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SFU Peer Programs Celebrate the End of Another Successful Year

Peer Education

Dal Sohal, Manager of Peer Programs, emceed the event. We heard first-hand from Dr. Tim Rahilly, Associate Vice President of Students and International, and Professor Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor of SFU. During his short speech, President Petter gave kudos to the student volunteers for their contributions in making SFU a student-centred university.

By: Kelvin Claveria 5733 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Take a Holistic Approach to Your Education

Career Peers

I am sure you have heard of the concept of taking a holistic approach to health.  I first learned about this concept when I took an elective course in Kinesiology at SFU during my undergraduate degree. A holistic approach to health examines the physical, social, emotional and mental needs of a person to determine one’s overall wellness.

By: Johnny Seto 12755 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Olympic Sized Persistence Pays Off

Career Peers

If there’s someone who knows about the terrifying journey that is the work search, it is Marissa Nahanee. She was a panellist at the Indigenous Peoples Career Stories event on March 3, 2011.  Marissa has worked on many world class events, including the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Torch relay and visits by Princes Charles and Edward. But Marissa’s job did not just happen to her – she had to work for it.

By: Dionne Liu 6993 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Make the Right Impression with Handshake and Email Etiquette

CSI Blog

Ever wonder what exactly makes a good impression when it comes to business? With my new job under my belt, I’ve networked and met several influential individuals.  Upon introducing myself, shaking hands and getting to know these people, I have come to realize that there is a certain business etiquette that everyone that hopes to make a good impression should know.

By: Stephanie Juy 8196 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Transitions – A Starting Point

Series

Transitions! Sleeping to waking, travelling from home to work and back again and switching from task to task are some of the more common every day transitions that people experience.  Most aren’t life-changing and take place on a regular basis, so we tend not to think about them when they occur.

By: Michael Clarke 8436 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: 5 Ways Working Overseas Benefits Your Career

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“You’re going to teach English overseas eh? Sounds cool. So what kind of ‘real’ job are you going to do when you get back?” I hadn’t planned that part yet, but my friend’s comment stung a bit and made me second guess my decision. Maybe he was right. My overseas experience would be a useless footnote in my work history.

By: Greig Baird 5134 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Find Out About Informational Interviews

CSI Blog

There was a time when I didn’t know what informational interviews were. Little did I know that I could contact people who had positions that sounded interesting and ask about what they did! Can you imagine how shocked I was when I found out, I wondered why would anyone want to help me?

By: Helen Kim 5870 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Ever consider a mentorship program?

CSI Blog

Have you ever felt uncertain about your career and wished you had some guidance? Especially from someone who had a successful career and who also seemed genuinely happy with what they were doing? Well these are similar questions I asked myself and one day while searching online I came across Women in Leadership.

By: Helen Kim 5315 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Twitter Vs. Carrier-Pigeon

Series

We are now the post modernists. We are slowly moving away from the target population of advertisements into the strange and illustrious world of being grown-ups, having jobs, and being self sufficient.  We are also unfortunate enough to be the “in-between” generation in terms of technology.  Our parents, while inferior in email technology, excel at verbal communication.

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Peeriodical: Parents Can Help!

CSI Blog

So, your child got accepted into the university. Gone are the days of Meet-the-Teacher Nights, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and PAC Meetings. You probably feel a little bit lost. Or maybe relieved?  But you probably still worry: “will they succeed?” “will they have enough self-discipline to study?” “will they find a successful career after graduation?”

By: Gabriela Wieczorek 5422 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: To Shake or Not to Shake? “Sick Handshake” Etiquette

Interviews

Going to an interview used to be so simple. What could be easier? Well, maybe a lot of things, but at least steps 1 through 4 were pretty straightforward. Right? I mean, what could possibly go wrong with introducing yourself and shaking hands?

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Peeriodical: Top Employment Trends in Canada

Career Peers

Ever since we were young, we all had dreams of becoming something big, something extravagant. But as we grow up, we begin to realize that our changing interests, abilities and what the economy has to offer often shapes our career aspirations.

By: Rosa 5196 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: The 10 Minute Commute – Resources and Useful Information for Working on Campus

CSI Blog

Have you ever thought about working in a place that you are familiar with?  Perhaps a Tim Horton’s close by? For many students the idea of working at SFU might be a great option, if you prefer a 10 minute jaunt to work after class or an opportunity to learn more about how a university operates.

By: Natasha Kwan 5426 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Applying to Graduate School: A Students Guide

Peeriodicals

Someone once said that you should write about what you know. So when I was asked by one of the Peer Education Coordinators to write a career-related blog for their website, I felt compelled to write about the process of applying for graduate school, as I am currently applying for several schools myself.

By: Ross 5873 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Harness the Power of Networking at SFU

Career Peers

In today’s competitive job market, no matter what field or industry you are in, the key to discovering the hidden job market is through networking.  It’s all about “who knows you”.  Networking involves mutually connecting and building a relationship with others at a personal and professional level as sources of information and support.

By: Tracy 7565 reads | 0 comments
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