Personal Development

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Black Friday & Value(s)

CSI Blog

Today is Black Friday - the frenzied "first day" of holiday shopping following Thanksgiving day in the States. So naturally, value is on a lot of people's minds, as stores are now known to drop prices so low that shoppers have literally killed each other in an effort to save money. But it's another kind of value that motivated this article.

By: dlindsko 4068 reads | 0 comments
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Personal Branding: You’re a Marketable Brand!

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With the rise social media, personal branding is a hot topic that is discussed constantly. Your personal brand is basically how people perceive you, and how you market yourself to others. Many students may not be aware of the fact that they need to conduct themselves professionally online because their future employers are now looking at their online presence.

By: Mike Wong 4224 reads | 0 comments
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Five Great Volunteer Organizations in Vancouver

Personal Development

Are you one of the many students have found difficulties in finding volunteering opportunities, especially in your first year? Karen has compiled some of her recommended organizations, which provide you with great opportunities to develop skills and build on your resume.

By: Karen C 12837 reads | 0 comments
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Are you an entrepreneur? Take a self-assessment test!

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People say that entrepreneurs are born while others say entrepreneurship can be taught. Whichever the case, being an entrepreneur does take passion, commitment and a strong work ethic. The ability to take risks, take leadership, and/or the ability to quickly adapt to changing scenarios are a few of skills needed to be an entrepreneur.

By: Mike Wong 5042 reads | 0 comments
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Writer's Block: A Bitter Blankness.

Identity

Blank. That's pretty much all I've experienced whenever I've sat down in front of a computer screen with the intention of writing a blog post. What is this experience?  What happened to the sense of flow I had gotten so used to every Friday morning - that carefree time warp of productivity I seem to have taken for granted?

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 4253 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Your Passion: Doing What You Love

Career Exploration

70,000 hours. To do what? Well, according to Gillian Watters, director of programs at KEYS Job Centre in Kingston, Ontario, 70,000 hours is the amount of time you will spend at your job over the course of a lifetime.  Read on to find out how you can spend 70,000 hours doing what you love.

By: Mike Wong 4557 reads | 0 comments
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Want to Work for the Non-Profit Sector? 4 Reasons Why You should!

Work Search

People often overlook the non-profit sector, as an option to carve out a career, yet the sector can offer a lot of rewarding opportunities that may not be available in the public or private sector.

By: Mike Wong 3653 reads | 0 comments
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Convocation! 3 Things to Think About When Graduating

Personal Development

The world is your oyster. How many times have you heard that already? In two days, you will have walked across that stage with your parchment in hand: a result of your four to five (or more) years of hard work. While we will leave all the emotional, heartfelt speeches to the esteemed speakers on stage, we decided to write a congratulatory and advice piece for those that will be receiving their diverse degrees, as well for students who will be graduating in the near future.

By: Mike Wong 11864 reads | 2 comments
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Choosing Your Major? Unsure of your options?

Career Exploration

For many students, picking a major and/or minor can be a very intimidating and daunting task. Should you major in Chemistry or go for a major in Communication with a concentration of Political Economy and Policy, or do a double minor in Linguistics and French?

By: Mike Wong 4927 reads | 0 comments
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Being a Space Man is Something I Have to Do

Co-op Reflections

Fear, anxiety, intimidation, excitement and doubt.  This is exactly how most student feel when they secure their first work term!  Starting a new job is hard even at the best of times, but learning how to cope and make friends makes things a lot easier.  Stay friendly, smile and read on for more.

By: Stephanie Ngo 6360 reads | 0 comments
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