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Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

communication co-op

Being a Communication major, people tend to automatically assume you have this gargantuan, larger than life personality, and that you’re just a natural people-person. But what about those of us who are, what some might call, introverts?

By: Amanda Chew 10741 reads | 0 comments
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Tackling an Industrial Co-op: A Few Tips on Getting Started

Industry

Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student, James Wang, spent his last co-op accumulating industrial experience at Kodak.  He shares his top four tips for success when working in a company setting.

By: James Wang 4490 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: From Career Peer to Peer Coach

Volunteering

Jack shares his story and reflection of his two years spent volunteering as a Career Peer Educator.

By: Jack Zhou 11621 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the SFU Volunteer Services Coordinator About Engagement Peers

Get Involved

Who are the Engagement Peers and what makes this SFU volunteer experience unique? Jack interviews Albert Fung, Volunteer Services Coordinator about his experiences with this peer group.

By: Jack Zhou 26570 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the Career Peer Educator Divisional Supervisor

Coach Conversations

Jack, sets out to hear insights from the Career Peer Educator Divisional Supervisor. In this interview, we hear her thoughts about the program and working with Career Peers.

By: Jack Zhou 12568 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Carolyn Baldridge at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

alumni advice

A communication strategy is something that virtually every organization needs, but what kind of work does it entail for the people responsible for crafting and executing it?

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 7931 reads | 0 comments
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‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

Portfolios

"You need at least 2 years of work experience to get this (entry-level) position.” Learn how one student used volunteer blogging to gain that ever-so-important 2  years of experience and get a leg up in the professional world!

By: Ashley Macey 9411 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: How Being a Career Peer Educator Changed My Idea of Careers

Peer Education

As an English major, Samantha came into the Career Peer Educator program with certain goals but her experience wasn't quite what she had expected.

By: Samantha Rosiczkowski 17791 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Chance Moments & Career Memories

ENGAGE

Have you ever experienced chance moments? It’s not about when you get chance moments, but more about how you respond to them. This is an article about learning about chance moments through the Career Peer Educator Program, as well as a thank you to Career Services for last two years.

By: Stephen Kaita 19420 reads | 0 comments
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On the Ground: Department Student Unions

Volunteering

Wondering what a DSU is and what they do? Erika shares her story about her involvement in a DSU and how it has enriched her time at SFU.

By: Erika De Torres 24363 reads | 0 comments
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When to say “No”

Professional Development

Do you have people knocking at your door, asking for your expertise? Did you want to say yes to all of them, but didn’t know if you could handle all of it? Say “no” now, so that you can say yes to the things you truly want later. 

By: Clair Lam 4579 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad

Communication

I was a bit nervous at first about leaving the city life behind, but I soon came to realize that the change would be a great new adventure. I feel incredibly lucky to live abroad in a small town, because I get to experience and immerse myself in a uniquely French culture.

By: Rachel Osterman 6258 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: You Are Welcome to Join our Career Peer Family!

Volunteering

In this blog post learn about the most rewarding parts of being a Career Peer Educator, as told by Daniel, a Career Peer Educator since 2013!

By: Daniel Wang 10858 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: My Story About Becoming a Career Peer Educator

ENGAGE

Hear from Nader Kassem on how he discovered the Career Peers a year ago and why he enjoys being a Career Peer Educator.

By: Nader Kassem 19396 reads | 0 comments
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TRUTH: Your Major Matters Much Less Than You Think

career exploration

When thousands of other candidates are graduating with the same degree as you, how do you make yourself stand out? How do you boost your value beyond the degree(s) you graduated with?

By: Celine Salim 7959 reads | 0 comments
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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

Help

Don’t see your need to ask questions as a sign of weakness or incompetency, but as a way to learn and grow. Your Co-op supervisor understands that most of us go into these internships as beginners.

By: Carmen Chen 10647 reads | 0 comments
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Betsy Turtle Bruyere: Indigenous Career Journey Story

Indigenous

This is my Story and I’m sticking to it...

By: Betsy Turtle Bruyere 7952 reads | 0 comments
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Barry Vickers: Indigenous Journey Story

Indigenous

University, many people once told me, is the best time of your life. Yes, there is something to be said about being broke and stressed out with deadlines and exams.

By: Barry Vickers 4887 reads | 0 comments
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Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships attract diverse scholars

Indigenous New Media

The successful applicants for the 2014 Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarships were Jordan Abel and Christina Coolidge. They are exploring different aspects of Aboriginal storytelling.

By: SFU News Diane Luckow 6211 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Give than to Receive

Volunteer Services

What sense does it make to add volunteering to your already busy schedule? Can any good come out of that? You might be surprised with what I've found!

By: Bethany Collins 7954 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for CACUSS “Whole Campus, Whole Student” Conference 2015

Volunteer Services

I had the opportunity to speak to some of the CACUSS 2015 Conference organizers about the goals and meaning of the conference theme: “Whole Campus, Whole Student" as well as the benefits of volunteering your time and skills for this conference and beyond.

By: Elvira Chan 6588 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 3 Floors Down

Stephen Kaita

I’ve worked in the sports industry for ten years, and to this day I still love it. This article is all about growth in one of my athletic sports positions, discussing my personal and professional experience, as well as a thank you letter to a good mentor of mine.

By: Stephen Kaita 4151 reads | 0 comments
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Researchers continue to unlock mysteries of ancient clam gardens

Indigenous Research Institute

Researchers found that Aboriginal peoples cultivated clams in handmade, rock-walled beach terraces known as clam gardens.

By: SFU News Diane Luckow 5592 reads | 0 comments
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Michelle Corfield: Indigenous Career Journey Story

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Work hard nothing in life is easy, be honest to yourself and others and maintain your principles and values. 

By: Michelle Corfield 20232 reads | 0 comments
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Eldon Yellowhorn; Archaeologist collaborates with Piikani Nation

Indigenous Research Institute

Yellowhorn, an SFU professor of archaeology, has some of the answers how his ancestors adapted to farming and homesteading in the late 1800s.

By: Diane Luckow 8238 reads | 0 comments
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How to find your Unique Talent in 3 Steps

Talent

The dreaded interview question – “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” We spend a lot of time focusing on our weaknesses and how to improve them, but what is your true strength? Focusing on one thing you are good at can change the course of your career! 

By: Clair Lam 5934 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

First Co-op Term

Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 12781 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why You Should Mention Playing Sports in an Interview

Interviews

Learn how those years of recreational sports can help you land the job of your dreams! 

By: Ashley Macey 24110 reads | 0 comments
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First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

Workplace Transition

First impressions are important, especially in the workplace. Your employer will be judging you based on how you present yourself – at all times! It may seem scary, but I’ll show you how to ace that first meeting!

 
By: Elvira Chan 16791 reads | 1 comments
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Support KidSafe Project Society in the BMO Vancouver Run4Hope Marathon

Community Engagement

I’ve never been a runner, so naturally I thought helping a not-for-profit look for marathon runners would pretty much be impossible. But my friends and I created an SFU team of runners and this experience has been more than rewarding. 

By: Natalie Poon 5421 reads | 0 comments
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