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Engineering with IBM: A World Without Borders

Computing Engineering

Computer Engineering student, Harpeet Basaron is currently on a 16-month co-op term with IBM. Read how her time in Toronto has allowed her to broaden her career horizons, as she left the province to set out on her own, overcoming new challenges and career experiences.

 

By: Harpreet Basraon 8506 reads | 0 comments
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Q & A With a Metis Graduate

Indigenous Community Stories

Sandy Coolidge is over 50, a mother of three, and now a graduate of NVIT's social work program. She shares her experiences as a Metis woman and student.

By: Christina Coolidge 8281 reads | 0 comments
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Berlin Start-up Life

International Co-op

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware". Chesa went all the way to Berlin for her co-op term. She's currently working at an ever-growing mobile app start-up and loving every minute. The experience has shown her what opportunities can be possible when you open yourself to the world.

By: Chesa Tan 6461 reads | 0 comments
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Angela Semple’s Career Story

recruitment

Angela writes about coming to SFU, the Indigenous connections she found, and how her job search found her back in the New Student Enrollment and Transition department.

By: Angela Semple 23825 reads | 0 comments
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Ever-Changing Goals: A Co-op Reflection

Challenges

The idea of an out-of-town 12 month co-op may have intimidated me at one point, but now looking back, I realize just how much I have gained by taking on something that I initially perceived as a challenge.

By: Malinda Pathacharige 7679 reads | 0 comments
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Calling It What It Is

Callings

When it comes to careers, a lot of people think of themselves as having a "calling" towards something. What does this mean, and is it even helpful? Some recent research gives us some clues.

By: David Lindskoog 5088 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing an International Co-op experience in Hong Kong with HSBC Global Banking and Markets

Business

Mario Fong travelled to Hong Kong to join the HSBC trainee program through International Co-op. Dropping everything to live in a new country provided him with personal and professional experiences he won't soon forget.

By: Mario Fong 22666 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey With TaLK: Bumpy and Uncertain Beginnings

Korea

The TaLK program offers an incredible opportunity to live and work in Korea as an english teacher to a group of Korean speaking elementary school students. One SFU student is currently teaching in Korea, and shares her experience with us.

By: Carey Lau 12286 reads | 0 comments
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Creating a Remarkable Career: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 25

Alumni Spotlight

The SFU alumni association recently hosted an event for alumni and senior students, "Creating a Remarkable Career: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 25," featuring several successful alumni sharing how their SFU degree helped them get to where they are today.

By: John Grant 5284 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience

Co-operative Education

Jeannette Friesen went to Bolvia with the Students for Development program, where she worked with the Solidarity and Free Trade Movement. While there she learned about the importance of culture and came home more motivated then ever to pursue her goals in international relations.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 6911 reads | 0 comments
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Sean's International Experience in Bolivia

Co-op Reflections

SFU's International Co-op department interviewed Sean Sager fresh from his three-month term in Bolvia, where he worked with Students for Development as a Development Intern,  promoting and teaching the fundamentals of community economic development to local community leaders in Bolivia.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 5411 reads | 0 comments
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Defining a Career Path with Broadcom Corporation

Technology & Innovation

Engineering co-op student, Junfeng Xian shares his first co-op experience with Broadcom Coporation, where he worked as a QE Test Platform Development Co-op. After over a year on the job, not only did he build computer rogramming skills, he found a new career path.

By: Junfeng Xian 7566 reads | 0 comments
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Opportunities From Coast to Coast

Oil & Gas

To grow your career you need to know what’s available where you are! Checkout what’s happening in your own area. Opportunities for growth differ in various sectors across the country, and career trends are always changing, so you need to keep up.

By: Laura Forsythe 47744 reads | 0 comments
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Kevin's Calgary Adventure: A Successful Co-op Story

Engineering

Wondering what you can do with your degree and career? Read on to find out how Engineering Science student Kevin McNiece's co-op placement with SNC-Lavalin has helped him find his career passions while gaining the skills required to secure his dream job in today's competitive job market.

By: Kevin McNiece 7210 reads | 0 comments
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Unpaid Internships: A Systemic Problem

Work Search

The topic of unpaid internships has been a hot item in the news recently. It may not come as a surprise, but I have a big problem with unpaid internships - it just may not be for the reason you think.

By: David Lindskoog 4802 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Summer

Work Search

The days are getting longer and the sunshine is calling you outside.  Your final exams are wrapping up and the feelings of euphoria begin to transform into a mixture of boredom and uncertainty and even you begin to question what the next four months will look like, or longer if this Spring semester was your last.  But Summer 2013 could be so much more for you, and your resume.

By: Liz Kennedy 4883 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV's Kelvin Redvers (Part 2)

Career Peers

An avid watcher of HBO and AMC hit shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Mad Men, I often daydreamed about what it would be like to work in the film and television industry. Lucky for me, I was able to interview Kelvin Redvers, a young television producer at CTV. This is part 2 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 7210 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV’s Kelvin Redvers (Part 1)

Professional Development

Career stories are often fascinating, and Kelvin Redvers’ story is no exception. An SFU alumnus, Kelvin shares how he maneuvered his way into his dream job—Aboriginal filmmaker and television producer at CTV—a mere three months after he convocated. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 10203 reads | 0 comments
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To Set Better Goals, Ask: Who Do You Want To Be?

goal setting

Have a love-hate relationship with goal setting? Join the club! In this article, learn about an alternative approach to personal development, centered around the question, “who do you want to be?”

By: Winnie Kan 7551 reads | 0 comments
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Engaged Student of the Week: Shantelle Medel

Life Balance

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 6064 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part Two

Indigenous Career Resources

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 8454 reads | 0 comments
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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Life Balance

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 4755 reads | 0 comments
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How To Resolve Conflict In 6 Steps

Personal Development

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 7689 reads | 0 comments
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Passion: The Enduring Debate

Career Choice

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 6357 reads | 0 comments
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What's Possible? You'll Never Know Until You Try

communication

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 6988 reads | 0 comments
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Engaged Student of the Week: Hannah Seraphim

ENGAGE

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 5568 reads | 0 comments
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How To Write Your Way Into Grad School

CSI Blog

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 69959 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part One

Bursaries

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 19409 reads | 0 comments
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How To Say Goodbye At Work

Career Services

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 13913 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for Getting Involved

Opportunities

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 4379 reads | 0 comments
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