Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside


During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  


By: Bernice Puzon 1457 reads | 0 comments

Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Making Mistakes

Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 3049 reads | 0 comments

Indigenous Literature Series: Grace J. M. W. Ouellette


Grace J.M.W. Ouellette's book, The Fourth World: An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism and Aboriginal Women's Activism.

By: Christina Coolidge 1225 reads | 0 comments

Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Co-operative Education

Are you interested in joining Co-op and wondering what the process is like? Are you wondering when exactly you should be starting Co-op? This article provides insight on what the Co-op job search is really like through my own personal journey.

By: Nikki Zayco 1928 reads | 0 comments

@SFUVan Profile: Samaah Jaffer

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement

Meet Samaah Jaffer, an Arts Co-op student who has worked at the US Consulate and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. 

By: Kamilah Charters-Gabanek 1096 reads | 0 comments

Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

Professional Development

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 2083 reads | 0 comments

6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

portfolio building

Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 2726 reads | 0 comments

Co-op Jobs Help Fulfill Iron Man Career Ambition


Sheldan Manansala's childhood dreams came true as his journey took him to land a co-op at Tesla Motors.  

By: Caitlin Dawson 1148 reads | 0 comments

5 Must Know Services at SFU

Professional Development

Not sure where to seek professional help? Having a mental breakdown over an assignment? Looking to improve your study habits? No worries! Here are 5 SFU services to help.

By: Queenie Lei 2263 reads | 0 comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Yoo

Social Media

Alex Yoo is a volunteer for the SFU OLC through the SFU Student Ambassador Program.  He shares what he has learned from volunteering as a Social Media Content Curator. 

By: Alex Yoo 1358 reads | 0 comments

Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path


Attending post-secondary school gives endless possibilities. However, choosing a major or career can be overwhelming to the point where people get swept away in passionless choices. Here is some of the personal advice of experienced SFU students to help you choose your future major or career.

By: Ryan Cao 1809 reads | 0 comments

3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health

Life Balance

Discover how volunteering influences your mental health and wellbeing. Learn about the ways your happiness, social relationships and feeling of purpose are affected by engaging in volunteer acts. 

By: Manal Masud 2264 reads | 0 comments

Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose


A summary of Janice Acoose's trail blazing book, Iskwewak kah’Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Neither Indian Princess Nor Easy Squaw.

By: Christina Coolidge 1648 reads | 0 comments

Campus Chapter Spotlight: Her Campus SFU


Are you looking for opportunities to share the pictures you have taken? Are you interested in developing your writing skills? Are you curious about writing for a magazine? Learn more about Her Campus, an online campus magazine, and how it got relaunched this year!

By: Queenie Lei 2074 reads | 0 comments

Student Success Story: Chris Macklin


I’ve always had a passion for helping people. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure how to apply this passion. 

By: Chris Macklin 650 reads | 0 comments

You Mean to Say Working for a Non-Profit Isn’t Glamorous?


In working with the Surrey Christmas Bureau, Kylene Bugden learned fairly quickly the differences between "grunt work" and "grin work". However, she also learned that in doing all of that hard, not-so-glamorous grunt work, the results are certainly grin-worthy. 

By: Kylene Bugden 1740 reads | 0 comments

Big-Data Student Applies Skills during Ericsson Co-op Placement

Professional Master's Program in Big Data

Yongyi Wu applies his newly acquired skills as one of the first cohorts of the Professional Master's Program in Big Data at his co-op work term with Ericsson's Research and Development Centre.

By: Karen Lee 738 reads | 0 comments

International Co-op: An Interview with Erik Bainbridge


Erik Bainbridge, a Political Science student, shares his international experience doing four work terms in three different positions in China and Hong Kong. He worked as an English teacher in Shandong, an Event Manager in Hong Kong, and a Trade Intern for the Consulate General of Canada in China.

By: Christy Liu 2037 reads | 0 comments

Halloween at the Office: Costume 101

Professional Development

Halloween is just around the corner. Natalie shares her office-costume tips, successes, and lessons learned. 

By: npope 2264 reads | 0 comments

How I survived in the world of IT: Three quick tips for a successful work experience


Working at an IT company was a refreshing experience for someone like Vanessa, who has never been exposed to this industry before. Here she shares a few tips on how she made it through and got the most out of her 12 months at BCNET.

By: Vanessa Lam 1549 reads | 0 comments
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