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Time invested pays dividends for SFU Co-op student award-winner

Biological Sciences

Simon Fraser University co-op student Laramie Ferguson is B.C.’s 2014 Co-op Student of the Year in the university category.

By: Justin Wong 3928 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad: Skill Improvements for Any Career

Spain

Have you ever wanted to live and work abroad but could “never” find something career related?  Well, in my opinion, what you “could not find” might actually be right in front of your eyes.  There are countless opportunities for students to live abroad while teaching English.  You just might be surprised at what occupational skills you might be able to extract from such a position.  Have a read of my article to find out.

By: Nick Crivici 5419 reads | 0 comments
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Five Events to Attend While at SFU

Professional Associations and Clubs

Have you wondered what else you can get out of a university experience, besides an education? Do you want to get out there and have fun, meet new people and learn new things? These are 5 events you don't want to miss.

By: Martha Espinoza 18794 reads | 0 comments
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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 7172 reads | 0 comments
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My Fitness Journey

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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 5850 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 2]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Networking

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 4705 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-op Reflections

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 6109 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 6899 reads | 0 comments
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[Infographic] Business Co-op in Numbers

Business

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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 10714 reads | 0 comments
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2015: A Planning Odyssey

Applied Sciences

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 5656 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Communication

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 14551 reads | 0 comments
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An Introvert’s Guide to Prepping for the Professional World

Leah de Roy

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

By: Leah de Roy 10120 reads | 0 comments
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Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

advice

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 12469 reads | 0 comments
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Tackling an Industrial Co-op: A Few Tips on Getting Started

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

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 5396 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: From Career Peer to Peer Coach

Peer Education

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

By: Jack Zhou 12770 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the SFU Volunteer Services Coordinator About Engagement Peers

SFU Interview

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 27846 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the Career Peer Educator Divisional Supervisor

CSI Blog

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 13793 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Carolyn Baldridge at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Career Exploration

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 8744 reads | 0 comments
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‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

Volunteer Services

"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 10889 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: How Being a Career Peer Educator Changed My Idea of Careers

Professional Development

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 18859 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Chance Moments & Career Memories

CSI Blog

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 20988 reads | 0 comments
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On the Ground: Department Student Unions

Departmental Student Union

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 26094 reads | 0 comments
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When to say “No”

Professional Development

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 5322 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad

working abroad

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 6931 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: You Are Welcome to Join our Career Peer Family!

Peer Education

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 12082 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: My Story About Becoming a Career Peer Educator

Professional Development

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 20241 reads | 0 comments
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TRUTH: Your Major Matters Much Less Than You Think

Celine Salim

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 8936 reads | 0 comments
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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

Communication

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 11687 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 9383 reads | 0 comments
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