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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

special projects

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 6748 reads | 0 comments
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How Not to Annoy Your Coworkers (and other workplace etiquette tips)…

CSI Blog

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 8971 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

working on a team

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 6824 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase 2014

Career Exploration

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

By: Leah Harrison 7318 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

Career Services

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 4199 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

Career Exploration

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 2962 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Co-operative Education

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 4467 reads | 0 comments
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Saying Goodbye At Work: This Time It's Personal

Workplace Relationships

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 4921 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

Communication

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 3044 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Workplace Wardrobes

Career Services

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 4783 reads | 0 comments
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