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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

stress management

Striking a balance between work and life is a difficult task for anyone regardless of their profession. Katerina explains how her desire to work overtook her personal life and she has some tips for making sure burn out doesn’t creep up on you.

 

By: Katerina Cookson 261 reads | 0 comments
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The Path and Pursuit of Passion

Applied Sciences

We’re at a stage in our lives where internal conflict feels like it’s just another part of becoming an adult. None of these conflicts are, perhaps, greater than the life-altering crossroads of whether or not to follow your passion. This is what choosing the path of passion looked like for me.  

By: Howard Chai 110 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

School for Contemporary Arts

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 123 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Networking

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 110 reads | 0 comments
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The Vicious Cycle of the Contemporary College Student

new semester

You may be stuck in a cycle familiar to many university students. Learn to recognize the signs of this cycle, and make 2017 the year you finally do that thing you said you would. It’s a new year, why not try something new?

By: Kayla Nowlan 399 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Digital Folk

Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 166 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Workplace Transition

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 165 reads | 0 comments
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The Spring Semester Survival Guide: Six Tips and Tricks to Keep You on Track!

Life Experience

Another new year means another new semester! From buying an old fashioned agenda to letting your employer know your schedule, keep yourself on track with our spring semester survival guide. 

By: Julia Gabriel 267 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Survive Your First Week of University

anxiety

New experiences can be scary. The transition from high school to university can be tough, especially when you go from a class of 30 to a class of 200. In this comic strip blog post, Linnea offers her top five tips for kicking first day jitters to the curb. 

By: linneav 341 reads | 0 comments
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Fishing for Experience

Small Business

Spend your summer in one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in BC! Make a difference in the operation and performance of a small company, and grow your entrepreneurial skillset in a meaningful way by working for WardoWest in Tofino. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 528 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Ontario

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 467 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Cultural House

Indigenous

The Indigenous Student Centre has collaborated with Residence and Housing to pilot the Indigenous Student Cultural House (ISCH), a new living and learning community available SFU Residence (Burnaby Campus).

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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

Personal Development

You have ideas to share, but you can’t bring yourself to interject. Sound familiar? It might be a confidence issue, fear of being wrong, or an unwillingness to seem impolite. Even though conveying your ideas can seem like a daunting task, I learned that it doesn’t have to be. 

By: Chantel Galang 313 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

Super Seniors

Getting older is typically associated with a decline in health. That’s not the case for the Super Seniors—individuals 85+ never diagnosed with any major medical concern. Join Monique and Olivia as they travel Greater Vancouver and the Island speaking to some remarkable people for whom age is but a number.  

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 242 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 2

Co-operative Education

Wanna know the secrets of living a long, healthy life? Find out what makes someone a Super Senior in Part 2 of Monique and Olivia’s co-op story as they share what was learned from these amazing individuals and their Essential Guide to Healthy Living, so you too may become a Super Senior!

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 260 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

Top Tip Lists

Curious about what it's like working in public service? Joseph breaks down his role as the Web Communications Assistant for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Read on to learn about his experience. 

By: Joseph Hilario 390 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Teach and Not Just Treat Patients

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

As a Laser Therapist/Clinic Office Assistant, Kim discovered that learning occurs every day and everywhere. Not only did she apply knowledge from school, but researched and learned about the different patient conditions she treated, teaching patients about their conditions and care. 

By: Kim Bautista 360 reads | 0 comments
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SWIFT Institute Student Challenge 2017: Cybersecure Banking

ENGAGE

The SWIFT Institute, global provider of secure financial messaging services is hosting a challenge open to all post-secondary students studying at Canadian Universities:  SWIFT’s Student Challenge.  

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SFU Indigenous Day: Celebrating Knowledge and Culture

Event Summaries

On September 28th, the First Nations Student Association (FNSA) hosted the third annual SFU Indigenous Day. An event that brings together students, faculty, artists and community members to celebrate Indigenous culture. 

By: Taylor McKinney 323 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Co-operative Education

When you think of a startup, does the HBO series, Silicon Valley come to mind? While the computers, parked bottoms, and long hours don’t stray too far from the truth, Melissa clears up some misconceptions about the startup life.

By: Melissa Ong 1350 reads | 0 comments
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