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Dave's Diary: The Problem With Helping People, Part 1

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"I want to help people." I quietly chuckle to myself a little bit every time somebody says it. If only they knew how many times a week I heard those exact words. So, I usually ask them to explain what they mean by 'helping people.'

By: David Lindskoog 5983 reads | 2 comments
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Olympic Sized Persistence Pays Off

Indigenous Career Stories

If there’s someone who knows about the terrifying journey that is the work search, it is Marissa Nahanee. She worked on many world class events, including the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Torch relay and visits by Princes Charles and Edward. But Marissa’s job did not just happen to her - she had to work for it.

By: Dionne Liu, Career Peer Educator 6142 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: A BA That's Definitely Not Worth It

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The Bold Academy is a 4-week 'potential-building' experience marketed at college students and recent grads. The strategic use of the letters BA suggest that the program is primarily directed at arts students, conveniently playing off the stereotype of the aimless arts student. It's an interesting idea, but is it worth the steep price tag?

By: David Lindskoog 5188 reads | 0 comments
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Life After Co-op Series: Connecting Local and Global Experience

Global Agents for Change

Christina Wu finished a joint major in Business and Communication at SFU and is now working as a Communications Coordinator for the BC Council for International Education. She sat down with us to share her rich Co-op experiences and how they played a significant part in developing the skills and connections she has today.

By: Melissa Chungfat 6167 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Lo

Peer Education

Chris Lo, a Business Co-op alumnus, was able to  leverage his Co-op and volunteer experience in order to gain a competitive edge  after graduation. Read on to learn how he effectively used his time at SFU as a  stepping stone to his current position with the City of Burnaby.

By: Kelvin Claveria 10033 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Services & The Dance of Success

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

My name is Mike & I'm originally from Little Black Bear’s Band in the Treaty #4 area. I am in my final year of a First Nations Studies degree. Our goal is to determine ways in which the Career Services team can better serve the indigenous student population.

By: Mike B 14677 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: How To Be More Like Batman

Metaphors

As much as you may hear otherwise, you're not special. If you're like 99% of people, you don't have any superpowers. You're not going to change the world in any significant way. Sure, you've got strengths, and you'll probably help lots of people, but you're not going to single-handedly save the world.

You're not Superman. You're not Spiderman. But here are five ways you channel Batman in your own career development.

By: David Lindskoog 8125 reads | 1 comments
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Preparing for Career Fairs and Employer Information Sessions

Work Search

Every year, there are multiple career fairs and information sessions held at SFU. In addition to being informative and interesting, these events can be used to build contacts, acquire Co-op positions, and even look at post grad jobs.

By: Malcolm Lalkaka 12008 reads | 0 comments
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Social Networking: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Professionalism

Social networking has taken our wired world by storm. While Facebook is a great way to network with others and reconnect with old friends, the use of social networking sites and availability of personal information creates a plethora of implications for personal privacy and safety.

By: Carolyn Warner 10196 reads | 0 comments
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Branding Yourself

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You have the skills, the experience, and you know you can ace that interview. Now how do you get noticed so that you will be invited to an interview?

 

By: Rushan Shekar 33002 reads | 0 comments