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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

Co-operative Education

Reality check: a degree doesn’t guarantee a job. Vancouver communications, marketing and writing jobs aren’t waiting for you in the stands at Convocation. You’ve got to hunt for them, and Co-op is your open door. 

By: Emily Taylor 1346 reads | 0 comments
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Sensitive Topics: White Privilege

Indigenous Community Stories

Acknowledging that white privilege exists is the first step to equality and justice for all.

By: Christina Coolidge 1311 reads | 0 comments
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Making the most of the End of Term Project

Co-op Reflections

Co-op students are required to do either a project or presentation to complete their co-op requirements at the end of their work term.  As a communications student, Natalie did not know what to expect the first time she presented her PowerPoint presentation for her project.  Read on so you can have an idea of what to expect for yours!   

By: npope 910 reads | 0 comments
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What to do When You "Don't Have Anything to do"

Co-operative Education

So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 1157 reads | 0 comments
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Engineering My Co-op Journey

Applied Sciences

Can’t find a co-op and feel like there’s no hope left? Many students experience this in their first search term, including Mehul Gautam.  Mehul struggled to get his first and second co-op, but as he gained more experience it got easier over time.  Read on to find out how he overcame these challenges and ended up working for one of the largest engineering companies in the world!

By: Mehul Gautam 1322 reads | 0 comments
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Stepping in the Power Industry: Co-op with Hydro One

Electronics Engineering

Tauseef Alwaris recently changed his major from “Electronics Engineering” to “high voltage Electrical Engineering” because of his various co-ops, speaking to different people, and his educational experiences.  He reflects and shares both how and why he decided to make this change and how Hydro One helped his decision.

By: Tauseef Alwaris 1005 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience with Performance Institute

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

"What do you want to do with your degree?” It’s not a simple question, but the place you find your answer can surprise you. Read as Kiki goes through her co-op experience to find out more.

By: Kikuko Araki 794 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting On My Experience As A Career Peer Educator

Bonita Nath
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Career Peer Educator? Find out what you can gain both personally and professionally! 
By: Bonita Nath 842 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteering Is Sometimes Better Than Working For Pay

Career Exploration

Why work for free? Kim shares her thoughts on why volunteering can sometimes be better than working a paid job when it comes to career exporation! 

By: Kim Huynh 847 reads | 0 comments
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How to Measure Your Success at a Start Up

Communique

I used to think the most exciting part of forging a new career was the prospects of climbing the corporate ladder. The terrifying - yet liberating - truth, is that there are no concrete expectations to exceed. 

By: Emily Taylor 752 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Tips to Enhance Your Summer Break

Work Search

Wondering what activities are available this summer to keep your brain busy while giving you a much needed break from school? Read on to learn the Top 5 Tips to enhance your summer break! 

 

By: Nicole Strutt 1142 reads | 0 comments
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How Not to Annoy Your Coworkers (and other workplace etiquette tips)…

Workplace Success

Many people have had some type of negative experience on public transit, for a variety of reasons. But a common theme is poor etiquette. If you’re starting work this summer, you probably don’t want to be ‘that guy’, so read on for some very useful etiquette tips.

By: Abbas Virji 1420 reads | 0 comments
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Passport to Leadership – Starting Your Leadership Journey

ENGAGE

Delivered over five different workshops (one every two weeks), Passport to Leadership aims to introduce students to basic leadership skills and show them the various ways to get involved around campus.

By: Christina Guan 4137 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer at SFU Summer Camps in 2014!

personal development

Want a great summer volunteer opportunity working with kids and youth? Cadence shares information about SFU's Summer Camp program.

By: Cadence Sun 996 reads | 0 comments
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Thank You, Bus Driver!

Life Experience

As students, many, if not most of us, are dependent on public transit to help us make our way to and from campus. Some of us spend more time on the bus then with our own families.  

By: Christina Coolidge 2144 reads | 0 comments
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What Goes On When Your References Are Checked

Interviews

You did it. You successfully finished the interview, hopefully feeling satisfied. But what about those references you gave to the interviewer – what happens to those now that your interview’s done? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 1434 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Post Interview Tips to Land You the Job

Work Search

Wonder how you can stand out against other candidates to land your perfect summer job? Check out the 5 post interview tips and tricks to help you leave a lasting impression with the hiring manager. 

By: Nicole Strutt 1501 reads | 0 comments
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From Athlete To Coach

Volunteering

Tysun shares his story of progressing from Student to Teacher, or more specifically, from Athlete to Coach and shares some advice for those looking to get involved with their community.

By: Tysun Tallman 863 reads | 0 comments
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Help The Fight Against Impaired Driving: Volunteer for MADD Metro Vancouver – Strides for Change Walk-a-Thon

Strides for Change

Kim highlights a volunteer opportunity with a Mothers Against Drunk Driving event that aims to educated the general public about the dangers of impaired driving and help those affected by it.

By: Kim Huynh 710 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips For Engaging With People

Etiquette

Engaging with your community means first effectively communicating with those around you. Kenny shares some tips on how to do this!

By: Kenny Yang 728 reads | 0 comments
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