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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Cover Letters

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 2620 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Think You Can Be a Role Model? Here Are 4 Things I Learned from Becoming a Volunteer Mentor: an Interview with Alex Hook

Personal Development

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver reached out to SFU student Alex Hook about his perspective on youth mentorship and the opportunity of being a role model. 

 
By: Wes Martin 3016 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

disability

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 10634 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

Diversity & Inclusion

Living with a mental illness or any invisible disability comes with many challenges. One of the most prominent is whether or not one should disclose their status to others. 

By: Jien Hilario 4005 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

personal experience

Privilege shapes our world in both visible and "invisible" ways. Jien discusses the ways in which privilege is granted to the nondisabled, and how acknowledging this privilege is one way we can all help. 

By: Jien Hilario 2619 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

education exploration

Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

By: Jien Hilario 12627 reads | 0 comments
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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

Co-op

The term leadership has become a buzzword when describing one’s abilities and skillsets, but leadership is an imperative skill that can give you a competitive edge. Matthew offers three ways to convey this skill to employers when looking for work. 

By: Matthew Furtado 12529 reads | 0 comments
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Using Social Media as Your Portfolio

community

Do you know absolutely nothing about social media? Want to ensure that you are on the right track to proper social media management? If you answered yes to either or both questions above, have no worries! Keep on reading to learn how to use social media to your advantage. 

By: Sarah Saghah 7746 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours

Volunteer Services

Why should you bother spending 2 hours to make a LinkedIn profile? In this blog, Joanne talks about about her experience using LinkedIn and Lynda.com to build her online presence. 

By: Joanne J Lui 6405 reads | 0 comments
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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

International

While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 11184 reads | 0 comments
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