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SFU Indigenous Student Centre News 2014-2015

Indigenous

The ISC offers an indigenous, culturally respectful, relevant, responsible, and reciprocal learning environment at SFU for what is happening at the centre lately...

By: SFU News Supplement 6121 reads | 0 comments
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International Invite Turned into a Dual-Self-Directed Co-op

France

Pamela Plantinga, BPK Behavioural Neuroscience student, took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to a paid trip abroad and augmented it into a self-directed short-term dual internship experience in Nashville, Tennessee before going further abroad to Europe.

By: Pamela Plantinga 5002 reads | 0 comments
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“What Did You Just Say?”: How to Communicate in a Foreign Country

TaLK

Worried about the difficulties you may face while trying to communicate in a foreign country? I hope these 5 tips can be of some sort of encouragement! 화이팅!

By: Cindy Wann Chia 15632 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering with SFU Residence and Housing

Residence

As a person living on campus, Shayne was looking for ways to get involved with SFU and ended up finding leadership opportunities that took her from her dorm to all around Vancouver! Read about her experiences with SFU Residence and Housing!

By: Shayne Mattern 7821 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Tips from Science Alumni

Leah Harrison

Learn about some of the helpful suggestions given by Science Alumni during the “Inspiring Careers Panel: Innovation in Industry and in Your Own Career” and the “Chemistry Career Night”.

By: Leah Harrison 13861 reads | 0 comments
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Samantha’s Journey to Japan

Chemistry

Samantha went to Japan through the Canada Japan Co-op Program and worked at Kao Corporation as a co-op student.  Find out what it took for Samantha to settle into her life in Japan.

By: Samantha Kuah 6434 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: SFU Passion Club

SFU Club of the Week

For this week’s Club of the Week Spotlight, Janelle interviews Niyanta, president of SFU Passion Club.  Learn more about the club which provides various self-development workshops for young women!

By: Janelle Santos 6805 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

Communique

Celia Walters is creating some great content in her marketing role at TPD™ - an international Workforce and HR Solutions company! Check out the latest installment of her series on how to answer the most challenging of interview questions.

By: Celia Walters 17845 reads | 0 comments
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Mentoring with Big Sisters: More than Just Volunteering

Mentoring

On the one hand, being a Big Sister can lead to great potential benefit for the youth, but on the other hand, perhaps you’re worried if you would make a great Big Sister. Here is Evelyn's take on the matter.

By: Evelyn Chen 4434 reads | 0 comments
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5 Benefits of Joining an Executive Board

Professional Development

There are many benefits to joining an Executive Board, here are five you might discover at SFU or beyond!

By: Micaela Evans 19302 reads | 0 comments
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Killer Content: Make your Resume Standout with Accomplishment Statements

Professional Development

You have an excellent layout and consistent format to your resume.  Your design elements are eye catching while still being subtle and appropriate for the job.  All of this will be of no use if your content is not reflective of someone who has taken the time to fully explain his or her skills and experiences.

By: Heather Williams 24976 reads | 0 comments
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How to be Productive in 6 Steps

time management

Do you feel like you have control over your life? Do you feel empowered as you walk out the door to conquer whatever comes your way? I have a secret to share with you and the good news is that it’s incredibly simple. In this article I share how to be productive, how not to focus on being busy, and why that is important.

By: Clair Lam 4881 reads | 0 comments
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Artist, Activist, and Public Relations Strategist: Meet Miks C-Kellman

Communication

Miks C-Kellman is an artist, filmmaker, director, and social campaign initiator. He is also a communications and public relations (PR) specialist. Under the sub-continental sun, I had the opportunity to ask Miks about his life as an inspiring and successful communicator.

By: Dara Hill 11914 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

Interviews

Ever wonder what an interviewer is thinking during your interview? Here’s Bernice to give you a sneak peek thanks to her experience on an SFSS hiring committee!

By: Bernice Puzon 14182 reads | 0 comments
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Taking Risks for Success: Denisa Orlandea, Student Communicator of the Year

Communique

Denisa Orlandea is about to graduate with more than 16 months of professional communication experience, a volunteer position in IABC’s Student Services Committee, and the 2014 SCOY award. Find out how taking risks got her to where she is today.

By: Kendal Crawford 15877 reads | 0 comments
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International Justice Mission SFU hosts SFU Justice Week

Social Justice

Let's be the generation that ‪ends Modern-Day Slavery. International Justice Mission SFU will be hosting SFU's first-ever Justice Week from Feb. 23-27. This week will be packed with fun and free events. So grab your friends, get inspired and get involved!

By: Kaitlyn Yeung 9586 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

career exploration

Figuring out your dream career can take several years as you try new things, meet interesting people and learn more about yourself. After five years in an established career, co-op became a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to start over, change career lanes, and gain amazing work experience as a Student Engagement Program Coordinator at SFU.

By: Lucia Pecnikova 10430 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips on Preparing Your Communication Plan

IABC/BC

When I had the opportunity to attend the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC/BC’s) Communication Planning 101 Workshop, I jumped at the chance to learn a little more about strategic communication and writing a communication plan.

By: Kassandra Mihaly 12931 reads | 0 comments
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Encourage Positivity with Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Mentorship

Have you considered giving back to the community as a mentor? In this post, learn more about the Go Girls! Healthy Body Healthy Minds program from Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. You'll also hear from fellow SFU student, Emily Gordon, who has become a coordinator of the program!

By: Vanessa Woznow 8018 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to Indigenous Peoples Career Stories 2015

Indigenous Career

Listen to our Indigenous Peoples Career Stories panel from various walks of life introduce themselves and discuss their backgrounds, their education, the obstacles they have overcome, and their career path.

By: Laura Forsythe 8955 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

Professional

Job searching? Starting out in an industry? Switching careers? Exploring your options? There are many reasons we need to do company and industry research in our professional lives. You may need these skills when exploring new industries or fields, creating a job application or preparing for an interview.

By: Heather Keeping 4837 reads | 0 comments
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The Inside Scoop: Working at CGA-BC and CPABC

CPABC

Jennifer Johnson is a 4th year business student concentrating in Marketing with a Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate.  She reflects on what it was like to work at CGA-BC and CPABC as a Marketing Assistant where she worked on large scale event planning.

By: Jennifer Johnson 8497 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Images

Career Exploration

After five months interning at Brazil’s largest TV channel, I have lost count of how many times I heard the sentence “image is everything in television.”

By: Vitor Borba 6662 reads | 0 comments
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So you want to be an SFU Public Square volunteer!

volunteer opportunities

SFU Public Square is currently looking for office volunteers to aid them this Spring! But before you apply, read about Sophie's experience and the opportunities that SFU Public Square provides!

By: Sophie Ni 6737 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

CMNSU

Now that the first month of the new year is at its close, are things kicking off the way you hoped? Check out the CMNSU's recent alumni interview for advice on confronting your career-related doubts and desires.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 7917 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons to Consider “The Little Guys” for Your Next Co-op Search

Small Business

Have you ever considered working for a small firm?  Nick Pochailo, a fourth year business student spent eight months working in a small firm and realized he reaped many benefits from a small firm that he might not have at a large firm.  Read on to find out why you should consider a small firm for your co-op.

By: Nick Pochailo 6576 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at a Chiropractic Office

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Harpreet is a BPK student who has spent twelve months as a Therapy and Office Assistant at a Chiropractic Office.  She shares about what she has learned on the job including being able to prioritize on the job.

By: Harpreet Kaur Kambo 6768 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Computing Science

Daniel Paulino expected to be the intern that got coffee for the office.  He surprised everyone, especially himself, when he developed top performing software and wrote a research paper in his eight month co-op at Genome Science Centre.  Find out how he did it.

By: Daniel Paulino 7334 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

body language

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 46244 reads | 0 comments
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How I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone and Embraced Life Abroad

France

Looking to maximize your time abroad and integrate with locals, but nervous to take the first few steps? Read on to learn how I broke through my personal barriers, and the advice I have for future travellers to make the most of their work term overseas.

By: Kendra Lodewyke 5988 reads | 0 comments
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