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Defining a Career Path with Broadcom Corporation

Broadcom Corporation

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 7753 reads | 0 comments
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Opportunities From Coast to Coast

Indigenous

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 48357 reads | 0 comments
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Kevin's Calgary Adventure: A Successful Co-op Story

Systems 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 7375 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 5023 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Summer

CSI Blog

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 5049 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV's Kelvin Redvers (Part 2)

Film & TV

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 7577 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV’s Kelvin Redvers (Part 1)

Film & TV

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 10542 reads | 0 comments
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To Set Better Goals, Ask: Who Do You Want To Be?

CSI Blog

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 7880 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 6318 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 8664 reads | 0 comments
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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Career Services

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 4947 reads | 0 comments
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How To Resolve Conflict In 6 Steps

Issue-Based Problem-Solving

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 8137 reads | 0 comments
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Passion: The Enduring Debate

passion

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 6682 reads | 0 comments
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What's Possible? You'll Never Know Until You Try

CSI Blog

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 7148 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 5762 reads | 0 comments
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How To Write Your Way Into Grad School

Peer Education

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 75457 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part One

Indigenous Community Stories

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 19759 reads | 0 comments
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How To Say Goodbye At Work

Appreciation

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 14253 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 4554 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 19689 reads | 0 comments
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How To Create A Winning Job Proposal

Proactive Work Search

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 37478 reads | 0 comments
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Know Yourself To Discover Your Career

Personality

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 5261 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 5353 reads | 0 comments
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Effective Web for Engaged Organizations: A Case Study of Amnesty.ca

Volunteer Services

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 4852 reads | 0 comments
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Mentor International Students with the International Mentorship Program

Volunteering

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 3842 reads | 0 comments
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Get Involved with Letters for the Inside Project!

ENGAGE

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 4751 reads | 0 comments
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The Guilt-Free Guide To Changing Your Major

Academic Success

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 11070 reads | 0 comments
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Generation Jobless?

CSI Blog

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 9265 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer with the Vancouver Mokuyokai Society

Volunteering

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 6491 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteer?: The Numerous Rewards Associated with Volunteering

Career Exploration

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 4614 reads | 0 comments
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