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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

Co-operative Education

Communication Co-op Student and SCOY 2014 winner, Denisa Orlandea,  never anticipated completing all 4 co-op terms in the oil and gas industry, much less considering a career in it. Here are her favorite parts of working for the Oil and Gas industry.

By: Denisa Orlandea 8821 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 2] My First Work Term at Malaspina Labs

Taking on a Second Degree

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  He shares how he got to the program and how co-op has been a great help!

By: Patrick Underwood 7833 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 1] From Teaching to Computing Science

Co-op

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  He shares how he got there and how co-op has been a great help!

By: Patrick Underwood 8873 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Public Relations: The Beauty of a Practicum

PR

Do you think practicums are not worthwhile? Think again! Natalie did her practicum at Elettra Communications for the SFU PR Certificate and she lists 3 reasons why practicums are worthwhile.

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Coach Talks: I Volunteer As… a Recruit?

Coach Talks

Have you ever thought volunteer opportunities can lead to your next job opportunity? One of the best ways to land your next job is to volunteer. This is an article on using volunteer opportunities as a strategic tool to get your next paid position.

By: Stephen Kaita 10133 reads | 0 comments
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4 More Misconceptions About Co-op You Need to Burn Right Now

Promotions

Emily Taylor, senior Communication Co-op student, debunks 4 more misconceptions about joining Co-op in part 2 of our series. 

By: Emily Taylor 11893 reads | 0 comments
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Go With the Flow, Opportunity Will Come

Cooledge Lighting

As a co-op student you often get a lot of advice about the value of research based or industry based co-op.  According to Kay, sometimes we just need to sort out which one suits each indvidual best. Read on to learn about her experience with both research based and industry based co-op positions.

By: Kay Sze 8479 reads | 0 comments
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May 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 May.

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Volunteering as a Creative

ENGAGE

There are many creative endeavors that an SFU student can pursue (either as professional or as a hobbyist) ranging from Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Film, and so forth.

By: Nicola Sznajder 4957 reads | 0 comments
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"Why Should I Join A Club?"

Network

Student clubs are a great way to get involved with the campus community! Loren shares her views on why you should join one ASAP!

By: Loren Catotal 9195 reads | 0 comments
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A day in the life of a Taxpayer Services Agent at CRA

Business

Haqikat is a fourth year Business student who worked at Canada Revenue Agency for co-op.  Haqikat shares what training and a typical day looks like as a Taxpayer Services Agent. 

By: Haqikat Hans 45498 reads | 0 comments
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The Secret to Securing Your First Co-op Term: A Reflection On My First Co-op Search And How I Landed My Dream Placement

First Co-op Term

Kelly is a Communications Co-op student who landed her dream job. She shares how she did this with 5 tips! 

By: Kelly Furey 34815 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering With The Indian Summer Festival!

Festival

Looking to get out and engage with your community this summer? The Indian Summer Festival is a great opporunity to meet new people and help out with an awesome event!

By: Trisha Dulku 5028 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

Top Tip Lists

5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 34147 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: SFU K.STORM

Professional Associations and Clubs

Want to get involved with clubs on-campus? Emily takes a look at K-Storm, a club promoting involvement in Korean Culture to SFU students!

By: Emily Co 6402 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

Career Exploration

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

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Celebrating Education with the Nisga'a

Indigenous Student Centre

I had the pleasure of attending Nisga’a Ts’amiks graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 31, 2014 and to meet SFU’s new director of the Indigenous Student Centre.

By: Christina Coolidge 10038 reads | 0 comments
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Help Others Help Themselves

Line

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is the longest running and busiest emotional distress help line in British Columbia and is constantly looking for more help!

By: Alyssa Barnhouse 5446 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

Communication

For Kiran Basra, senior Communication Co-op student, working at Electronic Arts was a unique experience from the get-go. Between re-constructing her job description and fine-tuning her marketing analytics skills on-the-job, Kiran has re-defined what Communication Co-op students can accomplish. 

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Get Involved With The Vancouver Fringe Festival

Theater

The Vancouver Fringe Festival has volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas including marketing, finance, design, administration, and all the way to bartending!

By: Anju Chhokar 5352 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 2] Portfolio Review

Facebook

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC. 

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Tips and Tricks for Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop Edition

Communication

The Adobe Creative Suite programs are amazing when you know how to use them, but can drive a person crazy when they’re trying to learn. Here are our handy tips and tricks for Adobe Creative Suite that won't show up in your Google search!

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The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia

NCCABC

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia (NCCABC) provides culturally appropriate services to aboriginal people and communities consistent with their needs. 

By: Lforsythe 33835 reads | 0 comments
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How Do Snakes Poop? And Other Curious Questions a Science Facilitator Co-op Student Could Ask You

Co-operative Education

For her first co-op, SFU Biology and English student Kristina Charania headed to the heart of Vancouver to work as a Science Facilitator at Science World for four months. Read all about her co-op adventures and challenges under the dome!

By: Kristina Charania 21982 reads | 0 comments
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Owning Your Own Leadership Style

CSI Blog

Have you ever identified with the leadership characteristics of Donald Trump, Ellen DeGeneres or Barack Obama? Read on to discover where your leadership style falls in regards to these three influential people.

 

By: Nicole Strutt 13030 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Jeremy Chao @ SAP

Communication, Art and Technology

Performing in a theatre troupe, dressing up like a Ghostbuster, giving out soup to the homeless –not what typically comes to mind when you think about working in the tech sector. But for Jeremy Chao, 3rd year Communication Co-op student, they were some of the most rewarding parts of his Co-op terms at SAP

By: liesl 12176 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming the Leader You Want to Be

Workplace Success

Whether in the workplace or at school, we’ve all come across difficult personality types. Read on to find out how you can turn those interactions into positive experiences.

By: Malinda Pathacharige 12145 reads | 0 comments
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April Link Round Up

link round up

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 April.

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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 1] Recruiter

Series

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

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FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series: Dr. Sarah Hunt Sex Workers and Self Determination

First Nation Studies

Dr. Sarah Hunt As an ally to sex workers, Sarah seeks to strengthen relationships between Indigenous sex workers and other members of Indigenous communities in order to confront the stigma and criminalization which contributes to increased violence. 

By: Laura Forsythe 27032 reads | 0 comments
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