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8 Reasons Why 8 is Better than 4

Co-operative Education

Beginning your journey with SFU Co-op can seem daunting at first, especially if you start with an 8-month Co-op but don't be afraid of it! Check out these benefits you'll get from doing an 8-month Co-op rather than 4-months. 

By: Defne Birol 2615 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

Life Experience

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 4537 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Scentuals Natural and Organic Skin Care

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 2477 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

BC Lions

Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 1917 reads | 0 comments
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How Taking a Research Course Can Open Up Your Career Opportunities

Research

As we all know, Communication classes can be quite heavy on the theory side, and unfortunately it’s probably never the best idea to whoop out your extensive knowledge of semiotics and Marxism in a job interview. So how do you bridge the gap between academia and industry? 

By: Justine Nadia 2623 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

graphic design

An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 3075 reads | 0 comments
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Get Your Side Hustle On: A Student's Guide to Part-Time Work

Arts and Social Sciences

As she puts it, grad student Srijani Datta has been a student for most of her life. To support her love of academia she has worked as a reporter, tutor, translator, transcriber, and content writer. Develop your own side-hustle with her tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 2407 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Professional Development

Frankly, I am terrible at saying “no.” Maybe it’s a strong work ethic that has been etched into my existence since I was a child. Maybe it’s not wanting to appear incompetent to the people who could potentially hire me back into a full-time role. Whatever it was, it seemed like my plate was packed to the brim. 

By: Ryan Lee 2624 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Professional Development

“What?!” you must be thinking, “who the heck does she think she is?” Don’t worry – I don’t actually believe I’m the smartest one in my office; far from it in fact. But, it was an inside joke during my time working in SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services that lead me to understand the type of workplace culture that suited me best.

By: Taylor Wagner 3414 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

ENGAGE

It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

By: Jien Hilario 3501 reads | 0 comments
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