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Dave's Diary: The F Word - The Key To Confidence

Life Experience

I was not a confident person in high school. Sure, I did fine in my classes, but most of the time that didn't seem very important. Like most people, I was more worried about how other people perceived me, particularly those mysterious and intimidating members of the opposite gender. Today, I'm a more confident person. When and how did that transformation happen?

By: David Lindskoog 5379 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Australia: Working for YMCA and Health by Design

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Wondering what it's like to work on the other side of the hemisphere? Stephanie Hendy shares with us her international co-op experience working as a health and fitness instructor and personal trainer in Australia.

By: Stephanie Hendy 6144 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad

Life Experience

Want to take time off to travel but don't want to delay your graduation date? Why not study abroad? Here are 5 reasons from our OLC writer Pamela on why you should consider studying abroad.                                                                                                                

By: Pamela Shyng 7328 reads | 0 comments
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A Life-changing Co-op Experience in East Borneo

NGO

In spring 2011, Indah relocated to East Borneo to work as a translator and tutor. After returning from her trip, she reflects on her life-changing experience and lessons she learned while she was working there.

By: Hayati Indah Putri 8076 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: When You're Wrong, You're Right

CSI Blog

It's not what you say that matters, but how you say it. You could be making something up on the spot, and be totally wrong on whatever it is you're talking about, but if you appear confident in what you're saying, you're more likely to be seen as right.

What exactly is confidence, and how do we get more of it?

By: David Lindskoog 6495 reads | 0 comments
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Work Search Wisdom: From Rejection to Realization

Persistence

With a semester of co-op experience, I figured finding my next work term would be a breeze. After all, now I had relevant office experience to add to all the volunteer and part-time work on my resume. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. So what was I doing wrong?

By: Jennifer Gutzmann 6690 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The True Cost of Overtime - Fires & Addicts

Mental Health

When it comes to careers, we act like addicts - in spite of clear evidence that working too many hours is damaging us, we continue to do it because of perceived short term reward. It's time for a change.

By: David Lindskoog 4765 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part One

Bridging Opportunities with Business

2011 EVENT RECAP: Five panelists came to speak to students about how they ended up with their current profession, life lessons they learned along the way, and addressed the many questions students had about the nature of the non-profit sector. Here are the stories the panelists have to share with you.

By: Sonya Reznitsky 6204 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part Two: Addressing the Myths

Effie Garcia

Part 2 of our recap of the Working in the Non-Profit Sector event that took place on March 30, 2011. After sharing their educational and career experiences, the panelists addressed a variety of myths about the sector. 

By: Sonya Reznitsky 4944 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector Panel: A rewarding career path?

Jeanine Bond

2010 EVENT RECAP: How do you acquire a successful and rewarding career? For five professionals, it was working for community organizations in the non-profit sector. The non-profit sector gave them the opportunity to contribute their professional skills, experiences and passions to advance their career while making a positive difference in their communities. Recently, they sat down with SFU students and shared their personal stories and journey to their current positions.

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