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How COVID Kickstarted My Career

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Last summer, my sister and I were excited to travel to Europe. As you can probably guess, that did not happen. But from the gloom of cancelling our dream trip, something positive emerged - an important conversation and a new direction that kickstarted my career.

By: Hannah Nielsen 487 reads | 0 comments
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Wrapping Up 2020: Our Top 12 Inspirational Blog Articles

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2020 has been an unprecedented and extraordinary year. What we at the OLC have been pleasantly surprised by is how inspiring our contributing authors have been. Many of our posts touched on the reality of the pandemic, but they were written from a place of positivity and resilience. To wrap up 2020 at the SFU OLC, we've curated our top 12 inspiring posts and summarized how they can continue to inspire you in the New Year.

By: Seerit Hara 707 reads | 0 comments
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WildBrain Co-op Award Kick-Starts 30 SFU Student Careers

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Naomi Chao never thought it would be possible to intern at tech giants Microsoft, Adobe and SAP before she even graduated. It was the WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) Co-op Award that made this possible. Read more to learn about how this award is changing Co-op students' lives.

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Thank you from Our Learning Community

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Ever wondered where the amazing content on Our Learning Community (OLC) came from? You guessed it - it is our extraordinary team of dedicated volunteers, alumni and staff! As we wrap up 2012, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone, and highlight some of our amazing contributors. 

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How to Ask for More Out of Your Position

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Deriving inspriation from her first post, "4 Reasons You Won't Regret Working in Customer Service", Sydney is back and ready to share more knowledge with you from her time in retail. In this article, you'll find Sydney's strategy for negotiating wage raises, work-term extensions and permanent positions. 

By: Sydney Dahl 273 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons You Won't Regret Working in Customer Service

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After spending 5 years in retail, Sydney was ready to pursue a career related to her studies. Looking back, although there were trials and tribulations, her time in customer service was a spectacular triumph as she developed new ways of communicating, leadership skills, and other attributes that have propelled her professional and personal development. 

By: Sydney Dahl 682 reads | 0 comments
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15 Amazing Perks of Being an SFU Student

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Not many people know about all the perks of being an SFU student, such as huge discounts, free access to normally paid services, and cheaper subscriptions to popular products. Here is a list of everything you can take advantage of as an SFU student!

 

By: Emily Feng 1948 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get the Research Experience You Need to Kickstart Your Career

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Gaining research experience, for many, is the first step to forging a rewarding career path in many fields across SFU. But are you confused about how to get the research experience you need? In this blog, Des’ree shares some helpful tips that help you find great research opportunities.

By: Des'ree Isibor 1984 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of an Introvert as a Leader

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Can introverts be outstanding leaders? Check out this article from Des'ree in which she talks about what kind of traits introverts have that can be harnessed for leadership roles.

By: Des'ree Isibor 543 reads | 0 comments
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