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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

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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 18416 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 4708 reads | 0 comments
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5 Benefits of Joining an Executive Board

Top Tip Lists

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

By: Micaela Evans 21029 reads | 0 comments
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Killer Content: Make your Resume Standout with Accomplishment Statements

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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 26315 reads | 0 comments
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How to be Productive in 6 Steps

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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 5184 reads | 0 comments
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Artist, Activist, and Public Relations Strategist: Meet Miks C-Kellman

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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 12598 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

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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 14663 reads | 0 comments
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Taking Risks for Success: Denisa Orlandea, Student Communicator of the Year

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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 16732 reads | 0 comments
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International Justice Mission SFU hosts SFU Justice Week

International Justice Mission SFU

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 9859 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

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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 10873 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips on Preparing Your Communication Plan

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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 13578 reads | 0 comments
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Encourage Positivity with Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Emily Gordon

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 8326 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to Indigenous Peoples Career Stories 2015

Indigenous Event

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 9340 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

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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 5118 reads | 0 comments
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The Inside Scoop: Working at CGA-BC and CPABC

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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 8941 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Images

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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 7085 reads | 0 comments
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So you want to be an SFU Public Square volunteer!

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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 7048 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

Alumni

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 8192 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons to Consider “The Little Guys” for Your Next Co-op Search

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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 6978 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at a Chiropractic Office

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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 7228 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Co-op Reflections

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 7777 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Co-operative Education

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 62113 reads | 0 comments
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How I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone and Embraced Life Abroad

Co-operative Education

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 6275 reads | 0 comments
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Living and working abroad in Barcelona, Spain

International

Are you looking into working abroad for your co-op?  Business student, Candice Woods shares what she learned in her co-op and how to combat homesickness based on her experience working in Barcelona, Spain for her co-op.

By: Candice Woods 7350 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Workplace Transition

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 15838 reads | 0 comments
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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

Professional Development

There is no exam to test you on these skills, no research paper to write or case study to examine – yet these skills are incredibly important to your future role as an employee.  Can you guess what skills we are talking about?

By: Cecylia Anderson 12226 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

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Learn about various ways to enhance your university experience by getting involved this semester.  This article explores different areas of interest that students can get involved in and resources helpful to those seeking out meaningful volunteer and leadership opportunities.

By: Manal Masud 11094 reads | 0 comments
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BPK in Barcelona?

Co-op Reflections

BPK student, Nick Crivici, spent nine months as an English Language Assistant in Barcelona.  Although this co-op was not directly related to the BPK field, he found tremendous educational value in his experience abroad.

By: Nick Crivici 4799 reads | 0 comments
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The Lungpacer Experience

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My wide variety of responsibilities working with Lungpacer Medical facilitated the development of excellent collaborative skills and versatility as a member of the multidisciplinary team. This demanding work environment was no issue in such relevant, innovative, and hands-on medical research which inspired me to be passionate and enthusiastic.

By: Laura Bruulsema 4796 reads | 0 comments
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Look Successful, Be Successful, with Dress for Success

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Fashion and female empowerment - all in one place!

By: Katie Hoang 9867 reads | 0 comments
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