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March 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 March.

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Student Profile: Biology Student Yuka Obayashi

Japan

Biology Co-op student Yuka Obayashi returned from her self-directed International Co-op at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in the Kunigami District of Okinawa, Japan with a new-found appreciation for marine wildlife.

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Invitation to FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series - Cherry Smiley

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Cherry Smiley is an artist, Indigenous feminist activist, and prostitution abolitionist will be presenting in the first FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series

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Want To Travel? Consider Teaching Abroad In China

ENGAGE

Do you want to take your skills on the road? Do you have a desire to see the world and become immersed in other cultures? Cadence shares how you can make a difference elsewhere in the world by teaching English abroad in China!

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Standing Out In A Crowded Job Market

Career Exploration

Standing out in today’s job market is definitely a tough task. But, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a number of ways you can make yourself stand out to potential employers. Read on to find out how.

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Top 3 Tips to Create Your Own Luck for the Workplace

CSI Blog

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. 

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4 Reasons Why Lightning Round is Awesome

Work Search

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!

SFU Surrey

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

Career Exploration

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

information interview

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

Top Tip Lists

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

Volunteering

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

Work Search

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

miniBIG Fair 2014

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

Entrepreneurship

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.

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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!

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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

Co-op Reflections

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!

Volunteering

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

Workplace Transition

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.

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Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience

Bolivia CED Project

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

ENGAGE

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.

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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 17030 reads | 0 comments
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Get Comfortable And Engage With The LGBTQ Community

Youthco

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.

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Community Within Campus: The SFU Women’s Centre

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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

Workplace Success

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 18848 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. 

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All About Resumes: Content & Style Tips

Career Services

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!

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