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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

SFU Fairs

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 16308 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Ericsson
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 12452 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous

I invite each of you to come and witness the first SFU Indigenous Day.  Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity.

By: Laura Forsythe 20532 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

Co-operative Education

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 6333 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience Volunteering as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Volunteering

Anju recounts her experience as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, and what she learned about herself and others.

By: Anju Chhokar 7878 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 4 Reasons to Become a Coach

Career Exploration

Coaches. We have had them since we were five-years-old in sports, academics, or life. Throughout the years, we learn from other people, and this has had an influence on who we become. This is an article on reasons to become a coach. 

By: Stephen Kaita 5015 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

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September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 11034 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

career advice

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 12019 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Are you having a hard time landing that ideal Co-op job? But, what is ideal? Explore Jeanie’s experience this summer at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  She shares her experience about how a job description might not stand out at first, but can lead to a stand-out placement.

By: Jeanie Luu 7969 reads | 0 comments
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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

challenge

Challenging volunteer positions require more time and effort, but they can also be important stepping stones in your career path. Check out what Nicola says you need to be successful in a more difficult volunteer position.

By: Nicola Sznajder 4557 reads | 0 comments
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How to Work, Study, and Volunteer at the Same Time

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If you're finding the prospect of working and volunteering while being a student daunting, don't fear! Hear from two SFU students leading busy yet productive lives.

By: Loren Catotal 9484 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Communication, Art and Technology

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 11114 reads | 0 comments
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Strategic Volunteering: Lessons From a Mature Student

Opportunities

Averyl from SFU Public Square shares some insights from experiences volunteering, and has created this list of tips to help you get the most out of your volunteer positions!

By: Averyl Bancroft 26395 reads | 0 comments
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August Link Round Up

OLC Blog

Every month we collect our favourite content from our site and around and web, and we collect it for you in one easy-to-read place! Check out our highlights from August.

By: admin 6038 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Abroad with AIESEC

Volunteering

In her latest article, Kim gives an introduction to the international organization AIESEC. If you want to volunteer in places around the globe, read on to learn about getting involved with the AIESEC's SFU chapter!

By: Kim Huynh 7628 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: UNICEF SFU

Series

In this week's Club of the Week, Emily takes a look at UNICEF SFU, and interviews their current President, Katie Mai. Read more to learn about UNICEF's activities on campus!

By: Emily Co 6175 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in China

Beijing

Jacky is a fourth year Business Student who spent his co-op in Beijing China.  Read his interview to discover what his co-op abroad was like.  Jacky covers preparing for the work term, work life, and living abroad.

By: Jacky Zhang 8838 reads | 0 comments
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My time at Destiny Reflection/Foundation

OLC Blog

Nicole Molinari is a Health Sciences BA student who shares her experience working in Kolkata, India, where she worked with Destiny Reflection/Foundation, an organization that works to empower survivors of human trafficking and at-risk women.

By: Nicole Molinari 10342 reads | 0 comments
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Your Guide to this September's Indigenous Events

Indigenous Student Centre

One of the great joys of the fall semester is that the university community spares no expense welcoming everyone to the start of the new school year. For those of you who are indigenous we’ve compiled a list of all the indigenous events happening on campus the first month of the new semester.

By: marent 11308 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Four]: Implications

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the fourth post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 13417 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Three]: Kinder Morgan

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the third post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 20008 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Two]: Friends and Allies

Indigenous

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the second post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 9079 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part One]: Timeline

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the first post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 15552 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Professional Development

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 16186 reads | 0 comments
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SFU's First-Year-Experience Program: Something All First Years Should Join!

First Year Experience

Are you starting at SFU this fall? Know someone who is? Consider the many First Year programs that SFU has to offer!

By: Anju Chhokar 5953 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

International Co-op

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 18395 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Four]: Language Revitalization

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the fourth post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 13350 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Can I Have Your Number (For a Reference)?

ENGAGE

Will your next volunteer organizer remember you? Our human nature is we lose some memories. But there are strategies to keep your references strong. This is an article on the importance of gathering references.

By: Stephen Kaita 6413 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Three]: Language Maintenance

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the third post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 12908 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Two]: Language Loss

Indigenous Language Series

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the second post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 12976 reads | 0 comments
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