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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Communique

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 17285 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things to Remember When Setting Learning Objectives as a Continuing Student

Personal Development

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 12426 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Government

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 28683 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 18310 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Co-operative Education

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 20331 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Career Exploration

"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 13805 reads | 0 comments
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The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Workplace Success

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 11506 reads | 0 comments
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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

Student Spotlight

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 7234 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

sports journalism

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 11325 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Non-profit

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 10532 reads | 0 comments
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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

SMART goals

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 4122 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

career advancement

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 7172 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 15374 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

OLC Blog

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 12360 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Co-op

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 13173 reads | 0 comments
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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

Co-operative Education

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 3720 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

International

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 32693 reads | 0 comments
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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

School for Contemporary Arts

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 3653 reads | 0 comments
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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

Personal Development

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

First Nations

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 21370 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

Co-op

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 13205 reads | 0 comments
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SFU's Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Indigenous

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

By: Christina Coolidge 15417 reads | 0 comments
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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Yukon

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 14478 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

Workplace Transition

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 6940 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Perspectives: How Co-op Helped Me See the Bigger Picture

Provincial Health Services Authority

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 12169 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

Technology & Innovation

Steven Phan's professional journey started long before he got a prize job as an interaction designer at Google. The SFU student’s career success started after he enrolled as a SIAT student and took advantage of the school’s co-op program. 

By: Tyler Gallop 4067 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

Co-operative Education

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 11076 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

YWCA

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone.

By: Peggy Chen 24667 reads | 0 comments
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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Indigenous Community Stories

The Annual Women's Memorial March is on February 14th. This is why I attend and why you should too. 

By: Christina Coolidge 20786 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

OLC Blog

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 8858 reads | 0 comments
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