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Self-Care Strategies Part I: Setting Healthy Boundaries

OLC Blog

Crucial for your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, self-care is the constant repetition of mostly small acts and habits that keep you functioning as a whole, healthy human. Here is how Joe is going to be practicing self-care through the holidays. 

By: Joe Nomellini 272 reads | 0 comments
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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Diversity & Inclusion

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.

 

 

By: Jien Hilario 709 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Co-operative Education

I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 526 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from Communication Co-op Alumni

Volunteering

A panel of alumni visited the CMNS 110 class recently to share their insights and advice. Ranging from a variety of industries – health, government, public relations, broadcasting, tech and education

By: Brandon Chow 306 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

disability

Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

By: Jien Hilario 499 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

Technology & Innovation

Ever had a business idea and thought it was worth a shot? These resources can help you transform your business idea into reality.

By: Samad Raza 212 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Travel

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 331 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Personal Development

My experience working with the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Yellowknife, N.W.T.

By: Yee Ting Choy 149 reads | 0 comments
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Is Social Media Bringing you Down?

Communique

Keeping up with the pressures of social media can be mentally draining. In this article, I share with you how social media can affect your mental health and tips on how to minimize these effects.

By: Shazia Nanji 634 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Co-op

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 595 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Co-operative Education

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 182 reads | 0 comments
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Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

Volunteer

Ever wondered what there is to gain from volunteering? Check out my blog post and discover all that volunteering has to offer.

By: Julia C. Fernandes 298 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Work Search

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 401 reads | 0 comments
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Create Your Own Opportunities at Work

Career Exploration

Communications is a vast field with its own unique challenges. It is not only about writing articles or handling social media, but usually requires you to juggle wearing various hats. To make a lasting impression in communications, you must of course fulfill the described job duties, but knowing how to hone your strengths in a Co-op is the cherry on top. 

By: Swati Garg 326 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Sustainability Opportunities

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 495 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Co-operative Education

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 351 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Business

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 335 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

Business

If you want to extract every opportunity from your co-op term, take these proactive steps to grow professionally beyond your job title. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 349 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Professional Development

Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 181 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Co-operative Education

When opportunities in Vancouver were slim, I took the chance of embracing an experience on the other side of Canada, and in the process gained experience, networks, and memories that defined my final summer of university.

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 295 reads | 0 comments
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