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SFU’s Big Secret: A Look into My Summer Working for the University

Co-operative Education

Find out more about my co-op job as a Research Assistant for SFU and discover how I learned to navigate the data, politics and presentations to appreciate a side of the university students don’t normally get to experience. 

By: Lauren Rietchel 17724 reads | 0 comments
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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

Mental Health

Striking a balance between work and life is a difficult task for anyone regardless of their profession. Katerina explains how her desire to work overtook her personal life and she has some tips for making sure burn out doesn’t creep up on you.

 

By: Katerina Cookson 11103 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Co-operative Education

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 8993 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Professional Development

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 13873 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Interview

Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 4119 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Hydro One

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 6945 reads | 0 comments
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Fishing for Experience

Co-op

Spend your summer in one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in BC! Make a difference in the operation and performance of a small company, and grow your entrepreneurial skillset in a meaningful way by working for WardoWest in Tofino. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 3980 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Life Experience

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 5346 reads | 0 comments
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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

Research

You have ideas to share, but you can’t bring yourself to interject. Sound familiar? It might be a confidence issue, fear of being wrong, or an unwillingness to seem impolite. Even though conveying your ideas can seem like a daunting task, I learned that it doesn’t have to be. 

By: Chantel Galang 3738 reads | 0 comments
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An Essential Guide to Healthy Aging - Part 1

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Getting older is typically associated with a decline in health. That’s not the case for the Super Seniors—individuals 85+ never diagnosed with any major medical concern. Join Monique and Olivia as they travel Greater Vancouver and the Island speaking to some remarkable people for whom age is but a number.  

By: Monique Sekhon & Olivia Aguiar 3492 reads | 0 comments
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