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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Coop Interviews: How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want

Interviews

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 1905 reads | 0 comments
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Websites to Help You Find Volunteer Opportunities

ENGAGE

Ever feel confused about how to find a Volunteer Opportunity online? Let Kim help!

By: Kim Huynh 1021 reads | 0 comments
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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

Communique

Ever wondered how your academic Communication skills stack up in the workplace? Co-op student Laura Tuturas sheds insight into how Communications prepared her for her workterm at ZE Powergroup.

By: Laura Tuturas 1544 reads | 0 comments
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Ergonomic Exploration

Ergonomics and Human Factors

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology students often find themselves lost in the hazy fog of physiotherapy, med school, chiropractic’s and post-graduate studies.  New graduates can find salvation in a challenging, but rewarding field that calls upon the creative and the technical sides of an individual. Read on to learn about working in the field of Ergonomics.

By: William Thomas 1655 reads | 0 comments
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June 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 June.

By: admin 889 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

Working for SFU

Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 1206 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: Student Marketing Association (SMA)

SFU Club of the Week

In the second part of her series, Emily highlights the Student Marketing Association and how they help students connect with the exciting field of Marketing!

By: Emily Co 1392 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

Computing Science

Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 706 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

Computing Science

 

When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 696 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

Broadcom

 

Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

By: Evgeny Vinnik 687 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

Co-operative Education

Did you know the School of Computing Science has a co-op program for graduate students?  Evgeny was thrilled when he found out and because of the program he was able to land a job with everything he was looking for.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 1135 reads | 0 comments
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How to Balance School, Work And Life While Still Enjoying the Summer Sun

Volunteering

Ever feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities in the summer months? Check out this helpful list for guidance!

By: Anju Chhokar 1095 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Communication, Art and Technology

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 2163 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 3] Reflections

Canada Revenue Agency

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program who worked at for Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  He shares what training is like, learning on the job, and in this article he shares his overall reflections on what it was like to work as a Taxpayer Services Agent.

By: Leo Ng 1168 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 2] Learning on the Job

Career Exploration

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program who worked for Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  In this article of his three-part series, he shares his experience learning on the job.

 

By: Leo Ng 934 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 1] Training for the Role

Leo's CRA Journey

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program.  He worked at Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  He shares what it was like to train for his role as a Taxpayer Services Agent.

By: Leo Ng 1478 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 3] My Second Work Term at IBM

Co-operative Education

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  Patrick shares his experience of transitioning from teacher to computing science, his first co-op at Malaspina, and here he shares his second co-op experience.

By: Patrick Underwood 816 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Magdalena's Top 3 Tips

Backpack to Briefcase Top Tips Video Series

Magdalena Mot, Employment Counselor with Back in Motion, 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: Magdalena Mot 1530 reads | 0 comments
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Voluntourism (Pt 1): Things To Consider When Pairing Volunteering With Travel!

Voluntourism

Have you heard the phrase 'Voluntourism' being thrown around lately? Check out one student's take on what you should consider before leaving the country to volunteer.

By: Alyssa Barnhouse 1027 reads | 0 comments
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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

Career Exploration

Communication Co-op Student and SCOY 2014 winner, Denisa Orlandea,  never anticipated completing all 4 co-op terms in the oil and gas industry, much less considering a career in it. Here are her favorite parts of working for the Oil and Gas industry.

By: Denisa Orlandea 1621 reads | 0 comments
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