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Dixon Transition Society

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.



By: Jien Hilario 1331 reads | 0 comments

How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung


Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

By: Jien Hilario 1208 reads | 0 comments

One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions


Ever had a business idea and thought it was worth a shot? These resources can help you transform your business idea into reality.

By: Samad Raza 887 reads | 0 comments

Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel


“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 989 reads | 0 comments

Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Seeking Students

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 1418 reads | 0 comments

Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

Life Experience

Ever wondered what there is to gain from volunteering? Check out my blog post and discover all that volunteering has to offer.

By: Julia C. Fernandes 1084 reads | 0 comments

Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Cover Letters

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 954 reads | 0 comments

Don’t Think You Can Be a Role Model? Here Are 4 Things I Learned from Becoming a Volunteer Mentor: an Interview with Alex Hook

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver reached out to SFU student Alex Hook about his perspective on youth mentorship and the opportunity of being a role model. 

By: Wes Martin 1033 reads | 0 comments

What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability


If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

By: Jien Hilario 9271 reads | 0 comments

Disclosing Disability


Living with a mental illness or any invisible disability comes with many challenges. One of the most prominent is whether or not one should disclose their status to others. 

By: Jien Hilario 2350 reads | 0 comments

Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

personal experience

Privilege shapes our world in both visible and "invisible" ways. Jien discusses the ways in which privilege is granted to the nondisabled, and how acknowledging this privilege is one way we can all help. 

By: Jien Hilario 1304 reads | 0 comments

How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options


Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

By: Jien Hilario 10646 reads | 0 comments

3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume


The term leadership has become a buzzword when describing one’s abilities and skillsets, but leadership is an imperative skill that can give you a competitive edge. Matthew offers three ways to convey this skill to employers when looking for work. 

By: Matthew Furtado 4593 reads | 0 comments

Using Social Media as Your Portfolio

Social Media

Do you know absolutely nothing about social media? Want to ensure that you are on the right track to proper social media management? If you answered yes to either or both questions above, have no worries! Keep on reading to learn how to use social media to your advantage. 

By: Sarah Saghah 3658 reads | 0 comments

How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours


Why should you bother spending 2 hours to make a LinkedIn profile? In this blog, Joanne talks about about her experience using LinkedIn and Lynda.com to build her online presence. 

By: Joanne J Lui 4044 reads | 0 comments

How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

Professional Associations and Clubs

While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 5210 reads | 0 comments

5 Ways to Avoid the Long Distance Travel Blues


A long bus or plane ride is associated with awkward social situations, a lack of food options, the weird tiny bathroom in the back, and of course, trying not to become mind-numbingly bored.  I’ve investigated past personal experiences to build a survival guide to avoid the long-distance travel blues.

By: Daniel Frolick 6304 reads | 0 comments
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