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Creating an e-portfolio: What Not to Do

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It could be the difference between getting the job and getting overlooked – so before sending your e-portfolio off to an employer check through this list to make sure you know ‘what not to do’ when creating an e-portfolio.

By: Kelsey Newsham 8437 reads | 0 comments
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Minding the Gaps While Working Abroad

Work Integrated Learning

'Please mind the gap'. To those who have visited England's transportation system these words of caution are heard throughout the day. But for Co-op alumnus Jeanette LeBlanc, the words took on new meaning while working in London during her year-long adventure.

By: Jeanette LeBlanc 5950 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make a Successful E-Portfolio

Creativity

A student’s e-portfolio is a chance to wow employers by showcasing their creative and detailed work. To do this, there are specific elements that can make the difference between getting the right kind of attention and getting overlooked.

By: Kelsey Newsham 12922 reads | 0 comments
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International Studies: Experiences Abroad Set Students Apart

Government

International Studies (IS) is a fairly new faculty at SFU. How can students in IS market their unique perspectives and skill set to potential employers? Read on for advice from Jan Bérubé, Manager of Academic & Administrative Services for the School for International Studies, and for some upcoming events with international-focused employers.

By: coopcom 5016 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 1: Self Discovery

Self-Directed Work Search

Pursuing your own self-directed, targeted work search with the support of the Co-op Program can help you develop life-long job search skills. In this first of a series, learn some ways to start your own Self-Directed Work Search by pursuing some self discovery activities and skills assessment.

By: Heather Williams 8662 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 2: Start Building Your Network

Self-Directed Work Search

The second article in the “Self-Directed” series explores ways to be resourceful about your job search and begin building your professional network.

By: Heather Williams 6596 reads | 0 comments
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Salary & Benefits: What you need to know

Negotiation

Calling all job seekers. If salary and benefits are important to you, learn the art of negotiation while discovering what compensation packages include and what to ask when the time comes to negotiate for them.

By: coopcom 5696 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do with a Degree in History

Career Exploration

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘historian’? Do you instinctively imagine an elderly man? This outdated imagery was sent out the window during a panel of (young) history professionals as they shared what you could do with a degree in History.

By: coopcom 6248 reads | 0 comments
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Your Business Card: The Ultimate Networking Tool

Networking

You have successfully defined yourself with a killer branding scheme for your personal marketing pieces, and even created a business card to complete the package. With the right situation and a little know how, your card has the potential to be the ultimate networking tool.

By: Sharon Roberts 9068 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask, Pick and Prepare your References

Career Services

If you’re looking for a new job, applying to a graduate school or another program, chances are that you are going to need references to go along with your application, resume, and cover letter. You’ll learn how to ask people to be references, how to pick from your reference list and finally, how to guide your references once you’ve selected them.

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