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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Alumni Spotlight

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 18150 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Communique

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 10952 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

Co-operative Education

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 13888 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

Applied Sciences

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 13498 reads | 0 comments
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A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

Career Exploration

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 12380 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Life Balance

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 19439 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Co-operative Education

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 11857 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

Career Exploration

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

By: Emily Edwards 11389 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

Linguistics

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 22499 reads | 0 comments
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Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography

Co-op

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 11020 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Dance Marathon: Highlight of the Event This Year and What to Expect in 2017

SFU Dance Marathon

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 9087 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Attitudes to Debunk Co-op Myths

Co-op

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 11630 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Resilience in my Search for Meaningful Work: One International Student’s Story

Work Search

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 22177 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Co-op

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 17669 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things to Remember When Setting Learning Objectives as a Continuing Student

Co-op

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 12817 reads | 0 comments
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So You Want to Be a Public Servant: Getting Hired into the Federal Government

Co-op

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 31560 reads | 0 comments
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Seek and Ye Shall Find: 5 Tips for Co-op Job Seekers

job seeking

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 18613 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Communication, Art and Technology

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 20587 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Indigenous

"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 14116 reads | 0 comments
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The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

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 11789 reads | 0 comments
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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

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 7511 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

SFU IT Services

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 11478 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Siem Reap

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 10853 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 4406 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

Career

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 7500 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: E. Richard Atleo

Indigenous

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

By: Christina Coolidge 16210 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

Communication, Art and Technology

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 12734 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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 13570 reads | 0 comments
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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

Co-op

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 3889 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

Co-op Reflections

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 33198 reads | 0 comments
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