Personal Development

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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Natalie Pope

Natalie's Co-op Blog

Blogging about her co-op journey from her very first job interview and offer to her current work placement, Natalie has shared countless valuable insights and stories with the OLC about her job search and workplace success. Meet Natalie and read all about her volunteer experience and why she recommends working with the OLC.

By: npope 6956 reads | 0 comments
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Go International: Why you should travel, study, and work abroad!

Work Abroad

Have you ever considered travelling outside of Canada to work or study? Did you know that as an SFU student you have many opportunities to travel, and get credit for it? SFU International has an excellent exchange program in which you can work or study abroad!

By: Mike Wong 6078 reads | 0 comments
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International Students: Break Through The Wall That Blocks You!

International Students

Are you an international student that feels like there is a wall that stops you from moving forward? Are you trying to improve your language level, but feel embarrassed communicating in English? You're not the only one. But there are people who are reaching their goals. Find your inspiration and become one of them

By: Felicia Feng 7679 reads | 0 comments
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Career Blogs I Actually Read

Workplace Success

There are a lot of career-related blogs out there. Unfortunately, most of them are pretty much the same. Read on for a selection of blogs about career-related issues that you might actually want to read!

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 5806 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Say No

Life Balance

Career Peer, Alix, talks about how getting involved is great but also how saying "no" is great too. Learn about when you should consider turning down an opportunity, even an exciting one.

By: Alix Juillet 4593 reads | 0 comments
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The End of the Semester, the End of the Year: Time to Reflect

Life Experience

The end of the Fall semester, and 2012, is coming to a close. Some people believe in making new years’ resolutions with goals of bettering themselves, while some people are content with just letting the new year roll in. Instead of focusing on making future goals, why not reflect on everything that you have done this year?

By: Mike Wong 4336 reads | 0 comments
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How To Handle Exam Season

Studying

Ever find yourself overburdened with an academic cocktail of exams and assignments to the point where you seriously consider hanging up the hat and dropping out? Read some strategies on coping with the overbearing workloads that crumble down on our heads throughout the semester.

By: Randy Jama 5699 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Woes

interview research

So you have been shortlisted for an interview, what do you do next?  Take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and do some research!  Preparation and confidence are key, but what happens when this isn't enough?

By: Stephanie Chow 6975 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Achieve Your Dreams with Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

Personal Development

With just 3 months left to live, Professor Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon University gave an awe-inspiring speech on the lessons cultivated throughout his life. Watch this life changing speech and start achieving your career and personal goals today.

By: jhyeh 4960 reads | 0 comments
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Small Town Co-op Experience

Life Experience

This city girl experienced small town life during her most recent work term.  Whether it was harvesting plants and herbs in the forest or learning the differences between corporate and small business, Yuliya strived to succeed!  Read on to learn more about her brave journey in small town Ontario. 

By: Yuliya Vitsenkova 7237 reads | 0 comments
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