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Six Months To Graduation: Now What?

Classroom to Career

It’s a new year with many new hopes and dreams. I know what I am thinking about – graduation.  Just imagine the moment of wearing the graduation gown and hearing your name called before crossing the stage. Cameras and chants abound, validating your achievements after years of study. Still, we might ask ourselves, “What's next?” Never fear, chaos theory of careers is here! 

By: Anna Tse 5662 reads | 0 comments
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Use Stories To Refine Your Resume

Interview

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 16946 reads | 0 comments
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To Work, Or Not To Work: A Mother's Dilemma

Workplace Transition

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 5798 reads | 0 comments
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How To Handle Exam Season

Life Balance

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 5624 reads | 0 comments
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Learning To Say No To Opportunities

Career Peers

Scouring the internet for volunteer opportunities, I realize there are a lot out there. I make a possible schedule, trying to fit in existing commitments with new opportunities. Eventually I come to the conclusion that if I get so much as stuck in traffic my tightrope of a schedule will fall apart. With so much out there, how do you choose? When do you say no?

By: Alix Juillet 5078 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Industries in Canada

BC Job Trends

Here in our corner of the country, the arrival of Virgin Atlantic Airways, an 89-acre housing development to be built, and more, British Columbia seems rife with new jobs. Whether you are a recent graduate or at the start of your degree, think about your skill set and where it places you in the Canadian labour market.

By: Tabatha Patterson 5939 reads | 0 comments
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Malinda's #1 Resume Tip: Don't Sell Yourself Short!

Career Peers

The content of your resume should allow your reader to step into your shoes and see the value you brought to your previous employers, as this is where your potential worth as a future employee is best expressed. So do yourself a favour, and don't sell yourself short!

By: Malinda Pathacharige 8916 reads | 0 comments
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(Re)Discovery

CSI Blog

"There are so many other opportunities at SFU that I wish I had been involved with, some of which I was not even aware." Read this student testimonial and learn what kind of opportunities there are to take advantage on and off campus and how those opportunities helped her develop her skills.

By: Tabatha Patterson 4574 reads | 0 comments
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Being a Career Peer: A Well Made Decision

Career Peers

I learned so much from this experience: Technical skills on how to improve a resume, how to deconstruct a job posting, how to prepare for an interview, and soft- skills such as being able to communicate better, prioritize engagements and actively listen.

By: Cecilia Embuido 4906 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Chris Lo on being a Career Peer Educator

Volunteering

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 11301 reads | 0 comments
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