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A Procrastinator's Guide to Success

Volunteering

Do you find yourself discouraged and in need of advice? Do you find yourself procrastinating and wondering when the right time to get started on your career is? This article highlights the importance of starting early and some fun ways to get started.

By: Nikki Zayco 1994 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You Find Your Dream Career

Raisa Crisologo

Panicking because you’re still undecided or unsure of your major? Keep calm and apply for a volunteer position! It can help you in more ways than one. Here’s how.

By: Raisa Crisologo 1464 reads | 0 comments
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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

Volunteer

If you had told me in high school that I would be the leader of a non-profit organization in just a few short years, I probably would have stopped talking to you. And yet, here I am, a President at age 20.

By: Katherine Karr 1671 reads | 0 comments
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How to Find Adventure in Your Workplace

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Do you want to make the most out of your co-op experience? Do you want some advice on how to have fun at work and at the same time expand your skill set? You have come to the right page. I will share with you three important pieces of advice that helped me succeed in my co-op position at Canada Revenue Agency.

By: Sylvanna Asia 1500 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

Co-op

Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 1455 reads | 0 comments
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The Journey of Clinical Research

Interview

Joanne shares her co-op journey after working four months at Providence Health Care Research institute. 

By: Joanne Lau 1069 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

Planning for the Future

If you don’t vote, you’re handing your future away to those who will be making decisions on everything from how much you’ll be paying back in student loans and taxes, to what kind of jobs and career opportunities you might find. 

By: Gilbert Chan 1689 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Mexico

Mexico

Work and live in Mexico, a popular tourist country, and experience the pleasant weather and great food. Visit museums, pyramids, beach resorts, and see the unique architecture.

By: Christy Liu 1304 reads | 0 comments
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A Letter to My Younger Self

VGH

A 6th year SFU veteran drops WISDOM to his younger self. Read this if you would like some perspective on your university journey from someone who has been here before you even started high school. 

By: Adrian Fung 1417 reads | 0 comments
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My Engineering Co-ops: Lungpacer Medical Inc. & Kardium

Co-op

Have you ever felt unsure of your major? As if maybe it is not what you really want to do for the rest of your life? I asked myself the same questions and I discovered my answers because of my co-op experience at Lungpacer Medical Inc. and Kardium. 

By: Jose Mendoza 4180 reads | 0 comments
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How Social Media Affects Your Chance of Getting Hired

Networking

Have you ever wondered whether future or current employers actually check your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram before or after the interview? You might say that you’re safe; having already privatized all your accounts, but well the truth is... 

By: Stella Liang 3686 reads | 0 comments
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My Industrial Revolution

Co-op Reflections

Do you ever think there are limitations to what you could do with your degree? I did. SFU co-op has allowed me to experience my major in action in a non-conventional way and it has forever changed the way that I look at my kinesiology degree. 

By: Kate Pearsall 1413 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Workplace Success

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 1416 reads | 0 comments
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Three Common Struggles with Project Management and How to Overcome Them

SFU

Ever struggled with juggling sudden influxes of work from work, school and other things? It's normal to start feeling overwhelmed especially when you want to stay organized but don't know where or how to start. Fear not, you are not alone! There are many students out there including myself who struggled with this same problem, which is why I want to share some struggles I had and how I overcame them.

By: Wen-Ting Fan 1810 reads | 0 comments
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Discussing Development

Development

Working in development and for Non-governmental organizations (NGO) is a tricky and delicate field. In my article I discuss the new approach that the Sustainability though Agriculture and Microenterprise (SAM) Project has taken on for their work in Zimba, Zambia. 

By: Naiomi Lu 5378 reads | 0 comments
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Environmental Consciousness and the Media

Indigenous

 

Environmental justice and climate change; taking a look at how we communicate about it and how we might change our worldview in an effort to stop the destruction of the planet.  

By: Christina Coolidge 1205 reads | 0 comments
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How Do You Engage the World? Start by Engaging in Surrey

Racing Readers

Learn about the Racing Readers program, and discover how you can "engage the world" as a volunteer.

By: Rachel Wong 1435 reads | 0 comments
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A Typical Day at Racing Readers

Volunteering

Learn what it is like to volunteer for Racing Readers.  Celina shares her typical day volunteering for the program.

By: Celina Wang 1416 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

Co-operative Education

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 1512 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Kelowna

Interior Health

Thinking about moving away for your co-op placement? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your adventure!

By: Mandy Yeung 1685 reads | 0 comments
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