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Top 3 Tips to Create Your Own Luck for the Workplace

Work Search

Are you finding that getting your dream job is unattainable and is only for the “lucky ones?” Create your own opportunities and luck when it comes to the workplace and discover how to land a job fresh out of university. 

By: Nicole Strutt 6368 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why Lightning Round is Awesome

Late Placements

So it’s mid-March and you haven’t got a Co-op job for the summer yet, exams are approaching, and you're getting worried you'll never land a job. Co-op coordinators Heather Keeping and Marcia Shimizu offer up tips on how to excel during lightning round, and why it's actually awesome.

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Want To Become A SFU Surrey Student Ambassador? Here's How!

ENGAGE

Kim gives an overview of SFU Surrey's Student Ambassador Program and how just how easy it is for you to become involved with the valuable program.

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Road to Graduation: Preparing for Informational Interviews

Informational Interviews

Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with tips on how to prepare when a professional finally grants you an informational interview. Follow her tips and make the most of the opportunity.

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Road to Graduation: Informational Interview Basics

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As Natalie nears graduation her focus has shifted to landing a post-grad job. In the next installment of her Road to Graduation series, read up on the basics of setting up and attending an informational interview.

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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

Road to Graduation

Networking is essentially building relationships with professionals in your industry. As time consuming and challenging as it can be, it’s important to focus on, especially when you are on the hunt for a job. Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with her networking tips.

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SFU Student Engages With TEDxKids@BC

TEDx

Learn all about one student's involvement with TEDxKids@BC, a non-profit that seeks to engage passionate youth to change lives. Towards the end of this year, the TEDxKids 2014 Conference will take place right here in Vancouver, so don’t miss this chance to come attend this awe-inspiring event!

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Taking Control of Your Success after Graduation

Professional Development

Wonder what resources are available to help you transition from university to the world of work? Wonder what you can do to prepare for the workforce after you graduate from SFU? Read on to discover the resources and strategies available to prepare you for the transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’!

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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

Career Services

In advance of the annual Backpack to Briefcase event, we invited some of the panelists to join us for our latest #OLCchat, providing students with tips and insights on making that transition from the classroom to their career.

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Take Action & Welcome Opportunities

Professional Development

Applying for a volunteer opportunity, a job, or graduate school, are all forms of taking career-related action. But what if you don’t have enough time to tackle these aspects of your life individually? That’s where the miniBIG Fair 2014 comes in – read more to find about this very useful, one-day event.

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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Entrepreneurship

Career Services

Our March 4th #OLCchat looked at entrepreneurship and the opportunities available to SFU students looking to launch their own business. Our guest Jesse Robson, from SFU's Venture Connections shared his own insights on the experience.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 9338 reads | 0 comments
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Why You Should Volunteer in Your First Year (Or Start NOW!)

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First year is an important time in any university student's development. Kim discusses why she feels it is also a great time to get involved with volunteering!

By: Kim Huynh 5243 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

Co-operative Education

The Mechatronics Systems Engineering program puts a focus on a broad scope of experience, Co-op student, Austin Tsai shares his three work terms that provided him with a wide variety of experience to match his educational background.

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Engagement Can Help You Find A Major...and Vice-Versa!

Self-discovery

Kenny takes a look at how engaging with yourself can help you contribute to your community and shares a few tips on how to define your major and your field.

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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

CSI Blog

Everyone has been an entrepreneur at one point or another (lemonade stand anyone?), but what makes you an entrepreneur today? And how can you get the support you need for your thriving ideas? Read on to find out!

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Building Your Own Business

Entrepreneurship

Have you always been someone who has had innovative ideas? Likes to take charge in a group and wants to be their own boss? Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business could be right for you! Fortunately SFU offers many resources and opportunities for current students and recent alumni.

By: Nicole Strutt 4804 reads | 0 comments
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Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience

Centre for Sustainable Community Development

Jeff took Bolivia by storm, working with the Centro Integral de Desarrollo Economico Comunitario (CIDECO), as part of the Bolivian CED Project. Find out more about how his International experience impacted his career journey.

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SFU Reaching Out to Aboriginal Youth

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

SFU instructors and students are engaged in a variety of community activities that are making a difference to Aboriginal children and youth.

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5 Budget Friendly Organizations for Volunteering Abroad

International

Want to experience new cultures and travel the world while doing good deeds? Consider volunteering internationally! Emily offers suggestions on organizations you can get involved with to get involved abroad.

By: Emily Co 12192 reads | 0 comments
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Kelvin Redvers; Award-Winning Aboriginal Filmmaker and Television Producer

SFU Alumni

I believe my desire to help bring understanding between First Nations people and the rest of the world is what drives both my educational and work career; it keeps pushing me to learn and try new things, and onto all kinds of different windy roads.

By: Kelvin Redvers 16811 reads | 0 comments
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Get Comfortable And Engage With The LGBTQ Community

David Ly

David profiles an organization looking to bring together Metro Vancouver's youth, of all genders and sexual orientations, to break down barriers and facilitate understanding.

By: David Ly 5144 reads | 0 comments
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Community Within Campus: The SFU Women’s Centre

Diversity & Inclusion

Erika outlines some of The Women's Centre's projects as well as some past and upcoming events. Check it out to learn more about one of SFU's oldest campus amenities.

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CRA Student Ambassador Blog

Indigenous Career

Kim Hornemann shares how a science loving high school student ended up in SFU's French co-hort program and working for the Canada Revenue Agency while still in University.

By: Kim Hornemann 18575 reads | 0 comments
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Beat the Robots

Career Services

Are you in the middle of looking for summer work? Have you applied for countless jobs online but have not been short listed once? Your misfortune could be caused by ATS ‘robot’ systems. Read on for tips and tricks to fight back against ATS systems. 

By: Nicole Strutt 17359 reads | 0 comments
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All About Resumes: Content & Style Tips

Resumes

Resumes play an important part in your life for a variety of reasons as discussed in the article. But is your current resume the best it can possibly be? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 22861 reads | 0 comments
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Be A Mentor To International Students

ENGAGE

Cadence shares information on how you can get involved with the Mentorship Program from SFU's International Student Office. This opportunity is open to both international and non-international students.

By: Cadence Sun 5068 reads | 0 comments
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AIESEC SFU: Global Impact Fair 2014

ENGAGE

AIESEC SFU will be hosting their first annual Global Impact Fair on February 27th from 9:30 to 4:30 in Convocation Mall at the Burnaby campus.

By: Katherine Karr 6095 reads | 0 comments
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What Was The Last Great Canadian Film You Saw?

CFR

Struggling to find writing positions as a university student? David profiles a great volunteer writing opportunity with the Canadian Film Review!

By: David Ly 4540 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: A Retrospective

Life Experience

I thought it might be fun to revisit some of my favourite articles from the past four-ish years, with a brief excerpt from each. I hope you get as much out of remembering them as I have!

By: David Lindskoog 5604 reads | 0 comments
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P2L Alumni Spotlight: Michael Thorburn

Passport to Leadership

In the first installment of a new series on Passport to Leadership alumni, Trisha interviews SFU Political Science student Michael Thorburn to find out how the P2L program affected his SFU experiencce.

By: Trisha Dulku 10107 reads | 0 comments
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