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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Personal Development

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 26523 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 10799 reads | 0 comments
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Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Work Search

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 10071 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 4145 reads | 0 comments
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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

During the Work Term

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 11321 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

work samples

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 10265 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Jobs Help Fulfill Iron Man Career Ambition

Applied Sciences

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

By: Caitlin Dawson 4410 reads | 0 comments
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5 Must Know Services at SFU

Personal Development

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 10063 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Yoo

Social Media

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 4617 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path

Career Search

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 12184 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health

Community Engagement

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 14375 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose

feminism

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

By: Christina Coolidge 7207 reads | 0 comments
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Campus Chapter Spotlight: Her Campus SFU

Queenie Lei

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 6241 reads | 0 comments
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You Mean to Say Working for a Non-Profit Isn’t Glamorous?

Non-profit

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 9080 reads | 0 comments
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International Co-op: An Interview with Erik Bainbridge

International Co-op

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 6682 reads | 0 comments
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Halloween at the Office: Costume 101

halloween

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

By: npope 6902 reads | 0 comments
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How I survived in the world of IT: Three quick tips for a successful work experience

technology

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 4008 reads | 0 comments
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A Procrastinator's Guide to Success

Personal Development

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 8976 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 15212 reads | 0 comments
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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

Student Groups

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 8313 reads | 0 comments
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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

Communique

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 8877 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 5038 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

ENGAGE

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 18934 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Mexico

Co-operative Education

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 4074 reads | 0 comments
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A Letter to My Younger Self

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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 4079 reads | 0 comments
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My Engineering Co-ops: Lungpacer Medical Inc. & Kardium

Co-operative Education

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 10718 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 60008 reads | 0 comments
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My Industrial Revolution

Co-op

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 4319 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Co-operative Education

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 8458 reads | 0 comments
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Discussing Development

Travel

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 10004 reads | 0 comments
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