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CONVOCATION REFLECTIONS

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'Til We Meet Again

Convocation Reflections

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

By: Jien Hilario 5103 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

graduation

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 2711 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Communication, Art and Technology

Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 2636 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation?

Professional Development

Practical experience isn't always gained in the classroom. Sure there are labs and projects, but nothing tops a real workplace environment. If you’re second guessing participating in co-op because of delaying your graduation, this post is for you! 

By: Christopher Chew 8898 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Science

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way.

By: Eric Cai 17884 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

Networking

In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 11110 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Leadership

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 6304 reads | 0 comments
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5 Keys to “Ramping Up” and Quickly Adjusting to a New Co-op

Starting Work

Noah did his co-op at PMC-Sierra. In this article he introduces the engineering term “ramp up” and identifies five ways to get up to speed when you start a co-op.

By: Noah Balzer 3779 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Portfolios

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 10818 reads | 0 comments
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New Co-op. New City. – Tips for Those Moving Away for the First Time

moving

Moving away from home is a life changing experience. It is a combination of exciting and scary, happy and sad, and everything in between. Throw in a new city and a new job and everything just intensifies. One of the first questions that come to mind are what do you do and where do you start?

By: Ronald Yeung 4793 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons to Write a Co-op Reflection for the OLC

Portfolio

You might have noticed some amazing co-op stories written by your fellow peers on the OLC, but have you ever considered sharing your story?  Here are five reasons why you should write for the OLC.

By: npope 7510 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering What It Takes - Physiotherapy Clinic

Kelvin Physiotherapy Clinic

Joanne is a BPK co-op student who did her placement in a physiotherapy clinic.  In this co-op reflection she shares what her main duties were in the clinic and what she has learned about the position, working in a clinic, and about herself. 

By: Joanne Lau 6822 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: 5 Tips from an Almost Graduate

Convocation Reflections

Natalie has shared her experiences as a Co-op student, but now that she's completing her final semester at SFU she takes a look back at her educational journey, and offers five tips for other students.

By: npope 9831 reads | 0 comments
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Uncertainty: Boldly Go Where Many Have Graduated Before

Career Peers

Do you have mixed feelings about graduating from SFU? Do you find yourself putting on a brave face when talking to others about your future career? Don’t suffer in silence! Be the change and welcome uncertainty into your university experience.

By: Sherry Lin 4717 reads | 0 comments
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Inspiring Commencement Speeches for Your Future

Personal Development

Graduation is an important milestone in your life, and it highlights when you’re going to be stepping into the ‘real-world.’ But what can help you stand out from the already-crowded job market? Some remarkable entrepreneurs have a bit of advice for you. Read on to find out more…

By: Abbas Virji 11535 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do Every Year?

Life Experience

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 4748 reads | 0 comments
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9 Keys to Success After Graduation

Professional Development

With all the hard work and perseverance over four years (or more), graduation is a joyful and special time full of recognitions and anticipations. In other words, you have to get ready to the competitive world and say goodbye to your comfort zone. 

By: Jeannie Chong 8456 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Convocation Twitter Sharing Contest

Twitter

Win $25 to the SFU bookstore. All week long, we'll be sharing our favourite stories and blog posts for new grads. All you need to do is share our posts on Twitter with @SFU_OLC and #SFUconvo. Full details inside.

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Convocation! 3 Things to Think About When Graduating

graduation

The world is your oyster. How many times have you heard that already? In two days, you will have walked across that stage with your parchment in hand: a result of your four to five (or more) years of hard work. While we will leave all the emotional, heartfelt speeches to the esteemed speakers on stage, we decided to write a congratulatory and advice piece for those that will be receiving their diverse degrees, as well for students who will be graduating in the near future.

By: Mike Wong 10036 reads | 2 comments
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Convocation Reflections: The Winding Road to Find Where You Were Meant to Be

Co-operative Education

Janine Roller looks back at her SFU co-op experience while speaking at her convocation. She shares how the path you take may not lead to where you expected to go, but it could end up somewhere better.

By: Janine Roller 7748 reads | 0 comments