Convocation Reflections

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'Til We Meet Again

ENGAGE

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

By: Jien Hilario 5357 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

Arts and Social Sciences

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 2921 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Convocation Reflections

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 2915 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation?

Co-operative Education

Practical experience isn't always gained in the classroom. Sure there are labs and projects, but nothing tops a real workplace environment. If you’re second guessing participating in co-op because of delaying your graduation, this post is for you! 

By: Christopher Chew 9119 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Chemistry

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way.

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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

Career Exploration

In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 11218 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Student Ambassador

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 6466 reads | 0 comments
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5 Keys to “Ramping Up” and Quickly Adjusting to a New Co-op

Engineering

Noah did his co-op at PMC-Sierra. In this article he introduces the engineering term “ramp up” and identifies five ways to get up to speed when you start a co-op.

By: Noah Balzer 3910 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Work Term Wrap up

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 11087 reads | 0 comments
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New Co-op. New City. – Tips for Those Moving Away for the First Time

Convocation Reflections

Moving away from home is a life changing experience. It is a combination of exciting and scary, happy and sad, and everything in between. Throw in a new city and a new job and everything just intensifies. One of the first questions that come to mind are what do you do and where do you start?

By: Ronald Yeung 4959 reads | 0 comments
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