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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Entrepreneurship

Leadership

Our March 4th #OLCchat looked at entrepreneurship and the opportunities available to SFU students looking to launch their own business. Our guest Jesse Robson, from SFU's Venture Connections shared his own insights on the experience.

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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

BlackBerry

It was the beginning of my second year at SFU when I was presented with a golden opportunity: I had 24 hours to decide whether or not I would accept an 8 month Co-op position at Blackberry in Ottawa,  4,300 km away from my family, my friends and my life. I was intimidated – to say the least.

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Why You Should Volunteer in Your First Year (Or Start NOW!)

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First year is an important time in any university student's development. Kim discusses why she feels it is also a great time to get involved with volunteering!

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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

Co-op Reflections

The Mechatronics Systems Engineering program puts a focus on a broad scope of experience, Co-op student, Austin Tsai shares his three work terms that provided him with a wide variety of experience to match his educational background.

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Engagement Can Help You Find A Major...and Vice-Versa!

Volunteering

Kenny takes a look at how engaging with yourself can help you contribute to your community and shares a few tips on how to define your major and your field.

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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

Career Services

Everyone has been an entrepreneur at one point or another (lemonade stand anyone?), but what makes you an entrepreneur today? And how can you get the support you need for your thriving ideas? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 450 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

Professional Development

Have you always been someone who has had innovative ideas? Likes to take charge in a group and wants to be their own boss? Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business could be right for you! Fortunately SFU offers many resources and opportunities for current students and recent alumni.

By: Nicole Strutt 666 reads | 0 comments
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Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience

Bolivia

Jeff took Bolivia by storm, working with the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Economico Comunitario (CIDECO), as part of the Bolivian CED Project. Find out more about how his International experience impacted his career journey.

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Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Attract Keen Scholars

FNSA Stories

Each year, SFU selects two Aboriginal graduate students to receive Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarships. Kyle Bobiwash and Nicole Muir were the 2013 recipients, and both of their research plans aim to help others.

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Indigenous Initiatives Librarian: Jenna Walsh

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Indigenous Initiatives Librarian Jenna Walsh has been working with Aboriginal communities and SFU students, staff and faculty to determine how best to enhance and develop the library’s services for Aboriginal students.

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SFU Reaching Out to Aboriginal Youth

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SFU instructors and students are engaged in a variety of community activities that are making a difference to Aboriginal children and youth.

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Major Grant Helps Preserve First Nations Languages

FNLC

Of Canada’s 60 First Nations languages, 30 are found only in B.C.  According to Marianne Ignane, director of SFU’s FNLC, these languages are in a state of decline, which is why she has made it her life’s work to find ways of preserving and teaching these languages.

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5 Budget Friendly Organizations for Volunteering Abroad

International

Want to experience new cultures and travel the world while doing good deeds? Consider volunteering internationally! Emily offers suggestions on organizations you can get involved with to get involved abroad.

By: Emily Co 985 reads | 0 comments
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Kelvin Redvers; Award-Winning Aboriginal Filmmaker and Television Producer

Alumni Spotlight

I believe my desire to help bring understanding between First Nations people and the rest of the world is what drives both my educational and work career; it keeps pushing me to learn and try new things, and onto all kinds of different windy roads.

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Get Comfortable And Engage With The LGBTQ Community

ENGAGE

David profiles an organization looking to bring together Metro Vancouver's youth, of all genders and sexual orientations, to break down barriers and facilitate understanding.

By: David Ly 522 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Workplace Transition

Within the first week of my second work term, it became apparent just how much I would be working with Adobe Illustrator. I felt I should be an expert when I was, in fact, still a beginner. How would I rise to the challenge, and become more familiar with the Adobe Suite while on the job?

By: Elizabeth Krump 508 reads | 0 comments
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Community Within Campus: The SFU Women’s Centre

Engagement Peers

Erika outlines some of The Women's Centre's projects as well as some past and upcoming events. Check it out to learn more about one of SFU's oldest campus amenities.

By: Erika Dee 839 reads | 0 comments
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CRA Student Ambassador Blog

Workplace Success

Kim Hornemann shares how a science loving high school student ended up in SFU's French co-hort program and working for the Canada Revenue Agency while still in University.

By: Kim Hornemann 2511 reads | 0 comments
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Beat the Robots

ATS Systems

Are you in the middle of looking for summer work? Have you applied for countless jobs online but have not been short listed once? Your misfortune could be caused by ATS ‘robot’ systems. Read on for tips and tricks to fight back against ATS systems. 

By: Nicole Strutt 682 reads | 0 comments
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All About Resumes: Content & Style Tips

Career Services

Resumes play an important part in your life for a variety of reasons as discussed in the article. But is your current resume the best it can possibly be? Read on to find out!

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