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Your Portfolio, Your Story

Online Presence

Stephanie Wiriahardja started building her portfolio in 2009, before she applied for her first SFU Co-op semester. 5 years later, with regular updates, her entire online persona is still paying dividends. Find out Stephanie's keys to branding yourself online.

By: Stephanie Wiriahardja 17410 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help Your Professional Development

Volunteering

In return for a very minimal time commitment, getting involved with volunteer organizations, like the YWCA, can allow you to grow new and marketable skills.

By: Biljana Tepic 5145 reads | 0 comments
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Creating a Remarkable Career: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 25

Alumni

The SFU alumni association recently hosted an event for alumni and senior students, "Creating a Remarkable Career: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 25," featuring several successful alumni sharing how their SFU degree helped them get to where they are today.

By: John Grant 5312 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV's Kelvin Redvers (Part 2)

Career Peers

An avid watcher of HBO and AMC hit shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Mad Men, I often daydreamed about what it would be like to work in the film and television industry. Lucky for me, I was able to interview Kelvin Redvers, a young television producer at CTV. This is part 2 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 7287 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV’s Kelvin Redvers (Part 1)

Professional Development

Career stories are often fascinating, and Kelvin Redvers’ story is no exception. An SFU alumnus, Kelvin shares how he maneuvered his way into his dream job—Aboriginal filmmaker and television producer at CTV—a mere three months after he convocated. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 10265 reads | 0 comments
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From Speech Impairment To Motivational Speaker

Psychology

While sitting at the airport gate last July, waiting to board the plane to Portland and then onto San Jose where I was scheduled to deliver two presentations on web accessibility, I wondered, "How did I, an individual with a significant speech impairment and a physical disability, get here?"

By: Glenda Watson Hyatt 4825 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

Sustainability Opportunities

SFU Faculty of Environment alumni Wes Regan graduated with a BA in Geography and two certificates in Urban Studies and Sustainable Community Development. Since then, he has become a successful contractor/consultant in Community Development and Urban Planning.

By: Leigh McGregor 3359 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Wang

Finance

Ray is one of the many success stories of students who smoothly transitioned into full-time employees after graduation as a result of his active involvement in the SFU community and beyond. Read about why he started volunteering with the OLC and the competitive advantage he gained from his volunteer role.  

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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Beck on Making Change through Passion

Alumni Spotlight

Have you ever imagined starting your own organization? Michael Beck probably didn't either when he started his undergrad studies at SFU back in 2005. Six years later, he started a non-profit organization and just came back from an EU-sponsored tour in the UK.

By: Michael Beck 8862 reads | 0 comments
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Continuing Studies Graduate Wins NSERC award

Aboriginal Pre-Health Program

Jessica Humchitt, a graduate of SFU Continuing Studies' Aboriginal Pre-Health Program, was recently awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award for her work.

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