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Social Media for Social Cause

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Internet and social media have become one of the most important parts in a student’s life and have taken, if not wasted, hours of their time every day. But instead of killing time on Facebook, why not learn how you can make a positive difference by using social media for a good cause?

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Don’t Panic: Tips from Industry for Graduating Students

school to work transition

Are you graduating soon and are panicking about job searching in the “real world”? If so, read on to find out what some successful SFU alumni and co-op employers are saying about what grads can do to stand out.

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Alumni Profile: Shawna Lum on being a Peer Health Educator

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Time and time again, we’ve told you how volunteer work can help you develop work-related skills. One thing that’s not always highlighted, however, is how volunteering can be an empowering experience, especially when you’re working on something that you’re passionate about.

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Alumni Profile: Chris Lo on being a Career Peer Educator

Career Peers

Oftentimes, students see volunteering and the classroom as two separate things. However, with the right planning, volunteer work can in fact enhance what you learn at university. Take Chris Lo, an SFU alumnus, as an example of someone whose volunteer experiences have been a great addition to his education.

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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Lo

Professional Development

Chris Lo, a Business Co-op alumnus, was able to  leverage his Co-op and volunteer experience in order to gain a competitive edge  after graduation. Read on to learn how he effectively used his time at SFU as a  stepping stone to his current position with the City of Burnaby.

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My Experience as a Career Peer - More Than Just Resumes

Career Peers

Have you heard of Peer Education? It is a great opportunity to learn tremendously and give back to the SFU community at the same time. Read what career peers had to say about being one. And take advantage of many leadership opportunities that SFU offers.

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Co-op India: Brittney's Journey of Career Exploration [Part 2]

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Brittney Merryweather, a BPK Co-op student and a Behavioural Neuroscience (BNS) Major, takes us on her journey of career exploration and personal development through her two eye-opening International co-op placements. Read on to find out more about the people, culture and land of India.

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5 Tips for Volunteering Abroad

C.A.R.E

In 2011, five SFU students traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to support humanitarian projects. All five were supported by the C.A.R.E. SFU Global Travel Award, a program that funds SFU students participating in humanitarian work in developing countries with donated air mile points.

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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part One

Volunteer Services

2011 EVENT RECAP: Five panelists came to speak to students about how they ended up with their current profession, life lessons they learned along the way, and addressed the many questions students had about the nature of the non-profit sector. Here are the stories the panelists have to share with you.

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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part Two: Addressing the Myths

non-profit sector

Part 2 of our recap of the Working in the Non-Profit Sector event that took place on March 30, 2011. After sharing their educational and career experiences, the panelists addressed a variety of myths about the sector. 

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