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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Co-operative Education

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 1910 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

Workplace Success

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 1537 reads | 0 comments
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How Taking a Research Course Can Open Up Your Career Opportunities

Communication

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 2034 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Business

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 2540 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 1642 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Co-operative Education

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 2075 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Personal 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 2838 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

Series

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 2812 reads | 0 comments
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Want to Work in Design? Here are Five Things to Consider Before you do

Communication, Art and Technology

For a lot of us who are natural creatives, what more of a dream would it be to do what we love? Working in design might seem like the best of both worlds, but the reality of combining work and play isn’t exactly a walk in the park.

By: Chantelle Lui 2065 reads | 0 comments
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A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Co-op

Surviving in a trading fort in the wild west now known as British Columbia was tough in the 1800s. A time when 9 out of 10 of your meals would have been salmon and potatoes and grocery shopping would mean bringing a musket into the woods. Alexis, shares what she learned about surviving the 1800s. 

By: Alexis Chan 1950 reads | 0 comments
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