Career Peer

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How Social Media Affects Your Chance of Getting Hired

Stella Liang

Have you ever wondered whether future or current employers actually check your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram before or after the interview? You might say that you’re safe; having already privatized all your accounts, but well the truth is... 

By: Stella Liang 43116 reads | 0 comments
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Opportunity Awaits You!

Volunteering

While I used to think university was all about good grades and finishing your degree as fast as you could, I’ve recently learned that this is not the case, and that university is more about the opportunities you can get involved in and the experience you can gain. Here are three ways to do just that!

By: Nichola Basara 9193 reads | 0 comments
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An Introvert Career Peer? WHY NOT?

Susan Cain

Do you think that most introverts are very quiet, shy, and not comfortable speaking in front of people? Do you believe that extroverts are more outgoing and talkative? Let’s take a look at some common beliefs about introverts and see if they are true or not. You might be surprised to learn that an introvert can also be a Career Peer Educator!

By: Jeannie Chong 6505 reads | 0 comments
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Sidestepping The Plan: My Co-op Reflection

Career Peer

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a seemingly simple question – something for which no answer could be considered incorrect. So why do university students suffer an existential crisis the very moment we’re posed its equivalent: “What’s your plan after graduation?”

By: Malinda Pathacharige 8447 reads | 0 comments
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Use Stories To Refine Your Resume

Life Experience

Despise updating your resume? Here's a technique that uses the stories from your life to bring new life to your resume. By thinking of each job on your resume as a small chapter of your work story, you can create a more impactful document, and you might even enjoy doing it!

By: Monique Wong 15597 reads | 0 comments
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To Work, Or Not To Work: A Mother's Dilemma

Career Peer

You have recently welcomed a new baby into the world. Before you know it, you are faced with the dilemma: to work, or not to work? There is a misconception that women can be committed either to their career or to their kids, but not to both. Read on to find some factors  women consider when making this difficult decision.

By: Karen Hayre 5341 reads | 0 comments
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How To Handle Exam Season

Academic Skills

Ever find yourself overburdened with an academic cocktail of exams and assignments to the point where you seriously consider hanging up the hat and dropping out? Read some strategies on coping with the overbearing workloads that crumble down on our heads throughout the semester.

By: Randy Jama 5167 reads | 0 comments
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How To Make Your Resume Stand Out

Job Description

Your resume represents many things. It is a slice of your life that highlights to an employer the most relevant things you’ve done, experiences you’re proud of, and the skills you’ve acquired. Still, writing one can be tough! Fortunately, there's one thing that can help you write an amazing resume: the job posting!

By: Alix Juillet 8212 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Chris Lo on being a Career Peer Educator

Career Peers

Oftentimes, students see volunteering and the classroom as two separate things. However, with the right planning, volunteer work can in fact enhance what you learn at university. Take Chris Lo, an SFU alumnus, as an example of someone whose volunteer experiences have been a great addition to his education.

By: Kelvin Claveria 10893 reads | 0 comments
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Jacquelyn Wickham: A Career Peer's Success Story

Student Spotlight

At first, Jacquelyn was quite inactive when it came to connecting with SFU’s community. However, by becoming a Career Peer, she has been able to meaningfully contribute and leave her mark on campus as she convocates this June.

By: Jacquelyn Wickham 5419 reads | 0 comments
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