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Interview Tips: Embassy of Canada

International Co-op

SFU Beedie Business student Angie Yu is relocating to China this summer for an International Co-op position with the Embassy of Canada. She recently spoke with International Co-op and shared details about her interview and offered tips for others wishing to find work at an embassy or consulate.

By: Kiran Danhoa 21119 reads | 0 comments
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First Nation Education Act: Due to Pass September, 2014

Indigenous Community Stories

The First Nation Education Act is due to be passes September, 2014. It may not be all that its cracked up to be. 

By: Christina Coolidge 26619 reads | 0 comments
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The Indigenous Student Ambassador Program

campus involvement

FNSA Board member, Angela Semple has lead the implementation of the Indigenous Student Ambassador program, helping to highlight important Indigenous resources to potential SFU students and part of the Indigenous Recruitment Team.

 

By: Laura Forsythe 19497 reads | 0 comments
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Aboriginal People with Degrees in Education

Indigenous

Education is the top field of study amongst First Nation people. Provided are resources for those pursuing a degree in education.

By: Christina Coolidge 9954 reads | 0 comments
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TEDxSFU 2013: Make It Yours

Personal Development

TEDxSFU is back for 2013, and set to be bigger and better than ever. This years theme is "Make It Yours" and will take place on September 21st in the newly renovated SFU Theatre.

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Employment Scams 101

Fraud

Employment scams are becoming more and more common, and scammers are continually coming up with new strategies to efficiently separate innocent and often desperate job seekers from their money. So what can you do to prevent/report being scammed?

By: David Lindskoog 8727 reads | 0 comments
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Summer 2013 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

CSI Blog

Join us this summer for Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats. We'll be hosting chats every other Tuesday at 2pm, all summer long, and we're inviting you to join in and participate!

By: Elizabeth Moffat 26415 reads | 0 comments
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Why Should You Participate in Twitter Chats?

Social Media

Are you looking for a new way to connect and network online? Consider joining in on some Twitter chats. Not only are they a great way to connect and share your knowledge, you might even learn something.

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Three Steps to Getting a Job After Graduation: Step One

2 Hour Work Search

Co-op coordinator, Caroline Wakelin explains the concept of the 20-minute job search. In part one she takes you through the process of listing potential employers, and ranking them by contacts, desirability and available openings.

By: carose 17327 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Student Lands Student Communicator of the Year Award

Workplace Success

Communication major Alexandra Lowe has earned a Student Communicator of the Year  Excellence Award from the IABC for a digital rebrand initiative that she took on as a co-op student working for SFU’s Volunteer Services department.

By: Adam Brayford 10113 reads | 0 comments
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7 Reasons Why You Should to Talk to Your Professors and TAs

Student Development

SFU academic advisors share seven reasons why they recommend all their students talk to their professors and teaching assistants - outside of lecture halls and tutorial rooms.

By: Laura Forsythe 16971 reads | 0 comments
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Is a Creative Resume Right For You?

Work Search

Super creative and highly desgined resumes seem to be everywhere lately, but do you need one? Depending on your career asperations, they made do more harm than good, and make it harder for employers to see your full skill set. Read more to decide if they're right for you.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 8753 reads | 0 comments
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Highlighting Creative Resumes

Resumes

Your plain paper resume looking a little bland? Learn about some online tools to help add some creativity and visual pop to your resume and online presence.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 19543 reads | 0 comments
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Tanya's Kinesiology Co-op: A Challenging Experience

Science

Tanya's two co-op terms lead to two very different co-op experiences. In this two-part post, she shares the differences between them, and what she learned from them.

By: Tanya Jung 7731 reads | 0 comments
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Opening Doors In Your Job Search With Statistics & Data Analysis

CSI Blog

The information economy of the 21st century demands us to adapt to its emphasis on extracting insight from data. Proficiency in basic statistics and data analysis will give you an edge in most fields working with information. 

By: Eric Cai 9260 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Convocation Advice Contest

Contests

Do you have advice for the graduating class of 2013? Submit it to @SFU_OLC on Twitter using the #SFUconvo hashtag and you can win $50 to the SFU bookstore!

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Go Ahead, Contradict Yourself

Life Experience

Life is full of contradictions, especially when emotions are taken into account - and careers for that matter. This isn't always easy to acknowledge, and it can be incredibly difficult to act on, but it's also an inescapable fact of life, and as such, of career development. So go ahead, contradict yourself.

By: David Lindskoog 5692 reads | 0 comments
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Who. What. Why. The Keys to Your Elevator Pitch

elevator pitch

A great elevator pitch can be the perfect accessory to bring to any networking events – in fact, it’s useful to have for plenty of professional situations. So how do you make the perfect pitch? It's all about the who, what, and why.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 14023 reads | 0 comments
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Our History is Your History

Indigenous Community Stories

June is Aboriginal History month. It is an opportunity to share, not only the troubling reality behind the Aboriginal/Canadian relationship, but to understand the impactful and important contributions to Canadian society by the Indigenous cultures of this country.

By: Christina Coolidge 23362 reads | 0 comments
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Engineering with IBM: A World Without Borders

Co-operative Education

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 8761 reads | 0 comments
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Q & A With a Metis Graduate

Indigenous

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 8566 reads | 0 comments
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Berlin Start-up Life

Mannheim

"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 6639 reads | 0 comments
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Angela Semple’s Career Story

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

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 24193 reads | 0 comments
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Ever-Changing Goals: A Co-op Reflection

Co-operative Education

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 7985 reads | 0 comments
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Calling It What It Is

Career Services

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 5316 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing an International Co-op experience in Hong Kong with HSBC Global Banking and Markets

International

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 23120 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey With TaLK: Bumpy and Uncertain Beginnings

SFU International

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 12655 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 5465 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience

International

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 7208 reads | 0 comments
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Sean's International Experience in Bolivia

Co-operative Education

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 5645 reads | 0 comments
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