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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Professional Development

September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 1294 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Workplace Transition

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 1486 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Communication, Art and Technology

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 1351 reads | 0 comments
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Strategic Volunteering: Lessons From a Mature Student

Strategic Volunteering

Averyl from SFU Public Square shares some insights from experiences volunteering, and has created this list of tips to help you get the most out of your volunteer positions!

By: Averyl Bancroft 2240 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Top Tip Lists

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 2025 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

Work Abroad

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 1615 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Can I Have Your Number (For a Reference)?

ENGAGE

Will your next volunteer organizer remember you? Our human nature is we lose some memories. But there are strategies to keep your references strong. This is an article on the importance of gathering references.

By: Stephen Kaita 930 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

on-the-job learning

We’ve all been put into situations where we have felt lost, unsure, or unfamiliar with our surroundings. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of a new or unfamiliar corporate environment.

By: Christina Martino 2188 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Co-op Experience

Co-op Reflections

Want to make the most of your work term and thrive in the position? Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 tips on maximizing your Co-op experience. 

By: Kelly Furey 2878 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

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After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 1473 reads | 0 comments
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