Workplace Transition

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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

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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 5507 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 5880 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

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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 3578 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

Career Services

Have you always been someone who has had innovative ideas? Likes to take charge in a group and wants to be their own boss? Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business could be right for you! Fortunately SFU offers many resources and opportunities for current students and recent alumni.

By: Nicole Strutt 2553 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Workplace Transition

Within the first week of my second work term, it became apparent just how much I would be working with Adobe Illustrator. I felt I should be an expert when I was, in fact, still a beginner. How would I rise to the challenge, and become more familiar with the Adobe Suite while on the job?

By: Elizabeth Krump 3919 reads | 0 comments
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Saying Goodbye At Work: This Time It's Personal

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Leaving a position, an organization, and a field - especially one as positive as I've been in these last 4 or 5 years - always inspires mixed emotions. Excited, terrified, iinspired, sad, nostalgic - all are a part of saying goodbye. Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 4249 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

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Transitioning into a new workplace can be a very nerve-racking experience. Being in the customer service industry for over ten years and starting my first Co-op term in an office environment last fall, I found myself nervous and anxious, and overthinking how my first week would go. Would I be able to handle it? Would I be good at it? 

By: Brianne Chinery 2728 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Workplace Wardrobes

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With Halloween fast approaching, the OLC Career Chat on October 29th looked at dressing up. Not in costume, but for work. Check out the advice and resources we discovered to help you and your wardrobe transition from the classroom to the office

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4177 reads | 0 comments
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Uncertainty: Boldly Go Where Many Have Graduated Before

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Do you have mixed feelings about graduating from SFU? Do you find yourself putting on a brave face when talking to others about your future career? Don’t suffer in silence! Be the change and welcome uncertainty into your university experience.

By: Sherry Lin 2736 reads | 0 comments
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A Guide to Workplace Attire

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You start a new job next week, but you have no idea what to wear, and what does business casual mean anyway? Pretty sure that's an oxymoron. While I can't take you shopping, I can help you decide what's appropriate - and what's not.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 22189 reads | 0 comments
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