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It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

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Figuring out your dream career can take several years as you try new things, meet interesting people and learn more about yourself. After five years in an established career, co-op became a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to start over, change career lanes, and gain amazing work experience as a Student Engagement Program Coordinator at SFU.

By: Lucia Pecnikova 939 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips on Preparing Your Communication Plan

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When I had the opportunity to attend the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC/BC’s) Communication Planning 101 Workshop, I jumped at the chance to learn a little more about strategic communication and writing a communication plan.

By: Kassandra Mihaly 1348 reads | 0 comments
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The Frosting on the Cake - How to Start Your Business Before You Graduate

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Jeremy Wong, founder of Mancakes Bakery, is living proof that for entrepreneurs their phone is their office and their office is wherever they are. I had a chance to catch up with Jeremy recently and hear about his journey and future plans to revolutionize the dessert industry. 

By: Evelyn Yuhsuan Chen 2240 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

Life Experience

Now that the first month of the new year is at its close, are things kicking off the way you hoped? Check out the CMNSU's recent alumni interview for advice on confronting your career-related doubts and desires.

By: SFU's Communication Student Union (CMNSU) 549 reads | 0 comments
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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

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There is no exam to test you on these skills, no research paper to write or case study to examine – yet these skills are incredibly important to your future role as an employee.  Can you guess what skills we are talking about?

By: Cecylia Anderson 1238 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Networking

Communique

My outlook on networking used to be simple—if I was going to get a job, I wanted to know I got it because I proved myself. That I performed excellently during the interview and the company decided I was perfect for the role, not because we had mingled over beers or BBQ chicken.

By: Shauna Mercer 893 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

Getting Involved

Learn about various ways to enhance your university experience by getting involved this semester.  This article explores different areas of interest that students can get involved in and resources helpful to those seeking out meaningful volunteer and leadership opportunities.

By: Manal Masud 834 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase Special Edition: CMNSU's Brilliant Interview Series Mashup

Professional Development

As you celebrate the holidays and pick out your New Year's Resolutions, look to the wisdom of our Communication alumni to guide you. Featuring CMNSU's mashup article, which summarizes all the best advice from its Alumni Interview Series.

By: SFU's Communication Student Union (CMNSU) 881 reads | 0 comments
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Slogans Revamped: 5 Professional Development Tips from the Biggest Brands

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Can’t get that catchy jingle out of your head? Maximize your thinking processes and learn form the best! It normally is not the best idea to take advice from a catchy slogan, but they can be reinterpreted to be reminders for furthering your career while at school. 

By: Amy Tucker 2187 reads | 0 comments
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Look Successful, Be Successful, with Dress for Success

ENGAGE

Fashion and female empowerment - all in one place!

By: Katie Hoang 838 reads | 0 comments
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