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Peeriodical: 5 Ways Working Overseas Benefits Your Career

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“You’re going to teach English overseas eh? Sounds cool. So what kind of ‘real’ job are you going to do when you get back?” I hadn’t planned that part yet, but my friend’s comment stung a bit and made me second guess my decision. Maybe he was right. My overseas experience would be a useless footnote in my work history.

By: Greig Baird 5232 reads | 0 comments
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Communication: So You Love Advertising, But Don’t Know How to Get in the Door

Creativity

With a love for marketing and advertising, Communication student Lilian Sue discovers how to break into the industry and finds great online resources to improve one's creativity skills during her search.

By: coopcom 14562 reads | 0 comments
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Creating an e-portfolio: What Not to Do

Career Exploration

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 9308 reads | 0 comments
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Minding the Gaps While Working Abroad

SFU International

'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 6308 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make a Successful E-Portfolio

Website

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 13851 reads | 0 comments
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International Studies: Experiences Abroad Set Students Apart

Work Integrated Learning

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 5377 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 1: Self Discovery

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 9279 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 2: Start Building Your Network

Career Services

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 7140 reads | 0 comments
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Salary & Benefits: What you need to know

Work Search

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 6143 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 6553 reads | 0 comments