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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

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September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 1716 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

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Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 2061 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

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Are you having a hard time landing that ideal Co-op job? But, what is ideal? Explore Jeanie’s experience this summer at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  She shares her experience about how a job description might not stand out at first, but can lead to a stand-out placement.

By: Jeanie Luu 2236 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

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There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 1876 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in China

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Jacky is a fourth year Business Student who spent his co-op in Beijing China.  Read his interview to discover what his co-op abroad was like.  Jacky covers preparing for the work term, work life, and living abroad.

By: Jacky Zhang 1848 reads | 0 comments
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My time at Destiny Reflection/Foundation

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Nicole Molinari is a Health Sciences BA student who shares her experience working in Kolkata, India, where she worked with Destiny Reflection/Foundation, an organization that works to empower survivors of human trafficking and at-risk women.

By: Nicole Molinari 1800 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

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As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 2438 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

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Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 2542 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

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We’ve all been put into situations where we have felt lost, unsure, or unfamiliar with our surroundings. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of a new or unfamiliar corporate environment.

By: Christina Martino 3144 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Co-op Experience

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Want to make the most of your work term and thrive in the position? Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 tips on maximizing your Co-op experience. 

By: Kelly Furey 3694 reads | 0 comments
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