Workplace Transition

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile

Social Media

LinkedIn is a social networking site. Unlike Facebook, however, LinkedIn is primarily for professionals. It is a great tool to help connect you with professionals, but it’s also great for your job search. In this first part of two series about LinkedIn, we tackle the task of creating an effective LinkedIn profile.

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Creating a Great Co-op Experience: [Part 1] Introductions, Rules and Learning Objectives

Workplace Transition

The following article is the first in a three-part series on how Co-op supervisors can make the most of a Co-op experience with their student. Part one focuses on introductions and expectations.

By: carose 5750 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Professional Attire Edition

Interviews

T-shirt? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sneakers? Confused about what you should wear for your job interview, work or to a networking event? No fear! Read on “What Not to Wear: Professional Attire Edition” to find out how to dress to impress and for success…

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Top Ten: Tips For a Successful Transition

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If you've recently graduated, or are about to, the prospect of transitioning from the comfort and predictability of a student lifestyle to the dynamic unpredictability of the world of work can seem daunting.

By: David Lindskoog 7359 reads | 0 comments
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Introducing Carey McBeth for Backpack to Briefcase

Backpack to Briefcase

“We are judged within the first 5 seconds of meeting someone, and I want to ensure that students make the best first impression possible so business relationships have the opportunity to develop.”  Carey McBeth hopes that students see the importance of managing their personal brand.

By: Eric Kang - Career Peer Educator 11665 reads | 0 comments
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Life After Co-op Series: Connecting Local and Global Experience

BASS

Christina Wu finished a joint major in Business and Communication at SFU and is now working as a Communications Coordinator for the BC Council for International Education. She sat down with us to share her rich Co-op experiences and how they played a significant part in developing the skills and connections she has today.

By: Melissa Chungfat 5888 reads | 0 comments
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We Are All Canucks: From Intern to Web Coordinator

Communication, Art and Technology

Do you worry about making the transition from a student to a full-time employee? Well stop fretting and read on to find out how SFU alumnus Karen Sum transitioned from a Canucks intern to a full-time Canucks.com website coordinator.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 11458 reads | 0 comments
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From the Lecture Hall to the Office

Co-op

Ronil Desai’s eye opening journey through his first co-op position with Teekay Shipping Corp. Attending university involves many deadlines and countless interactions with fellow students and professors, not to mention a constant effort to prepare students to succeed in the workforce......

By: Ronil Desai 2987 reads | 0 comments
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Know Your Rights: A Guide to Employment Standards

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If you are preparing to enter the working world for the first time, you should familiarize yourself with your rights and responsibilities as an employee. This article contains information on basic employment standards in British Columbia. By understanding these provisions, you can help to ensure a smooth transition into the world of work.

By: Scott Byers 7516 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Co-op Education: A Senior Co-op Student's Perspective

Workplace Transition

Co-op has sent me touring the province of BC in a branded Toyota Prius, pouring my creativity into written works at SFU Burnaby, and soon, it will send me to Southeastern BC where I will practice Media Relations. For me, this has resulted from fully taking advantage of all the services SFU Co-op has to offer. Read on to hear my tips on having a successful Co-op experience.

By: Adam Brayford 4139 reads | 0 comments
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