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Networking Opportunities at SAP

Co-operative Education

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 658 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Co-operative Education

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 1410 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women’s Shelter

Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women's Shelter

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 1071 reads | 0 comments
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Toastmasters: Speak Up for Your Career!

Career Services

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 1055 reads | 0 comments
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Wanted: Individuals Desiring An Adventure

International

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

Apple

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 2574 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

Email

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 998 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

interview research

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 2111 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Stategic Plan [Part 1]: What is it?

Series

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

 

By: Laura Forsythe 1355 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute; Marena Brinkhurst

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 894 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 1739 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Involved in Initiatives Beyond Your Core Work

Co-operative Education

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 921 reads | 0 comments
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Why Being a Tutor Can Help You Become a Better Student

Tutoring

Ever wanted to become a tutor? Find out why being a tutor can actually help you become a better student.   

By: Alexandra Petryszak 1611 reads | 0 comments
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The Perfect Volunteer Opportunities by Season

Kim Huynh

Kim gives us a quick list of various different seasonal volunteering opportunities! Are there any others that you can think of?

By: Kim Huynh 818 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Typical Science Co-op

Fraser Valley Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre

As a Biomedial Physiology major I always thought that my co-op placements would involve a lab, research of some sort or a hospital. Turns out working as a secretary at a physiotherapy clinic taught me so much more about how to work in the healthcare system than any of those seemingly more glamorous placements ever could. 

By: Kirsten Hinlopen 1230 reads | 0 comments
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L's of TaLK

Co-op

Melissa spent six months teaching English in Korea through the TaLK program.  She shares four simple steps to help students enjoy their term abroad. 

By: Melissa Yuen 1234 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Internal Communication

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 1705 reads | 0 comments
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IATSU's Design for Donations

Volunteering

Nicola shares her insights from volunteering with Design for Donations by the Interactive Arts and Technology Student Union of SFU. Gain design experience on the types of projects you're interested in, while raising money for the charity of your choice!

By: Nicola Sznajder 803 reads | 0 comments
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Margaret’s Co-op Experience: Two Job Positions with One Stone

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Working at the CBI Health Clinic has certainly been a once in a life time experience. Taking on the challenge of working in a clinical environment that I was unfamiliar with has shown me skills I didn’t realize I possessed.  In gaining these skills, it helped keep me on board for an unexpected second term of co-op with a new position and new experiences.

By: Margaret Chang 1499 reads | 0 comments
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Be A Leader in Your Club!

Volunteering

Already involved in a club? Why not take it a step further and become a club executive! Loren goes through 4 reasons to consider taking on a leadership role in a student club or association.

By: Loren Catotal 702 reads | 0 comments
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