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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

Life Experience

It may only be the start of the semester, but you’re probably already piled with work. However, there’s no better time to get involved within your community than now, especially with so many volunteer opportunities around with the new year. Find out how being involved can jumpstart your career.

By: Abbas Virji 6083 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Jobs on Campus

Career Exploration

Twitter Tuesdays returned for the Spring semester by bringing in Jackie Davie, Coordinator of Temporary Support Services

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5642 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Join a Student Club or Organization

Personal Development

Want to be closer to your university? Looking to gain valuable experience in your field of study? Want to have valuable connections that will last you a lifetime? Joining a student club or association just could give you the solution you need!

By: Nicole Strutt 20456 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op with Husky Energy

Co-operative Education

Lyndon spent 16 months in Lloynminster Saskatchewan for his Co-op with Huskey Energy. Learn how the experience exceeded all of his expectations and how he learned new skills he never anticipated.

By: Lyndon Fernandes 38857 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

Co-op Reflections

Transitioning into a new workplace can be a very nerve-racking experience. Being in the customer service industry for over ten years and starting my first Co-op term in an office environment last fall, I found myself nervous and anxious, and overthinking how my first week would go. Would I be able to handle it? Would I be good at it? 

By: Brianne Chinery 5253 reads | 0 comments
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Introducing New and Improved Twitter Tuesdays

OLCchat

Learn how we're using your feedback to switch up our OLC Career Chats this semester. Highlights include a bigger focus on guests, and an invitation to participate in person!

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5597 reads | 0 comments
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Spring 2014 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

Career Services

The OLC and Career Services will be hosting Twitter Career Chats again this semester. Join us on select Tuesdays at 12pm in person or using the hashtag #OLCchat to discuss career related topics with career advisers, staff, and fellow students.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 13678 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Goodbyes Can be Surprising!

TFCSE

After spending eight months with TFCSE Natlie details the final days of her Co-op experience, and the many surprises she came across as she said her good-byes to volunteers and coworkers.

By: npope 6348 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: My First BIG Event

Workplace Success

In her latest post, Natalie conquers her first big event during her TFCSE Co-op term with her Trick or Eat team. Find out what she learned about event planning and working with volunteers.

By: npope 5294 reads | 0 comments
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Indian Ernie: Perspectives on Policing and Leadership FNSA Aboriginal Criminology Series

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The FNSA Aboriginal Criminology Series Perspectives on Leadership and Policing is on January 28th at SFU Harbour Centre. Join them to hear from Sgt. Ernie Louttit. After 27 years with the Saskatoon Police Service, he is retiring and publishing his memoirs.

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(Stop) Talkin 'Bout My Generation

Life Experience

Confession time: I think it would be really great if everyone decided that it was past due time to stop writing about millenials. You've worn me down, and I've had enough. Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 7387 reads | 0 comments
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Maximising Your Learning Experience

Océ Display Graphics Systems

Co-op is a pleasant and exciting experience that takes you through a roller coaster of challenges faced by the Engineers. Gursher Sidhu successfully completed four work terms in several fields which broadened his perspective of the vast horizon of Engineering.

By: Gursher Sidhu 31999 reads | 0 comments
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Ojibwa Business Owner, Theresa Contois

Indigenous Career Stories

Theresa Contois is a Coast Salish business owner. She took possession of Marmalady catering company November 1st and is in the process opening a café in January. Here is an interview touching on various aspects of her business experience.

By: Christina Coolidge 19245 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Personal Development

No matter how well you've prepared for it, rejection hurts on a gut-wrenching , tear-jerking scale. Why does it hurt so much? Perhaps more importantly, how can we deal with it? Dave proposes two conceptualizations of rejection, and some tips for dealing with it to go with each.

By: David Lindskoog 8929 reads | 0 comments
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Are YOU Having Fun? It's Essential!

finding balance

After that long, endless onslaught of papers, exams and presentations, it’s time for your mind to get some rest. But you might be surprised at just how important it is to have fun. Read on to find out why!

By: Abbas Virji 5341 reads | 0 comments
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Fun Things You Can Do Towards Your Career

work-life balance

Having fun is important because it gives your brain time to refresh and allow for creative ideas to come into your work. It can also help you expand your network, stay updated within your industry, increase your productivity, develop a professional online presence, and can help you stay organized.  

By: Stephanie Munez 6941 reads | 0 comments
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Applying for Graduate Studies

Graduate Students

While applying for graduate school I had absolutely no clue what to do. I assumed that everyone knew what they are doing except me so I found myself feeling inadequate. I started to doubt my abilities and second-guessing my decision to pursue a degree. However, after a little research I realized that it isn’t so difficult after all.

By: Christina Coolidge 7018 reads | 0 comments
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You Can Only Plan So Much

planning

What are your plans for the future? Does this question make you cringe? Don't worry: you're not alone. The pressure to have our future plans all figured out can be overwhelming. But the truth is, we don't need to have it all figured out. How can we predict the future when it's always changing?

By: Lindsey Verbeek 5718 reads | 0 comments
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Looking Your Best on LinkedIn

Professional Development

What makes a great LinkedIn profile photo? We use examples from student photos taken during the BIG Fair to illustrate tips on how to look your best in your LinkedIn profile.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 24635 reads | 0 comments
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Christmas: A Great Time To Accelerate Your Job Search

Christmas

It's understandable to look forward to a relaxing break during the winter holidays, one that will be devoid of any intellectual effort. However, I encourage you to reconsider: treat this as an excellent time to jump ahead in your job search! Here's the story of how I made the most of my holiday job search.

By: Eric Cai 9803 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Staying Professional After Hours

Career Services

The final OLC Career Chat of the semester looked ahead to a December filled with holiday parties and how you can keep your profssional image intact after hours.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5253 reads | 0 comments
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Using the Holiday Spirit Towards Your Career

gift-giving

Have you ever thought of how the holidays can help your career? The hustle and bustle, holiday gatherings, and gift-giving are all aspects that can be applied to expanding your network or even get you a job for the new year.

By: Stephanie Munez 5333 reads | 0 comments
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Myths and Tips of What You Can Do In Government

what can i do in government

There are many myths that are prevalent about working in government, whether it is at the federal, provincial or municipal level. But do these myths actually hold any truth? Read on to find out more, and to also discover a fantastic event opportunity to network with government representatives from all levels!

By: Abbas Virji 6230 reads | 0 comments
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Exams: How to Handle The "Threat of Academia"

Personal Development

Exams are often seen as "the great threat" in academia. This article explores why we often get anxious about exams, and offers both practical and personal tips to reduce the threat they pose!

By: David DiTomaso 5960 reads | 0 comments
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Ritik's Japanese Co-op Adventure

Co-operative Education

Ritik had a pretty amazing time in Japan while on his International Co-op term with BOSCH. The projects he worked on may have been classifed, but the fun he had sure wasn't, and he's here to share it with you.

By: Ritik Looned 20443 reads | 0 comments
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November Link Round-Up

link round-up

We put together all of November's best career and educational content, not only our own posts, but the very best from around the web, and now we're sharing it all with you in this new monthly feature.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4099 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring Your Career Options Through Co-op

Career Cruising

Career exploration is a lifelong journey. You are likely to be exploring new fields you may not know exist, and you may find yourself switching occupations quite a few times (which is perfectly acceptable). If there’s one thing to do with regards to your career exploration, it would be to start now

By: Abbas Virji 4808 reads | 0 comments
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Roadtrip Nation: The Road to Your Career Exploration

Career Exploration

A group of students and recent graduates who didn’t know what they wanted to do with their career travelled across the United States to interview community leaders from Netflix, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, and more. Learn about how Roadtrip Nation can help you. 

By: Stephanie Munez 5031 reads | 0 comments
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Loving Your Job vs. Loving Youself

CSI Blog

Should our most important values be fulfilled by the job we do? Anything less tends to be viewed as "just a job." The result is predictable: a bunch of unsatisfied people who think they should be in more fulfilling jobs. Dave argues it's better to love yourself than your job.

By: David Lindskoog 6753 reads | 0 comments
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Informational Interview: A Powerful Career Exploration and Networking Tool

Networking

Interested in learning more about a particular career path? Hoping to expand your network? Looking to practice for job interviews? An informational interview might just be the thing you need!

By: Stephanie Munez 8398 reads | 0 comments
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