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Dave's Diary: What's Your Story?

Dave's Diary

I and the whole staff at work attended a training last week on a "narrative" method of career counselling led by Mark Franklin, the practice leader of a company called Career Cycles.  It's inspired me to write a bit about narrative therapy in general, especially as it applies to career development. 

By: David Lindskoog 7589 reads | 0 comments
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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Union Gospel Mission

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.

 

 

By: Jien Hilario 759 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

disability

Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

By: Jien Hilario 515 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

Life Experience

If you are an international student struggling with language and culture barriers in Canada, you are not alone. Liu Siyu, is a fourth-year international student here to share her stories about study, work, and career. 

By: Liu Siyu 747 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

Identity

If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

By: Jien Hilario 8731 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

inspiration

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 1819 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

Series

Privilege shapes our world in both visible and "invisible" ways. Jien discusses the ways in which privilege is granted to the nondisabled, and how acknowledging this privilege is one way we can all help. 

By: Jien Hilario 838 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

education exploration

Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

By: Jien Hilario 9333 reads | 0 comments
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How to Approach the World

Co-op

On my first day of work, I woke up too early, rehearsed too much, and imagined too many scenarios which didn’t end up happening. I thought, “What if the students don’t listen to me? What if they don’t like my lesson? What if they don’t like ME!?” Looking back at my experience teaching English in South Korea, it’s funny to think that I began my new life plagued with all of these worries. 

By: Edna Ng 1381 reads | 0 comments
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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

International

While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 3098 reads | 0 comments
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