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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Summer Opportunities

OLCchat

The final OLC Career chat of the Spring semester looks ahead to the summer months and how you can use your summer months to boost your income and your career prospects.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5842 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

Personal Development

With so many opportunities in different fields, cities and countries, how do you possibly decide whether or not to complete a co-op term close to home, or to go abroad, and test-drive a new career in a new locale?

By: Samantha Grandinetti 13687 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Succeed at a Career Fair From an Employer's Perspective

Networking

Ever wondered what organizations look for from students and recent graduates at a career fair? Check out what tips Scotia Bank, Clio, Sun Life Financial, City of Richmond, MyPlanet and Public Outreach have for students to succeed at a career fair.  

By: Nicole Strutt 9919 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

career exploration

Career fairs are no doubt stressful experiences for a range of people, but there are ways to ease the stress. If you want to create meaningful connections with organizations at the fair (with less stress), keep on reading to discover some useful tips.                           

By: Abbas Virji 6375 reads | 0 comments
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March Link Round-Up

link round up

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

International Co-op

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.

By: Ranita Lau 15842 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series - Cherry Smiley

FNSA

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

WorldTeach

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!

By: Cadence Sun 6233 reads | 0 comments
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Standing Out In A Crowded Job Market

standing out

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.

By: Abbas Virji 7698 reads | 0 comments
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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. 

By: Nicole Strutt 6688 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why Lightning Round is Awesome

Lightning Round

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.

By: Heather Keeping & Marcia Shimizu 21555 reads | 0 comments
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Want To Become A SFU Surrey Student Ambassador? Here's How!

Volunteering

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.

By: Kim Huynh 5467 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Preparing for Informational Interviews

Series

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

Informational 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

information interview

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!

By: Emily Co 9953 reads | 0 comments
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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’!

By: Nicole Strutt 6048 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

Twitter Tuesdays

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.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 6515 reads | 0 comments
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Take Action & Welcome Opportunities

Networking

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.

By: Abbas Virji 5201 reads | 0 comments
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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.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 9594 reads | 0 comments
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Why You Should Volunteer in Your First Year (Or Start NOW!)

university

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 5484 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Life of a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Student

Mainroad Contracting LP

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.

By: Austin Tsai 17693 reads | 0 comments
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Engagement Can Help You Find A Major...and Vice-Versa!

ENGAGE

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.

By: Kenny Yang 5018 reads | 0 comments
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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

Career Services

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!

By: Abbas Virji 5569 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

SFU Venture Connection

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 5106 reads | 0 comments
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Jeff Lemon's Bolivia Experience

Co-op Reflections

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 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 12874 reads | 0 comments
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Kelvin Redvers; Award-Winning Aboriginal Filmmaker and Television Producer

Indigenous Stories

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 17253 reads | 0 comments
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Get Comfortable And Engage With The LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ

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 5381 reads | 0 comments
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