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How Volunteer Experience Can Help Land You a Co-op Placement

professional development

Have you ever wondered if volunteer experience can be a more valuable experience in a hiring manager’s mind? Have you ever wondered about hidden benefits that go with volunteerism? If yes, this article is for you. Find out what makes volunteering distinct on your resume, and how it can help you land a co-op!

By: Kate Smirnova 7353 reads | 0 comments
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Gearing Up for the Green: Tips for Networking at Golf Events

Networking

Natalie is in her fourth year at the Beedie School of Business pursuing a BBA with concentrations in Marketing and Human Resource Management.  She shares how to network during golf events. 

By: Natalie Botteselle 4749 reads | 0 comments
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Pro Bono vs. Speculation Work

Communication, Art and Technology

As a freelancer interested in certain aspects of volunteering, Nicola distinguishes between what it means when an opportunity is stated as Pro Bono or Speculation work?

By: Nicola Sznajder 4927 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women’s Shelter

Loren Catotal

Be an advocate for gender equality, and volunteer with the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women's Shelter. They are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support to women who may be experiencing sexual or physical abuse. Click through to read more!

By: Loren Catotal 6641 reads | 0 comments
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Wanted: Individuals Desiring An Adventure

ENGAGE

Looking to travel to a foreign country? Try something new? Meet some new people? You and AID could be a perfect match!

By: Esther Wei 5148 reads | 0 comments
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The Perfect Volunteer Opportunities by Season

Volunteering

Kim gives us a quick list of various different seasonal volunteering opportunities! Are there any others that you can think of?

By: Kim Huynh 4118 reads | 0 comments
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IATSU's Design for Donations

Communication, Art and Technology

Nicola shares her insights from volunteering with Design for Donations by the Interactive Arts and Technology Student Union of SFU. Gain design experience on the types of projects you're interested in, while raising money for the charity of your choice!

By: Nicola Sznajder 4816 reads | 0 comments
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Be A Leader in Your Club!

Professional Associations and Clubs

Already involved in a club? Why not take it a step further and become a club executive! Loren goes through 4 reasons to consider taking on a leadership role in a student club or association.

By: Loren Catotal 4296 reads | 0 comments
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How to Apply the Skills from our Volunteer Experiences to Future Careers

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As a follow up to Kim's article, "Employability Skills You Can Gain Through Volunteering," read how those three key employability skills could be applied to a future career! Let us know: How would these skills apply to your own dream job?

By: Kim Huynh 4641 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: Love Your Neighbour

Volunteering

This week's SFU Club of the Week is the SFU Chapter of Love Your Neighbour. Here's a spotlight on this club that has expanded to offer local and international opportunities for students.

By: Emily Co 5927 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: A Letter to A Reader

Opinion

Why do you volunteer? There are many reasons why people volunteer for both professional and personal reasons. This is a personal article on why I volunteer at specific organizations. 

By: Stephen Kaita 4617 reads | 0 comments
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What Volunteering Can Do For You That Classrooms Can't

ENGAGE

Academics are certainly important, but volunteering can certainly help you in other aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. Nicola explains some key benefits to gain from volunteering.

By: Nicola Sznajder 4040 reads | 0 comments
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Caring for the Elderly with Three Links Care Society

Opportunities

Do you enjoy hanging out with your grandparents and listening to their stories from “back in the day”?  Then consider volunteering at Three Links Care Centre!

By: Loren Catotal 7046 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer with SFU Public Square's 2014 Community Summit!

Jordana Fridman

SFU Public Square is recruiting for a variety of volunteer roles for their upcoming 2014 Community Summit taking place October 19th-24th, and titled "Innovation, The Shock of the Possible." Read about what it will be like to be a part of this exciting event!

By: Jordana Fridman 4911 reads | 0 comments
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Employability Skills You Can Gain Through Volunteering

professional development

How does volunteering help your employability? Kim goes through a few of the top skills that you can gain from volunteering that will also help you as a working employee.

By: Kim Huynh 11471 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: The Social Media Network (SFUSMN)

General

This week, Emily features The Social Media Network as the SFU Club of the Week. Read about how their activities aim to increase students' professional social media prowess!

By: Emily Co 6997 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience Volunteering as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley

Anju recounts her experience as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, and what she learned about herself and others.

By: Anju Chhokar 7770 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 4 Reasons to Become a Coach

Volunteering

Coaches. We have had them since we were five-years-old in sports, academics, or life. Throughout the years, we learn from other people, and this has had an influence on who we become. This is an article on reasons to become a coach. 

By: Stephen Kaita 4961 reads | 0 comments
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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

Volunteering

Challenging volunteer positions require more time and effort, but they can also be important stepping stones in your career path. Check out what Nicola says you need to be successful in a more difficult volunteer position.

By: Nicola Sznajder 4498 reads | 0 comments
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How to Work, Study, and Volunteer at the Same Time

Volunteering

If you're finding the prospect of working and volunteering while being a student daunting, don't fear! Hear from two SFU students leading busy yet productive lives.

By: Loren Catotal 9294 reads | 0 comments
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