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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Communication, Art and Technology

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 3626 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Workplace Success

“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 4482 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

Diversity & Inclusion

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 4846 reads | 0 comments
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Want to Work in Design? Here are Five Things to Consider Before you do

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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 3740 reads | 0 comments
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A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Co-operative Education

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 3312 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Work-Study

It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 3146 reads | 0 comments
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Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists

Career Exploration

From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 4286 reads | 0 comments
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Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

Career Exploration

What one fourth-year student discovered while wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness, searching for the right path in life, theatre, and the pursuit of happiness.

By: Diana Bartosh 2650 reads | 0 comments
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Into the Wilderness: My Co-op experience with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Yukon Region

Life Experience

The Yukon was always a mystery to me; something I didn’t know very much about. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and have never been up North before. I was unsure what to expect for my four month long co-op term with INAC, let alone what Whitehorse had in store for me. But a place that held beautiful blue lakes and rivers, and breathtaking mountaintop views, I could not have asked for a better place to spend my fifth co-op term.

By: Kathryn Norada 3993 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Engineering

I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 3796 reads | 0 comments
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