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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Volunteering

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 2359 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Communication

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 3013 reads | 0 comments
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Let’s Come Together Right Now

Culture

Every culture has a custom or tradition that unites people. Knowing this, international student, Dasha Mezenina set out to interview SFU students from around the world to find out: what tradition unites your nation? 

By: Dasha Mezenina 2766 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

International

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 2070 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

SFU Indigenous

We must acknowledge autonomy for Indigenous Students in an academic setting, we are not in your classes to teach them, and we are not able to speak on behalf of every Indigenous community.

By: mattpro 2458 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

SFU OLC

When women return to the drum, this is when our nations begin to heal

By: Maddi G 2322 reads | 0 comments
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My Ode to You

Indigenous

An ode to the fallen and the stolen. 

By: Maddi G 2175 reads | 0 comments
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited: What You Should Know

Communication, Art and Technology

The Q&A you never knew you needed… but you do. Answering commonly asked questions around the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Here is one perspective using Indigenous pedagogy. 

By: Maddi Grier 3643 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

ENGAGE

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 1869 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Resilience

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 2084 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Co-operative Education

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 1799 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Co-op

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 1240 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Co-operative Education

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 1015 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Workplace Success

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

By: Kevin Ng 1106 reads | 0 comments
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Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

Workplace Success

Working for a start-up provides opportunities to grow as a professional in an innovative environment. Here, Anosha Ashfaq shares how a co-op with Porton Health allowed her to flex her digital marketing skills in an environment where every day counts. 

By: Anosha Ashfaq 1606 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

wardrobe

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 2119 reads | 0 comments
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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Career Exploration

Soroush Jafaryvahed set out to learn something new every day on his co-op with Ballard Power. The experience taught him that just because you are only with a company a short time, as as student, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a lasting impact. 

 

By: Soroush M. Jafaryvahed 934 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Co-op

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 1885 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Co-operative Education

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 1952 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

Co-op Reflections

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 2428 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

coworker

Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 2331 reads | 0 comments
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Enhanced Sonograms & Patient Empowerment

CHANGEpain Clinic

Yasmin Khalili had her career mapped out way before she came to SFU, but the experience of coming to university and enrolling in the co-op program demonstrated that there are hundreds of paths and opporunities one can follow.

By: Yasmin Khalili 2448 reads | 0 comments
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Unsettling Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Committee convened in 2008, reconciliation has been an issue on many minds but what is reconciliation? Here, three community members explore some of the issues and realities behind reconciliation. 

By: Maddi Grier, Heather Jude and Athena Sfikas 2538 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

mentor

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

By: Jien Hilario 2248 reads | 0 comments
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How to be an Active Bystander

SVSPO

A few months ago, my mum and I were out late one evening walking our dog. We walked down a dimly lit, quiet street, and saw a shadow in the distance.

By: Harpreet Mander 1976 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Royal Bank of Canada

Have you ever wondered if extending gradutation to take part in co-op is really worth it? Find out by checking out Mark's final co-op reflection as he looks back on four co-op terms. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 2368 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

communication

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 2238 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

Co-operative Education

Have you ever wondered how university contributes to your mental health? In this article, Makshada shares what she learned about SFU's actions to promote mental health and student well-being during her co-op term with SFU Health Promotion 

By: Makshada Kowlessur 2412 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

Human Resource Management

Every experience provides the opportunity to go above and beyond. Here, Beedie Business student Jared Chiu shares how he seized the opportunity to grow his role, and how you can too. 

By: Jared Chiu 1542 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Mistakes

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 4482 reads | 0 comments
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