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Co-op India: Brittney's Journey of Career Exploration [Part 2]

Koga International Development Association

Brittney Merryweather, a BPK Co-op student and a Behavioural Neuroscience (BNS) Major, takes us on her journey of career exploration and personal development through her two eye-opening International co-op placements. Read on to find out more about the people, culture and land of India.

By: Brittney Merryweather 12469 reads | 0 comments
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The Hindsight of a Gen Y Stereotype

Generation Y

For most of us Gen Ys, the simple trajectory drilled intro our heads by parents and career counselors that consisted of: 1. Get good marks in high school 2.Work hard in University. 3. Start job. Simply hasn’t come to fruition.

By: Yumi Numata 5758 reads | 0 comments
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The Myth of the Career Plan

Career Planning

What's your plan? With so many academic options open to you at SFU, it can be puzzling enough trying to decide on your major, much less a long-term career. But speak to any SFU career advisor and what you'll hear might bring you some calm: there is no set career plan.

By: WIL Fraser 7133 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The True Cost of Overtime - Fires & Addicts

CSI Blog

When it comes to careers, we act like addicts - in spite of clear evidence that working too many hours is damaging us, we continue to do it because of perceived short term reward. It's time for a change.

By: David Lindskoog 4954 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part Two: Addressing the Myths

Life Experience

Part 2 of our recap of the Working in the Non-Profit Sector event that took place on March 30, 2011. After sharing their educational and career experiences, the panelists addressed a variety of myths about the sector. 

By: Sonya Reznitsky 5129 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector Panel: A rewarding career path?

Leslie Nadon

2010 EVENT RECAP: How do you acquire a successful and rewarding career? For five professionals, it was working for community organizations in the non-profit sector. The non-profit sector gave them the opportunity to contribute their professional skills, experiences and passions to advance their career while making a positive difference in their communities. Recently, they sat down with SFU students and shared their personal stories and journey to their current positions.

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Dave's Diary: Emotions, Content, and Process in Careers

CSI Blog

Emotions are one of the most distinctive, primal, and ubiquitous features of human life. Yet, despite their important role in career development and decision making, they can be one of the most frequently overlooked issues in career advising/counselling. Why?


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Dave's Diary: The Happiness of Subtraction

Life Experience

Money, material possessions, a great job, time, even love... I would argue that adding any of these to your life is not the key to happiness.  No, adding anything is not the way to go. Instead, let's think about subtraction.

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Taking it One Day at a Time with Roger Takahashi

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Roger Takahashi, strength and conditioning coach for the Vancouver Canucks, talked to BPK students about the steps he took to get where he is and how to follow a career path you love

By: Elizabeth Moffat 8208 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Feel Limited By Your Major?

Career Peers

How accurate are you in predicting what a person’s career would be based on what they majored in university? Read a list of some of my close friends’ careers.  Can you guess what their university majors were? Take this quiz and match the job title to the university major:

By: Johny Seto 9894 reads | 0 comments