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Standing Out In A Crowded Job Market

standing out

Standing out in today’s job market is definitely a tough task. But, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a number of ways you can make yourself stand out to potential employers. Read on to find out how.

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Top 3 Tips to Create Your Own Luck for the Workplace

Career Exploration

Are you finding that getting your dream job is unattainable and is only for the “lucky ones?” Create your own opportunities and luck when it comes to the workplace and discover how to land a job fresh out of university. 

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The Great OLC Hunt

CSI Blog

With Easter fast approaching we've hidden codewords in 7 OLC articles, if you can follow the clues and find them you'll be entered to win big prizes.

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4 Reasons Why Lightning Round is Awesome

Lightning Round

So it’s mid-March and you haven’t got a Co-op job for the summer yet, exams are approaching, and you're getting worried you'll never land a job. Co-op coordinators Heather Keeping and Marcia Shimizu offer up tips on how to exel during lightning round, and why it's actually awesoe.

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Want To Become A SFU Surrey Student Ambassador? Here's How!

SFU Surrey

Kim gives an overview of SFU Surrey's Student Ambassador Program and how just how easy it is for you to become involved with the valuable program.

By: Kim Huynh 535 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Preparing for Informational Interviews

Road to Graduation

Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with tips on how to prepare when a professional finally grants you an informational interview. Follow her tips and make the most of the opportunity.

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Road to Graduation: Informational Interview Basics

Road to Graduation

As Natalie nears graduation her focus has shifted to landing a post-grad job. In the next installment of her Road to Graduation series, read up on the basics of setting up and attending an informational interview.

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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

Career Exploration

Networking is essentially building relationships with professionals in your industry. As time consuming and challenging as it can be, it’s important to focus on, especially when you are on the hunt for a job. Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with her networking tips.

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SFU Student Engages With TEDxKids@BC

Volunteering

Learn all about one student's involvement with TEDxKids@BC, a non-profit that seeks to engage passionate youth to change lives. Towards the end of this year, the TEDxKids 2014 Conference will take place right here in Vancouver, so don’t miss this chance to come attend this awe-inspiring event!

By: Emily Co 920 reads | 0 comments
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Profile: IABC’s Student Communicator of the Year Award

Co-operative Education

The Student Communicator of the Year Award or, SCOY, is a prestigious award given out by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) exclusively to their student members to recognize excellence in communication. 

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Taking Control of Your Success after Graduation

Work Search

Wonder what resources are available to help you transition from university to the world of work? Wonder what you can do to prepare for the workforce after you graduate from SFU? Read on to discover the resources and strategies available to prepare you for the transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’!

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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

Backpack to Briefcase

In advance of the annual Backpack to Briefcase event, we invited some of the panelists to join us for our latest #OLCchat, providing students with tips and insights on making that transition from the classroom to their career.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 768 reads | 0 comments
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Take Action & Welcome Opportunities

Career Services

Applying for a volunteer opportunity, a job, or graduate school, are all forms of taking career-related action. But what if you don’t have enough time to tackle these aspects of your life individually? That’s where the miniBIG Fair 2014 comes in – read more to find about this very useful, one-day event.

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Volunteer Opportunities in Downtown Eastside

Indigenous Volunteer Stories

SFU Molecular Biology & Biochemistry student Ryan Danroth volunteers with Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFDS) as Harm Reduction Coordinator. They are currently looking for volunteers at AFDS.

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Become A FUNateer!

ENGAGE

Check out this exciting volunteer opportunity with the Friends Uniting for Nature (FUN) Society!

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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Entrepreneurship

Career Services

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!)

Kim Huynh

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

FortisBC

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!

ENGAGE

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.

By: Kenny Yang 503 reads | 0 comments
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