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Advice on Adulting your Co-op Term

Life Balance

Working a new 9-to-5 can come with a pretty steep learning curve, especially if you hold on to your university-student habits. In his article, Gryfin tells us his tips for adjusting to his co-op placement (and adulthood). 

By: Grifyn McErlean 600 reads | 0 comments
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Wrapping Up 2020: Our Top 12 Inspirational Blog Articles

Workplace Transition

2020 has been an unprecedented and extraordinary year. What we at the OLC have been pleasantly surprised by is how inspiring our contributing authors have been. Many of our posts touched on the reality of the pandemic, but they were written from a place of positivity and resilience. To wrap up 2020 at the SFU OLC, we've curated our top 12 inspiring posts and summarized how they can continue to inspire you in the New Year.

By: Seerit Hara 299 reads | 0 comments
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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Workplace Transition

John Grant, an SFU Communication Co-op Alum has five work term experiences in his portfolio and shares his top ten tips for completing a successful and fulfilling Co-op work term.

By: John Grant 28222 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get the Research Experience You Need to Kickstart Your Career

Top Tip Lists

Gaining research experience, for many, is the first step to forging a rewarding career path in many fields across SFU. But are you confused about how to get the research experience you need? In this blog, Des’ree shares some helpful tips that help you find great research opportunities.

By: Des'ree Isibor 1487 reads | 0 comments
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The Most Important Trait to Get You Hired

Co-operative Education

Robert's boss shared a key lesson with him about an essential trait that can get one hired. What is that trait and how can you develop it? Read on to learn more from Robert.

By: Robert Tanra 98 reads | 0 comments
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Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude: How I Found Value in All of My Internships

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

How you carry yourself in your working environment will determine your growth, achievements, and what kind of work environment you engage in. Read more about how Tiffany realized what she has made out of her experience is what ultimately defined her workplace.

By: Tiffany Ren 423 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Barriers to Staying Active at Home: Tips and Advice

Mental Health

When surveyed, students reported that the top four barriers to staying active were poor weather, lack of energy, loneliness, and lack of time. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog for some tips on ways to combat these barriers and build a healthy routine. 

By: Aleisha, Anna, Jaskaren and Mariel 378 reads | 0 comments
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What Has Worked So Far With Remote Working

Working Remotely

 Remote working is no longer only the future of working but a current-day reality. Matthew provides three of his tips and tricks that have worked for him when working remotely with Student Recruitment and Admissions at SFU.

By: Matthew Trung 196 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of an Introvert as a Leader

Personal Development

Can introverts be outstanding leaders? Check out this article from Des'ree in which she talks about what kind of traits introverts have that can be harnessed for leadership roles.

By: Des'ree Isibor 231 reads | 0 comments
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Four Leadership Lessons That Are Critical to Your Co-op Success

Co-op Reflections

Follow Gabriel on a journey of self-reflection as he shares with us some of the lessons he's learnt while on a Co-op term at Tranction on Demand.

By: Gabriel Lim 488 reads | 0 comments
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