Workplace Transition

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Back to the Future: Career Edition

Career Services

If given the opportunity to go back in time, based on what I have discovered interning at SFU Career Services, I would offer my younger self three pieces of advice. Hopefully you can also learn from my experiences and have a smoother transition. 

By: Sandip Grewal 9958 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Workplace Transition
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 8683 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Communique

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 8166 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Professional Development

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 7287 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

Communication

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 28130 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

Public Speaking

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 7649 reads | 0 comments
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How Not to Annoy Your Coworkers (and other workplace etiquette tips)…

Career Services

Many people have had some type of negative experience on public transit, for a variety of reasons. But a common theme is poor etiquette. If you’re starting work this summer, you probably don’t want to be ‘that guy’, so read on for some very useful etiquette tips.

By: Abbas Virji 11982 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

keys to success

You’ve got to that new stage in your life as a new employee. But as a new hire, you may feel somewhat out of place on what may be an established team. So, read on to find out five ways to successfully blend in.

By: Abbas Virji 7793 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase 2014

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Missed Backpack to Briefcase this year? Find out the advice given by SFU alumni.

By: Leah Harrison 9698 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

B2B

In advance of the annual Backpack to Briefcase event, we invited some of the panelists to join us for our latest #OLCchat, providing students with tips and insights on making that transition from the classroom to their career.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4644 reads | 0 comments
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