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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 4851 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 4917 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV's Kelvin Redvers (Part 2)

Alumni Spotlight

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 7287 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV’s Kelvin Redvers (Part 1)

Career Exploration

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 10262 reads | 0 comments
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To Set Better Goals, Ask: Who Do You Want To Be?

time management

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 7647 reads | 0 comments
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Engaged Student of the Week: Shantelle Medel

Series

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 6102 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part Two

Indigenous Student Transitions

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 8488 reads | 0 comments
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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Whisky

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 4789 reads | 0 comments
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How To Resolve Conflict In 6 Steps

Career Peers

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 7753 reads | 0 comments
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Passion: The Enduring Debate

Career Exploration

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 6430 reads | 0 comments
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What's Possible? You'll Never Know Until You Try

Career Peers

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 7016 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 5598 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 70754 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part One

Scholarships

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 19495 reads | 0 comments
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How To Say Goodbye At Work

Workplace Success

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 13971 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 4433 reads | 0 comments
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Aboriginal Employment Equity

Diversity & Inclusion

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 19294 reads | 0 comments
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How To Create A Winning Job Proposal

Cover Letters

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 36810 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 5011 reads | 0 comments
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Do We Need A New Word For "Career?"

Career Exploration

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 5169 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 4709 reads | 0 comments
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Mentor International Students with the International Mentorship Program

Volunteer Services

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 3719 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 4579 reads | 0 comments
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The Guilt-Free Guide To Changing Your Major

CSI Blog

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 10735 reads | 0 comments
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Generation Jobless?

Post-Secondary Issues

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 8764 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer with the Vancouver Mokuyokai Society

ENGAGE

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 6234 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteer?: The Numerous Rewards Associated with Volunteering

Opportunities

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 4481 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 5140 reads | 0 comments
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Work Smarter, Not Harder – Manage Your Time Effectively

Life Balance

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 5144 reads | 0 comments
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Sidestepping The Plan: My Co-op Reflection

Workplace Transition

“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 9382 reads | 0 comments
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