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5 Must Know Services at SFU

Student Services

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 8995 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Yoo

Applied Sciences

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 3944 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path

Career

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 11333 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health

ENGAGE

Discover how volunteering influences your mental health and wellbeing. Learn about the ways your happiness, social relationships and feeling of purpose are affected by engaging in volunteer acts. 

By: Manal Masud 13536 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose

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A summary of Janice Acoose's trail blazing book, Iskwewak kah’Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Neither Indian Princess Nor Easy Squaw.

By: Christina Coolidge 5918 reads | 0 comments
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Campus Chapter Spotlight: Her Campus SFU

Writing

Are you looking for opportunities to share the pictures you have taken? Are you interested in developing your writing skills? Are you curious about writing for a magazine? Learn more about Her Campus, an online campus magazine, and how it got relaunched this year!

By: Queenie Lei 5459 reads | 0 comments
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You Mean to Say Working for a Non-Profit Isn’t Glamorous?

Co-operative Education

In working with the Surrey Christmas Bureau, Kylene Bugden learned fairly quickly the differences between "grunt work" and "grin work". However, she also learned that in doing all of that hard, not-so-glamorous grunt work, the results are certainly grin-worthy. 

By: Kylene Bugden 8160 reads | 0 comments
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International Co-op: An Interview with Erik Bainbridge

Shandong

Erik Bainbridge, a Political Science student, shares his international experience doing four work terms in three different positions in China and Hong Kong. He worked as an English teacher in Shandong, an Event Manager at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CamChamHK) in Hong Kong, and a Trade Intern for the Consulate General of Canada in China.

By: Christy Liu 5528 reads | 0 comments
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Halloween at the Office: Costume 101

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Halloween is just around the corner. Natalie shares her office-costume tips, successes, and lessons learned. 

By: npope 5874 reads | 0 comments
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How I survived in the world of IT: Three quick tips for a successful work experience

Co-operative Education

Working at an IT company was a refreshing experience for someone like Vanessa, who has never been exposed to this industry before. Here she shares a few tips on how she made it through and got the most out of her 12 months at BCNET.

By: Vanessa Lam 3561 reads | 0 comments
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A Procrastinator's Guide to Success

ENGAGE

Do you find yourself discouraged and in need of advice? Do you find yourself procrastinating and wondering when the right time to get started on your career is? This article highlights the importance of starting early and some fun ways to get started.

By: Nikki Zayco 8225 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You Find Your Dream Career

Business

Panicking because you’re still undecided or unsure of your major? Keep calm and apply for a volunteer position! It can help you in more ways than one. Here’s how.

By: Raisa Crisologo 14296 reads | 0 comments
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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

Personal Development

If you had told me in high school that I would be the leader of a non-profit organization in just a few short years, I probably would have stopped talking to you. And yet, here I am, a President at age 20.

By: Katherine Karr 7598 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

Co-op Reflections

Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 8127 reads | 0 comments
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The Journey of Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Joanne shares her co-op journey after working four months at Providence Health Care Research institute. 

By: Joanne Lau 4184 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

Election

If you don’t vote, you’re handing your future away to those who will be making decisions on everything from how much you’ll be paying back in student loans and taxes, to what kind of jobs and career opportunities you might find. 

By: Gilbert Chan 17937 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Mexico

Mexico

Work and live in Mexico, a popular tourist country, and experience the pleasant weather and great food. Visit museums, pyramids, beach resorts, and see the unique architecture.

By: Christy Liu 3630 reads | 0 comments
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A Letter to My Younger Self

Co-operative Education

A 6th year SFU veteran drops WISDOM to his younger self. Read this if you would like some perspective on your university journey from someone who has been here before you even started high school. 

By: Adrian Fung 3658 reads | 0 comments
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My Engineering Co-ops: Lungpacer Medical Inc. & Kardium

Lungpacer Medical Inc.

Have you ever felt unsure of your major? As if maybe it is not what you really want to do for the rest of your life? I asked myself the same questions and I discovered my answers because of my co-op experience at Lungpacer Medical Inc. and Kardium. 

By: Jose Mendoza 9901 reads | 0 comments
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How Social Media Affects Your Chance of Getting Hired

Social Media

Have you ever wondered whether future or current employers actually check your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram before or after the interview? You might say that you’re safe; having already privatized all your accounts, but well the truth is... 

By: Stella Liang 43205 reads | 0 comments
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My Industrial Revolution

Co-operative Education

Do you ever think there are limitations to what you could do with your degree? I did. SFU co-op has allowed me to experience my major in action in a non-conventional way and it has forever changed the way that I look at my kinesiology degree. 

By: Kate Pearsall 3747 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

career advice

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 7613 reads | 0 comments
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Discussing Development

International

Working in development and for Non-governmental organizations (NGO) is a tricky and delicate field. In my article I discuss the new approach that the Sustainability though Agriculture and Microenterprise (SAM) Project has taken on for their work in Zimba, Zambia. 

By: Naiomi Lu 9232 reads | 0 comments
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Environmental Consciousness and the Media

Climate Change

 

Environmental justice and climate change; taking a look at how we communicate about it and how we might change our worldview in an effort to stop the destruction of the planet.  

By: Christina Coolidge 4164 reads | 0 comments
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How Do You Engage the World? Start by Engaging in Surrey

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Learn about the Racing Readers program, and discover how you can "engage the world" as a volunteer.

By: Rachel Wong 5326 reads | 0 comments
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A Typical Day at Racing Readers

Teaching

Learn what it is like to volunteer for Racing Readers.  Celina shares her typical day volunteering for the program.

By: Celina Wang 4815 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

English Teaching

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 4231 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Kelowna

Co-operative Education

Thinking about moving away for your co-op placement? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your adventure!

By: Mandy Yeung 4691 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

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Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 

 

By: Erica Lamb 7536 reads | 0 comments
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RebalanceMD Summer 2015: A New Approach to Total Musculoskeletal Care

Rebalance

Imagine you’ve just had your knee surgically replaced after years of debilitating pain. Now imagine you wake with a caring and knowledgeable kinesiologist by your bedside to guide you through the next crucial 48 hours of your rehab, leaving you feeling confident that your new joint will finally provide you with the relief you’ve been seeking. This is just one of many modern and progressive goals at RebalanceMD, my summer 2015 co-op placement.

 

By: Brandon Watson 4317 reads | 0 comments
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