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Work Smarter, Not Harder – Manage Your Time Effectively

Life Balance

By managing your time effectively, you will be able to feel like you are on top of things, and be more productive, which will result in job satisfaction and most of all…more time to enjoy life!

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Positive Work/Life Balance: Living Well to Learn Well

Life Balance

You may be feeling overworked and it may seem that you just don’t have enough time in your life to do anything, but rest assured, you are not alone. The whole work/life balance is a perception and opinion of one’s own priorities and values. People feel stressed because they find that they do not have time or missed out on a chance to do certain activities.

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Finding a Sustainable, Green, Career

CSI Blog

Going green is a relatively new practice, and many employers are now interested in ensuring that they are doing everything that they can to be sustainable. So what does this mean to you, the student or new graduate? If you would like to look for new and emerging career possibilities in sustainability or the environment, a green career may be for you. So what exactly is a green career? According to ECO Canada (eco.ca), a green job, or career, is employment that contributes to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment.

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Get Involved: Engage Your Faculty!

CSI Blog

We hope that you have settled into the groove of the new semester, having survived the chaotic first week of locating where your lecture is, and who the smartest-looking kid in your class is. While academics are of priority, you may want to consider how you might get involved with your faculty. Here’s an opportunity for you to expand your passion for what you are studying, be represented in your academic experience, and perhaps get some clarity about your career options and opportunities.

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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals!

Personal Development

Many of you have made New Years’ resolutions, to either get in shape or study better for the Spring 2013 semester. However, we all know that it is easier said than done. Setting goals are easy, but accomplishing them is harder. So, to help, we will introduce (or re-acquaint) you with setting SMART goals. What is a SMART goal?

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Join a Campus Club. You Will Become Awesome!


The start of the New Year usually means turning over a new leaf, and a fresh beginning to conquer whatever goal it is you wish to accomplish. While your mind is fresh from relaxing over the cheery winter holidays, you might think about what you would like to get involved in during the spring semester. There are many ways to help achieve your aspirations, and one of these methods is to help improve yourself…by joining a campus club!

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Go International: Why you should travel, study, and work abroad!

Career Exploration

Have you ever considered travelling outside of Canada to work or study? Did you know that as an SFU student you have many opportunities to travel, and get credit for it? SFU International has an excellent exchange program in which you can work or study abroad!

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Oh the Holidays: The Time to Keep Working…Socially.


Time flies and before you know it, you’ll be attending a lot of holiday parties, activities and social functions. Surprisingly however, these holiday gatherings provide the perfect opportunity to be networking, building relationships, learning about diverse jobs, and starting career conversations that could assist you on getting a head start on your future career exploration and work search.

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The End of the Semester, the End of the Year: Time to Reflect

Professional Development

The end of the Fall semester, and 2012, is coming to a close. Some people believe in making new years’ resolutions with goals of bettering themselves, while some people are content with just letting the new year roll in. Instead of focusing on making future goals, why not reflect on everything that you have done this year?

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Interested in Teaching? Here are some potential work environments!

CSI Blog

When most of us think of the profession “Teacher”, he automatically thinks of an elementary or high school teacher. Yet, there are many fields out there that require teachers or instructors to help teach and distribute knowledge.

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