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An Open Letter To My Chronic Pain

Peer Education

Diana Smith pens a series of poignant and moving letters addressed to her chronic pain. A must-read to better understand from a personal perspective what it is like to live with chronic pain.

By: Diana Smith 1179 reads | 0 comments
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An Extrovert’s Guide to Introverts

OLC Blog

Being in quarantine has amplified the differences in actions and effort between extroverts and introverts with regards to social connections. Read Connie Jigs’ article about her top tips on how extroverts can support their introverted friends.

By: Connie Jigs 9231 reads | 0 comments
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My Mindset Graduating in a Pandemic

Peer Education

Be it if you’re graduating or getting ready to start a new semester at SFU, there’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen next. Earth Sciences student Klaus McCloud shares his top three tips of how he maintains a positive mindset while getting ready to graduate from SFU.

By: Klaus McCloud 2881 reads | 0 comments
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An Insider's Guide to Successful Work Search

Volunteer

Hey Job Seeker! SFU's Career Education Specialist Deanne Esdale, with Career Peer Francis Mercurio, share essential tips to help you get noticed and get hired. 

By: Deanne Esdale | Career Education Specialist with Francis Mercurio | Career Peer 2333 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

Co-operative Education
"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1903 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Co-op

Burnaby

Thinking about doing a co-op term but not sure how to have a successful experience? Starting a co-op term for the first time can be daunting. Here are a few tips to make the best out of your co-op opportunity. 

By: Cooper White 1032 reads | 0 comments
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Go Fund Your Graduate Degree – A Guide to Five Academic Sources of Funding

Trusties

The prospect of pursuing a graduate degree can be hampered by the inability to fund such studies. Srijani discusses five strategies that can help you pay for a graduate degree without breaking into your bank account!

By: Srijani Datta 1448 reads | 0 comments
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Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine

Health Peers

After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all.  I can not control a lot of what is going on right now, but I can contribute this...

By: Eileen Feliciano 132170 reads | 0 comments
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Take Initiative & Leave Your Mark: Insight Into Working In A Multidisciplinary Medical Clinic.

Health Care

Make an impact by breaking ground with new ideas and spearheading new proposals. Taking Initiative can have a long-lasting impact on one’s career. Read about how I jumped out of my comfort zone and directed the start of the Active Rehabilitation program in a multidisciplinary medical clinic.

By: Daniel Salazar Giraldo 1988 reads | 0 comments
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A Step in the Right Direction – How I Thrived in a Data-driven Marketing Culture

Allocadia

"I walked in excited (and of course, nervous) for the first day of my co-op term at Allocadia. Fast forward to eight months later, I can say, with every inch of confidence in my body, that I have never felt more accomplished, more confident, and more resourceful". Read Sharan's story to see how he developed his career in a data-driven marketing industry. 

By: Sharan Janjikhel 1269 reads | 0 comments
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