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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Social Media

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 12423 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Stategic Plan [Part 1]: What is it?

Series

Do you know how SFU decides how to Indigenize the University?

 

By: Laura Forsythe 6771 reads | 0 comments
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Why Being a Tutor Can Help You Become a Better Student

Academics First

Ever wanted to become a tutor? Find out why being a tutor can actually help you become a better student.   

By: Alexandra Petryszak 47359 reads | 0 comments
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The Perfect Volunteer Opportunities by Season

Opinion

Kim gives us a quick list of various different seasonal volunteering opportunities! Are there any others that you can think of?

By: Kim Huynh 4159 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Typical Science Co-op

Co-op

As a Biomedial Physiology major I always thought that my co-op placements would involve a lab, research of some sort or a hospital. Turns out working as a secretary at a physiotherapy clinic taught me so much more about how to work in the healthcare system than any of those seemingly more glamorous placements ever could. 

By: Kirsten Hinlopen 4999 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Working for SFU

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 7584 reads | 0 comments
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IATSU's Design for Donations

Volunteering

Nicola shares her insights from volunteering with Design for Donations by the Interactive Arts and Technology Student Union of SFU. Gain design experience on the types of projects you're interested in, while raising money for the charity of your choice!

By: Nicola Sznajder 4871 reads | 0 comments
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Margaret’s Co-op Experience: Two Job Positions with One Stone

Working Students

Working at the CBI Health Clinic has certainly been a once in a life time experience. Taking on the challenge of working in a clinical environment that I was unfamiliar with has shown me skills I didn’t realize I possessed.  In gaining these skills, it helped keep me on board for an unexpected second term of co-op with a new position and new experiences.

By: Margaret Chang 6370 reads | 0 comments
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Be A Leader in Your Club!

student clubs

Already involved in a club? Why not take it a step further and become a club executive! Loren goes through 4 reasons to consider taking on a leadership role in a student club or association.

By: Loren Catotal 4378 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Co-op

When trying to get hired, I hardly considered the prospect of actually working. I was more concerned with building professional resumes and appearing impressive at interviews. Upon landing my first co-op, however, I suddenly realized that I would need to perform in a strange, new environment – one I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 6159 reads | 0 comments
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How to Apply the Skills from our Volunteer Experiences to Future Careers

Professional Development

As a follow up to Kim's article, "Employability Skills You Can Gain Through Volunteering," read how those three key employability skills could be applied to a future career! Let us know: How would these skills apply to your own dream job?

By: Kim Huynh 4684 reads | 0 comments
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5 Steps to Effective Time Management

time management

Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 strategies to accomplishing deadlines and effective time management.

By: Kelly Furey 9838 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Communique

Working for the Surrey Marathon Society during my second co-op work term was one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Although I worked on the organization’s inaugural event, I had no idea what fate had in store for me this time around.

By: Janilaine Tsui 8548 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: Love Your Neighbour

Series

This week's SFU Club of the Week is the SFU Chapter of Love Your Neighbour. Here's a spotlight on this club that has expanded to offer local and international opportunities for students.

By: Emily Co 5997 reads | 0 comments
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A Push To Commit

Co-op

Not sure what career path you want to take? Computing Science Co-op Student, Cody Santos, was not sure either.  Read about his first co-op term at Mobidia and what he learned because of his experience there.

By: Cody Santos 4607 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 1]: Meet Dylan

Co-operative Education

Meet Dylan, a fourth year computing science student at Simon Fraser University with over a year of co-op experience spanning two large companies: SAP and Electronic Arts. He shares his unique perspective on Computing Science Co-op and offers advice for students on topics such as interview techniques and software engineering tips.  This post is part one of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 8915 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Communication, Art and Technology

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 8366 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: A Letter to A Reader

Volunteer Experience

Why do you volunteer? There are many reasons why people volunteer for both professional and personal reasons. This is a personal article on why I volunteer at specific organizations. 

By: Stephen Kaita 4656 reads | 0 comments
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What Volunteering Can Do For You That Classrooms Can't

ENGAGE

Academics are certainly important, but volunteering can certainly help you in other aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. Nicola explains some key benefits to gain from volunteering.

By: Nicola Sznajder 4082 reads | 0 comments
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Caring for the Elderly with Three Links Care Society

Opportunities

Do you enjoy hanging out with your grandparents and listening to their stories from “back in the day”?  Then consider volunteering at Three Links Care Centre!

By: Loren Catotal 7115 reads | 0 comments
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TaLK in Korea

TaLK

Third year Business student, Corina Inigo, shares about her co-op experience with Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK).  She discusses what TaLK is all about and also shares personal anecdotes from her teaching experience. 

By: Corina Inigo 11641 reads | 0 comments
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Accounting with the RCMP

Co-operative Education

Joey Mak: Fighting crime one journal entry at a time. Business student Joey Mak worked an eight month co-op with the RCMP, gaining enriching experiences. From processing salary reconciliations to conversing with officers at the Pacific RCMP Headquarters with a little bit of database management and programming in the middle, this co-op experience had it all.

By: Joey Mak 10758 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer with SFU Public Square's 2014 Community Summit!

Professional Associations and Clubs

SFU Public Square is recruiting for a variety of volunteer roles for their upcoming 2014 Community Summit taking place October 19th-24th, and titled "Innovation, The Shock of the Possible." Read about what it will be like to be a part of this exciting event!

By: Jordana Fridman 4969 reads | 0 comments
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Employability Skills You Can Gain Through Volunteering

professional development

How does volunteering help your employability? Kim goes through a few of the top skills that you can gain from volunteering that will also help you as a working employee.

By: Kim Huynh 11651 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: The Social Media Network (SFUSMN)

General

This week, Emily features The Social Media Network as the SFU Club of the Week. Read about how their activities aim to increase students' professional social media prowess!

By: Emily Co 7510 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Workplace Success

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 8226 reads | 0 comments
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The Payoff of Perseverance

professional development

Raymon Gulati faced his fears by interviewing with BlackBerry, landing a fantastic job, and learning that his talent & skills could successfully overcome what seemed to be his biggest obstacle.

By: Raymon Gulati 6093 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

Co-op Reflections

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 11935 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Communication, Art and Technology

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 12684 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Science

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 7505 reads | 0 comments
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