Workplace Transition

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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

First Weeks on the Job

John Grant, an SFU Communication Co-op Alum has five work term experiences in his portfolio and shares his top ten tips for completing a successful and fulfilling Co-op work term.

By: John Grant 23107 reads | 0 comments
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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Hustle

If you’re steps away from graduating, read on to see how I prepared to make the post-graduation world less intimidating.

By: Aurora Chiu 2790 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

office attire

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 2694 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

ENGAGE

Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 2878 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Workplace Transition

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 5911 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Workplace Transition

Frankly, I am terrible at saying “no.” Maybe it’s a strong work ethic that has been etched into my existence since I was a child. Maybe it’s not wanting to appear incompetent to the people who could potentially hire me back into a full-time role. Whatever it was, it seemed like my plate was packed to the brim. 

By: Ryan Lee 2693 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Co-operative Education

“What?!” you must be thinking, “who the heck does she think she is?” Don’t worry – I don’t actually believe I’m the smartest one in my office; far from it in fact. But, it was an inside joke during my time working in SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services that lead me to understand the type of workplace culture that suited me best.

By: Taylor Wagner 3507 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Organized With Bullet Journaling

Co-operative Education

Many of us like nice stationary because they give us a sense of productivity. This was true for Melissa as she went into her co-op work term. However, she soon experienced firsthand that the illusion of productivity and actual productivity are, unfortunately, two very different things. 

By: Melissa Nelson 3240 reads | 0 comments
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Employers are Out There, and They are Looking for YOU

Communique

We are all used to hearing of the impossibility of finding a career after university, and that our degree alone is not a golden ticket to landing that dream job after graduation. In order to obtain our dream jobs, we need to suppliment our education with work experience. While it can seem like a daunting task to find work experience, it may be easier than you think. Jessica shares her story of how she came to realize the amazing career opprotunities around her. It is just about knowing where to look for them!

By: Jessica Wall 3748 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Office: 3 ways to ease the transition from student to staff at SFU

Top Tip Lists

So you’ve just landed your Co-op position at SFU. You’re excited, and eager to get going – but somewhere along the way, you might notice that working at your home school and studying there can be an entirely different experience. Sally Arang shares her tips on how to make the transition from a student to an employee of SFU as seamlessly as possible. 

By: Sally Arang 3791 reads | 0 comments
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