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April Link Round Up

link round up

Every month we collect our favourite content from our site and around and web, and we collect it for you in one easy-to-read place! Check out our highlights from April.

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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 1] Recruiter

Facebook

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

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FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series: Dr. Sarah Hunt Sex Workers and Self Determination

FNSA

Dr. Sarah Hunt As an ally to sex workers, Sarah seeks to strengthen relationships between Indigenous sex workers and other members of Indigenous communities in order to confront the stigma and criminalization which contributes to increased violence. 

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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

Work Search

Reality check: a degree doesn’t guarantee a job. Vancouver communications, marketing and writing jobs aren’t waiting for you in the stands at Convocation. You’ve got to hunt for them, and Co-op is your open door. 

By: Emily Taylor 1365 reads | 0 comments
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Sensitive Topics: White Privilege

Indigenous

Acknowledging that white privilege exists is the first step to equality and justice for all.

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Making the most of the End of Term Project

Co-op Reflections

Co-op students are required to do either a project or presentation to complete their co-op requirements at the end of their work term.  As a communications student, Natalie did not know what to expect the first time she presented her PowerPoint presentation for her project.  Read on so you can have an idea of what to expect for yours!   

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What to do When You "Don't Have Anything to do"

staying busy

So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

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Engineering My Co-op Journey

co-op on campus

Can’t find a co-op and feel like there’s no hope left? Many students experience this in their first search term, including Mehul Gautam.  Mehul struggled to get his first and second co-op, but as he gained more experience it got easier over time.  Read on to find out how he overcame these challenges and ended up working for one of the largest engineering companies in the world!

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Stepping in the Power Industry: Co-op with Hydro One

Co-op Reflections

Tauseef Alwaris recently changed his major from “Electronics Engineering” to “high voltage Electrical Engineering” because of his various co-ops, speaking to different people, and his educational experiences.  He reflects and shares both how and why he decided to make this change and how Hydro One helped his decision.

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My Co-op Experience with Performance Institute

Co-op Reflections

"What do you want to do with your degree?” It’s not a simple question, but the place you find your answer can surprise you. Read as Kiki goes through her co-op experience to find out more.

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Reflecting On My Experience As A Career Peer Educator

Peer Education
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Career Peer Educator? Find out what you can gain both personally and professionally! 
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Why Volunteering Is Sometimes Better Than Working For Pay

ENGAGE

Why work for free? Kim shares her thoughts on why volunteering can sometimes be better than working a paid job when it comes to career exporation! 

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How to Measure Your Success at a Start Up

Co-operative Education

I used to think the most exciting part of forging a new career was the prospects of climbing the corporate ladder. The terrifying - yet liberating - truth, is that there are no concrete expectations to exceed. 

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Top 5 Tips to Enhance Your Summer Break

Work Search

Wondering what activities are available this summer to keep your brain busy while giving you a much needed break from school? Read on to learn the Top 5 Tips to enhance your summer break! 

 

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How Not to Annoy Your Coworkers (and other workplace etiquette tips)…

summer work search

Many people have had some type of negative experience on public transit, for a variety of reasons. But a common theme is poor etiquette. If you’re starting work this summer, you probably don’t want to be ‘that guy’, so read on for some very useful etiquette tips.

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Passport to Leadership – Starting Your Leadership Journey

LEAD

Delivered over five different workshops (one every two weeks), Passport to Leadership aims to introduce students to basic leadership skills and show them the various ways to get involved around campus.

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Volunteer at SFU Summer Camps in 2014!

personal development

Want a great summer volunteer opportunity working with kids and youth? Cadence shares information about SFU's Summer Camp program.

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Thank You, Bus Driver!

Life Experience

As students, many, if not most of us, are dependent on public transit to help us make our way to and from campus. Some of us spend more time on the bus then with our own families.  

By: Christina Coolidge 2168 reads | 0 comments
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What Goes On When Your References Are Checked

asking for references

You did it. You successfully finished the interview, hopefully feeling satisfied. But what about those references you gave to the interviewer – what happens to those now that your interview’s done? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 1454 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Post Interview Tips to Land You the Job

Interviews

Wonder how you can stand out against other candidates to land your perfect summer job? Check out the 5 post interview tips and tricks to help you leave a lasting impression with the hiring manager. 

By: Nicole Strutt 1529 reads | 0 comments
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