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

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

Communique

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 774 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

Professional Development

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 731 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Workplace Success

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 1283 reads | 0 comments
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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

Career Exploration

Communication Co-op Student and SCOY 2014 winner, Denisa Orlandea,  never anticipated completing all 4 co-op terms in the oil and gas industry, much less considering a career in it. Here are her favorite parts of working for the Oil and Gas industry.

By: Denisa Orlandea 840 reads | 0 comments
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4 More Misconceptions About Co-op You Need to Burn Right Now

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Emily Taylor, senior Communication Co-op student, debunks 4 more misconceptions about joining Co-op in part 2 of our series. 

By: Emily Taylor 825 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

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For Kiran Basra, senior Communication Co-op student, working at Electronic Arts was a unique experience from the get-go. Between re-constructing her job description and fine-tuning her marketing analytics skills on-the-job, Kiran has re-defined what Communication Co-op students can accomplish. 

By: sgrandin 1377 reads | 0 comments
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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

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Reality check: a degree doesn’t guarantee a job. Vancouver communications, marketing and writing jobs aren’t waiting for you in the stands at Convocation. You’ve got to hunt for them, and Co-op is your open door. 

By: Emily Taylor 1146 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteering Is Sometimes Better Than Working For Pay

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Why work for free? Kim shares her thoughts on why volunteering can sometimes be better than working a paid job when it comes to career exporation! 

By: Kim Huynh 670 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Tips to Enhance Your Summer Break

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Wondering what activities are available this summer to keep your brain busy while giving you a much needed break from school? Read on to learn the Top 5 Tips to enhance your summer break! 

 

By: Nicole Strutt 980 reads | 0 comments
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