Indigenous Career Journey Stories

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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Career Exploration

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

Indigenous Peoples Career Stories

SFU First Nations Student Association (FNSA) invites you to come and witness this annual event. Indigenous storytellers will share their journeys of success, expressing the adversity and perseverance faced along the way. Don't miss this chance to engage in the SFU Indigenous community as well as those closely connected to SFU!

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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker

Indigenous

My professor explained, learn the things you don't know, don't waste your time learning what you already know and don't waste time reinventing the wheel.

By: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker 15007 reads | 0 comments
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John Howard Society - Hobden House

Residence Worker

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.

By: Theresa John 10719 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Carmen van Soest

Arts and Social Sciences

"I hope to be someone that other Indigenous youth can look up to, and a person that others can count on in my everyday life. And hopefully I can get into Law school so I can help Indigenous peoples fight for their rights." 

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Student Success Story: Kayla Mitchell

Arts and Social Sciences

"Just do it! If you get invested in your education you want to continue, and the rewards are extraordinary! Even when it is hard, you continue to do it. I’ve learned so much since starting, it’s phenomenal."

By: Kayla Mitchell 13310 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Tracy Ned

Education

"I will continue to encourage students out there to dream and that its okay to be scared but don’t’ let that fear hold you back."

By: Tracy Ned 16084 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Trina Setah

Co-operative Education

"In all of my years, I worked to be well known, respected and network with many people.  Those networks proved to be worth-while as I worked my way up the ladder.  It pays to make good connections that has strategically helped me out when I needed them." 

By: Trina Setah 10630 reads | 0 comments
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Community Engagement Clarifies Career Choice

Science

Meet Lindsay Wainwright, 32, who has already completed her second year of medical school at UBC even though she is just graduating with her SFU B.Sc. this June. 

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Student Success Story: Karen Johnson

Indigenous Career

My proudest moment was being the first of a class of 12 from NEC to graduate at SFU. There are so many obstacles one must crawl over to get a degree especially being an older student.

By: Karen Johnson 14899 reads | 0 comments
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