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

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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 1731 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health

Volunteering

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 2160 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose

feminism

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

By: Christina Coolidge 1537 reads | 0 comments
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Campus Chapter Spotlight: Her Campus SFU

Her Campus

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 1956 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Chris Macklin

Indigenous

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 590 reads | 0 comments
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You Mean to Say Working for a Non-Profit Isn’t Glamorous?

Communication, Art and Technology

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 1698 reads | 0 comments
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Big-Data Student Applies Skills during Ericsson Co-op Placement

Professional Development

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 666 reads | 0 comments
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International Co-op: An Interview with Erik Bainbridge

Co-operative Education

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 1971 reads | 0 comments
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Halloween at the Office: Costume 101

Costumes

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

By: npope 2127 reads | 0 comments
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How I survived in the world of IT: Three quick tips for a successful work experience

Co-op

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 1503 reads | 0 comments
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A Procrastinator's Guide to Success

Volunteer

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 2093 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You Find Your Dream Career

Personal Development

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 1583 reads | 0 comments
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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

Boss

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 1768 reads | 0 comments
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How to Find Adventure in Your Workplace

Co-op Reflections

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 1580 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

career exploration

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 1492 reads | 0 comments
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The Journey of Clinical Research

Clinical Research

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

By: Joanne Lau 1124 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

voting

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 1804 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Mexico

Travel

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 1409 reads | 0 comments
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A Letter to My Younger Self

Co-operative Education

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 1490 reads | 0 comments
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My Engineering Co-ops: Lungpacer Medical Inc. & Kardium

Applied Sciences

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 4412 reads | 0 comments
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