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Encourage Positivity with Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Volunteering

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 8576 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to Indigenous Peoples Career Stories 2015

Indigenous Career

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 9564 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

Social Networking

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 5354 reads | 0 comments
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The Inside Scoop: Working at CGA-BC and CPABC

CGA-BC

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 9304 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Images

International

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 7373 reads | 0 comments
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So you want to be an SFU Public Square volunteer!

Sophie Ni

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 7262 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

Professional Development

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 8372 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons to Consider “The Little Guys” for Your Next Co-op Search

Small Business

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 7240 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at a Chiropractic Office

Chiropractor

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 7532 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Research

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 8054 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Top Tip Lists

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 68526 reads | 0 comments
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How I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone and Embraced Life Abroad

Arts and Social Sciences

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 6473 reads | 0 comments
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Living and working abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Co-operative Education

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 7577 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Top Tip Lists

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 16307 reads | 0 comments
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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

Soft Skills

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 12628 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

greek

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 11474 reads | 0 comments
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BPK in Barcelona?

Co-op

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 4972 reads | 0 comments
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The Lungpacer Experience

Co-operative Education

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 4973 reads | 0 comments
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Look Successful, Be Successful, with Dress for Success

Company/Organization Spotlight

Fashion and female empowerment - all in one place!

By: Katie Hoang 10101 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Zhou, IABC’s Director of Student Services and Communiqué Blog Founder

Communication, Art and Technology

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 11934 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering Wisely

volunteering wisely

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 5001 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 9658 reads | 0 comments
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Adrian Starblanket

Indigenous Journey Stories

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

By: Adrian Starblanket 8940 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 11358 reads | 0 comments
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Your Holiday Office Party Guide: Top 5 Things To Remember

office party

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 29110 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Professional Development

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 12743 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteer Experience Can Help Land You a Co-op Placement

ENGAGE

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 9102 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 5743 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op at Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley

Research

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 12503 reads | 0 comments
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How to Survive in a Fast-Paced Office Environment

multi tasking

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 73762 reads | 0 comments
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