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Voluntourism (Pt 1): Things To Consider When Pairing Volunteering With Travel!

Alyssa Barnhouse

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 955 reads | 0 comments
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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

Communique

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 1433 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 2] My First Work Term at Malaspina Labs

Career Exploration

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  He shares how he got to the program and how co-op has been a great help!

By: Patrick Underwood 942 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 1] From Teaching to Computing Science

Co-op Reflections

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  He shares how he got there and how co-op has been a great help!

By: Patrick Underwood 1012 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Public Relations: The Beauty of a Practicum

SFU Continuing Studies

Do you think practicums are not worthwhile? Think again! Natalie did her practicum at Elettra Communications for the SFU PR Certificate and she lists 3 reasons why practicums are worthwhile.

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Coach Talks: I Volunteer As… a Recruit?

experience

Have you ever thought volunteer opportunities can lead to your next job opportunity? One of the best ways to land your next job is to volunteer. This is an article on using volunteer opportunities as a strategic tool to get your next paid position.

By: Stephen Kaita 1137 reads | 0 comments
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4 More Misconceptions About Co-op You Need to Burn Right Now

Personal Development

Emily Taylor, senior Communication Co-op student, debunks 4 more misconceptions about joining Co-op in part 2 of our series. 

By: Emily Taylor 1213 reads | 0 comments
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Go With the Flow, Opportunity Will Come

Cooledge Lighting

As a co-op student you often get a lot of advice about the value of research based or industry based co-op.  According to Kay, sometimes we just need to sort out which one suits each indvidual best. Read on to learn about her experience with both research based and industry based co-op positions.

By: Kay Sze 1350 reads | 0 comments
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May Link Round Up

link round up

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 May.

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Volunteering as a Creative

Nicola Sznajder

There are many creative endeavors that an SFU student can pursue (either as professional or as a hobbyist) ranging from Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Film, and so forth.

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"Why Should I Join A Club?"

ENGAGE

Student clubs are a great way to get involved with the campus community! Loren shares her views on why you should join one ASAP!

By: Loren Catotal 852 reads | 0 comments
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A day in the life of a Taxpayer Services Agent at CRA

Canada Revenue Agency

Haqikat is a fourth year Business student who worked at Canada Revenue Agency for co-op.  Haqikat shares what training and a typical day looks like as a Taxpayer Services Agent. 

By: Haqikat Hans 2531 reads | 0 comments
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The Secret to Securing Your First Co-Op Term: A Reflection On My First Co-op Search And How I Landed My Dream Placement

co-op student

Kelly is a Communications Co-op student who landed her dream job. She shares how she did this with 5 tips! 

By: Kelly Furey 2711 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering With The Indian Summer Festival!

Festival

Looking to get out and engage with your community this summer? The Indian Summer Festival is a great opporunity to meet new people and help out with an awesome event!

By: Trisha Dulku 714 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

Life Balance

5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 1982 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: SFU K.STORM

K Storm

Want to get involved with clubs on-campus? Emily takes a look at K-Storm, a club promoting involvement in Korean Culture to SFU students!

By: Emily Co 937 reads | 0 comments
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A Sober Year

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

June 03, 2009 is the day my life took a dramatic turn as I turned away from drugs and alcohol and toward a different life.

By: Christina Coolidge 1277 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

Series

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

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Celebrating Education with the Nisga'a

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

I had the pleasure of attending Nisga’a Ts’amiks graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 31, 2014 and to meet SFU’s new director of the Indigenous Student Centre.

By: Christina Coolidge 1578 reads | 0 comments
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Help Others Help Themselves

Volunteering

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is the longest running and busiest emotional distress help line in British Columbia and is constantly looking for more help!

By: Alyssa Barnhouse 783 reads | 0 comments
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