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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV’s Kelvin Redvers (Part 1)

Career Exploration

Career stories are often fascinating, and Kelvin Redvers’ story is no exception. An SFU alumnus, Kelvin shares how he maneuvered his way into his dream job—Aboriginal filmmaker and television producer at CTV—a mere three months after he convocated. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 9808 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Answer those Tough Interview Questions

Work Search

As we’re coming up to the end of the semester, most of us are thinking of looking for opportunities to work over the summer. As such, most of you are putting together your cover letter and resume, and maybe even your portfolio. Besides the research about the company, how do you prepare for those tough interview questions?

By: Mike Wong 8597 reads | 0 comments
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The Importance of Having a Portfolio

Portfolios

“Do you have a portfolio? When you think about the question itself, it is very simple. In form and construction, the only answer you will ever need is one of two options: yes or no. However, putting it into context changes the entire game. Ask this to a student, and more often than not, their answer is accompanied by a nervous grin, deep sighs, or both.

By: Patricia Pama 56000 reads | 0 comments
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Careers of Today That Didn't Exist Yesterday

Career Exploration

It is interesting how quickly the world changes, especially when it comes down career options.  As you know, the labour market is definitely different today than it was ten years ago. Some careers have disappeared while others have surfaced. You have probably come across a new job title and wondered to yourself: “What on earth is that?” and “How do I get that job?” 

By: Mike Wong 5885 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: My Lesson In Flexibility

Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog

Everyone has a picture in their mind when they think of what they will be doing when they land their first co-op job.  It’s good to think big, but just remember to think FLEXIBLE. Let me tell you how being flexible allowed me to get a great co-op experience.

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Backpack to Briefcase Recap: How to Leverage Your Online Presence to Land a Job

Professional Development

When it comes looking for work today, the rules of engagement in this modern job-finding battle have changed. Gone are the days of simply dropping off your resume at the organizations you want to work for. Employers now have the power and omnipotent ability to shortlist applicants simply by searching for your name online.

By: Mike Wong 3743 reads | 0 comments
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Canada Summer Work Programs

Life Experience

What are your plans for the summer SFU? Taking summer school or flying home for the summer?  You’re doing neither? Well, why not apply for a summer work program, offered by the Federal Government of Canada. The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), provides full-time students with valuable work experience related to their field of study. If you have always wanted to gain relevant work experience that can be transferrable to future jobs, this is the place to start. 

By: Mike Wong 4911 reads | 0 comments
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How To Create A Winning Job Proposal

Professional Development

So you want to work for a certain employer, but they don’t have any job openings. What do you do? One option is to create a “job proposal” for the new position you’re aspiring to. Here’s how to do it.

By: Sophia Tsai 35132 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for a Future Career? Come to the miniBIG Fair!

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As the spring semester is coming to an end, it’s time to start planning your summer. Are you wondering what to do?  Do you wanting to do something different this summer?  Don't know where to start?  Career Services’s miniBIGFair – March 7 -- may be might be a good place to begin.

By: Mike Wong 4520 reads | 0 comments
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Generation Jobless?

Dave's Diary

In the wake of a recent CBC documentary called Generation Jobless, there's a big debate going on right now as to the value and responsibility of post-secondary education in Canada. Here are the arguments, and my thoughts.

By: David Lindskoog 7922 reads | 0 comments
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