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Volunteer with SFU Public Square's 2014 Community Summit!

volunteer opportunities

SFU Public Square is recruiting for a variety of volunteer roles for their upcoming 2014 Community Summit taking place October 19th-24th, and titled "Innovation, The Shock of the Possible." Read about what it will be like to be a part of this exciting event!

By: Jordana Fridman 5800 reads | 0 comments
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Employability Skills You Can Gain Through Volunteering

Kim Huynh

How does volunteering help your employability? Kim goes through a few of the top skills that you can gain from volunteering that will also help you as a working employee.

By: Kim Huynh 13457 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: The Social Media Network (SFUSMN)

Series

This week, Emily features The Social Media Network as the SFU Club of the Week. Read about how their activities aim to increase students' professional social media prowess!

By: Emily Co 8563 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Online Presence

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 9375 reads | 0 comments
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The Payoff of Perseverance

personal development

Raymon Gulati faced his fears by interviewing with BlackBerry, landing a fantastic job, and learning that his talent & skills could successfully overcome what seemed to be his biggest obstacle.

By: Raymon Gulati 6891 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

Communication, Art and Technology

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 12613 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Human Resources

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 14297 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Professional Development

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 8524 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Communication

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 18045 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

telecommunications
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 14164 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous Event

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 21418 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

BlackBerry

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 7056 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience Volunteering as an In School Mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Big Sisters

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 9190 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 4 Reasons to Become a Coach

coaching

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 5591 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Cross Discipline

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 11940 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Communication

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 13643 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

OLC Blog

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 8864 reads | 0 comments
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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

Tips

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 5315 reads | 0 comments
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How to Work, Study, and Volunteer at the Same Time

time management

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 11607 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Communique

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 12455 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 28292 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 6790 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 8536 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: UNICEF SFU

UNICEF SFU

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 7000 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in China

International

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 10049 reads | 0 comments
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My time at Destiny Reflection/Foundation

Series

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 11647 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 12083 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Four]: Implications

Series

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 14419 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Three]: Kinder Morgan

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 third post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 21110 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Two]: Friends and Allies

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 second post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 10044 reads | 0 comments
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