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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

Silicon Valley

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 4182 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

Co-op

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 11159 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

Boys 4 Real Program

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

By: Peggy Chen 24828 reads | 0 comments
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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Indigenous

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

By: Christina Coolidge 21048 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Personal Development

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 9003 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

BC Council for International Education

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 5221 reads | 0 comments
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How to Overcome Your Fear of Getting Involved

Fear

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 23224 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

Life Experience

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 11645 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

study abroad

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 5559 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part I – Get Involved and Utilize On-Campus Resources

Co-op

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 11033 reads | 0 comments
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Dancing for Those Who Cannot, For the Kids #FTK

Get Involved

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 8894 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Co-op

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 6372 reads | 0 comments
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Internship in the Contemporary Arts

Non-profit

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 3932 reads | 0 comments
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Burrard Arts Foundation Internship

Co-operative Education

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

By: Alexandra Best 4725 reads | 0 comments
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Journey to the Centres

Co-operative Education

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 3570 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

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 4492 reads | 0 comments
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Beast in the East: Why You Should Go Away For Co-op

Co-operative Education

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 4812 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

faculty

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

By: Diane Luckow 14303 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 4720 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Design

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Danny Blackstock 4106 reads | 0 comments
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Touch the Future of Hydrogen Storage

Co-op

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 3576 reads | 0 comments
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John Howard Society - Hobden House

Indigenous Career

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

By: Theresa John 11013 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

Co-op

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 11628 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 5444 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Communique

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 5958 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Thomas Cao

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 24639 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Grace J. M. W. Ouellette

Indigenous Community Stories

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

By: Christina Coolidge 9975 reads | 0 comments
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Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Communication

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 9079 reads | 0 comments
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@SFUVan Profile: Samaah Jaffer

Co-operative Education

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 3589 reads | 0 comments
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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

Co-op

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 10311 reads | 0 comments
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