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Health Sciences Degree Opens Doors to World Travel

Medical imaging technologist

What do you do with a BA in Health Sciences focusing on global health? For Lauren Shandley, this has meant combining her technical expertise and love of travel to better the lives of others around the globe.   

By: Diane Luckow 9628 reads | 0 comments
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5 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop!

Communication

In the digital age, you never know who’s looking and what opportunities can arise. When you’re putting together your online presence, you want to go beyond cutting and pasting your resume, and get your LinkedIn profile in tip-top shape! Kass shares 5 tips to make your profile POP!

By: Kassandra Mihaly 19959 reads | 0 comments
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The Cover Letter Blind Date

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We’ve all been there, wanting to impress our cute blind date -- feeling great in the moments when the conversation flows – and not so much in the moments when it stalls out.

By: Angela Kim 24383 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Co-op

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 18764 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Communication, Art and Technology

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 16878 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Convocation Reflections

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 18313 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

During the Work Term

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 11102 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

Business Administration

Kim began her co-op work term at BlackBerry despite having never applied for the position. This opportunity sparked her interest in tech, which resulted in an extension and job rotation. In this article, Kim presents 3 reasons why you too should accept a co-op extension and job rotation.

By: Kim Leung 14124 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

Product Development

Ever wondered what makes the difference between a consumer level product and an industrial one? Read on and find out some of the key differences that make industrial level products stand out in reliability. 

By: Harry He 13636 reads | 0 comments
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A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

SCA

Professional development in contemporary arts, in a post-secondary setting, is problematic. What is the responsibility of the university? What does professional development for artists look like? Kevin answers these questions and more.

By: Kevin Day 12501 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

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We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 19664 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Co-op Reflections

Once you land a job, the skills you’ve learned in your classes make surprising appearances in the workforce. Discover how Rebecca’s ability to navigate university helped her attain co-op success!

By: Rebecca Chong 11988 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

Special Event Planning

Emily recounts her co-op term working with the Feds at Service Canada. 

By: Emily Edwards 11513 reads | 0 comments
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How My Determination Turned My Shyness Into Confidence - 5 Tips For Working On Your Goals While Enjoying Your Life

Arts and Social Sciences

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 22704 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 11144 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Dance Marathon: Highlight of the Event This Year and What to Expect in 2017

children hospital

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 9165 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

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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 11740 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Resilience in my Search for Meaningful Work: One International Student’s Story

International

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 22407 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Top Tip Lists

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 17842 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things to Remember When Setting Learning Objectives as a Continuing Student

Work Term Extension

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 12989 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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 32932 reads | 0 comments
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Seek and Ye Shall Find: 5 Tips for Co-op Job Seekers

Top Tip Lists

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 18761 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Professional Development

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 20714 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Communication, Art and Technology

"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." 

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The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Personal Growth

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 11926 reads | 0 comments
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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

Communication, Art and Technology

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 7619 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

Communique

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 11552 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

PEPY Empowering Youth

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 10954 reads | 0 comments
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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

Volunteering

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 4539 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 7599 reads | 0 comments
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