Personal Development

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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

Advocacy

If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

By: Jien Hilario 11321 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

I am Able

Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

By: Jien Hilario 13557 reads | 0 comments
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For the Blossoming Wallflowers: 3 Tips for Navigating the Workplace as an Introvert

Co-operative Education

Starting in a new workplace as an introvert can seem like a terrifying thing. Even though Camille would much rather hide behind the camera and observe, she knew that the easy way out doesn’t EVER produce the most growth and value. Truly seeking a growth-oriented mindset brings along with it the need to stretch our comfort zones. With that being said, she wants to share her tips in hopes that they can help other blossoming wallflowers to pursue excellence despite the discomfort social situations may often bring.

By: Camille Reyes 10293 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Organized With Bullet Journaling

Work-Study

Many of us like nice stationary because they give us a sense of productivity. This was true for Melissa as she went into her co-op work term. However, she soon experienced firsthand that the illusion of productivity and actual productivity are, unfortunately, two very different things. 

By: Melissa Nelson 3554 reads | 0 comments
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Employers are Out There, and They are Looking for YOU

Communique

We are all used to hearing of the impossibility of finding a career after university, and that our degree alone is not a golden ticket to landing that dream job after graduation. In order to obtain our dream jobs, we need to suppliment our education with work experience. While it can seem like a daunting task to find work experience, it may be easier than you think. Jessica shares her story of how she came to realize the amazing career opprotunities around her. It is just about knowing where to look for them!

By: Jessica Wall 4187 reads | 0 comments
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The Far-Ranging Effects of Co-op Connections

Workplace Success

Vadim shares how proactively building connections in the workplace helped fund his capstone and pivot his career.

By: Vadim Tsarkov 4192 reads | 0 comments
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Why I am Done Saying “What If” and Beating Myself Up for Not Subscribing to the 4-Year Plan

Co-op Reflections

Take four years to complete university, and start working immediately after in a degree relevant job. Sound like a familiar goal? For Scarlett, this was a pipe dream that she just didn’t want to chase anymore. Rather than racing against time, she took the opportunity to weave her academics into the workplace through the Co-op program, forging her own path towards her professional goals.

By: Scarlett Poole 4844 reads | 0 comments
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Discover Your Leadership Potential in Passport to Leadership

Leadership

Looking for an opportunity to boost your personal development at SFU? Look no further -- the Passport to Leadership workshop series will help you maximize your leadership potential, and is available to all SFU students!

 

By: Zahraa Hawili 15834 reads | 0 comments
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Extraverted Introvert: When You Love Helping People – But Not Too Much

Workplace Success

During my time seeking for my second co-op work term, I wondered what kinds of jobs out there could make both my extraverted and introverted sides happy. Is there even a job that has a balance of both components that would allow me to thrive? When I was applying to TeamWell Health, I didn’t have many expectations, and surely didn’t expect that the job would be the perfect fit for me now.

By: Katherine Alexi Reyes 4000 reads | 0 comments
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How to Be Taken Seriously In a Professional Environment When You Look Like a Child

During the Work Term

Going into your new Co-op position, the last thing you want to hear is, “Are you even old enough to be working.”  For many, it can be a challenge to be taken seriously when you look like you could be sixteen. How do you get the point across that you’re a capable professional with a lot to offer the organization you’re working with? Natasha has you covered with her advice in maintaining your professional demeanor without compromising your youthfulness.

By: Natasha Kothary 6142 reads | 0 comments
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