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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

Diversity & Inclusion

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

By: Jien Hilario 3151 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

Stress

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 3317 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

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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 Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 7119 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

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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 5208 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

I am Able

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 4380 reads | 0 comments
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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 3573 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

DiversityandInclusion

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 4053 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

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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 3783 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Learning

“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 3872 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Interviews

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 6320 reads | 0 comments
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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 4320 reads | 0 comments
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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 3861 reads | 0 comments
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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

Mentorship

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 3930 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

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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 11297 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

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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 7454 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

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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 3517 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

DiversityandInclusion

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 13533 reads | 0 comments
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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

Work Search

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 13682 reads | 0 comments
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Using Social Media as Your Portfolio

Online

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 9818 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours

Career Services

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 7947 reads | 0 comments
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