Communication

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Paving the Way for Community Engagement

Co-op

Engaging with our communities provides opportunities to connect, grow, and give back. Jasleen shares how her co-op with the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue lived up to SFU's reputation as Canada's most engaged university. 

By: Jasleen Bains 258 reads | 0 comments
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Phone Confidence

Workplace Success

Is talking on the phone nerve-wracking for you?  You aren't alone.  Katherine offers some tips on how to be a better communicator through the phone.  

By: Katherine Bishop 2585 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Co-op

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 2997 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Personal Development

Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 2264 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

ENGAGE

Living with a mental illness or any invisible disability comes with many challenges. One of the most prominent is whether or not one should disclose their status to others. 

By: Jien Hilario 4549 reads | 0 comments
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How Asking Good Questions Can Advance Your Career

Co-operative Education

As a co-op student with little experience, it sometimes seems like all you are doing is asking questions. That is why it is important to make sure you are asking good questions. What are good questions? They are evidence of your thought process, ability to think outside of the box, and knack for problem solving. Read this article to learn more about what makes a question good, and how to make questions your competitive advantage.

By: Nathan Boey 4622 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

Personal Development

The distinct ping of a notification at work often leads to a reflexive action in many of us. Do it, check the email. Sasha Zalyvadna shares her experience on how to combat the need to check work emails more often than one probably should.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 5101 reads | 0 comments
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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

Tips

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 3002 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

Professional Development

Whether you come off as a grammar snob or constantly obsess over minor details, it is inevitable that a position in technical writing will leave its mark.

By: Mike Lazar 15062 reads | 0 comments
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The Way You See The World: Culture and Communication

Life Experience

Communication and interaction are fundamental parts of everyday life and a person’s ability to communicate and interact has a major impact on their well-being, happiness, and success. In this post, Akanksha shares her own experiences at the intersection of culture and communication.

By: Akanksha Thakur 10975 reads | 0 comments
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