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Engaged Student of the Week: Shantelle Medel

ENGAGE

Learn all about the engaged student of the week; Shantelle! Find out how she engages with SFU and the community by reading on.

By: Felice Rafael 5808 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part Two

Career Services

As an SFU student, there are many services to actively prepare for a career after graduation. Indigenous students have all of the career services available to them that any other student has; however, they also have Aboriginal resources as well.

By: Christina Coolidge 8238 reads | 0 comments
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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Life Experience

What can we take from the "smaller" things that we love? Often, they bring our lives tremendous amounts of meaning. It's important to acknowledge that work isn't the only area of life that we can derive meaning or fulfill our values.

By: David Lindskoog 4550 reads | 0 comments
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How To Resolve Conflict In 6 Steps

Communication

Dealing with conflict is a crucial skill. The field of Dispute Resolution offers a variety of methods to manage and dissipate problematic issues. One popular approach is Issue-Based Problem Solving, which I discuss in this post. Read on for a simple 6-step guide to help you address emerging conflicts.

By: Evren DeSousa 7251 reads | 0 comments
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Passion: The Enduring Debate

Dave's Diary

Of the many debates in the career development world, the one over "passion" might be the most volatile. How much of a role should passion play in career choice? Looking at what we mean by "passion" might lead to some new answers.

By: David Lindskoog 6066 reads | 0 comments
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What's Possible? You'll Never Know Until You Try

Personal Development

Potential is called potential because it is invisible until you discover it. By discover I don’t mean by observing, instead I mean by trying! Give yourself a chance to try something new and you just might discover a new you!

By: Chao Han 6777 reads | 0 comments
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Engaged Student of the Week: Hannah Seraphim

Volunteering

Check out this week's Engaged Student of the Week! Learn about why and how they are engaged and how you can get involved at SFU too.

By: Donya Jalali 5337 reads | 0 comments
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How To Write Your Way Into Grad School

Career Peers

Do you dream of getting a masters or professional degree before joining the workforce? Unsure on where to start on that personal statement for your grad school applications? Here’s your one-stop guide to “writing your way into grad school.”

By: Harsimran Kaur 64327 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part One

Indigenous

Indigenous students transitioning to post-secondary often face unique challenge, which is why it's important to learn about all the community resources and scholarships avalible to Indigenous students at SFU.

By: Christina Coolidge 19045 reads | 0 comments
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How To Say Goodbye At Work

Dave's Diary

Saying goodbye is hard under any circumstance, and people tend to avoid doing it as a result. Workplace relationships end all the time, so what's the best way to end them gracefully? I share my thoughts here.

By: David Lindskoog 13614 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for Getting Involved

ENGAGE

Check out Felice's article giving you the Do's and Dont's of getting involved! Read on to find out ways to get engaged with your university.

By: Felice Rafael 4118 reads | 0 comments
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Aboriginal Employment Equity

Indigenous

Searching for a career can be an intimidating prospect. Looking for work requires self-confidence and faith in ones abilities, as well as skin thick enough to handle rejection. Add in fear of discrimination and it can be debilitating. This is why educating oneself about Canada’s Employment Equity Act is so important.

By: Christina Coolidge 18781 reads | 0 comments
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How To Create A Winning Job Proposal

Job Proposal

So you want to work for a certain employer, but they don’t have any job openings. What do you do? One option is to create a “job proposal” for the new position you’re aspiring to. Here’s how to do it.

By: Sophia Tsai 35470 reads | 0 comments
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Know Yourself To Discover Your Career

Career Peers

Ever just wanted a crystal ball to look into your future and see the perfect career you will enjoy and love to do after graduation? Maybe you can’t tell the future, but understanding your personality is a good start!

By: Hilary Zhang 4628 reads | 0 comments
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Do We Need A New Word For "Career?"

CSI Blog

With the debate around post-secondary education and youth un/underemployment continuing, there are lots of questions to be asked. Do we need a new way to talk about careers? Does the word "career" itself need to be replaced for young people to be more excited and motivated to think about their future?

By: David Lindskoog 4948 reads | 0 comments
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Effective Web for Engaged Organizations: A Case Study of Amnesty.ca

ENGAGE

Whether you are passionate about defending human rights, or are in the process of designing a website to promote your own community engagement or philanthropic organization, Lauren highly recommends visiting the website of Amnesty International Canada!

By: Lauren Kresowaty 4499 reads | 0 comments
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Mentor International Students with the International Mentorship Program

Volunteering

Find out about Sabrina's personal experience being a mentee and how it inspired her to volunteer to mentor someone. Learn the ways that you can get involved and make a difference in someone else's life!

By: Sabrina Azaria 3530 reads | 0 comments
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Get Involved with Letters for the Inside Project!

Opportunities

Have you ever heard of the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group, or simply, SFPIRG? If you haven’t, and you’re interested in more volunteering opportunities and ways to get involved in your community, then read on!

By: Sabrina Azaria 4289 reads | 0 comments
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The Guilt-Free Guide To Changing Your Major

Academic Success

Are you at a crossroads in your university career? Does the stress of changing majors have you doubting whether to make a change? Here are some thought provoking questions that can help guide you on the path to making a choice that’s right for you.

By: Claudia Mesteru 10243 reads | 0 comments
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Generation Jobless?

Career Exploration

In the wake of a recent CBC documentary called Generation Jobless, there's a big debate going on right now as to the value and responsibility of post-secondary education in Canada. Here are the arguments, and my thoughts.

By: David Lindskoog 8096 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer with the Vancouver Mokuyokai Society

Volunteering

Learn about the Vancouver Mokuyokai Society! A society dedicated to connecting Japanese and Canadians in Vancouver. Find out about volunteer positions and the benefits that they can provide for you! 

By: Karen Cui 5830 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteer?: The Numerous Rewards Associated with Volunteering

ENGAGE

Read Kerri's personal story about how she ended up with a job because of her volunteer experience! Also read her tips on how volunteering can further YOUR Career!

By: Kerri Jesson 4267 reads | 0 comments
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Feeling Stuck? Press Reset

Life Experience

You're stuck. Maybe it's a dead-end job, or the sense that you're studying the wrong thing, or with the wrong person, or just in a place you didn't want to end up, but don't know how to leave. If only it were as simple as pressing a button and starting over. We can't do that, but here's the next best thing.

By: David Lindskoog 4859 reads | 0 comments
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Work Smarter, Not Harder – Manage Your Time Effectively

Workplace Success

By managing your time effectively, you will be able to feel like you are on top of things, and be more productive, which will result in job satisfaction and most of all…more time to enjoy life!

By: Mike Wong 4911 reads | 0 comments
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Sidestepping The Plan: My Co-op Reflection

Co-operative Education

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a seemingly simple question – something for which no answer could be considered incorrect. So why do university students suffer an existential crisis the very moment we’re posed its equivalent: “What’s your plan after graduation?”

By: Malinda Pathacharige 8808 reads | 0 comments
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Six Months To Graduation: Now What?

Chaos Theory

It’s a new year with many new hopes and dreams. I know what I am thinking about – graduation.  Just imagine the moment of wearing the graduation gown and hearing your name called before crossing the stage. Cameras and chants abound, validating your achievements after years of study. Still, we might ask ourselves, “What's next?” Never fear, chaos theory of careers is here! 

By: Anna Tse 5435 reads | 0 comments
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Use Stories To Refine Your Resume

Resume

Despise updating your resume? Here's a technique that uses the stories from your life to bring new life to your resume. By thinking of each job on your resume as a small chapter of your work story, you can create a more impactful document, and you might even enjoy doing it!

By: Monique Wong 15932 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering for the City of Surrey

Volunteering

Learn about how you can get involved in the Surrey community. Give back between classes or on the weekends! Kerri has provided a few great resources for those seeking opportunities in Surrey.

By: Kerri J 4665 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started with Involvement: A Guide to Finding Volunteer Opportunities Through SFU

ENGAGE

Kerri gives you the low-down on how to get started volunteering! Hear all about the places she recommends to start your search and follow her step-by-step guide! Read on to discover how you can find all the perfect volunteer opportunities waiting for you!

By: Kerri Jesson 3467 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op?

Professional Development

Being a co-op student was just what Andrea needed- except she didn't know it when she first began her co-op search. Read on to learn about how her co-op experience changed her perspective on seeking practical job experience while still in school and how it helped her application to Semester in Dialouge.

By: Andrea Sanchez 6039 reads | 0 comments
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