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Wrapping Up 2020: Our Top 12 Inspirational Blog Articles

Personal Development

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 478 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on a New Kind of Uncertainty: a Note of Encouragement to Fellow Co-op Students

Co-operative Education

"Losing your job in a pandemic is of no individual fault. COVID-19 has been one heck of a less-than-gentle reminder that each and every one of us has a stake in what sort of collective future it is that we shape through and after this difficult time. And that, is hopeful." - Read Sicellia’s reflection on the situation with our future and the future of a job market affected by the pandemic.

By: Sicellia Tsui 1417 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op During the Pandemic: Navigating Science and Uncertainty

Co-operative Education

Read Thuy's story and learn about what you might find yourself doing as a Communication Co-op student working in a STEM organization during the global pandemic.

By: Thuy Tran 1305 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Productive While Working Remotely for a Health Authority

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Working from home is a common reality for many Co-op students in the past year. Working from home while working for a Health Authority in the thick of the pandemic is a tremendous experience Kaylla went through last year. Take a look at how she learned to stay productive in these uncertain times.

By: Kaylla Paran 586 reads | 0 comments
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How I Brought My Office to My Home

Co-operative Education

It was confusing figuring out how to work from home on a short notice back in March 2020. Since then, Terry has been learning and reflecting on what really makes a home office productive and what is needed to keep it a friendly and productive environment. Read on to learn more about his insights.

By: Terry Zhu 721 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Barriers to Staying Active at Home: Tips and Advice

Top Tip Lists

When surveyed, students reported that the top four barriers to staying active were poor weather, lack of energy, loneliness, and lack of time. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog for some tips on ways to combat these barriers and build a healthy routine. 

By: Aleisha, Anna, Jaskaren and Mariel 574 reads | 0 comments
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What Has Worked So Far With Remote Working

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 Remote working is no longer only the future of working but a current-day reality. Matthew provides three of his tips and tricks that have worked for him when working remotely with Student Recruitment and Admissions at SFU.

By: Matthew Trung 311 reads | 0 comments
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Virtual Networking Tips You Should Try at Your Next Webinar Event

Professional Development

Networking in person can be tough but virtual networking online can be even more confusing. Have no fear, Des'ree is here to help! Here she shares her advice and tips for how you can better virtually network at the next webinar social event.

By: Des'ree Isibor 585 reads | 0 comments
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How to Boost Your Remote Teamwork Experience During the Pandemic

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As a university student, have you been having some trouble making remote teamwork fun and engaging? Des'ree shares what she's learned from her remote semester experience and provides some tips on how to improve the quality of your teamwork experience.

By: Des'ree Isibor 597 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Most of a Remote Internship

Co-op

Tiffany was pretty sure her out-of-town co-op term with IBM was going to mean she would move to Toronto. But then the pandemic changed everything and Tiffany saw her design internship being turned into a remote experience. While her work term didn't end up being what she had expected, her time at IBM has been incredibly rewarding. Read on to learn more about how she made the most of her remote internship.

By: Tiffany Chan 804 reads | 0 comments
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