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Why is Risk Relevant?

Co-op Reflections

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 549 reads | 0 comments
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Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling

International

What does it mean to be alone but not lonely? Grace Chang talks about self-discovery, studying abroad and her adventures in Australia.

By: Grace Chang 842 reads | 0 comments
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Let’s Come Together Right Now

Business

Every culture has a custom or tradition that unites people. Knowing this, international student, Dasha Mezenina set out to interview SFU students from around the world to find out: what tradition unites your nation? 

By: Dasha Mezenina 2120 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

ENGAGE

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 1535 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Personal Development

It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 1804 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

ENGAGE

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 2321 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 2599 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Germany with the International Paralympic Committee

Co-op Reflections

Written during Liz's time at her international Co-op with the International Paralympic Committee, learn how it was a dream come true as it helped her grow both professionally and personally.

By: Liz Montroy 1633 reads | 0 comments
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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

Contests

As many university students know, the start of many major projects begins with a very simple thing -- procrastination. And that is definitely what I did before departing for my co-op term in South Korea. However, I soon found that when it comes to teaching you have to have a plan. 

By: Jeremiah Chun Wu Chan 2408 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

International Co-op

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

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