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Job Fair Success at SFU

Career Fairs

SFU hosted not one, but two specialized job fairs in February, both organized by SFU Student Societies. February 4th saw the first annual Mechatronic Systems Engineering Career Expo, while the 6th brought the 21st annual Opportunities Fair.

By: admin 7403 reads | 0 comments
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Life: A Balancing Act

Personal Development

Student life can get very hectic, which is completely understandable. Allowing yourself to have an uneven balance in life though, is something that can negatively affect your health and well being. Read on to find out strategies to make your life balanced again.

By: Abbas Virji 10053 reads | 0 comments
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Importance of Having a Mentor

Health Sciences Student Union

Ever wondered what other outlets besides Co-op, internships or volunteering are out there for getting your dream job? Read on to find out how a mentor can contribute to developing your personal network and the resources available to find a mentor.

By: Nicole Strutt 5962 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Indigenous Peoples Career Journey Stories

Twitter Tuesdays

In advance of the Indigenous Peoples Career Journey Story panel our latest #OLCchat looked at some of the educational and career challenges Indigenous students face, and what resources are avalible to them.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5301 reads | 0 comments
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Love Animals? Check Out The Wildlife Rescue Association Of BC

Engage

Attention animal lovers! Monika covers an organization for those of you looking to help animals while gaining valuable experience and skills.

By: Monika Szucs 6771 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: 5 Tips from an Almost Graduate

Convocation Reflections

Natalie has shared her experiences as a Co-op student, but now that she's completing her final semester at SFU she takes a look back at her educational journey, and offers five tips for other students.

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7 Reasons You Haven’t Landed a Job Yet

Professional Development

Whether you’re looking for your first post-grad job or are in the middle of a Co-op seeking semester, it’s easy to get discouraged when applications go out and responses don’t come in. You think you’re doing everything right, but is there something you’re missing? We have 7 simple reasons why you haven’t landed a job yet.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 28375 reads | 0 comments
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8 Tips for a New and Improved Resume

Work Search

Resumes are tough, they’re one of the first things an employer sees from you, and they need to represent your skills and abilities. That’s why we’ve put together eight tips to help you create a resume that presents the best of you and helps you land that coveted job.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 17541 reads | 0 comments
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Saying Goodbye At Work: This Time It's Personal

CSI Blog

Leaving a position, an organization, and a field - especially one as positive as I've been in these last 4 or 5 years - always inspires mixed emotions. Excited, terrified, iinspired, sad, nostalgic - all are a part of saying goodbye. Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 8134 reads | 0 comments
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How The City Of Surrey's Volunteer Program Can Help You!

Volunteering

The City of Surrey's Volunteer Development Program can help you develop skills that can help your career development. Kim shares how you can get started!

By: Kim Huynh 6159 reads | 0 comments
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Don't Attend Office Hours? Here's Why You Should...

Personal Development

Attending office hours makes for a more engaged student. As a final year undergraduate student, Kenny shares why you should attend more of your professors' office hours!

By: Kenny Yang 6887 reads | 0 comments
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Working with SFPIRG

SFPIRG

Tsatia Adzich recently became a board memeber for SFPIRG, the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group. She shares how it's opened up a new community for her, and how they relate to her work with Indigenous communities.

By: TsatiaA 6038 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Reestablishing (Old) Relationships

Professional Connections

How do you reestablish old relationships you’ve lost touch with? Everyone changes, but the memories we have with people of years past are still there. This is an article on rebuilding broken networks and reconnecting with past personal and professional relationships.

By: skaita 6713 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Volunteering…And Why It’s Important That You Do

Emily Co

Everybody has a reason for not volunteering, but Emily breaks down a few and shows that they aren't as valid as you would think!

By: Emily Co 6285 reads | 0 comments
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Top 4 Tips to Create a Strong Presence Online

Professional Development

Wondering what alternative ways are out there to create a personal brand for yourself or to find a job? Developing a strong presence online can help you to achieve these goals! Read on to discover the top tips to help you create a strong presence online. 

By: Nicole Strutt 14207 reads | 0 comments
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February Link Round-Up

link round-up

We collected our favourite articles and blog posts all month long, both from our own site and around the web. Continue reading to find the best content we found to share with you.

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Print and Digital Portfolio Tips for Every Job Seeker

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Whether you’re looking at event planning or public relations, a portfolio can be a significant, helpful resource in your job search. Here are some tips on creating and organizing your portfolio, whether in print or digital format. 

By: Abbas Virji 7091 reads | 0 comments
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Career Change: Try Something New!

CSI Blog

How can you get into a different industry than what you studied? Emy Sun studied electronics and later got a job at Microsoft as a software engineer. Find how how she made the transition and what it took to make it happen.

By: Jingya Wang 6266 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to Indigenous Peoples Career Stories 2014

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Listen to our Indigenous Peoples Career Stories panel from various walks of life introduce themselves and discuss their backgrounds, their education, the obstacles they have overcome, and their career path.

By: Laura Forsythe 36038 reads | 0 comments
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January Link Round-Up

link round-up

January's link round-up brings the best content we found around the web and some gems you may have missed from our own content.

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Great Resources for Your Summer Job Search in Government

workbc

Thinking of applying for a summer job in government? Take a look at some valuable online resources for the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government listed in this week’s CSI blog post! Read on to find out more.

By: Abbas Virji 7158 reads | 0 comments
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Top Government Summer Jobs for Students

Life Experience

Whether you are a political science major or just interested in politics or working for the government, there are a variety of summer job opportunities available for students. Read on to discover what job opportunities are available for you for Summer 2014!

By: Nicole Strutt 13005 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Managing Your Online Presence

Portfolios

On January 28th the OLC and Career Services hosted a Twitter chat on managing your online presence. They were joined by featured guests Stephanie Wiriahardja, Jonathan Anthony, and Lillian Chow.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 6258 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Student Athlete Spotlight: Kale Wild

Student Athlete Spotlight

In the first entry of our student athlete series, we interviewed Kale Wild, who is currently in his second year with the SFU Men's Hockey Team. He talks about the importance of balancing responsibilites.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7320 reads | 0 comments
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#LetsTalk: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

CSI Blog

Mental health awareness includes the recognition that all people deserve to work in psychologically healthy environments. So what makes a workplace psychologically healthy? Read on to find out.

By: David Lindskoog 9846 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

events

Working in the non-profit sector may be associated with myths such as there's no room for upward movement, limited responsibilities, and that there are not many opportunities available. However, there are a significant number of advantages related to working in non-profit organizations.

By: Abbas Virji 8040 reads | 0 comments
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Your Portfolio, Your Story

Portfolios

Stephanie Wiriahardja started building her portfolio in 2009, before she applied for her first SFU Co-op semester. 5 years later, with regular updates, her entire online persona is still paying dividends. Find out Stephanie's keys to branding yourself online.

By: Stephanie Wiriahardja 17598 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

Life Experience

While it may seem difficult to find experience in your field of study, there are a large portion of volunteer opportunities that are often over looked. Read on to find out what they are!

 

By: Nicole Strutt 8620 reads | 0 comments
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At The Bottom End: On Sucking At Your Job

Dave's Diary

Sticking with something to the point where you develop enough skill to love it isn't easy, especially when considering career choices. So, if you don't feel 100% impassioned by your work right away, that's okay! Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 7883 reads | 0 comments
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Anudeep's Life Changing Co-op Experience

Engineering

Anudeep Chohan reflects back on his Co-op experience after completing four Engineering Co-op terms. After completing work terms on and off campus he shares how Co-op shaped his career, and himself.

By: Anudeep Chohan 13866 reads | 0 comments
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