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How My Determination Turned My Shyness Into Confidence - 5 Tips For Working On Your Goals While Enjoying Your Life

Professional Development

used to be very shy, a person who dared not speak to new people. Public speaking terrified me, even worse than getting an injection. As both an introvert and a sentimental person, I admired people who could just get out there and form friendships. So, I started to work on my goals and I soon realized that speaking to people is much better than getting an injection!

By: Jingyao Li 22318 reads | 0 comments
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Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography

Co-operative Education

Six students from the School for the Contemporary Arts worked with the Capture Photography Festival on a public art project titled Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography. Read about their contributions to this exciting project!  

By: Kevin Day 10949 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Dance Marathon: Highlight of the Event This Year and What to Expect in 2017

Interview

Another successful SFU Dance Marathon took place on February 20, 2016. Numerous executive members and volunteers put in countless amount of hours to not only make the event bigger and better than the preceding years, but to also help raise awareness of this fundraising initiative on campus in order to attract more attention and support from SFU students, staff, and faculty. The countless amount of efforts paid off as the club was able to raise just under $25, 000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital. 

By: Amy Gill 8965 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

Gerontology Related

Oftentimes, we allow ourselves to believe we are not good enough. In this post, I debunk 5 co-op myths of self-defeat allowing you to rise to any challenge.

By: Cherlene E. Chang 11532 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Resilience in my Search for Meaningful Work: One International Student’s Story

Peer Education

Facing rejection is hard, especially when you are studying abroad and trying to find your way. Here are my top three tips for ways to attract success and land the job you want.

By: Alireza Mogharrab 21985 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Life Experience

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 17509 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things to Remember When Setting Learning Objectives as a Continuing Student

SMART goals

Congratulations on extending your work term! It's time for more Learning Objectives! Don't worry though, if you're having a hard time thinking up of some new ones, read these 5 tips to help you.

By: Wen-Ting Fan 12689 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Co-operative Education

Jobs in the federal government are well-paid, interesting, and a great springboard for your career. They are also very hard to get. These six tips could help you land your dream job!

By: Diana Bartosh 30226 reads | 0 comments
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Seek and Ye Shall Find: 5 Tips for Co-op Job Seekers

Co-operative Education

Truth be told, finding my first co-op job took me three semesters. Don’t panic! Here are 5 tips to help keep you on track, motivated and increase your competitiveness in your co-op job search. 

By: Chris McCluskie 18456 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Co-op

For Pauline, an invitation to a networking event automatically elicits feelings of anxiety, triggers the sweat glands and generates one glaring thought, “no freakin’ way.” Read as she navigates her way through her networking anxieties.

By: Pauline Leoncio 20491 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Series

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

By: admin 13991 reads | 0 comments
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The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Appnovation Technologies

Growth is about constantly challenging and stretching ourselves, both personally and professionally. Through co-op, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow from my peers and mentors, truly experiencing and understanding the value of growth in the process. 

By: Aakriti Arora 11657 reads | 0 comments
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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

Work Search

Many students enter communications with the hopes of landing a glamorous, high-paying job. In this article, Celine makes a case for why you may want to consider a less glamorous, but highly rewarding career in the non-profit sector.

By: Celine Diaz 7388 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

OLC Blog

Accumulating over 80 credits and completing three quarters of a degree usually rules out any potential opportunity for students to be selected for Co-op, unless you ask Mike Lazar how he beat the odds.

By: Mike Lazar 11407 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Communication, Art and Technology

After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 10756 reads | 0 comments
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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

Accounting

Most students studying in universities take the summer semester off to work. But apart from work, find out how to set SMART goals and spend your summer term in an efficient and productive way.

By: anajaf 4274 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

Co-operative Education

You can’t cross the stage in four years and expect to receive a degree in one hand and a career in the other; succeeding in in the real world is going to take a heck of a lot more than that. Here are 5 essential moves to make before you graduate. 

 
By: Kelly Furey 7345 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: E. Richard Atleo

OLC Blog

Read about "Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview" by E. Richard Atleo

By: Christina Coolidge 16002 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

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Behind the glitz and glamour of fancy events, are event planners frantically following their minute-to-minute schedule. In this article, Miranda shares some insight and advice for those entering the sometimes chaotic event planning field.

By: Miranda Lindsay 12587 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Work Term Extension

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

By: Michael Sandrin 13395 reads | 0 comments
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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

Communication, Art and Technology

What do you get when you add an intense rainstorm, an overnight and out-of-town work event, and a $3000 robot? Calvin Chung shares his experience as an event coordinator for the 2016 #BCTech Summit. 

By: Calvin Chung 3818 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

Health Sciences

I applied as an English instructor in South Korea with the intention of just adding another bulletpoint to my resume. However, the experiences I have gained from teaching and living abroad has made my co-op so much more meaningful than what can be written on paper.  

By: Nancy Nguyen 33006 reads | 0 comments
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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

Non-profit

As an emerging dance artist, I was thrilled when I learned that I had secured the role as an intern with a local and large-scale dance company, Ballet BC. However, I was a bit disheartened that, being a production based internship, I would not be dancing with the company at all. So, I readied myself to get comfortable behind the scenes for the first time ever and prepared to look at operations in the arts from a new perspective.

By: Samantha Presley 3752 reads | 0 comments
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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

Co-operative Education

In my experience with co-op, personal projects and hobbies outside of school gave me the tools to build something in practice. This not only made me much more competitive in the job search, but also allowed me to acquire a co-op position where the work was directed at improving lives of other people. 

By: Sohail Sangha
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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

Inuit

SFU First Nations Student Association (FNSA) invites you to come and witness this annual event. Indigenous storytellers will share their journeys of success, expressing the adversity and perseverance faced along the way. Don't miss this chance to engage in the SFU Indigenous community as well as those closely connected to SFU!

By: Chris McCluskie 21608 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

comic

Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 13361 reads | 0 comments
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SFU's Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Communication

The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is definitely worth all its cracked up to be.

By: Christina Coolidge 15566 reads | 0 comments
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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Your Next Co-op

It is a very exciting time to get involved with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)! Taylor shares her experience working at INAC's Yukon regional office and how she gained valuable skills while learning about Yukon First Nations, government and life in the North. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 14660 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

CSI Blog

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 7169 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Perspectives: How Co-op Helped Me See the Bigger Picture

Co-op Reflections

I started university with the intention of going to medical school. However, co-op has helped me see that there are so many more possibilities in the field of healthcare. In my article, I discuss my co-op experience and the lessons I learned along the way.

By: Ornela Polovina 12305 reads | 0 comments
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