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Networking Anxiety? Just Do It!

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I wouldn’t classify myself as one of those people who can walk into a room and meet people easily. Though I’ve been making an effort to push the boundaries of my comfort zone, I’ve always been an introvert by nature. Unfortunately, as a business student, networking seems like an important skill to learn.

By: Jennifer Gutzmann 6208 reads | 0 comments
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Unsure What to Do With Your Life? “No Problem” Says Sean Aiken

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Compared to university graduates decades ago, students today are faced with an even greater number of career paths to choose from. How are we supposed to know which career to pursue? Despite graduating from Capilano College as a top student and valedictorian, Sean Aiken was not an exception.

By: Eric Kang 9776 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Feel Limited By Your Major?

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How accurate are you in predicting what a person’s career would be based on what they majored in university? Read a list of some of my close friends’ careers.  Can you guess what their university majors were? Take this quiz and match the job title to the university major:

By: Johny Seto 8627 reads | 0 comments
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Get An Edge In Your Career Through Mentorship

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Having someone who is willing to share their experience with you can make a big difference, however cliché that may sound. Despite many obvious benefits, mentorship has been cited as one of the least-utilized tools for advancing one’s career. With that in mind, learn how to form and sustain a meaningful relationship with your potential mentor.

By: Eric Kang 7563 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips For A Successful Co-op Experience

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Co-operative Education can be an excellent way of enriching your academic experience and narrowing down your potential career options. Employers increasingly cite real-life or internship experience as one of the most desirable qualities in applicants.

By: Eric Kang 6811 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Take a Holistic Approach to Your Education

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I am sure you have heard of the concept of taking a holistic approach to health.  I first learned about this concept when I took an elective course in Kinesiology at SFU during my undergraduate degree. A holistic approach to health examines the physical, social, emotional and mental needs of a person to determine one’s overall wellness.

By: Johnny Seto 11762 reads | 0 comments
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Why Be a Career Peer Educator?

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We’ve been very lucky at Career Services to have had a great group of volunteers around every year. They take care of some very important business for us – from advising students on resume and cover letter writing, to helping out with our many events, to facilitating and participating in ongoing professional development sessions, and much more.

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Peeriodical: Olympic Sized Persistence Pays Off

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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 6214 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Make the Right Impression with Handshake and Email Etiquette

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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 7042 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Transitions – A Starting Point

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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 6872 reads | 0 comments
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