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Gearing Up for the Green: Tips for Networking at Golf Events

Golf

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 607 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op at Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley

Qualcomm

Evgeny Vinnik is a PhD student at the School of Computing Science.  In this article he shares about his experiences during his internship with Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley during the summer of 2014.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 1445 reads | 0 comments
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How to Survive in a Fast-Paced Office Environment

priority management

Fast-paced office environments can be very stressful!  Business student Christine shares her tips on how to manage in this kind of environment, based on what she learned at Appnovation Technologies.

By: Christine Liew 1892 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 2]: Not Raspberry Pie, but Raspberry Pi

Science AL!VE

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.  This is part 2 of a 4 part series.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 513 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

toronto

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 1950 reads | 0 comments
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Pro Bono vs. Speculation Work

Volunteering

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 441 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 1]: “Who here thinks Science is cool?!”

Science AL!VE

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 811 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Reflections

International Co-op

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  This is the second part of Ian’s and Edwin’s adventures, where Ian describes his observations about interning in California.

By: Ian Brown 1235 reads | 0 comments
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Networking Opportunities at SAP

Networking

Did you ever think about taking advantage of networking opportunities at your workplace while you are on your co-op?  Business student Helen Bowman discusses the networking opportunities she was able to take advantage of during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 721 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Communication

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 1523 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women’s Shelter

ENGAGE

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 1131 reads | 0 comments
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Toastmasters: Speak Up for Your Career!

Personal Development

Do you want to become a better communicator and leader? Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking? You may want to consider SFU’s own Burnaby Mountain Toastmasters Club, an opportunity for the general public to gather together and prepare for interview settings, job and career development, and general group environments. 

By: Sheri Wong 1122 reads | 0 comments
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Wanted: Individuals Desiring An Adventure

Assisting Individuals with Disadvantages

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 977 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Preparing

Co-op

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  Ian and Edwin are both recently graduated from engineering, and share their perspective on relocating to California for a co-op position.  In this article Ian describes the preparation and going to California

By: Ian Brown 2738 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

communication

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 1076 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Co-operative Education

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 2197 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Stategic Plan [Part 1]: What is it?

Indigenous

Do you know how SFU decides how to Indigenize the University?

 

By: Laura Forsythe 1463 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute; Marena Brinkhurst

Indigenous Research Institute

Read about Indigenous Research Institutes scholar Marena Brinkhurst and her work in Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to community-based land-use planning.

By: Marena Brinkhurst 1016 reads | 0 comments
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Free Coast Salish Drumming and Singing workshops

Indigenous

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and the Office for Aboriginal Peoples presents free Coast Salish Drumming and Singing workshops 

By: Laura Forsythe 1899 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Involved in Initiatives Beyond Your Core Work

Co-op

Business Student Helen Bowman shares how she was able to go above and beyond her job description by volunteering at work.  Not only did she develop her skills but she was able to give back in a meaningful way.

By: Helen Bowman 987 reads | 0 comments
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