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Indigenous Women [Part 1]: The Keepers of Language

Indigenous

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the first of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 17366 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Selina's Top 3 Tips

CSI Blog

Selina RobinsonMLA of Coquitlam-Maillardville, 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: Selina Robinson 8164 reads | 0 comments
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Keeping Track of your Volunteerism

Nicola Sznajder

Are you making sure to keep a record of your Volunteer involvement? It is more important that you think!

By: Nicola Sznajder 5368 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

Professional Development

After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 12546 reads | 0 comments
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July 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 July.

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Backpack to Briefcase: Léo's Top 3 Tips

Backpack to Briefcase Top Tips Video Series

Léo NewmanAssociate Consultant, shares his top insights from the session that he delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates.

By: Léo Newman 7755 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua's Job Tips: Branching Out and Standing Out at the BC Cancer Agency

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Working in a huge building can be intimidating and make you feel very small, especially as a temporary Co-op student. Check out what Josh did to make sure everyone in the BC Cancer Research Center knew who he was!

By: Joshua Koehn 8077 reads | 0 comments
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Using Your Vacation to Develop Your Career

Career Exploration

Statistics professional Eric Cai used part of his recent vacation to learn Python programming, and found it a great way to further his skillset while keeping his mind sharp. He encourages students to consider devoting part of their next vacation towards professional development.

By: Eric Cai 7656 reads | 0 comments
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Is Volunteering Good For Your Health?

ENGAGE

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 6389 reads | 0 comments
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Tips and Tricks for Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator and InDesign Edition

Series

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 15118 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)

Interviews

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 14957 reads | 0 comments
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Websites to Help You Find Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Search

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

By: Kim Huynh 7348 reads | 0 comments
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Applying Communication Skills in the Workplace

Workplace Success

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 13567 reads | 0 comments
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Ergonomic Exploration

Ergonomics

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 10005 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 5284 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

SPA

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 15584 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: Student Marketing Association (SMA)

Volunteering

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 8381 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

Co-operative Education

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 7418 reads | 0 comments
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How to Balance School, Work And Life While Still Enjoying the Summer Sun

Personal Development

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

By: Anju Chhokar 6985 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Communication

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 31361 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 1] Training for the Role

Co-operative Education

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 12816 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 3] My Second Work Term at IBM

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.  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 6385 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Magdalena's Top 3 Tips

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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 7701 reads | 0 comments
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Voluntourism (Pt 1): Things To Consider When Pairing Volunteering With Travel!

Alyssa Barnhouse

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 5989 reads | 0 comments
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Give Oil and Gas a Chance: 5 Reasons to Consider the Energy Sector

energy sector

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 9200 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 2] My First Work Term at Malaspina Labs

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 to the program and how co-op has been a great help!

By: Patrick Underwood 8202 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 1] From Teaching to Computing Science

Applied Sciences

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 9316 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Public Relations: The Beauty of a Practicum

Communication, Art and Technology

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 5565 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: I Volunteer As… a Recruit?

experience

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 10492 reads | 0 comments
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4 More Misconceptions About Co-op You Need to Burn Right Now

Co-operative Education

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

By: Emily Taylor 12553 reads | 0 comments
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