Career Peers


Peeriodical: Olympic Sized Persistence Pays Off

Career Peers

If there’s someone who knows about the terrifying journey that is the work search, it is Marissa Nahanee. She was a panellist at the Indigenous Peoples Career Stories event on March 3, 2011.  Marissa has worked on many world class events, including the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Torch relay and visits by Princes Charles and Edward. But Marissa’s job did not just happen to her – she had to work for it.

By: Dionne Liu 6697 reads | 0 comments

Peeriodical: Make the Right Impression with Handshake and Email Etiquette


Ever wonder what exactly makes a good impression when it comes to business? With my new job under my belt, I’ve networked and met several influential individuals.  Upon introducing myself, shaking hands and getting to know these people, I have come to realize that there is a certain business etiquette that everyone that hopes to make a good impression should know.

By: Stephanie Juy 7813 reads | 0 comments

Peeriodical: Transitions – A Starting Point

Professional Development

Transitions! Sleeping to waking, travelling from home to work and back again and switching from task to task are some of the more common every day transitions that people experience.  Most aren’t life-changing and take place on a regular basis, so we tend not to think about them when they occur.

By: Michael Clarke 7717 reads | 0 comments

The Perfect Fit

Work Search

Seeking the ideal job is the goal of many people workng in today's society, but how do we find the job we are most passionate about? Here are some tips from Career Services that may help.

By: Iris Luong 5907 reads | 0 comments

Romanda Simpson: A Career Peer's Success Story

Alumni Spotlight

Romanda Simpson, an Anthropology and Sociology major, reflects back on her time as a Career Peer in the Career Services’ Career Peer Program. Read on to learn about her experiences, and for some valuable advice.

By: Romanda Simpson 6984 reads | 0 comments

Jacquelyn Wickham: A Career Peer's Success Story

Peer Education

At first, Jacquelyn was quite inactive when it came to connecting with SFU’s community. However, by becoming a Career Peer, she has been able to meaningfully contribute and leave her mark on campus as she convocates this June.

By: Jacquelyn Wickham 5870 reads | 0 comments

Peeriodical: Find Out About Informational Interviews

CSI Blog

There was a time when I didn’t know what informational interviews were. Little did I know that I could contact people who had positions that sounded interesting and ask about what they did! Can you imagine how shocked I was when I found out, I wondered why would anyone want to help me?

By: Helen Kim 5548 reads | 0 comments

Peeriodical: 5 Ways Working Overseas Benefits Your Career


“You’re going to teach English overseas eh? Sounds cool. So what kind of ‘real’ job are you going to do when you get back?” I hadn’t planned that part yet, but my friend’s comment stung a bit and made me second guess my decision. Maybe he was right. My overseas experience would be a useless footnote in my work history.

By: Greig Baird 4830 reads | 0 comments

Peeriodical: Twitter Vs. Carrier-Pigeon


We are now the post modernists. We are slowly moving away from the target population of advertisements into the strange and illustrious world of being grown-ups, having jobs, and being self sufficient.  We are also unfortunate enough to be the “in-between” generation in terms of technology.  Our parents, while inferior in email technology, excel at verbal communication.

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Peeriodical: Ever consider a mentorship program?

Career Peers

Have you ever felt uncertain about your career and wished you had some guidance? Especially from someone who had a successful career and who also seemed genuinely happy with what they were doing? Well these are similar questions I asked myself and one day while searching online I came across Women in Leadership.

By: Helen Kim 5129 reads | 0 comments
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