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The Fruits of Your Labour

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Choosing a career can be tough... so many choices! How do you know you'll like it? When you think about it, this whole career choice thing is just like picking out a box of mandarin oranges at the grocery store. Here's how...

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Dream, Dream, Dream...

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For some of us, pursuing our dreams might be completely out of our comfort zone.  We’re happy to work in jobs we feel are our “best option” at the time.  The problem with this is that we become complacent and our motivation and passion slowly start to dwindle.

By: Irene Navarro 5097 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Career Stylists & The Power of Metaphors

Metaphors

It's thought provoking to ask, if you haven't already, "how would I describe what I do if someone asked me to be as succinct as possible?" It wouldn't be succinct at all to describe all the things you do on a daily basis, your responsibilities, your accomplishments, your significance. Nor would it be descriptive enough to only talk about a small subset of those things. So, how can we possibly do this question justice?

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Life After Co-op: From Footballs to Law

Alumni Spotlight

As an SFU Co-op alumni Susan Seto is one of the many success stories of the the program. Since graduating in 2008 her co-op experience has shaped her career and changed her life.

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Just Like Bunko: Leaving an Imprint

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During the past five years at SFU, I have been asked multiple times: what do I want to become after I graduate? Every time, I would hesitate before answering. I didn’t have an exact position I wanted to be in, nor did I know whether I would have the skills for whatever that ended up being. Hence, my typical answer: “I don’t know.” To many, uncertainty is uncomfortable.

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Student Interview Tips from the BC Public Service

Work Search

The BC Public Service is hiring! If youre considering applying for a position with the BC Public Service or have an upcoming interview with them, read on to learn about their interview tips and strategies.

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Strategic Volunteering

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Have you ever wanted to volunteer in a position that uses your skills and experience to benefit the goals of an organization you love? That is the dream. However, no matter how hard you search, sometimes the position of your dreams just isn’t out there. What do you do? Why, create one of course!

By: Jessica Doherty 6171 reads | 0 comments
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Dave’s Diary: How to Bask in the Sunlight of Your Career

CSI Blog

"So, if I don’t have a plan, do I just sit around and wait for stuff to happen?” You might ask. “How am I supposed to know what to do if I don’t know where I’m going?” Is another one I sense a lot of in my work with students.

By: Dave Lindskoog 10043 reads | 0 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

Co-op

Jennifer Maniezzo recalls her supportive and enriching learning environment at BC Hydro. Co-op opportunities at BC Hydro really allow students to spread their wings and get their feet wet in a number of areas.

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The Journey From Co-op to Career

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Heather Sanders takes control of her learning with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The experience I have gained with CIC has been very worthwhile, and has not only provided me with the opportunity to work in government and apply my education in a professional setting.

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