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Invitation: FNSA Hosts 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous

 Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity. All at SFU for one day and you're invited! 

By: Lforsythe 2201 reads | 0 comments
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The Skills You Can’t Learn in Class

Co-op Reflections

I knew that co-op work terms would greatly enhance my education and I would gain skills and experience that I could never get from a classroom, but the type of knowledge that I am walking away with is not what I expected.  

By: Tessa Leyland 1486 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Not What Your Communication Degree Can Do for You; It’s What You Can Do For Your Communication Degree

Professional Development

For some employers today, a degree has become the minimum requirement for most entry-level jobs. Having spoke with this year's winner of the SCOY Award of Merit, Terence Chu, the solution to this conundrum, for me, became apparent.  

By: Chris McCluskie 1444 reads | 0 comments
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Tips from the Editor: Blogging 101

OLC Blog

Not sure how to write a blog post or where to get started? Natalie, an Editor for the SFU OLC, shares a step by step guide to write a blog post and she shares some top student examples.  

By: npope 1579 reads | 0 comments
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Risk takers and novelty: Demystifying the barriers of international co-op and exchange

exchange

Consider the benefits of doing an international co-op and exchange.

By: Justin Wong 1132 reads | 0 comments
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Communication: A Key Skill for an Engineer

Tantalus System Corporation

Learn how communication is one of the most important skills to develop at work. 

By: (Joel) Hoi Pak Lun 1145 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad? Top 5 Tips for Success

OLC Blog

Adrian Quiroz is a fourth year student of French, Linguistics, and Speech Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He taught English in France for eight months and shares his tips for success.

By: Adrian Quiroz 1233 reads | 0 comments
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The Summer Internship of a Lifetime: Meet Christina Guan

OLC Blog

What’s your dream job? 

Like many students, Christina Guan has some big dreams.  But her dreams actually became a reality this summer.  Find out how this SFU student was able to utilize her skillset and land an internship of a lifetime. 

By: Natalie Pope 1595 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

your future

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 1088 reads | 0 comments
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How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Applying for jobs can seem tedious and through my experiences, I have compiled six tips that can help you improve your results and get noticed!

By: Clair Lam 1850 reads | 0 comments
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My Tech Journey Started After The www.

technology

I am a Lefty, a techy, and as my coffee mug says, a “hawt geek”. This is what I can proudly say after finding myself through my first co-op placement. On day one, I thought I signed up for work, but what I really signed up for was a second family at Left of the Dot Media Inc. 

By: Moni Manhas 2255 reads | 0 comments
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Clan wrestler collects BA on way to 2015 Pan Am Games

Champion

Justina Di Stasio is an English student at SFU who also is a member of Canada’s national senior women’s wrestling team competing at the 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto.

By: Justin Wong 1298 reads | 0 comments
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Community Engagement Clarifies Career Choice

UBC

Meet Lindsay Wainwright, 32, who has already completed her second year of medical school at UBC even though she is just graduating with her SFU B.Sc. this June. 

By: Diane Mar-Nicolle 1665 reads | 0 comments
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New Co-op. New City. – Tips for Those Moving Away for the First Time

Province

Moving away from home is a life changing experience. It is a combination of exciting and scary, happy and sad, and everything in between. Throw in a new city and a new job and everything just intensifies. One of the first questions that come to mind are what do you do and where do you start?

By: Ronald Yeung 1033 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

Interviews

Jeff Scheffel, Community Developer at Volunteer Burnaby, discusses the diversity of a job in the not-for-profit sector, the importance of collaboration, volunteering, and encourages Communication students not to underestimate their skillset. 

By: Kasia Cookson 1289 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Bring Confidence to the Job Interview

Interviews

Ever feel like interviews do not go your way, or they feel out of your control?  Find the one thing you can control: your confidence! Natalie reflects on some of her old co-op interview experiences, and shares some strategies she has learned to bring confidence to your next interview. 

By: npope 5314 reads | 0 comments
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Develop your career in Hong Kong

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

 

Consider going abroad for your co-op.  When Alan did his co-op in Hong Kong, he not only got first hand experience with a new culture but he also developed new skills.

By: Alan Pang 1804 reads | 0 comments
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Fight the Struggle of Finding Your First Placement: Being Open to Opportunities When Seeking Your First Co-op Work Term

Co-operative Education

Before finding his first co-op placement, Shem Navalta found himself frustrated that his “ideal” job wasn’t available to him. In this post, Shem talks about his experience with searching for his first co-op job and provides advice on how to be open to opportunities that will help you grow. 

By: Shem Navalta 1355 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Lessons I Learned From Stepping Outside my Comfort Zone

Career Exploration

Kelly shares how her experience with SFU YWIB helped her in her career.  Find out what 5 lessons she learned, and what lessons you should know!

By: Kelly Furey 2709 reads | 0 comments
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How to Land a Co-op When You’ve Only Flipped Burgers

Co-op Reflections

…or only possess experience in an entry level position. Madison lists 5 helpful tips that she learned from the process of applying to co-op positions with little to no true professional experience.  While it’s definitely harder, what’s life without a little challenge?

By: Madison Edge 1311 reads | 0 comments
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