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Peeriodical: The 10 Minute Commute – Resources and Useful Information for Working on Campus

CSI Blog

Have you ever thought about working in a place that you are familiar with?  Perhaps a Tim Horton’s close by? For many students the idea of working at SFU might be a great option, if you prefer a 10 minute jaunt to work after class or an opportunity to learn more about how a university operates.

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Peeriodical: Considering Coop?

CSI Blog

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in an occupation but was not sure about it? With the co-op program at SFU, you can do just that. With terms of employment typically being 4-8 months, this is plenty of time for you to see what it is to work in a particular occupation and help with your career decisions.

By: Kevin 5488 reads | 0 comments
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Jordan Robinson: Volunteer, Learn & Have Fun!

Peer Educator

Do you want to improve your writing and communications skills? Do you want to meet other SFU students? If you answered “yes” to any of the two questions, becoming a peer educator may just be right for you! Let Jordan Robinson, a 4th-year Sociology student, tell you what valuable skills and experiences.

By: Grace Chiu 6432 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Applying to Graduate School: A Students Guide

CSI Blog

Someone once said that you should write about what you know. So when I was asked by one of the Peer Education Coordinators to write a career-related blog for their website, I felt compelled to write about the process of applying for graduate school, as I am currently applying for several schools myself.

By: Ross 5779 reads | 0 comments
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Kyle Jung: Expand Your Horizons through Volunteering

Student Spotlight

Did you know that you can make a difference through volunteering, as well as discovering your passions and career goals? These are just some of the benefits of volunteering, according to Kyle Jung, a 5th-year SIAT student who is also the Vice President of Operations, Interactive Arts & Technology Student Union (IATSU) and the SFSS Forum Representative.

By: Grace Chiu 5740 reads | 0 comments
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Kyle Jung: Gain Valuable Skills & Experiences through Volunteering

Student Spotlight

Many students think that volunteering is just another way to kill time, but they often overlook the valuable experiences and skills they gain from it. Kyle Jung, a SIAT student, shares his thoughts on volunteering and the significant role volunteerism plays in his professional and academic skill development.

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Peeriodical: Harness the Power of Networking at SFU

Career Peers

In today’s competitive job market, no matter what field or industry you are in, the key to discovering the hidden job market is through networking.  It’s all about “who knows you”.  Networking involves mutually connecting and building a relationship with others at a personal and professional level as sources of information and support.

By: Tracy 7466 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Opportunities at Richmond Youth Service Agency (Part 2)

Opportunities

 Janet Woo, RYSA Manager of Resource Development, shared with us her past experiences working with SFU volunteer students, and today she gives us her two cents about the benefits of volunteering and why SFU students should get involved with RYSA and in their community…

By: Kelvin Claveria 4815 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Opportunities at Richmond Youth Service Agency

ENGAGE

Are you passionate about diversity? Do you enjoy helping children, youth and families? Would you like to gain experience in creating an online newsletter?

By: Kelvin Claveria 5367 reads | 0 comments
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No One Wants Your Germs

CSI Blog

You can hear the person in the next cubicle coughing.  The student next to you in lecture hall goes through a box of tissue in one class.  You see people in masks casually walking around going on with their business as if that will stop their germs from getting to you….or worse, you ARE one of these people.

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What’s YOUR Cause? Building Global Friendship!

ENGAGE

CISV is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization that promotes cross-cultural friendship and understanding. The idea is that children that grow up with world knowledge and friends all over the world will work for peace.

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Alumnus Profile: How Crystal Kwon Advanced Her Career Through Volunteerism

ENGAGE

Students often overlook one important benefit of volunteerism. While students realize that scholarships and bursaries usually require community engagement, they often forget that volunteerism can also give you the edge you need after you finish your degree.

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Oh My! What is Symplicity?

Opportunities

At the Volunteer and Civic Opportunity Fairs and Volunteer Services Open House last month, many students asked me where they could find volunteer opportunities. My answer to them was: “Well, as a starting point, you can go on Symplicity to find some opportunities!” However, most of them never heard of Symplicity or knew that SFU Volunteer Services has this volunteer opportunity posting service available to them…

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Creating Possibilities for Children with PLEA’s KidStart

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If you want a volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in your community and gain some valuable skills and work experience, you should contact PLEA Community Services Society of BC. If you also enjoy working with children or teens, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on!

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Jen Clune: Making Connections at SFU

Orientation

SFU has had to deal with the stereotype of being a “commuter” campus for years–it comes with the territory of being a University on a mountain. But take a look at the many programs offered by SFU’s Student Services departments and the countless students that partake as either volunteers or participants, and you would be hardpressed to say that SFU has no community. 

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Share Your Vision for Canadian Foreign Policy with Canada’s World

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Interested in Canadian international policy but don’t know where to start? Now is your chance to get involved and shape Canada’s role in the world!

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End hunger and save the planet!

Quest Food Exchange

Want to help end hunger and reduce waste at the same time? This is exactly what Quest Food Exchange is all about! Ever since 1990, Quest Food Exchange has been collecting and redistributing non-marketable food to those in need, helping individuals and communities and protecting the environment.

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Sana Siddiqui: Volunteerism opens up endless possibilities – Part 2

ENGAGE

She has been involved with SFU LEAD, Peer Programs and the SFU Muslim Students’ Association, just to name a few. Now, Sana Siddiqui, a Criminology student, reflects back and shares with us the invaluable academic, personal and professional skills and opportunities volunteering opened for her, read on to find out what she has to say about getting involved on campus and in the community.

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Sana Siddiqui: Volunteerism opens up endless possibilities – Part 1

LEAD

What’s so great about volunteering? It’s a way for you to stay connected with other SFU students and the greater community. As well, it’s about filling in the gaps that you see in the causes that you are passionate about and furthering them. Last but not least, volunteering offers you endless opportunities for professional and personal skill development.

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End Hunger and Poverty with Meal Exchange

Volunteering

If you ever missed a meal when you were really hungry, you know how excruciating hunger can become. Help end hunger and poverty by volunteering your time and talent with Meal Exchange! Founded by a university student in 1993, Meal Exchange has since raised over $2 million worth of food for communities across Canada.

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