Communication

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The Cover Letter Blind Date

Work Search

We’ve all been there, wanting to impress our cute blind date -- feeling great in the moments when the conversation flows – and not so much in the moments when it stalls out.

By: Angela Kim 23608 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Workplace Success

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 7476 reads | 0 comments
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Communication: A Key Skill for an Engineer

Software

Learn how communication is one of the most important skills to develop at work. 

By: (Joel) Hoi Pak Lun 4520 reads | 0 comments
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Technical Writing: A Day to Day Work Flow

Communication, Art and Technology

What is the role of a technical writer? And what do you do working as one? Communication Co-op student Brent Restivo answers these questions, outlines the work flow of a typical technical writing project and takes you step-by-step through an actual on-the-job scenario.

 

By: Brent Restivo 10766 reads | 0 comments
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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

Questions

Don’t see your need to ask questions as a sign of weakness or incompetency, but as a way to learn and grow. Your Co-op supervisor understands that most of us go into these internships as beginners.

By: Carmen Chen 10540 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips on Preparing Your Communication Plan

IABC/BC

When I had the opportunity to attend the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC/BC’s) Communication Planning 101 Workshop, I jumped at the chance to learn a little more about strategic communication and writing a communication plan.

By: Kassandra Mihaly 11977 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Co-op Interviews

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 39521 reads | 0 comments
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Toastmasters: Speak Up for Your Career!

Communication

Do you want to become a better communicator and leader? Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking? You may want to consider SFU’s own Burnaby Mountain Toastmasters Club, an opportunity for the general public to gather together and prepare for interview settings, job and career development, and general group environments. 

By: Sheri Wong 12684 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

communication

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 8158 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Writer's Block

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 8168 reads | 0 comments
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