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Don’t Panic: Tips from Industry for Graduating Students

Top Tip Lists

Are you graduating soon and are panicking about job searching in the “real world”? If so, read on to find out what some successful SFU alumni and co-op employers are saying about what grads can do to stand out.

By: Liesl Jurock 8075 reads | 0 comments
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Bon Voyage: How to ensure smooth sailing as you wrap up your Co-op work term

Portfolios

With work terms winding down to a close, most co-op students can’t help but reminisce warmly about friends made, skills gained and career opportunities uncovered while on the job. During this time, it is important to take advantage of a few tips for smooth sailing as you wrap up your work term.

By: Arthur Yee 13382 reads | 0 comments
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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking site. Unlike Facebook, however, LinkedIn is primarily for professionals. It is a great tool to help connect you with professionals, but it’s also great for your job search. In this first part of two series about LinkedIn, we tackle the task of creating an effective LinkedIn profile.

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101 on Information Interviews: Should You Do One?

Career Exploration

For the majority of university students nearing graduation, the question of what job and career path to pursue can be a very daunting and challenging decision to make.  But did you know informational interviews could help you make those decisions?

By: Jessica Grant 8190 reads | 0 comments
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Networking During Your Co-op Work Term

Interviews

There are many ways and places to network, whether it’s at a convention, party, hiring fair, the art gallery, or even online! But have you ever considered networking on your Co-op work term?

By: Anu Chouhan 7965 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Professional Attire Edition

Working with Grace

T-shirt? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sneakers? Confused about what you should wear for your job interview, work or to a networking event? No fear! Read on “What Not to Wear: Professional Attire Edition” to find out how to dress to impress and for success…

By: gmc2 5082 reads | 0 comments
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Some Respect for References

Co-operative Education

Liesl Jurock is back with more advice - this time on references. She explains that while picking the right references can be tough, it's also important to give them the respect and gratitute they deserve.

By: Liesl Jurock 8382 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Master Your Career with Your Handshake

Work Search

Are you a bone crusher or a limp hand-shaker? You may ask, “Does a handshake really matter?” Well, apparently, a simple handshake can say a lot about you in the work and social settings. Read on to find out what kind of handshake you have and how to improve your handshaking skills…

By: gmc2 12334 reads | 0 comments
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Introducing Carey McBeth for Backpack to Briefcase

Carey McBeth

“We are judged within the first 5 seconds of meeting someone, and I want to ensure that students make the best first impression possible so business relationships have the opportunity to develop.”  Carey McBeth hopes that students see the importance of managing their personal brand.

By: Eric Kang - Career Peer Educator 12184 reads | 0 comments
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Life After Co-op Series: Connecting Local and Global Experience

Grey Group

Christina Wu finished a joint major in Business and Communication at SFU and is now working as a Communications Coordinator for the BC Council for International Education. She sat down with us to share her rich Co-op experiences and how they played a significant part in developing the skills and connections she has today.

By: Melissa Chungfat 6237 reads | 0 comments
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