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An Extrovert’s Guide to Introverts

Life Balance

Being in quarantine has amplified the differences in actions and effort between extroverts and introverts with regards to social connections. Read Connie Jigs’ article about her top tips on how extroverts can support their introverted friends.

By: Connie Jigs 7932 reads | 0 comments
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Handling an International Co-op during a Pandemic

Amsterdam

Two months into your international co-op placement, a global pandemic hits. What do you do? Read Victoria’s article for tips on keeping a cool head in tough circumstances, and how to make the best of a precarious situation.

By: Victoria Kremer 1044 reads | 0 comments
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My Mindset Graduating in a Pandemic

COVID 19

Be it if you’re graduating or getting ready to start a new semester at SFU, there’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen next. Earth Sciences student Klaus McCloud shares his top three tips of how he maintains a positive mindset while getting ready to graduate from SFU.

By: Klaus McCloud 1828 reads | 0 comments
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The Role of a Social Media Project Manager

Co-op Reflections

Many of us have heard of a project manager, but few of us know what this role actually entails. In this article, Bethany details what an average day might look like as a project manager, and the many steps it takes to pull a project together.

By: Bethany Ma 1808 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Essential Work Search

Work Search

You deserve to have a successful work search. With these tips, it won’t take long for an employer to notice your amazing efforts. Read on to feel prepared!

By: Francis Mercurio | Career Peer 930 reads | 0 comments
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Exiting my Comfort Zone While Entering a Global Business Team

Co-op Reflections

Creating a comfort zone is a healthy adaptation for much of our lives. But so is stepping out of our comfort zone when it's time to transition, grow, and transform. Anna shares her story and reassures that despite the process being difficult at the beginning, it's worthy of gained skills and self-confidence.

By: Anna Khomich 467 reads | 0 comments
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No More Counting Sheep

Life Balance

Many people struggle to fall asleep. Oftentimes, most of us find ourselves lying in bed, unable to sleep because of thoughts racing through our heads. In this article Elvina shares five ways she clears her mind to ensure that she is going to bed feeling calm.

By: Elvina Prasad 7775 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on a New Kind of Uncertainty: a Note of Encouragement to Fellow Co-op Students

Pandemic

"Losing your job in a pandemic is of no individual fault. COVID-19 has been one heck of a less-than-gentle reminder that each and every one of us has a stake in what sort of collective future it is that we shape through and after this difficult time. And that, is hopeful." - Read Sicellia’s reflection on the situation with our future and the future of a job market affected by the pandemic.

By: Sicellia Tsui 751 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op During the Pandemic: Navigating Science and Uncertainty

Pandemic

Read Thuy's story and learn about what you might find yourself doing as a Communication Co-op student working in a STEM organization during the global pandemic.

By: Thuy Tran 633 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

Co-operative Education
"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1136 reads | 0 comments
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Leave Work Where It Belongs

Personal Development

It's hard finding a balance between work and life in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Like many others, Eleanor experienced a shift in her routine, from maintaining a work life balance to that of an unstructured mess.  However, she also knows it's important to take care of your mental health, especially during this time. Read more to find out some tips Eleanor have been using to ensure her professional and personal life stays distinguished.  

By: Eleanor Wong 536 reads | 0 comments
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How to Keep Yourself Busy, but Not Too Busy

Mental Health

Everyday, you’re bombarded with content from others on social media on ways to be productive during quarantine. The reality is that you don’t have to make the most of a pandemic. Alan provides helpful tips on keeping yourself busy, but not too busy.

By: Alan Bradaric 471 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for SFU Students During COVID

Work Search

COVID has made it tougher to find jobs this summer, but there are still some good opportunities to expand your skillset through volunteering – even if you are stuck at home. Whether you are looking for remote opportunities or want to support front line workers, here are some ideas to navigate your search.

By: Sara Rahnama 3859 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Summer Work During COVID? Here’s Where to Find Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs Program

If your summer job was cancelled, you’re not alone. Students are facing tough summer job prospects due to COVID, but there are opportunities out there. Here are the industries and companies hiring. 

By: Jill Eddy 5302 reads | 0 comments
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Disconnected: Working Remotely from Vietnam

Co-operative Education

Due to the unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19, many students are struggling to adapt to their new work environment. Thuy An continues her story of how COVID-19 has impacted her life, and how she adapted to working remotely in another country. Read on to find out more about Thuy An’s remote work journey.  

By: Thuy An Lam 554 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Back on Your Feet When You Lose Your Job During A Pandemic?

Top Tip Lists

Did you happen to lose your job due to COVID-19? Well, you’re not alone. Here are some tips and resources to help you get back on your feet in no time!

By: Joane Thompson 1199 reads | 0 comments
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How the Pandemic Turned my Life Upside Down: One Co-op Student’s Story

Communication

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt by everyone across the country but how has the experience been for coop students? Thuy An shares her story on how through proactive thinking from loved ones and support from co-op coordinators and supervisors, she was able to book a flight home to join her family while making the necessary arrangement to work remotely.

By: Thuy An Lam 1096 reads | 0 comments
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4 Things I Learned Working Remotely During a Pandemic

Empathy in the Workplace

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. With this news came many unprecedented changes to people’s lives, including their jobs. I worked remotely during this time, and I learned, unlearned, and affirmed some things about working during a crisis.

By: Janani Ravikularam 800 reads | 0 comments
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6 Ways to Improve Communication When Working Remotely

Working Remotely

Within days, our team of 12 dwindled down as students ended their terms, returned home, and our remaining team switched to working remotely. Although our team specializes in online work, communications is still one of our biggest challenges. Based on the past month of my remote working experience, I am going to share some tips on how to improve communication in teams.

By: Joane Thompson 462 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Shift to Remote Work

Workplace Success

Have you stopped commuting to work? No more walks to your favourite local coffee shop? Stuck at home working on your tiny laptop? Maria and her team are figuring out new ways for effective communication your teammates while staying sane. She realized that she's not the only student struggling while undergoing the shift. To learn more about the resources that helped Maria turned her hectic reality a bit more manageable and enjoyable, read on.

By: Maria Tarasyuk 1514 reads | 0 comments
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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Working Remotely in a New Job in a New City During COVID-19

Communication, Art and Technology

Two short months into April's co-op position in Toronto, the pandemic hit. Would she choose to make the same decision of moving out of town for her co-op term given a second chance? Read more to find how she transitioned to remote working, and what lessons she gained through her experience working from home, away from home. 

By: April Zhang 573 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience During an Ongoing Pandemic

Pandemic

This was my second co-op semester and it started off similar to my first, but little did I know that this work term would be completely different. Having already had experience in an office environment, things went smoothly as I picked up my work tasks in stride. The first couple of months on the job flew by compared to what was to come. 

By: Ethan Malcom 715 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Connected in an Isolated World

COVID-19

One would think self-isolation was an introvert’s dream; however, it has only emphasized the need for social connection in a time where it's crucial to be practicing physical distancing and self-isolating. Read Elvina’s top five ways to stay connected with others. 

By: Elvina Prasad 2756 reads | 0 comments
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Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine

Mental Health and Addictions

After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all.  I can not control a lot of what is going on right now, but I can contribute this...

By: Eileen Feliciano 107252 reads | 0 comments
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Zzz’s Get Degrees

SFU Health & Counselling

When we think of health, nutrition, exercise, and mental well-being come to mind. Sleep, on the other hand, is often neglected, resulting in serious repercussions on health and academics. To combat this, check out these tips on how to optimize your shut eye.

By: Eleanor Wong 652 reads | 0 comments
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Your Health Matters In The Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health is integral to your growth in the workplace; which Elvina expands upon in her unique and enlightening experience as a Marketing & Outreach Assistant with SFU Health & Counselling Service. Read on to find out how it is important to look after your well-being while being motivated and productive in your workplace.

By: Elvina Prasad 1066 reads | 0 comments
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How to “Buckle up your Elbows” and Thrive at your Co-op: Tips from an Israeli in her First Co-op

Co-op

"There's a phrase in Israel, "buckle up your elbows" which means that it's time to hustle. This is exactly what brought me to the place where I'm writing to you right now." -- read Kim's story and learn how you can achieve anything with enough courage and motivation.

By: Kim Bassan 1214 reads | 0 comments
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Take Initiative & Leave Your Mark: Insight Into Working In A Multidisciplinary Medical Clinic.

chiropractic

Make an impact by breaking ground with new ideas and spearheading new proposals. Taking Initiative can have a long-lasting impact on one’s career. Read about how I jumped out of my comfort zone and directed the start of the Active Rehabilitation program in a multidisciplinary medical clinic.

By: Daniel Salazar Giraldo 861 reads | 0 comments
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Imposter Syndrome and the Benefits of a 16-month Internship at IBM

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

"So how do you overcome that voice inside your head, telling you that you’re not good enough and that it’s only a matter of time before someone finds out you’re a fake?". Read Josh's story to learn how he overcame the imposter syndrome during his internship as a designer for IBM. 

By: Joshua Fan 443 reads | 0 comments
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What I Didn’t Learn In Design School

Workplace Success

Earning a co-op internship, especially internationally, can be tough but once you earn the opportunity it can be a wonderful learning experience. Nikita was accepted for a UX design internship in Amsterdam and faced some unforeseeable challenges. Read on to find out some of the key lessons that Nikita took away from her experience.

By: Nikita Tauro 450 reads | 0 comments
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