Graduate Students

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Surviving Grad School 101

Communication

After four gruelling years of attending lectures, turning in assignments and writing endless exams, grad school may seem far removed from most post-convocation plans. For those that are considering, Sugandha Agarwal, has 5 tips to help you get through. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 1677 reads | 0 comments
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Dr. Stresslove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My English Degree

Network

I was almost finished the semester, and I realized one tiny detail: I hated all my classes. This is the tale of how I followed my heart into an English degree, a network of professional contacts, and endless career possibilities. 

By: Elmira Bahrami Majd 2232 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Graduate Students

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 2246 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective

SVSPO

Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

By: Aynsley Pescitelli 2293 reads | 0 comments
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Part 1: The Proverbial Foot in the Door

Graduate Co-op

Feeling stuck on the outside of the job market looking in? Need experience for a job but a job for experience? Read how one Master of Resource Management candidate made his way out of “the trap”.

By: Stephen Chastain 4149 reads | 0 comments
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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Co-operative Education

Do you thrive on innovation and creativity? Enjoy developing ground-up software solutions? If so, IBM’s Extreme Blue internship is for you. It is where business, innovation, research, and software development meet to provide solutions to satisfy business needs. Read on to learn about Warunika’s experience as an Extreme Blue intern in software development.

By: Warunika Ranaweera 15105 reads | 0 comments
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Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

Uncertainty

Take a deep breath. Look around you. Everyone has uncertainties! However, embracing your uncomfortable and uncertain situation is the first step to discovering yourself.  

By: Richard Han 5647 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

FNHA

In this blog, I take you through my personal life story from immigrating to Canada, working and living in a rural First Nations community, to finding a sense of belonging and a second identity, which has forever changed the way I will view the world.

By: Richard Han 23320 reads | 0 comments
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Graduate Co-op at SAP Vancouver

Career Exploration

Tong completed a year-long co-op work term at SAP's Vancouver office. Click to find out what it's like working for a world leading enterprise software development company. 

By: Tong Wang 11317 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at SAP

SAP

My co-op terms have given me the ability to explore potential career choices and build invaluable work experience as well as helped me to craft my own career path. Read on to discover my co-op journey and why I highly recommend pursuing co-op with SAP. 

By: Subir Ranjan 13758 reads | 0 comments
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