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Exploring Your Career Options Through Co-op

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Career exploration is a lifelong journey. You are likely to be exploring new fields you may not know exist, and you may find yourself switching occupations quite a few times (which is perfectly acceptable). If there’s one thing to do with regards to your career exploration, it would be to start now

By: Abbas Virji 4952 reads | 0 comments
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Roadtrip Nation: The Road to Your Career Exploration

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A group of students and recent graduates who didn’t know what they wanted to do with their career travelled across the United States to interview community leaders from Netflix, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, and more. Learn about how Roadtrip Nation can help you. 

By: Stephanie Munez 5180 reads | 0 comments
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Loving Your Job vs. Loving Youself

Dave's Diary

Should our most important values be fulfilled by the job we do? Anything less tends to be viewed as "just a job." The result is predictable: a bunch of unsatisfied people who think they should be in more fulfilling jobs. Dave argues it's better to love yourself than your job.

By: David Lindskoog 6892 reads | 0 comments
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Informational Interview: A Powerful Career Exploration and Networking Tool

CSI Blog

Interested in learning more about a particular career path? Hoping to expand your network? Looking to practice for job interviews? An informational interview might just be the thing you need!

By: Stephanie Munez 8629 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Studying Effectively

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Finals season is coming up, and so is the daily intake of caffeine by students – you know who we’re talking about. Exam stress is a natural part of life that everyone will face at one point or another, but there are ways to ease the amount of stress - read on to find out more!

By: Abbas Virji 8526 reads | 0 comments
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Rekindling The Fire: Murderball, Motivation, & Acceptance

Acceptance

Movies can be a powerful way to help us change our perspectives, and even motivate us towards our career goals. This article takes a look at how the film "Murderball" can help you change your view on what you don't have, and appreciate what you do.

By: Samantha Sito 5829 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Know Your Rights

Career Services

The latest OLC Career Chat looked at workplace rights, and what you need to know if you suspect your rights have been violeted. We also covered unpaid internships, and uncovered some facts you may not have known.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5506 reads | 0 comments
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Who are the Engagement Peers?

Volunteering

Whether it's handing out candy or holding one-on-one consultations with students, the Engagement Peers are always looking for new ways to get SFU students involved. Find out more about this unique volunteer opportunity through current Engagement Peer, Christina.

By: Christina Guan 7024 reads | 0 comments
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Long Bus Rides

TaLK

Carey Lau travelled to Korea to teach English with TaLK, and quickly found herself extending her stay for a second term. Read more about her experience, as shared with the TaLK newsletter.

By: Carey Lau 12444 reads | 0 comments
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What Does it Take to be an Aboriginal Inclusive Employer?

Inclusion

"I think that in many ways, there is still so much confusion surrounding Aboriginal people and culture. I know many people are often afraid of doing or saying something offensive, so instead of asking questions and being open, they shut down and stay away." Christina shares how employers can be more inclusive for Aboriginal recruits.

By: Christina Coolidge 8856 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Success in the Workplace

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There are cultural differences between us that can often be misunderstood and affect our success in our chosen profession. An article in the Globe and Mail, entitled, 5 Tips for Women in the Workplace, gave a few excellent pieces of advice for those of us moving onto a career.

By: Christina Coolidge 13518 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

Event Summaries

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the final 15 presenters.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 21095 reads | 0 comments
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Doing It Right: Know Your Employment Rights

Employment Law

What do employment rights issues look like? Issues of discrimination, harassment, and unpaid wages are a few well-known examples, but you might be surprised to learn how subtle and seemingly commonplace many employment rights infractions are. Here are some situations you might want to be prepared for.

By: David Lindskoog 6237 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Lucia Vasani: AIESEC Student and BIG Fair Coordinator

BIG Fair

AIESEC student, Lucia Vasani came to SFU to assist in planning the 2013 BIG Fair. She shares her reasons for joining AIESEC and why she thinks the annual fair is a great opportunity students should be taking advantage of.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7938 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Workplace Wardrobes

Twitter chats

With Halloween fast approaching, the OLC Career Chat on October 29th looked at dressing up. Not in costume, but for work. Check out the advice and resources we discovered to help you and your wardrobe transition from the classroom to the office

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7488 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10: How NOT to Answer Interview Questions

Interviews

You've likely received endless advice on how to prepare for an interview, and on just the right answers to give, so we're switching it up with 10 tips on how NOT to answer interview questions.

By: admin 18361 reads | 0 comments
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Uncertainty: Boldly Go Where Many Have Graduated Before

Career Peers

Do you have mixed feelings about graduating from SFU? Do you find yourself putting on a brave face when talking to others about your future career? Don’t suffer in silence! Be the change and welcome uncertainty into your university experience.

By: Sherry Lin 5383 reads | 0 comments
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Severin's Tropical, Scuba Diving Co-op Adventure

Co-operative Education

In summer of 2013, SFU Biomedical Physiology student Severin Vaillancourt headed to The Bahamas as a Field Research Assistant with the school's Marine Ecology Lab. He shared recollections of his underwater adventures and more with International Co-op.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 38880 reads | 0 comments
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Diversify Yourself While You Can

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Scott completed five Co-op work terms as part of his Engineering education. Read how he bounced between fields and reccomends that you do the same.

By: Scott Greene 14140 reads | 0 comments
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Lauren's Summer at Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City

International

Lauren turned to international Co-op as a way to continue gaining work experience while exploring the world. Read about her experience working for a high end international hotel chain in China.

By: Lauren Watkins 13588 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Interviewee to Interviewer

Co-op Reflections

Natalie faces a new experience in her role as SFU Food Bank Coordinator: Conducting interviews. After only a few short months, she's on the other side of the table, find out how it went.

By: npope 5193 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Graduate and Professional School

Graduate Students

On October 15th we invited SFU Graduate Studies to join us for our OLC Career Chat on Graduate and Professional School. Find out which questions were answered and our thoughts on deciding, applying for, and attending grad school.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4603 reads | 0 comments
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Wearing My Power Heels

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Do you have a clothing item or accessory, that when you put it on makes you feel confident and your very best? Elizabeth shares her power item and why you should find one too.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5862 reads | 0 comments
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10 Must-Have Clothing Items for Work

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Putting together a wardrobe of work-friendly options can be intimidating, especially if your a student or recent grad with a limited budget. Elizabeth provides 10 must-have items to transform your closet without going broke.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 31376 reads | 0 comments
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A Guide to Workplace Attire

Co-operative Education

You start a new job next week, but you have no idea what to wear, and what does business casual mean anyway? Pretty sure that's an oxymoron. While I can't take you shopping, I can help you decide what's appropriate - and what's not.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 33924 reads | 0 comments
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What to Wear for Work

First Weeks on the Job

It's all fine and dandy to read about how you should dress for work, but some visual examples can help you find the right options at the mall or turn all those options in your closet into a proper outfit.

By: admin 36843 reads | 0 comments
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What Not To Wear: Office Edition

workplace wardrobe

As almost anyone whose spent time in an office can attest, some people just do not know how to dress approporately for their workplace or a job interview. We asked SFU students, staff and alumni to share some of their real-life examples of what not to wear.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 16960 reads | 0 comments
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Walk the Talk

Protest

"The earth does not need us as we need her. I am grateful for this life and that I have the opportunity to stand with my brothers and sisters." Christina found 50 ways to help the planet for future generations.

By: Christina Cooldige 15157 reads | 0 comments
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Three Things You Didn't Know About Grad School

Grad School

Thinking of applying to grad school? Wondering what it's really all about? Dave shares the three biggest lessons he learned during his own graduate school experience.

By: David Lindskoog 6715 reads | 0 comments
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Opportunity Awaits You!

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While I used to think university was all about good grades and finishing your degree as fast as you could, I’ve recently learned that this is not the case, and that university is more about the opportunities you can get involved in and the experience you can gain. Here are three ways to do just that!

By: Nichola Basara 10576 reads | 0 comments
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