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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Communique

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 2223 reads | 0 comments
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SFU's First-Year-Experience Program: Something All First Years Should Join!

Personal Development

Are you starting at SFU this fall? Know someone who is? Consider the many First Year programs that SFU has to offer!

By: Anju Chhokar 853 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

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Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 2142 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Four]: Language Revitalization

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Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the fourth post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 1534 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Can I Have Your Number (For a Reference)?

Stephen Kaita

Will your next volunteer organizer remember you? Our human nature is we lose some memories. But there are strategies to keep your references strong. This is an article on the importance of gathering references.

By: Stephen Kaita 1053 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Three]: Language Maintenance

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the third post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 1657 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Two]: Language Loss

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the second post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 1570 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

Communication, Art and Technology

We’ve all been put into situations where we have felt lost, unsure, or unfamiliar with our surroundings. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of a new or unfamiliar corporate environment.

By: Christina Martino 2630 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Co-op Experience

Communication, Art and Technology

Want to make the most of your work term and thrive in the position? Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 tips on maximizing your Co-op experience. 

By: Kelly Furey 3333 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women [Part 1]: The Keepers of Language

Indigenous

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the first of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 1399 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Selina's Top 3 Tips

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Selina RobinsonMLA of Coquitlam-Maillardville, shares her top insights from the session that she delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates.

By: Selina Robinson 1574 reads | 0 comments
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Keeping Track of your Volunteerism

ENGAGE

Are you making sure to keep a record of your Volunteer involvement? It is more important that you think!

By: Nicola Sznajder 869 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

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After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 1644 reads | 0 comments
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July Link Round Up

OLC Blog

Every month we collect our favourite content from our site and around and web, and we collect it for you in one easy-to-read place! Check out our highlights from July.

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Backpack to Briefcase: Léo's Top 3 Tips

Backpack to Briefcase Top Tips Video Series

Léo NewmanAssociate Consultant, shares his top insights from the session that he delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates.

By: Léo Newman 1431 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua's Job Tips: Branching Out and Standing Out at the BC Cancer Agency

BC Cancer Agency

Working in a huge building can be intimidating and make you feel very small, especially as a temporary Co-op student. Check out what Josh did to make sure everyone in the BC Cancer Research Center knew who he was!

By: Joshua Koehn 1389 reads | 0 comments
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Using Your Vacation to Develop Your Career

Python

Statistics professional Eric Cai used part of his recent vacation to learn Python programming, and found it a great way to further his skillset while keeping his mind sharp. He encourages students to consider devoting part of their next vacation towards professional development.

By: Eric Cai 1762 reads | 0 comments
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Is Volunteering Good For Your Health?

Volunteering

We all know that volunteering has many great effects for the volunteer and their community, but can it also help you stay healthy? A recent study suggests it can!

By: Loren Catotal 737 reads | 0 comments
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Tips and Tricks for Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator and InDesign Edition

Adobe Illustrator

Alex Brzezinski, a senior Communication Co-op student, knows a lot about using Adobe Creative Suite. In her last article, Alex gave us some tried and true tips for easing your way into Photoshop. This week, she tackles a few Illustrator and InDesign insider tips to simplify your design process.

By: Alex Brzezinski 1187 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Coop Interviews: How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want

Co-op

A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 2201 reads | 0 comments
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