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Communication: So You Love Advertising, But Don’t Know How to Get in the Door

Marketing

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 14540 reads | 0 comments
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Creating an e-portfolio: What Not to Do

Career Services

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 9266 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 6299 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make a Successful E-Portfolio

Career Exploration

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 13828 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 5364 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 1: Self Discovery

Career Services

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 9268 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 2: Start Building Your Network

Networking

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 7103 reads | 0 comments
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Salary & Benefits: What you need to know

Workplace Transition

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 6130 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do with a Degree in History

Resume

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.

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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 9690 reads | 0 comments