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#Goals: Lessons from Bo Sanchez

I am Able

Having a goal allows us to take aim and move forward. Jien, shares lessons in goal-setting from Bo Sanchez's How to Conquer your Goliaths. 

By: Jien Hilario 4220 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Applied Sciences

Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 2905 reads | 0 comments
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Dr. Stresslove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My English Degree

Career

I was almost finished the semester, and I realized one tiny detail: I hated all my classes. This is the tale of how I followed my heart into an English degree, a network of professional contacts, and endless career possibilities. 

By: Elmira Bahrami Majd 2985 reads | 0 comments
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How to be a Newbie: Pro Tips for Non-Pros

During the Work Term
Co-op is a learning experience. Learning experiences aren’t about the “Aha!” moments. They’re about how you get there – and carry yourself through awkward growing pains... 
By: Tyler Miller 5604 reads | 0 comments
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The Right Versus the Wrong: Career Lessons from Johnny Bunko

I am Able

Success does not follow a linear path and neither will your career. Jien, shares some fundamental lessons from "the last career guide you'll ever need."

By: Jien Hilario 3789 reads | 0 comments
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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

Arts and Social Sciences

A co-op semester at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) allowed International Studies student, William Reid, to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people. Read more, here. 

By: William Reid 2141 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part II: How You and Your University Can Help

Stigma

Part two of our “Depression in Universities” series brings us to how you and your university can support those who are working to overcome mental illness. Keep on reading to learn how you can help end the stigma with depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 3160 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part I: What Every Student Needs to Know About Having Depression

Student

Mental illness can affect anyone. If our society is to help end the stigma, the first step is to gain knowledge on the subject. This blog post connects readers with what it is like to have depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 5211 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

Co-operative Education

Think WQB requirements aren't relevant to your field of study? Think again! Kar Hing shares four non-communications courses that helped her succeed on her Co-op work term.

By: Kar Hing Ng 2572 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

Co-operative Education

In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 5476 reads | 0 comments
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Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

ENGAGE

How do you know if a job posting is legit? After applying to over 100 jobs, Jien has a few tips to help you decode that job posting. 

By: Jien Hilario 3637 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Community Engagement

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 2573 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Co-op

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 3657 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Professional Development

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 4632 reads | 0 comments
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Let’s Come Together Right Now

International

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 3861 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

Life Experience

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 3248 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

IAM

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 4241 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

Community Engagement

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

By: Maddi G 3555 reads | 0 comments
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My Ode to You

Arts & Social Sciences

An ode to the fallen and the stolen. 

By: Maddi G 3435 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 7474 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Health

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 3577 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Health

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 3549 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Co-op Reflections

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 2760 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Work Search

"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 1739 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 2064 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 1816 reads | 0 comments
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Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

Marketing

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 2505 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

Workplace Transition

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 3599 reads | 0 comments
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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Ballad Power Systems

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 1651 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Work Search

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 2996 reads | 0 comments
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