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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

International

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 5971 reads | 0 comments
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Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

Personal Development

Take a deep breath. Look around you. Everyone has uncertainties! However, embracing your uncomfortable and uncertain situation is the first step to discovering yourself.  

By: Richard Han 5826 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

study and work abroad

SFU has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders (LBB) initiative to inspire more students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. Learn more about this initiative and what is means for you! 

By: Justin Wong 4166 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Personal Development

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 4446 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

Work Life Balance

The distinct ping of a notification at work often leads to a reflexive action in many of us. Do it, check the email. Sasha Zalyvadna shares her experience on how to combat the need to check work emails more often than one probably should.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 5630 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Cultural Pressures in University: A Personal Journey

cultural differences

Being a university student in pursuit of a career is not easy, but when you factor in the pressures you face from your family, culture, and surrounding environment, it can become even tougher. This post tells the story of one student who dealt with overcoming these pressures and discovered something they loved to do.

By: Henna Pahal 6709 reads | 0 comments
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Back Pain Myth Busters and Spine Hygiene

Co-operative Education

Do you do sit-ups and crunches to to either get or maintain that six-pack? This article sheds light on why learned habits such as this are detrimental for your back health. In addition, I discuss “Spine Hygiene”, which refers to the daily maintenance of the spine as necessary to prevent back issues.  

By: Karen Gitau 12841 reads | 0 comments
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Will Your Career Exist in 20 Years?

Career Exploration

Will technological change and automation do away with the careers you’re focused on? Or will they make them more exciting? Learn about the latest developments and what you can do now to prepare yourself for the future.

By: Erik Sagmoen 15948 reads | 0 comments
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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

Co-op

Striking a balance between work and life is a difficult task for anyone regardless of their profession. Katerina explains how her desire to work overtook her personal life and she has some tips for making sure burn out doesn’t creep up on you.

 

By: Katerina Cookson 10715 reads | 0 comments
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The Path and Pursuit of Passion

Communication, Art and Technology

We’re at a stage in our lives where internal conflict feels like it’s just another part of becoming an adult. None of these conflicts are, perhaps, greater than the life-altering crossroads of whether or not to follow your passion. This is what choosing the path of passion looked like for me.  

By: Howard Chai 12422 reads | 0 comments
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