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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Biological Sciences

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 1948 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Communication, Art and Technology

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 1794 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Workplace Success
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 1764 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Career Services

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 1509 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Co-operative Education

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 1740 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Co-op Reflections

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 1590 reads | 0 comments
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Strategic Volunteering: Lessons From a Mature Student

Community Summit

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 2541 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Portfolios

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.

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Coach Talks: Can I Have Your Number (For a Reference)?

Professional Development

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 1045 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

Co-operative Education

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 2598 reads | 0 comments
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