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Files of Uncertainty #1

Indigenous

FILES OF UNCERTAINTY #1: To Bear witness, the open musings of a Metis Student trying to understand her rage when Brian Bowman only half admitted his culture. 

By: Lforsythe 1502 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Trina Setah

Indigenous Career

"In all of my years, I worked to be well known, respected and network with many people.  Those networks proved to be worth-while as I worked my way up the ladder.  It pays to make good connections that has strategically helped me out when I needed them." 

By: Trina Setah 1204 reads | 0 comments
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A Celebration with 1,000 BC Tech Stars

BC Technology Industry Association

In my work term with BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), I had the opportunity to help plan and organize the company’s biggest event of the year, and it just so happened to be BC’s biggest and longest running technology awards celebration. 

By: Robbie Sebullen 1173 reads | 0 comments
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5 Keys to “Ramping Up” and Quickly Adjusting to a New Co-op

Engineering

Noah did his co-op at PMC-Sierra. In this article he introduces the engineering term “ramp up” and identifies five ways to get up to speed when you start a co-op.

By: Noah Balzer 1385 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Malcom Key

Student Success Story

I currently hold a diploma from College; however, I have just enrolled into University to acquire a degree. My mom received her Master’s at 52 and so I’m now 48 and it’s my turn to go back to school!

By: Malcom Key 748 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

 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! 

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The Skills You Can’t Learn in Class

Co-operative Education

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 1986 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 Associations and Clubs

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 1899 reads | 0 comments
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Tips from the Editor: Blogging 101

Top Tips

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.  

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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 1395 reads | 0 comments
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Communication: A Key Skill for an Engineer

Computing Engineering

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

By: (Joel) Hoi Pak Lun 1410 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad? Top 5 Tips for Success

teacher

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 1620 reads | 0 comments
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The Summer Internship of a Lifetime: Meet Christina Guan

Career Exploration

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 1987 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

portfolio building

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 1451 reads | 0 comments
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How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter

Top Tip Lists

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 2414 reads | 0 comments
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My Tech Journey Started After The www.

Tough Mudder

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 2546 reads | 0 comments
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Clan wrestler collects BA on way to 2015 Pan Am Games

Indigenous

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 1531 reads | 0 comments
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Community Engagement Clarifies Career Choice

Indigenous Career

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. 

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New Co-op. New City. – Tips for Those Moving Away for the First Time

Co-op

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 1283 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

Volunteer

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 1565 reads | 0 comments
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