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Employability Skills You Can Gain Through Volunteering

Volunteering

How does volunteering help your employability? Kim goes through a few of the top skills that you can gain from volunteering that will also help you as a working employee.

By: Kim Huynh 73 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: The Social Media Network (SFUSMN)

Professional Associations and Clubs

This week, Emily features The Social Media Network as the SFU Club of the Week. Read about how their activities aim to increase students' professional social media prowess!

By: Emily Co 251 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Social Media

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 214 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Germany

International Co-op

Hubert Tam shares about his experience in Germany working at SAP.  Hubert is a 7th year Business student who spent 3 co-op terms at SAP.

By: Hubert Tam 129 reads | 0 comments
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The Payoff of Perseverance

risk-taking

Raymon Gulati faced his fears by interviewing with BlackBerry, landing a fantastic job, and learning that his talent & skills could successfully overcome what seemed to be his biggest obstacle.

By: Raymon Gulati 147 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 423 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Communique

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process, conducted by a panel of HR professionals and program managers. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 772 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

DFO

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 281 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Work Search

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 824 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Elders Program

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Elders will visit, share advice, talk, listen and share history and stories every Monday & Thursday from 11:30 - 1:30 at the Indigenous Student Centre on Burnaby campus.

By: Laura Forsythe 2939 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Workplace Success
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 665 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous Event

I invite each of you to come and witness the first SFU Indigenous Day.  Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity.

By: Laura Forsythe 1135 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

RIM

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 446 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience Volunteering as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Vancouver

Anju recounts her experience as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, and what she learned about herself and others.

By: Anju Chhokar 286 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 4 Reasons to Become a Coach

Series

Coaches. We have had them since we were five-years-old in sports, academics, or life. Throughout the years, we learn from other people, and this has had an influence on who we become. This is an article on reasons to become a coach. 

By: Stephen Kaita 282 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

Career Services

Many university classes require a lot of math and problem-solving. Eric Cai, an SFU alumni currently working in statistics, shares his top tips on how to excel in these challenging courses.  

By: Eric Cai 543 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Cross Discipline

September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 620 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Co-op Reflections

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 625 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

Science

Are you having a hard time landing that ideal Co-op job? But, what is ideal? Explore Jeanie’s experience this summer at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  She shares her experience about how a job description might not stand out at first, but can lead to a stand-out placement.

By: Jeanie Luu 448 reads | 0 comments
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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

Tips

Challenging volunteer positions require more time and effort, but they can also be important stepping stones in your career path. Check out what Nicola says you need to be successful in a more difficult volunteer position.

By: Nicola Sznajder 385 reads | 0 comments
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