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Is Volunteering Good For Your Health?

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We all know that volunteering has many great effects for the volunteer and their community, but can it also help you stay healthy? A recent study suggests it can!

By: Loren Catotal 6165 reads | 0 comments
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Tips and Tricks for Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator and InDesign Edition

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Alex Brzezinski, a senior Communication Co-op student, knows a lot about using Adobe Creative Suite. In her last article, Alex gave us some tried and true tips for easing your way into Photoshop. This week, she tackles a few Illustrator and InDesign insider tips to simplify your design process.

By: alexbrz 14471 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Co-op Interviews (How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want)

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A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 14590 reads | 0 comments
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Websites to Help You Find Volunteer Opportunities

Kim Huynh

Ever feel confused about how to find a Volunteer Opportunity online? Let Kim help!

By: Kim Huynh 7195 reads | 0 comments
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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

Professional Development

Ever wondered how your academic Communication skills stack up in the workplace? Co-op student Laura Tuturas sheds insight into how Communications prepared her for her workterm at ZE Powergroup.

By: Laura Tuturas 13177 reads | 0 comments
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Ergonomic Exploration

Career Exploration

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology students often find themselves lost in the hazy fog of physiotherapy, med school, chiropractic’s and post-graduate studies.  New graduates can find salvation in a challenging, but rewarding field that calls upon the creative and the technical sides of an individual. Read on to learn about working in the field of Ergonomics.

By: William Thomas 9739 reads | 0 comments
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June Link Round Up

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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 June.

By: admin 5151 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

Career Exploration

Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 15224 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: Student Marketing Association (SMA)

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In the second part of her series, Emily highlights the Student Marketing Association and how they help students connect with the exciting field of Marketing!

By: Emily Co 8176 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

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Did you know the School of Computing Science has a co-op program for graduate students?  Evgeny was thrilled when he found out and because of the program he was able to land a job with everything he was looking for.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 7247 reads | 0 comments
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How to Balance School, Work And Life While Still Enjoying the Summer Sun

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Ever feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities in the summer months? Check out this helpful list for guidance!

By: Anju Chhokar 6840 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

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After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 30110 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 1] Training for the Role

Canada Revenue Agency

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program.  He worked at Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  He shares what it was like to train for his role as a Taxpayer Services Agent.

By: Leo Ng 12505 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 3] My Second Work Term at IBM

Career Exploration

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  Patrick shares his experience of transitioning from teacher to computing science, his first co-op at Malaspina, and here he shares his second co-op experience.

By: Patrick Underwood 6165 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Magdalena's Top 3 Tips

Backpack to Briefcase Top Tips Video Series

Magdalena Mot, Employment Counselor with Back in Motion, shares her top insights from the session that she delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates.

By: Magdalena Mot 7533 reads | 0 comments
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Voluntourism (Pt 1): Things To Consider When Pairing Volunteering With Travel!

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Have you heard the phrase 'Voluntourism' being thrown around lately? Check out one student's take on what you should consider before leaving the country to volunteer.

By: Alyssa Barnhouse 5879 reads | 0 comments
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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

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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 9027 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 2] My First Work Term at Malaspina Labs

Co-operative Education

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 8032 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 1] From Teaching to Computing Science

Computing Science Second degree program

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 9097 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Public Relations: The Beauty of a Practicum

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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.

By: npope 5386 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: I Volunteer As… a Recruit?

Career Exploration

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 10307 reads | 0 comments
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4 More Misconceptions About Co-op You Need to Burn Right Now

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

By: Emily Taylor 12222 reads | 0 comments
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Go With the Flow, Opportunity Will Come

Cooledge

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 8627 reads | 0 comments
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May Link Round Up

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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.

By: admin 5750 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering as a Creative

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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 5100 reads | 0 comments
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"Why Should I Join A Club?"

Clubs Days

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 9553 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 46945 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 35751 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering With The Indian Summer Festival!

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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 5160 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Hailey Mathiesen 34983 reads | 0 comments
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