Career Exploration

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How to Make a Successful E-Portfolio

Networking

A student’s e-portfolio is a chance to wow employers by showcasing their creative and detailed work. To do this, there are specific elements that can make the difference between getting the right kind of attention and getting overlooked.

By: Kelsey Newsham 12021 reads | 0 comments
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International Studies: Experiences Abroad Set Students Apart

Diplomacy

International Studies (IS) is a fairly new faculty at SFU. How can students in IS market their unique perspectives and skill set to potential employers? Read on for advice from Jan Bérubé, Manager of Academic & Administrative Services for the School for International Studies, and for some upcoming events with international-focused employers.

By: coopcom 4757 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 1: Self Discovery

Work Search

Pursuing your own self-directed, targeted work search with the support of the Co-op Program can help you develop life-long job search skills. In this first of a series, learn some ways to start your own Self-Directed Work Search by pursuing some self discovery activities and skills assessment.

By: Heather Williams 8016 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 2: Start Building Your Network

Work Search

The second article in the “Self-Directed” series explores ways to be resourceful about your job search and begin building your professional network.

By: Heather Williams 6197 reads | 0 comments
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Salary & Benefits: What you need to know

Negotiation

Calling all job seekers. If salary and benefits are important to you, learn the art of negotiation while discovering what compensation packages include and what to ask when the time comes to negotiate for them.

By: coopcom 5362 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do with a Degree in History

Resume

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘historian’? Do you instinctively imagine an elderly man? This outdated imagery was sent out the window during a panel of (young) history professionals as they shared what you could do with a degree in History.

By: coopcom 5927 reads | 0 comments
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Your Business Card: The Ultimate Networking Tool

Work Search

You have successfully defined yourself with a killer branding scheme for your personal marketing pieces, and even created a business card to complete the package. With the right situation and a little know how, your card has the potential to be the ultimate networking tool.

By: Sharon Roberts 8374 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask, Pick and Prepare your References

Work Search

If you’re looking for a new job, applying to a graduate school or another program, chances are that you are going to need references to go along with your application, resume, and cover letter. You’ll learn how to ask people to be references, how to pick from your reference list and finally, how to guide your references once you’ve selected them.

By: admin 14524 reads | 0 comments
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Enhancing Your Online Reputation

Work Search

Your resume and cover letter impressed them… Your interview dazzled them… and you’re confident that your references will sing your praises. But, what else could factor into an employer’s assessment of you as a potential employee?

By: Keiko Cooper Jacobs 7568 reads | 0 comments
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Doing your degree in English? Be ready for unexpected career opportunities

Career Exploration

What can you do with an English degree? The wide range of opportunities may surprise you. Arts & Social Sciences Co-op staff and English Undergraduate Advisor offer tips on pursuing a career with a degree in English.

By: coopcom 4940 reads | 0 comments
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