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Taking Control of Your Success after Graduation

Networking

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’!

By: Nicole Strutt 682 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

Work Search

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 709 reads | 0 comments
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Take Action & Welcome Opportunities

CSI Blog

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.

By: Abbas Virji 454 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Opportunities in Downtown Eastside

Indigenous

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.

By: Ryan Danroth 1879 reads | 0 comments
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Become A FUNateer!

Volunteering

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

By: Cadence Sun 369 reads | 0 comments
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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.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 394 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

Ottawa

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.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 731 reads | 0 comments
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Why You Should Volunteer in Your First Year (Or Start NOW!)

First Year

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!

By: Kim Huynh 554 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

Co-operative Education

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.

By: Austin Tsai 1837 reads | 0 comments
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Engagement Can Help You Find A Major...and Vice-Versa!

Engagement

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 475 reads | 0 comments
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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

Career Services

Everyone has been an entrepreneur at one point or another (lemonade stand anyone?), but what makes you an entrepreneur today? And how can you get the support you need for your thriving ideas? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 455 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

Entrepreneurship

Have you always been someone who has had innovative ideas? Likes to take charge in a group and wants to be their own boss? Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business could be right for you! Fortunately SFU offers many resources and opportunities for current students and recent alumni.

By: Nicole Strutt 672 reads | 0 comments
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Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience

CIDECO

Jeff took Bolivia by storm, working with the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Economico Comunitario (CIDECO), as part of the Bolivian CED Project. Find out more about how his International experience impacted his career journey.

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Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Attract Keen Scholars

FNSA Stories

Each year, SFU selects two Aboriginal graduate students to receive Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarships. Kyle Bobiwash and Nicole Muir were the 2013 recipients, and both of their research plans aim to help others.

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Indigenous Initiatives Librarian: Jenna Walsh

Indigenous

Indigenous Initiatives Librarian Jenna Walsh has been working with Aboriginal communities and SFU students, staff and faculty to determine how best to enhance and develop the library’s services for Aboriginal students.

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SFU Reaching Out to Aboriginal Youth

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

SFU instructors and students are engaged in a variety of community activities that are making a difference to Aboriginal children and youth.

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Major Grant Helps Preserve First Nations Languages

Indigenous

Of Canada’s 60 First Nations languages, 30 are found only in B.C.  According to Marianne Ignane, director of SFU’s FNLC, these languages are in a state of decline, which is why she has made it her life’s work to find ways of preserving and teaching these languages.

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5 Budget Friendly Organizations for Volunteering Abroad

ENGAGE

Want to experience new cultures and travel the world while doing good deeds? Consider volunteering internationally! Emily offers suggestions on organizations you can get involved with to get involved abroad.

By: Emily Co 998 reads | 0 comments
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Kelvin Redvers; Award-Winning Aboriginal Filmmaker and Television Producer

Indigenous

I believe my desire to help bring understanding between First Nations people and the rest of the world is what drives both my educational and work career; it keeps pushing me to learn and try new things, and onto all kinds of different windy roads.

By: Kelvin Redvers 1034 reads | 0 comments
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Get Comfortable And Engage With The LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ

David profiles an organization looking to bring together Metro Vancouver's youth, of all genders and sexual orientations, to break down barriers and facilitate understanding.

By: David Ly 531 reads | 0 comments
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