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Working for a Start-Up

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See how I faced my fears and worked for a company I never would have imagined working for.

By: Claudia Mathieu 2972 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

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If you are an international student struggling with language and culture barriers in Canada, you are not alone. Liu Siyu, is a fourth-year international student here to share her stories about study, work, and career. 

By: Liu Siyu 3721 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Germany with the International Paralympic Committee

International

Written during Liz's time at her international Co-op with the International Paralympic Committee, learn how it was a dream come true as it helped her grow both professionally and personally.

By: Liz Montroy 2133 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

Co-op

Communications graduate Kelly Furey, shares how co-op helped her develop a career before graduation. 

By: Justin Wong 2350 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

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If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

By: Jien Hilario 10944 reads | 0 comments
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For the Blossoming Wallflowers: 3 Tips for Navigating the Workplace as an Introvert

Networking

Starting in a new workplace as an introvert can seem like a terrifying thing. Even though Camille would much rather hide behind the camera and observe, she knew that the easy way out doesn’t EVER produce the most growth and value. Truly seeking a growth-oriented mindset brings along with it the need to stretch our comfort zones. With that being said, she wants to share her tips in hopes that they can help other blossoming wallflowers to pursue excellence despite the discomfort social situations may often bring.

By: Camille Reyes 9999 reads | 0 comments
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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Co-operative Education

When Tarnjeet Thandi would tell others about her joint major, they tended to wonder how Molecular Biology and Biochemistry could be related to Business Administration. Prior to joining co-op, Tarnjeet sometimes wondered the same. Read her story about clarifying career options through co-op. 

By: Tarnjeet Thandi 3083 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

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Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 3241 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections of an SFU Epigenetics Research Assistant

SFU Epigenetic Lab

Health Sciences student, Philipp Michaluk disusses the value of searching for co-op positions close to home from his experience as a research assistant at SFU's Epigenetics Laboratory. 

By: Philipp Michaluk 2431 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Networking

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 3141 reads | 0 comments