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An Infusion of Perspective - My Days At Oracle Labs, Vancouver

Co-op

Why working in the industry is really valuable to grad students - my six months at Oracle Labs, Vancouver.

By: Svetozar Miučin 6992 reads | 0 comments
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My Fitness Journey

Active Rehabilitation and Exercise Therapy

Kenneth Moy is a Kinesiology student who spent his co-op placement at Thompson Community Centre.  Read on to find out what he learned after four months as a fitness professional.  

By: Kenneth Moy 5695 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 2]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Networking

Science

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 4614 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 1]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Working Together like a Well-Oiled Machine

Co-operative Education

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 6004 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: We Are All Humans

Stephen Kaita

Asking for a reference is one of the most important parts to develop in your career. In addition, being a reference for a person can be interesting, especially if it is a cold call reference. My experiences getting references and being a reference have been at the extremes. This is an article on reference etiquette.toda

By: Stephen Kaita 6761 reads | 0 comments
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[Infographic] Business Co-op in Numbers

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Not Your Average Chiropractic Care

Co-operative Education

Are all chiropractors the same? Not at all. This is Kikuko's co-op reflection after doing a practicum at MacKenzie Chiropractic. 

By: Kikuko Araki 10441 reads | 0 comments
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2015: A Planning Odyssey

Ping Pong

Robert, a Computing Science student, spent his co-op as a software developer at Visier.  He went above and beyond by volunteering to plan fun social events for the company, which resulted in some great learning experiences.  

By: Robert 5507 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Alumni

CMNSU's second alumni interview mashup is here! Check it out for the best of our alumni's career-advancing tips and strateges, and gain insight into what it takes to get the kind of job that’s right for you.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 14429 reads | 0 comments
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An Introvert’s Guide to Prepping for the Professional World

Personal Development

Yes, shy people can (and do!) succeed, too—and not just as murder-mystery novelists and computer programmers.

By: Leah de Roy 10014 reads | 0 comments
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Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

Workplace Success

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 12285 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 5264 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: From Career Peer to Peer Coach

Opportunities

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

By: Jack Zhou 12648 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 27691 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the Career Peer Educator Divisional Supervisor

Jo-Anne Nadort

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 13655 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Carolyn Baldridge at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Alumni

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 8626 reads | 0 comments
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‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

Professional Development

"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 10657 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: How Being a Career Peer Educator Changed My Idea of Careers

Arts and Social Sciences

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 18710 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Chance Moments & Career Memories

Life Experience

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 20784 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 25862 reads | 0 comments
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When to say “No”

saying no

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 5227 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad

Europe

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 6844 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: You Are Welcome to Join our Career Peer Family!

Career Peers

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 11901 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: My Story About Becoming a Career Peer Educator

Peer Programs

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 20116 reads | 0 comments
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TRUTH: Your Major Matters Much Less Than You Think

school

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 8782 reads | 0 comments
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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

on-the-job learning

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 11545 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 9193 reads | 0 comments
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Barry Vickers: Indigenous Journey Story

Indigenous Peoples Career Stories

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 6106 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 7017 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Give than to Receive

Life Balance

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 8978 reads | 0 comments
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