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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

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Working in the non-profit sector may be associated with myths such as there's no room for upward movement, limited responsibilities, and that there are not many opportunities available. However, there are a significant number of advantages related to working in non-profit organizations.

By: Abbas Virji 8277 reads | 0 comments
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Your Portfolio, Your Story

Online Presence

Stephanie Wiriahardja started building her portfolio in 2009, before she applied for her first SFU Co-op semester. 5 years later, with regular updates, her entire online persona is still paying dividends. Find out Stephanie's keys to branding yourself online.

By: Stephanie Wiriahardja 17864 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

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While it may seem difficult to find experience in your field of study, there are a large portion of volunteer opportunities that are often over looked. Read on to find out what they are!

 

By: Nicole Strutt 8855 reads | 0 comments
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At The Bottom End: On Sucking At Your Job

Dave's Diary

Sticking with something to the point where you develop enough skill to love it isn't easy, especially when considering career choices. So, if you don't feel 100% impassioned by your work right away, that's okay! Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 8059 reads | 0 comments
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Anudeep's Life Changing Co-op Experience

Technology & Innovation

Anudeep Chohan reflects back on his Co-op experience after completing four Engineering Co-op terms. After completing work terms on and off campus he shares how Co-op shaped his career, and himself.

By: Anudeep Chohan 14051 reads | 0 comments
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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 6353 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Jobs on Campus

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

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5780 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Join a Student Club or Organization

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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 20883 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op with Husky Energy

Husky Energy

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 39514 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

Co-operative Education

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 5360 reads | 0 comments
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Introducing New and Improved Twitter Tuesdays

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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 5752 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 13901 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Goodbyes Can be Surprising!

Co-op Reflections

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.

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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 5422 reads | 0 comments
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Indian Ernie: Perspectives on Policing and Leadership FNSA Aboriginal Criminology Series

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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

Diversity & Inclusion

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 7625 reads | 0 comments
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Maximising Your Learning Experience

Stretchable Devices Laboratory

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 32217 reads | 0 comments
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Ojibwa Business Owner, Theresa Contois

Indigenous Career Journey 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 19463 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

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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 9086 reads | 0 comments
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Are YOU Having Fun? It's Essential!

Career Services

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 5499 reads | 0 comments
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Fun Things You Can Do Towards Your Career

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 7141 reads | 0 comments
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Applying for Graduate Studies

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 7167 reads | 0 comments
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You Can Only Plan So Much

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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 5837 reads | 0 comments
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Looking Your Best on LinkedIn

LinkedIn

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 25054 reads | 0 comments
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Christmas: A Great Time To Accelerate Your Job Search

Work Search

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 10020 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Staying Professional After Hours

Networking

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 5398 reads | 0 comments
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Using the Holiday Spirit Towards Your Career

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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 5479 reads | 0 comments
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Myths and Tips of What You Can Do In Government

Career Exploration

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 6392 reads | 0 comments
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Exams: How to Handle The "Threat of Academia"

Career Peers

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 6187 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 20699 reads | 0 comments
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