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Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Zhou, IABC’s Director of Student Services and Communiqué Blog Founder

Networking

Patricia Zhou had vaguely heard of IABC during her first two years at SFU, but little did she know how BC’s chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators would end up having such an on-going influence on her career.

By: Kendal Crawford 11535 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering Wisely

Volunteering

Your time is very valuable and while volunteering can be an amazing experience and very beneficial for your career, it is important to look for and choose the best volunteer position for you.

By: Nicola Sznajder 4807 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories; David Neel Jeweler and Artist

Indigenous Journey Stories

I always wanted to be an artist, coming from a family of artists that was the only thing I was ever interested in.

By: Laura Forsythe 9299 reads | 0 comments
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Adrian Starblanket

Diversity & Inclusion

Adrian Starblanket shares his life story that takes him from Foster Care to homelessness to 4 recording albums and University.

By: Adrian Starblanket 8699 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

LinkedIn

Most co-op students and other job seekers know – or learn quickly – that sitting at a computer is not the most effective route to land you your dream job. But social media is a huge part of our everyday lives! Are you making the most of it – with the right tools – to elevate your job search?

By: Heather Keeping 10794 reads | 0 comments
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Your Holiday Office Party Guide: Top 5 Things To Remember

Professionalism

If you end up working a fall co-op, there is a good chance you will be invited to attend your company's Christmas party. Here are Natalie's top 5 tips on how you can maintain your professionalism while still having fun at office holiday parties.

By: npope 27745 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

City of Surrey

Touring city hall with Darryl McCarron, it was clear just how passionate he is about his work with the City of Surrey. Despite his prominent role in communications now, however, his career path began quite differently.

By: Alexis Tyller 12385 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteer Experience Can Help Land You a Co-op Placement

Volunteering

Have you ever wondered if volunteer experience can be a more valuable experience in a hiring manager’s mind? Have you ever wondered about hidden benefits that go with volunteerism? If yes, this article is for you. Find out what makes volunteering distinct on your resume, and how it can help you land a co-op!

By: Kate Smirnova 8708 reads | 0 comments
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Gearing Up for the Green: Tips for Networking at Golf Events

Golf

Natalie is in her fourth year at the Beedie School of Business pursuing a BBA with concentrations in Marketing and Human Resource Management.  She shares how to network during golf events. 

By: Natalie Botteselle 5503 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op at Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley

International Co-op

Evgeny Vinnik is a PhD student at the School of Computing Science.  In this article he shares about his experiences during his internship with Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley during the summer of 2014.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 11997 reads | 0 comments
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How to Survive in a Fast-Paced Office Environment

Co-op Reflections

Fast-paced office environments can be very stressful!  Business student Christine shares her tips on how to manage in this kind of environment, based on what she learned at Appnovation Technologies.

By: Christine Liew 69744 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Top Tip Lists

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 12174 reads | 0 comments
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Pro Bono vs. Speculation Work

Speculative Work

As a freelancer interested in certain aspects of volunteering, Nicola distinguishes between what it means when an opportunity is stated as Pro Bono or Speculation work?

By: Nicola Sznajder 5736 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 1]: “Who here thinks Science is cool?!”

Science AL!VE

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 5646 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Reflections

Tesla Motors

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  This is the second part of Ian’s and Edwin’s adventures, where Ian describes his observations about interning in California.

By: Ian Brown 6599 reads | 0 comments
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Networking Opportunities at SAP

Networking

Did you ever think about taking advantage of networking opportunities at your workplace while you are on your co-op?  Business student Helen Bowman discusses the networking opportunities she was able to take advantage of during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 6438 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Personal Development

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 7802 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women’s Shelter

Community Engagement

Be an advocate for gender equality, and volunteer with the Vancouver Rape Relief Society and Women's Shelter. They are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support to women who may be experiencing sexual or physical abuse. Click through to read more!

By: Loren Catotal 7455 reads | 0 comments
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Wanted: Individuals Desiring An Adventure

International

Looking to travel to a foreign country? Try something new? Meet some new people? You and AID could be a perfect match!

By: Esther Wei 5774 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Preparing

United States

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  Ian and Edwin are both recently graduated from engineering, and share their perspective on relocating to California for a co-op position.  In this article Ian describes the preparation and going to California

By: Ian Brown 10353 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

Co-op

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 9686 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

interview research

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 13683 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Stategic Plan [Part 1]: What is it?

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Do you know how SFU decides how to Indigenize the University?

 

By: Laura Forsythe 7706 reads | 0 comments
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Why Being a Tutor Can Help You Become a Better Student

CSI Blog

Ever wanted to become a tutor? Find out why being a tutor can actually help you become a better student.   

By: Alexandra Petryszak 58179 reads | 0 comments
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The Perfect Volunteer Opportunities by Season

Kim Huynh

Kim gives us a quick list of various different seasonal volunteering opportunities! Are there any others that you can think of?

By: Kim Huynh 4693 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Typical Science Co-op

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

As a Biomedial Physiology major I always thought that my co-op placements would involve a lab, research of some sort or a hospital. Turns out working as a secretary at a physiotherapy clinic taught me so much more about how to work in the healthcare system than any of those seemingly more glamorous placements ever could. 

By: Kirsten Hinlopen 5509 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Top Tip Lists

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 8453 reads | 0 comments
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IATSU's Design for Donations

ENGAGE

Nicola shares her insights from volunteering with Design for Donations by the Interactive Arts and Technology Student Union of SFU. Gain design experience on the types of projects you're interested in, while raising money for the charity of your choice!

By: Nicola Sznajder 5554 reads | 0 comments
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Margaret’s Co-op Experience: Two Job Positions with One Stone

Co-op

Working at the CBI Health Clinic has certainly been a once in a life time experience. Taking on the challenge of working in a clinical environment that I was unfamiliar with has shown me skills I didn’t realize I possessed.  In gaining these skills, it helped keep me on board for an unexpected second term of co-op with a new position and new experiences.

By: Margaret Chang 7145 reads | 0 comments
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Be A Leader in Your Club!

Leadership

Already involved in a club? Why not take it a step further and become a club executive! Loren goes through 4 reasons to consider taking on a leadership role in a student club or association.

By: Loren Catotal 5189 reads | 0 comments
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