Cover Letters: The Beginning Is All or Nothing

Career Peers

Has someone ever told you that your cover letter needs to have an “eye-catching” and interesting beginning? Well, this is no myth.  Recently, my sister who works in Human Resources has told me horror stories about the cover letters that she is subjected to reading.

By: Stephanie Juy 3140 reads | 0 comments

Peeriodical: Feel Limited By Your Major?


How accurate are you in predicting what a person’s career would be based on what they majored in university? Read a list of some of my close friends’ careers.  Can you guess what their university majors were? Take this quiz and match the job title to the university major:

By: Johny Seto 3953 reads | 0 comments

SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Lunch Time Bonding

Health Sciences

Already three months has passed since we arrived in India. The four of us constantly talk amongst ourselves how we have become expert travelers. We no longer freak out when we have to take the train. We know how to negotiate with taxi drivers

By: Martyna Purchla 2227 reads | 0 comments

Dave's Diary: Career Stylists & The Power of Metaphors


It's thought provoking to ask, if you haven't already, "how would I describe what I do if someone asked me to be as succinct as possible?" It wouldn't be succinct at all to describe all the things you do on a daily basis, your responsibilities, your accomplishments, your significance. Nor would it be descriptive enough to only talk about a small subset of those things. So, how can we possibly do this question justice?

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Dave’s Diary: My Fascination With Sigmund Freud


Of all the posts I’ve written, the one that seems to consistently get the most page views is this one on strengths and weaknesses, Freud, and Alfred Adler. I guess there’s a lot of psychology students out there scouring the web in search of information on how these two prominent historical figures viewed the issue.

By: David Lindskoog 3946 reads | 0 comments

Just Like Bunko: Leaving an Imprint

CSI Blog

During the past five years at SFU, I have been asked multiple times: what do I want to become after I graduate? Every time, I would hesitate before answering. I didn’t have an exact position I wanted to be in, nor did I know whether I would have the skills for whatever that ended up being. Hence, my typical answer: “I don’t know.” To many, uncertainty is uncomfortable.

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Four Tips For A Successful Co-op Experience


Co-operative Education can be an excellent way of enriching your academic experience and narrowing down your potential career options. Employers increasingly cite real-life or internship experience as one of the most desirable qualities in applicants.

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Dave’s Diary: Money Makes You Less Motivated

Dave's Diary

Money is a terrible motivator. If I were to say to you, “Reader, I’d like you to come up with a creative way of solving this problem we have,” or “I’d like you to complete this complex task requiring somewhat sophisticated cognitive abilities,” you’d actually perform worse if I offered you a nice chunk of change as a reward.

By: David Lindskoog 2848 reads | 0 comments

SFU Health Sciences Takes India! From Amritsar to Sonagachi

International Co-op

Lindsay, one of the four, SFU Health Sciences Co-op Students on Co-op in India shares images from her incredible travels across india.

By: Lindsay 13527 reads | 0 comments

Dave’s Diary: Young & Pissed Off

Life Experience

“I’m young and I’m pissed off.” What a wonderful quotation, spoken by a student I saw recently. I was captured immediately by how much it conveyed, both cognitively and emotionally, in such few words. The student was discussing their passion for politics and ambitions of being an agent of social change.

By: David Lindskoog 2286 reads | 0 comments
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