Workplace Transition

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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

learning tech lingo

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 26809 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

Communication

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 7204 reads | 0 comments
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How Not to Annoy Your Coworkers (and other workplace etiquette tips)…

Professional Development

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 11615 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

constructive criticism

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 7400 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase 2014

Work Search

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

By: Leah Harrison 9188 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

Work Search

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 4491 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

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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 3189 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Communication, Art and Technology

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 4787 reads | 0 comments
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Saying Goodbye At Work: This Time It's Personal

CSI Blog

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 5335 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

Co-op Reflections

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 3219 reads | 0 comments
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