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Using Apps to Manage Your Time

Personal Development

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 5442 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment Mindset: Motivating Indigenous Self-reliance

Indigenous Community Stories

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 22974 reads | 0 comments
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Confidence Through Co-op

Co-operative Education

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 5937 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby’s BIG Fair 2013: Day Two

Career Services

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 7796 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby's BIG Fair 2013: Day One

Networking

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 5994 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Preparing for Career Fairs

Twitter chat

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 4927 reads | 0 comments
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Jump into the BIG Fair

Professional Development

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 4806 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 16170 reads | 0 comments
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Info Sessions: Take Action!

Networking

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 5140 reads | 0 comments
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Shocking Developments with Exoskeletons

MENVRA

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 7708 reads | 0 comments
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Finding your own Opportunities: Writing a Letter of Introduction

self directed

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 19543 reads | 0 comments
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Does "Not In Demand" = Immoral?

Morality

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 4962 reads | 0 comments
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Taste of BlackBerry Fruitful for Co-op Students

Co-op Reflections

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

Indigenous Career

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 17125 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 4733 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Adds Value to Any Degree

Applied Sciences

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 13466 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections on September

September

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 5102 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Balancing Work and School

Workplace Success

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 5035 reads | 0 comments
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Three Steps to Getting a Job After Graduation: Step Three

2 Hour Work Search

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 13119 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 13314 reads | 0 comments
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A Tribe Called Red

Indigenous Community Stories

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 17943 reads | 0 comments
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Intentionality: It's Not A Secret

The Secret

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 5795 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 8007 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 19050 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCChat: What can I do with my degree?

Work Search

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 4757 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer to learn about what you want

Volunteering

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

By: Rebekah Abebe 5027 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCChat: Interview Preparation and Performance

Interviews

July 30th marked our third of five Twitter chats and was all about interview preparation and performance. Jill Eddy, this week's guest host, joined the SFU OLC and Career Services for an informative discussion. Read the Storify recap here!

By: Sage Testini 7031 reads | 0 comments
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But For the Grace of God, Go I

Indigenous

A response to a column featured on page A6 of the Province newspaper on July 31st, entitled First Nations need to quit blaming the past, written by Naomi Lakritz.

By: Christina Coolidge 33597 reads | 1 comments
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Work, Life, Balance: Juggling It All!

Career Services

Have you ever sat and thought about what elements in your life can maintain your sense of sanity or better yet, serenity? Tina provides three tips to help you maintain balance when things get hectic!

By: Tina Ebrahimi 13709 reads | 0 comments
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