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Tips on Studying Effectively

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Finals season is coming up, and so is the daily intake of caffeine by students – you know who we’re talking about. Exam stress is a natural part of life that everyone will face at one point or another, but there are ways to ease the amount of stress - read on to find out more!

By: Abbas Virji 8079 reads | 0 comments
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Rekindling The Fire: Murderball, Motivation, & Acceptance

Murderball

Movies can be a powerful way to help us change our perspectives, and even motivate us towards our career goals. This article takes a look at how the film "Murderball" can help you change your view on what you don't have, and appreciate what you do.

By: Samantha Sito 5553 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Know Your Rights

OLCchat

The latest OLC Career Chat looked at workplace rights, and what you need to know if you suspect your rights have been violeted. We also covered unpaid internships, and uncovered some facts you may not have known.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5240 reads | 0 comments
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Who are the Engagement Peers?

E-Word

Whether it's handing out candy or holding one-on-one consultations with students, the Engagement Peers are always looking for new ways to get SFU students involved. Find out more about this unique volunteer opportunity through current Engagement Peer, Christina.

By: Christina Guan 6687 reads | 0 comments
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Long Bus Rides

Korea

Carey Lau travelled to Korea to teach English with TaLK, and quickly found herself extending her stay for a second term. Read more about her experience, as shared with the TaLK newsletter.

By: Carey Lau 12015 reads | 0 comments
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What Does it Take to be an Aboriginal Inclusive Employer?

Indigenous

"I think that in many ways, there is still so much confusion surrounding Aboriginal people and culture. I know many people are often afraid of doing or saying something offensive, so instead of asking questions and being open, they shut down and stay away." Christina shares how employers can be more inclusive for Aboriginal recruits.

By: Christina Coolidge 8540 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Success in the Workplace

Indigenous

There are cultural differences between us that can often be misunderstood and affect our success in our chosen profession. An article in the Globe and Mail, entitled, 5 Tips for Women in the Workplace, gave a few excellent pieces of advice for those of us moving onto a career.

By: Christina Coolidge 13117 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

Co-operative Education

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the final 15 presenters.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 20160 reads | 0 comments
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Doing It Right: Know Your Employment Rights

CSI Blog

What do employment rights issues look like? Issues of discrimination, harassment, and unpaid wages are a few well-known examples, but you might be surprised to learn how subtle and seemingly commonplace many employment rights infractions are. Here are some situations you might want to be prepared for.

By: David Lindskoog 5812 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Lucia Vasani: AIESEC Student and BIG Fair Coordinator

BIG Fair

AIESEC student, Lucia Vasani came to SFU to assist in planning the 2013 BIG Fair. She shares her reasons for joining AIESEC and why she thinks the annual fair is a great opportunity students should be taking advantage of.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7522 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Workplace Wardrobes

workplace wardrobe

With Halloween fast approaching, the OLC Career Chat on October 29th looked at dressing up. Not in costume, but for work. Check out the advice and resources we discovered to help you and your wardrobe transition from the classroom to the office

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7216 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10: How NOT to Answer Interview Questions

Interviews

You've likely received endless advice on how to prepare for an interview, and on just the right answers to give, so we're switching it up with 10 tips on how NOT to answer interview questions.

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Uncertainty: Boldly Go Where Many Have Graduated Before

graduation

Do you have mixed feelings about graduating from SFU? Do you find yourself putting on a brave face when talking to others about your future career? Don’t suffer in silence! Be the change and welcome uncertainty into your university experience.

By: Sherry Lin 5118 reads | 0 comments
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Severin's Tropical, Scuba Diving Co-op Adventure

International Co-op

In summer of 2013, SFU Biomedical Physiology student Severin Vaillancourt headed to The Bahamas as a Field Research Assistant with the school's Marine Ecology Lab. He shared recollections of his underwater adventures and more with International Co-op.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 37968 reads | 0 comments
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Diversify Yourself While You Can

electronic systems engineering

Scott completed five Co-op work terms as part of his Engineering education. Read how he bounced between fields and reccomends that you do the same.

By: Scott Greene 13732 reads | 0 comments
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Lauren's Summer at Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City

Co-op

Lauren turned to international Co-op as a way to continue gaining work experience while exploring the world. Read about her experience working for a high end international hotel chain in China.

By: Lauren Watkins 13319 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Interviewee to Interviewer

Co-operative Education

Natalie faces a new experience in her role as SFU Food Bank Coordinator: Conducting interviews. After only a few short months, she's on the other side of the table, find out how it went.

By: npope 4854 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Graduate and Professional School

Career Exploration

On October 15th we invited SFU Graduate Studies to join us for our OLC Career Chat on Graduate and Professional School. Find out which questions were answered and our thoughts on deciding, applying for, and attending grad school.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4333 reads | 0 comments
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Wearing My Power Heels

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Do you have a clothing item or accessory, that when you put it on makes you feel confident and your very best? Elizabeth shares her power item and why you should find one too.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5599 reads | 0 comments
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10 Must-Have Clothing Items for Work

workplace wardrobe

Putting together a wardrobe of work-friendly options can be intimidating, especially if your a student or recent grad with a limited budget. Elizabeth provides 10 must-have items to transform your closet without going broke.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 30558 reads | 0 comments
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A Guide to Workplace Attire

Workplace Transition

You start a new job next week, but you have no idea what to wear, and what does business casual mean anyway? Pretty sure that's an oxymoron. While I can't take you shopping, I can help you decide what's appropriate - and what's not.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 32541 reads | 0 comments
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What to Wear for Work

Co-op

It's all fine and dandy to read about how you should dress for work, but some visual examples can help you find the right options at the mall or turn all those options in your closet into a proper outfit.

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What Not To Wear: Office Edition

Interviews

As almost anyone whose spent time in an office can attest, some people just do not know how to dress approporately for their workplace or a job interview. We asked SFU students, staff and alumni to share some of their real-life examples of what not to wear.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 16342 reads | 0 comments
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Walk the Talk

Idle No More

"The earth does not need us as we need her. I am grateful for this life and that I have the opportunity to stand with my brothers and sisters." Christina found 50 ways to help the planet for future generations.

By: Christina Cooldige 14700 reads | 0 comments
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Three Things You Didn't Know About Grad School

Life Experience

Thinking of applying to grad school? Wondering what it's really all about? Dave shares the three biggest lessons he learned during his own graduate school experience.

By: David Lindskoog 6393 reads | 0 comments
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Opportunity Awaits You!

Opportunities

While I used to think university was all about good grades and finishing your degree as fast as you could, I’ve recently learned that this is not the case, and that university is more about the opportunities you can get involved in and the experience you can gain. Here are three ways to do just that!

By: Nichola Basara 9969 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Research and Time Management Tips

OLCchat

October 1st marked another Twitter Tuesday. This weeks chat focused on research and time management. Our recap is filled with helpful resources to help you make the most of your time.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7764 reads | 0 comments
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Aboriginal Advancement with UA Local 170

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

As an Indigenous Student Ambassador Christina was asked to show two potential donors around campus. Joe Shayler representing UA Local 170 and John Mutton, President and CEO of Municipal Solutions were interested in supporting SFU's Indigenous students.

By: Christina Coolidge 8413 reads | 0 comments
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SFU First Nations Student Association 2012-2013: A Year in Review

FNSA

Have you ever asked yourself "Who are the FNSA and what exactly do they do here on campus?" Here is a year in review to enable you to gain a better understanding of this student run organization and what they do here at SFU.

By: Laura Forsythe 19237 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie’s Co-op: From Being the Volunteer to Managing Volunteers

Volunteering

Natalie has lots of experience volunteering, but now she's managing volunteers for the first time. Read how she applied lessons she learned from former managers to make the transition with the SFU Food Bank.

By: npope 4651 reads | 0 comments
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