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Dave's Diary: What's Your Story?

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I and the whole staff at work attended a training last week on a "narrative" method of career counselling led by Mark Franklin, the practice leader of a company called Career Cycles.  It's inspired me to write a bit about narrative therapy in general, especially as it applies to career development. 

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Dave's Diary: Dear High School Class of 2011...

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Hi.  It's me, Dave - I was one of the smiley, energetic people handing out popcorn last night when you came up to visit SFU for our open house, "Info Eve."  Congratulations, by the way!  It's a pretty cool experience to be offered acceptance to any university, let alone the top Canadian comprehensive school as ranked by Macleans.  So, you've got good reason to feel proud of yourselves.  I really could see that on a lot of your and your parents' faces last night.  Way to go!

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Dave’s Diary: University, or Masquerade Ball?

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We’ve been talking about it at work in regards to job interviews, but it’s clear that the construct applies to a lot more than just that.  But it’s a slippery thing to try to define.  When applied to people, the best we can really do is provide a list of near-synonyms: genuine, real, veritable.  None of which are all that helpful.

By: David Lindskoog 5103 reads | 0 comments
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Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future

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Most people today are probably familiar with the term “going green”. We are provided with encouragement to recycle at home and often on the job. The grocery store will put your groceries in reusable bags, and may even offer small discounts for doing so. Maybe you’ve even tried new environmentally friendly light bulbs or drive a new hybrid car. Careers now are going green, too.

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Dave’s Diary: What’s an Entrepreneur?

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Everyone’s had a business idea at some point in their lives. For most people, including me, they’re just passing fancies – momentary visions of grandiosity that persist for a few moments before reality comes crashing back in.  Yes, I’ve had my share of these. Allow me to indulge you for a moment with one of my, er… entrepreneurial ideas.

By: David Lindskoog 6088 reads | 0 comments
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Why Be a Career Peer Educator?

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We’ve been very lucky at Career Services to have had a great group of volunteers around every year. They take care of some very important business for us – from advising students on resume and cover letter writing, to helping out with our many events, to facilitating and participating in ongoing professional development sessions, and much more.

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Peeriodical: Take a Holistic Approach to Your Education

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I am sure you have heard of the concept of taking a holistic approach to health.  I first learned about this concept when I took an elective course in Kinesiology at SFU during my undergraduate degree. A holistic approach to health examines the physical, social, emotional and mental needs of a person to determine one’s overall wellness.

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2010 Top 10 Articles

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The year is winding down and we take a moment to reminiscence about this year's top 10 best articles. It wasn't easy choosing the top 10 as there were several articles we liked, but here are the articles we thought were best.

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Dave’s Diary: Optimism’s Underworld – Unrealistic Expectations

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I’m going to share a secret with you, internet: I’m a big Kate Beckinsale fan, and have been since the first Underworld movie came out in 2003.  So, when I found out that the 4th Underworld movie - New Dawn – was being filmed at SFU , and that Kate was in a starring role, I got pretty excited (as many of my coworkers can confirm). 

By: David Lindskoog 7361 reads | 0 comments
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Try Before You Buy

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Many are aware of the multitude of benefits Co-operative Education has to offer. However, some fail to consider the less obvious but equally important advantages.  Co-op is a significant means of determining where you belong and where you fit in the world of work.

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