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How Volunteer Experience Can Help Land You a Co-op Placement

Kate Smirnova

Have you ever wondered if volunteer experience can be a more valuable experience in a hiring manager’s mind? Have you ever wondered about hidden benefits that go with volunteerism? If yes, this article is for you. Find out what makes volunteering distinct on your resume, and how it can help you land a co-op!

By: Kate Smirnova 8372 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Networking

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 17372 reads | 0 comments
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What to Do When You "Don't Have Anything to Do"

Communique

So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 9964 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Workplace Success

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 8164 reads | 0 comments
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Opportunity Awaits You!

exchange

While I used to think university was all about good grades and finishing your degree as fast as you could, I’ve recently learned that this is not the case, and that university is more about the opportunities you can get involved in and the experience you can gain. Here are three ways to do just that!

By: Nichola Basara 10049 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do Every Year?

endless possibilities

With Convocation happening this week, it gets us all to think about the time it will be our turn to walk across the stage and get our parchment. What do you plan on doing once you graduate? This article will be sharing tips on what you can to do for your career every year.

By: Stephanie Munez 5276 reads | 0 comments
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Career Exploration: A Lifelong Journey

Career Services

A career is never set in stone. Read more to find out about career exploration, and how you can use your role as a student to your advantage. It is never too early to start searching...

By: Abbas Virji 4895 reads | 0 comments
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Charting the Unknown: Technical Writing

technical writing

Every semester, co-op students have access to a variety of job postings on the co-op job board. Some jobs, such as technical writing, often appear and have you wondering what that really means. Kristine was hired on as a technical writer for her last co-op term and writes about the job and what it entails.

By: Kristine Hur 8971 reads | 0 comments
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Diana's Creative Messes

Crafts

SIAT student Diana Luong has been crafting up a storm. Check out her latest work on her Creative Messes blog.

By: Melissa Chungfat 12241 reads | 0 comments
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If I Could Only Offer Three Pieces of Advice . . .

Co-op

I would say to never give up, to really spend time tailoring the cover letter to the employer, and to apply for jobs that you may not initially like…because you never know what’s out there until you explore the opportunities!

By: Christie Wong 5630 reads | 0 comments
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