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We’re All Actors: CSI Interviews First Nations Actor Justin Rain

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

“Whenever there is an opportunity to share my experience with people, it usually doesn’t take much for me to jump on board,” states Justin Rain when I ask him about his experiences at a recent event co-hosted by Career Services and the Indigenous Student Centre.

By: David Lindskoog 3401 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: My First Month

Co-operative Education

Elizabeth Moffat started an 8-month co-op term with the Telus marketing department in Spring 2012. She wrote about the ups and downs of her co-op experience, and reflects on what she learned about the job and herself.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2475 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Volunteer for Your Career

Volunteer

Volunteering is one of the quickest and easiest ways to meet new people, learn new skills and advance your career. So, before you say "no" to a volunteer opportunity that you think you don't have time for, consider the learning and career possibilities it may lead you to if you said "yes".

By: gmc2 4755 reads | 2 comments
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Cover Letters: The Beginning Is All or Nothing

CSI Blog

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 3299 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Feel Limited By Your Major?

CSI Blog

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 4285 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Lunch Time Bonding

Martyna

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 2348 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Career Stylists & The Power of Metaphors

CSI Blog

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?

By: dlindsko 2687 reads | 0 comments
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Dave’s Diary: My Fascination With Sigmund Freud

Dave's Diary

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 4200 reads | 0 comments
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Just Like Bunko: Leaving an Imprint

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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.

By: Yat Li 2745 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips For A Successful Co-op Experience

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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.

By: Eric Kang 3486 reads | 0 comments
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