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Career Spotlight: Interpreter

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What does an interpreter do? Here's a synopsis: Provide spoken language and sign language interpretations in courtrooms, business conferences, political meetings, and anywhere else people from different countries and cultures come together. Read on for more info!

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Using Career Cruising to Explore Career Options

Labour Market Information

Career Crusing features 450+ occupations, a career matchmaker quiz, and career portfolio and resume builder tools. Plus, as a SFU student, you have free access!

By: Career Services Assistant 6792 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The Problem With Helping People, Part 2

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it seems like everybody wants to help people. Read how career advisor Dave Lindskoog walks through this ubiquitous yet decidedly unhelpful desire with an imaginary student. Make sure to read part 1!

By: dlindsko 5064 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The Problem With Helping People, Part 1

Dave's Diary

"I want to help people." I quietly chuckle to myself a little bit every time somebody says it. If only they knew how many times a week I heard those exact words. So, I usually ask them to explain what they mean by 'helping people.'

By: David Lindskoog 5677 reads | 2 comments
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Olympic Sized Persistence Pays Off

Work Search

If there’s someone who knows about the terrifying journey that is the work search, it is Marissa Nahanee. She 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, Career Peer Educator 5913 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: A BA That's Definitely Not Worth It

Career Exploration

The Bold Academy is a 4-week 'potential-building' experience marketed at college students and recent grads. The strategic use of the letters BA suggest that the program is primarily directed at arts students, conveniently playing off the stereotype of the aimless arts student. It's an interesting idea, but is it worth the steep price tag?

By: David Lindskoog 4929 reads | 0 comments
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Life After Co-op Series: Connecting Local and Global Experience

Workplace Transition

Christina Wu finished a joint major in Business and Communication at SFU and is now working as a Communications Coordinator for the BC Council for International Education. She sat down with us to share her rich Co-op experiences and how they played a significant part in developing the skills and connections she has today.

By: Melissa Chungfat 5893 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Lo

Co-op Alumni

Chris Lo, a Business Co-op alumnus, was able to  leverage his Co-op and volunteer experience in order to gain a competitive edge  after graduation. Read on to learn how he effectively used his time at SFU as a  stepping stone to his current position with the City of Burnaby.

By: Kelvin Claveria 9387 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Services & The Dance of Success

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My name is Mike & I'm originally from Little Black Bear’s Band in the Treaty #4 area. I am in my final year of a First Nations Studies degree. Our goal is to determine ways in which the Career Services team can better serve the indigenous student population.

By: Mike B 14189 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: How To Be More Like Batman

Career Exploration

As much as you may hear otherwise, you're not special. If you're like 99% of people, you don't have any superpowers. You're not going to change the world in any significant way. Sure, you've got strengths, and you'll probably help lots of people, but you're not going to single-handedly save the world.

You're not Superman. You're not Spiderman. But here are five ways you channel Batman in your own career development.

By: David Lindskoog 7708 reads | 1 comments
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