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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Resume and Cover Letter Advice

Resumes

Couldn't make it to Twitter Tuesday on July 16th? In part two of the #OLCchat series, we talked about resume and cover letter advice. Catch up on what you missed with Storify.

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Behind the Lens at Johnson & Johnson: Part One

Johnson and Johnson

Naina had the opportunity to put her passion to work at her dream company for her 8-month co-op work term. In the first part of a two-part series, Naina shares the learning experiences from her first four months at one of the largest healthcare companies in the world.

By: Naina Sethi 11610 reads | 0 comments
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Unpaid Internships: Drawing A Moral Line

CSI Blog

David follows up on his earlier post on unpaid internships, and asks: How do we determine whether an unpaid internship is moral?

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Three Steps to Getting a Job After Graduation: Step Two

Workplace Transition

Co-op coordinator, Caroline Wakelin explains the concept of the 20-minute job search. In part two she takes you through turning your list of potential contacts into actual contacts, and how to score an informational interview.

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From Plan To Planning: My Career Shift

Life Experience

My plan was all set, my classes were all chosen and off I went to continue with my education. I didn't talk to anyone working in the field and I didn't know what I might be in for. Big mistake.

By: Maryland Quijada 5930 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCChat: Job Search Tips and Tricks

Twitter Tuesdays

Did you miss the innaugural Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chat? Not to worry. Our first discussion about Job Search Tips & Tricks has been neatly recapped for you in Storify.

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Interview Tips: Embassy of Canada

China

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 21449 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 26839 reads | 0 comments
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The Indigenous Student Ambassador Program

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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.

 

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Aboriginal People with Degrees in Education

Indigenous Career Resources

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

By: Christina Coolidge 10127 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

Work Search

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?

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Summer 2013 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

OLC 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!

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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.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 22963 reads | 0 comments
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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 17590 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Student Lands Student Communicator of the Year Award

Co-operative Education

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.

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7 Reasons Why You Should to Talk to Your Professors and TAs

Personal 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.

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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 8970 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 19818 reads | 0 comments
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Tanya's Kinesiology Co-op: A Challenging Experience

Active Rehabilitation and Exercise Therapy

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 7856 reads | 0 comments
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Opening Doors In Your Job Search With Statistics & Data Analysis

Career Exploration

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 9465 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

Career Services

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 5859 reads | 0 comments
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Who. What. Why. The Keys to Your Elevator Pitch

Work Search

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 14469 reads | 0 comments
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Our History is Your History

Indigenous

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 23516 reads | 0 comments
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Engineering with IBM: A World Without Borders

Applied Sciences

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 8889 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 8747 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 6760 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 24373 reads | 0 comments
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Ever-Changing Goals: A Co-op Reflection

Peer 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 8176 reads | 0 comments
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