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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

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September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 848 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Work Term
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Organization: 
Family Support Institute
Organization Sector: 
Non-profit
Organization Profile: 
The Family Support Institute (FSI) is a provincial non-profit charitable society registered in 1985. FSI supports and connects with approximately 10,000 families each year who have a family member with a disability. This support to families stems mainly from our large volunteer network of Resource Parents (RP’s) and Resource Family Members (RFM’s). Currently our RP/RFM Network supports over 200 volunteer parents who support families regionally by sharing experiences and expertise, connecting families with each other, guiding families to supports and services in their regions, and facilitating training and educational sessions. FSI has developed 12 different workshops that are presented all over BC. All of our workshops were written by and are presented by parents. FSI is unique in Canada and is the only grass roots, parent to parent support organization with a broad volunteer base and mandate.
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New Westminster
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Position Title: 
Research and Communication Coordinator
Responsibilites / Tasks: 
My primary responsibility is conducting research for the creation of the first comprehensive searchable disability resource database called FindSupportBC.
Projects / Initiatives: 
To achieve our vision for a customizable database, a lot of reasoning is required with respect to how each of the thousands of resources are categorized and tagged. This project is highly ambitious and we greatly look forward to being able to help families navigate the system and locate appropriate resources.
What did you learn: 
I learned that there are thousands of resources. It's unfortunate that most families are not aware of any of them when their child is first diagnosed. Another one of the most difficult challenges is the transition stage from youth to adulthood. Now hired to continue to project in the fall (part-time), I will also create an online course on transitioning.
Tips / Advice: 
Try to vary your co-ops to expose yourself to small and large companies, non-profit, and if possible, both the private and public sector.

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kristina
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SFU Staff
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Ellaine
Ganal
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SFU Student
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Muriel
Klemetski
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SFU Staff
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Quentin
Beck
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SFU Staff
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SFU Staff
Type of Experience: 
Employment Experience
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Organization: 
Simon Fraser University
City: 
Burnaby
Experience Details
Position Title: 
Online Learning Community Coordinator
Responsibilites / Tasks: 
I am the SFU OLC Coordinator.
Projects / Initiatives: 
We launched our first OLC in 2004. I am currently working with a talented team to create our new OLC.


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