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Natalie’s Co-op: My First day on the Job at TFCSE in SFU

Natalie's TFCSE Co-op

After blogging her way through the interview process, Natalie found another Co-op position, this time right on campus in Maggie Benson Centre, and she's back to share her first days at TFCSE.

By: npope 6300 reads | 0 comments
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Why I Hate Personal Branding

Personal Branding

Personal branding. It's a well-meaning enough concept, describing the process of differentiating and drawing attention to oneself so as to positively influence others, most notably in a job-seeking scenario. But it's also a demeaning, dehumanizing metaphor.

By: David Lindskoog 7836 reads | 0 comments
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Maximizing LinkedIn with Lisa Dalla Vecchia

Networking

Lisa Dalla Vecchia, Manager of Alumni & Career Communications External Relations for Beedie School of Business explains how to get the most out of LinkedIn.

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Using Apps to Manage Your Time

time management

Digital media is everywhere in our lives, whether in the form of a computer, tablet or smartphone. We spend a lot of time on these devices, but are we using them to their full potential? I’m pretty sure the answer is no. So how can our many forms of digital media help us in managing our time?

By: Abbas Virji 5334 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment Mindset: Motivating Indigenous Self-reliance

Calvin Helin

The First Nations Student Association is hosting an evening with best-selling author Calvin Helin on October 24th at Harbour Center. Attendance is free and open to the public.

By: Laura Forsythe 22725 reads | 0 comments
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Confidence Through Co-op

Co-op Reflections

Software Engineering Co-op student Alex Moore writes about his final Co-op experience before graduation, and the importance of lifelong learning.

By: Alex Moore 5806 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby’s BIG Fair 2013: Day Two

Event Summaries

Thursday marked the end of the BIG Fair for another year. We were back in the action on Day Two to check out some new employers on campus.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7410 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby's BIG Fair 2013: Day One

Career Exploration

The BIG Fair was back at Burnaby on September 25th. We recapped some of the day one highlights, read on to learn about some of the employers and opportunities available.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5883 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Preparing for Career Fairs

Twitter Tuesdays

Career Fairs can hold amazing opportunites. In advance of the upcoming BIG Fair this weeks #OLCchat talked about preparing for career fairs.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4816 reads | 0 comments
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Jump into the BIG Fair

job fair

The BIG Fair is coming to SFU. Find out what's new and how you can make the most of this huge event.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4697 reads | 0 comments
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A Walk to Remember

Indigenous Community Stories

I admit I had some misgivings about the Truth and Reconciliation events happening in Vancouver this week. There are so many layers to unravel and so many systems involved that I couldn’t decide where I belong. I took some time to reflect on what the purposes of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are, as well as who I am, in order to make a decision on whether or not to participate.

By: Christina Coolidge 16004 reads | 0 comments
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Info Sessions: Take Action!

Career Exploration

So you’re finally sitting at that employer’s info session – professional clothes, business cards in hand, phone (hopefully) on silent – and you wonder; why am I here? What purpose does presenting myself in this manner achieve? Well, you’re about to find out…

By: Abbas Virji 5002 reads | 0 comments
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Shocking Developments with Exoskeletons

Technology & Innovation

Engineering Science Co-op student, Brian Lew shares his electrifying experience at MENVRA lab where he works on FES-exoskeletal systems. It's no Ironman, but it's pretty cool nonetheless.

By: Brian Lew 7622 reads | 0 comments
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Finding your own Opportunities: Writing a Letter of Introduction

Co-operative Education

Do you have a dream job, or even a dream company to work for, but you don't know how to approach it? Co-op advisor, Victoria Cottell shares how to write an awesome letter of reccomendation that is relevant to any job seeker.

By: Victoria Cottell 19273 reads | 0 comments
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Does "Not In Demand" = Immoral?

CSI Blog

I recently came across an interesting argument. It went something like this: It's immoral to study something that is not in demand according to labour market needs and projections. Here's why I don't think that's true.

By: David Lindskoog 4849 reads | 0 comments
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Taste of BlackBerry Fruitful for Co-op Students

Professional Development

SFU students involved in Co-op work terms at BlackBerry (one of the program’s biggest employers) are getting more than a hands-on experience. Many are landing plum positions. Last year alone, 263 SFU students completed terms with the high profile company.

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Co-op Students Gear Up for Community Summit

Community Engagement

Building on the success of their first community summit last fall, SFU Public Square began preparations for their second annual summit this summer. To help them Public Square has brought on three SFU Co-operative Education students who are helping shape the summit while lending their energy and expertise to the team.

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Cody Caruso First Nations Health Authority

health science

Have you considered a career in Health Sciences? Here is some advice from recent graduate Cody Caruso on his journey to employment in the First Nations Health Authority. 

By: Laura Forsythe 16863 reads | 0 comments
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Our Future, Our Voice: 2013 Youth Forum

Community Summit

 

The Our Future, Our Voice Youth Forum, hosted by SFU Public Square on September 28th aims to bring young people from across Metro Vancouver together to discuss important provincial issues and make new connections.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4635 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Adds Value to Any Degree

Work Term Extension

Parminder Benipal looks back at what he learned about himself and his career path at his first Co-op job, and how that lead to landing his third Co-op work term with IBM.

By: Parminder Benipal 13273 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections on September

CSI Blog

My schedule over the next two weeks is full. I've given up on the blissful pleasure of having zero emails in my inbox. My throat feels especially raw, and my voice has that soft sort of gratey-ness that only comes from talking too loud and too often. By the end of my work day, I will have consumed at least four cups of coffee. This can only mean one thing: it's September.

By: David Lindskoog 4952 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Balancing Work and School

Twitter Tuesday

The final summer Twitter chat on August 27th looked ahead to the Fall semester and asked how you balance work and school.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4921 reads | 0 comments
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Three Steps to Getting a Job After Graduation: Step Three

Series

Co-op coordinator, Caroline Wakelin explains the concept of the 20-minute job search. In part three she explains what an information interview is, and how to prepare for one.

By: carose 12918 reads | 0 comments
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Creative Co-op Students Redefine the End-of-Workterm Project

Co-operative Education

Patricia (Trixie) Pama and Ali Huynh, Co-op students from SFU Work Integrated Learning, explain how they diverted off of the traditional path to apply their own creativity to the end-of-work-term project.

By: Sage Testini 13050 reads | 0 comments
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A Tribe Called Red

Indigenous

The group, A Tribe Called Red combines traditional powwow music and electronica, to create a unique sound made of both, the spiritual element of drum and voice, as well as the more culturally mainstream sound of electronica.

By: Christina Coolidge 17799 reads | 0 comments
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Intentionality: It's Not A Secret

Work Search

What do we mean by the word "intentionality"? David examines some helpful - and unhelpful - ways the word has become popular, and how the right intentions can be useful in your career and life.

By: David Lindskoog 5665 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer For Reconciliation Week

Indigenous

Reconciliation Canada is calling on volunteers who are willing to donate their time and energy to Reconciliation Week 2013, September 16-22.

By: Christina Coolidge 7885 reads | 0 comments
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Aboriginal Appropriation

Indigenous

In present day Western civilization, simply taking a walk down a busy street and paying attention is enough to grasp the magnitude of the promotional society in which we live.

By: Christina Coolidge 18895 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCChat: What can I do with my degree?

Twitter Tuesdays

August 13th's chat posed the ever so common question "What can I do with my degree?" The Storify recap is here!

By: Sage Testini 4644 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer to learn about what you want

ENGAGE

Unsure of your plans for the future? Rebekah has advice on how you can get a head start!

By: Rebekah Abebe 4945 reads | 0 comments
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