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British Columbia and International Students

Leadership

Coming to a new country thousands of miles from where you grew up and from everything you know is no easy journey. In this award-winning story, SFU Business student Ali Najaf reflects on the past four years since arriving in Canada from Pakistan in 2012, sharing both his challenges and truimphs.  

By: anajaf 5138 reads | 0 comments
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How to Overcome Your Fear of Getting Involved

Science

Is fear coming in your way of getting involved? Don’t stress, since you live in a world with many others who are in the same boat as you! Here are a couple tips that can help you come out of your shell and interact with your community

By: Navdeep Gill 22973 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

graduation

Whether you’re a first-year or a fourth-year, you likely have thought about what life will be like after you graduate, and you'll likely have heard some scary things. I'm here to tell you, with some hard work and patience, you don't have to be afraid of the future...

By: Rachel Osterman 11442 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

OLC Blog

Going for exchange or a study abroad trip to a different university and country is a great experience in itself. But to make that experience remarkable, a bit of planning is required.

By: anajaf 5422 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part I – Get Involved and Utilize On-Campus Resources

Volunteering

Have you ever wondered why you should go to university and what you have done to make your university life meaningful? Have you ever been in a situation where you have no clue of what to do with your life and how to start making every penny of your tuition fees worth it? Have you ever felt frightened when thinking about your future career? I was in the same position so I want to share some tips on how to not regret going to school and how to get ready to face your future!

By: Jenny Vo 10972 reads | 0 comments
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Dancing for Those Who Cannot, For the Kids #FTK

Professional Associations and Clubs

I'm sure that you've heard about the SFU Dance Marathon Club, but do you know what it's all about? You might be asking, “Is it another SFU dance team?”, “What is this club’s initiative?”, “How can I get involved?” This article answers those questions and highlights SFU's Dance Marathon’s history on campus.   

By: Amy Gill 8767 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Communication

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 6231 reads | 0 comments
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Internship in the Contemporary Arts

report

Taking the internship course at SFU this semester has turned out to be an interesting and overall invaluable work experience for me as I near the end of my undergraduate career. Read on to discover what it was like to do an internship with the Contemporary Art Gallery.

By: Lauren Lavery 3821 reads | 0 comments
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Burrard Arts Foundation Internship

School for Contemporary Arts

The organization that I was fortunate enough to work with this summer was Burrard Arts Foundation.

By: Alexandra Best 4563 reads | 0 comments
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Journey to the Centres

Co-op

I was somewhat apprehensive to join the team  at the adult day centres but my 8 month co-op placement working with seniors  turned out to be one of the most valuable experiences that I have ever had. I was able to get involved with Vancouver Coastal Health's SteadyFeet®, form  friendships with seniors, and even learn some Cantonese! 

By: Evelyn Korompai 3465 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of the Co-op Experience: The Case for a Diversified Co-op Portfolio

Co-op Reflections

Ever wonder what type of factors you should take into consideration when seeking out Co-op placements? Mark reflects on his rewarding Co-op journey to make some recommendations on how to best take advantage of the Co-op program!

By: Mark Thompson 4385 reads | 0 comments
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Beast in the East: Why You Should Go Away For Co-op

Systems Engineering

If you’ve only been looking for co-op placements in the Greater Vancouver area, here’s why you should definitely reconsider.

By: Imran Kanji 4701 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

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The Faculty of Education has just hired the first professor to be recruited under SFU’s Aboriginal Faculty Recruitment Plan.

By: Diane Luckow 14097 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Lee Maracle

Indigenous

Read about Indigenous scholar and author, Lee Maracle's book, "I Am Woman".

By: Christina Coolidge 4538 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Design

Richmond

Danny shares how he has developed as a result of his UX design co-op experiences.

By: Danny Blackstock 3977 reads | 0 comments
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Touch the Future of Hydrogen Storage

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

The future of energy belongs to hydrogen but you can be part of the future as well. Take part in the development of the next generation power source and learn engineering knowledge throughout the whole process with Hydrogen In Motion Inc. at Powertech Labs Inc..

By: Weilin Sun 3478 reads | 0 comments
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John Howard Society - Hobden House

Co-op Reflections

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.

By: Theresa John 10826 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

Career Exploration

Richard Ainscough's first co-op semester was different from a lot of the co-op positions students typically apply for. For Richard, his first work term was a self-directed co-op where he worked mainly from home.  

By: Richard Ainscough 11458 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for Attending a Conference

Accounting

Attending a Conference can be a remarkable experience- that is if you plan to make it that way. Ali shares six tips to prepare for a conference so you can make sure it’s worth your while. 

By: anajaf 5333 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Co-operative Education

During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  

 

By: Bernice Puzon 5801 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Learning

Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 24275 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Grace J. M. W. Ouellette

Indigenous

Grace J.M.W. Ouellette's book, The Fourth World: An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism and Aboriginal Women's Activism.

By: Christina Coolidge 9804 reads | 0 comments
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Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Communique

Are you interested in joining Co-op and wondering what the process is like? Are you wondering when exactly you should be starting Co-op? This article provides insight on what the Co-op job search is really like through my own personal journey.

By: Nikki Zayco 8848 reads | 0 comments
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@SFUVan Profile: Samaah Jaffer

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement

Meet Samaah Jaffer, an Arts Co-op student who has worked at the US Consulate and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. 

By: Kamilah Charters-Gabanek 3517 reads | 0 comments
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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

Working Students

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 10102 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Professional Development

Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 7479 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Jobs Help Fulfill Iron Man Career Ambition

SFU research

Sheldan Manansala's childhood dreams came true as his journey took him to land a co-op at Tesla Motors.  

By: Caitlin Dawson 3695 reads | 0 comments
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5 Must Know Services at SFU

Communication

Not sure where to seek professional help? Having a mental breakdown over an assignment? Looking to improve your study habits? No worries! Here are 5 SFU services to help.

By: Queenie Lei 8898 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Yoo

OLC Blog

Alex Yoo is a volunteer for the SFU OLC through the SFU Student Ambassador Program.  He shares what he has learned from volunteering as a Social Media Content Curator. 

By: Alex Yoo 3879 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path

Ryan Cao

Attending post-secondary school gives endless possibilities. However, choosing a major or career can be overwhelming to the point where people get swept away in passionless choices. Here is some of the personal advice of experienced SFU students to help you choose your future major or career.

By: Ryan Cao 11259 reads | 0 comments
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