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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

Career

Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

By: Jien Hilario 3534 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

ENGAGE

Ever had a business idea and thought it was worth a shot? These resources can help you transform your business idea into reality.

By: Samad Raza 3000 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Career

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 3161 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Co-operative Education

My experience working with the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Yellowknife, N.W.T.

By: Yee Ting Choy 2724 reads | 0 comments
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Is Social Media Bringing you Down?

OLC Blog

Keeping up with the pressures of social media can be mentally draining. In this article, I share with you how social media can affect your mental health and tips on how to minimize these effects.

By: Shazia Nanji 3955 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Work Search

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 5158 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Co-op

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 3341 reads | 0 comments
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Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

Life Experience

Ever wondered what there is to gain from volunteering? Check out my blog post and discover all that volunteering has to offer.

By: Julia C. Fernandes 3525 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

Career Services

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 3044 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Environment

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 2191 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Environment

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 3051 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Working Students

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 2435 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

Working Students

If you want to extract every opportunity from your co-op term, take these proactive steps to grow professionally beyond your job title. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 2503 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Co-op

Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 2561 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Co-operative Education

When opportunities in Vancouver were slim, I took the chance of embracing an experience on the other side of Canada, and in the process gained experience, networks, and memories that defined my final summer of university.

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 1980 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

Business

Keep on reading below to learn how I succeeded in my co-op term as an introvert and overcame my impostor syndrome.

By: Sarah Saghah 4050 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Human Resource Management

See how I faced my fears and worked for a company I never would have imagined working for.

By: Claudia Mathieu 2735 reads | 0 comments
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Traveling with SFU NATO Club Cofounder, Cornel Turdeanu

SFU NATO Field School

Are you having a hard time deciding on whether or not to go on exchange or field school? Are you passionate about topics like national security, defense, and diplomacy? Find out what Cornel has to say about his experience with SFU NATO Club! 

By: Queenie Lei 4208 reads | 0 comments
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How Dating is like Interviewing and How to Conquer Both

Co-op

Interviews can be a stressful event, full of anxiety and confusion. Much like the dating world, interviews are a first meeting where you are desperately hoping the other person will like you and vice versa. Here are some things to keep in mind for either situation.

By: Jessica Parsons 3260 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Membership? 6 Reasons to Belong to a Professional Association like IABC

Professional Development

In such a fast-paced world of business, if you’re ambitious, it’s important to stay on your toes and be hungry for professional development. SFU alumna, and president of the IABC/BC, Jeanette LeBlanc, shares how. 

By: Jeanette LeBlanc 3585 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

Co-op

My first Co-op was an invaluable experience as I dabbled in the world of social media marketing, blog writing, events management and much more!

By: Ashleen Bandesha 5519 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

Marketing [SRY]

If you are an international student struggling with language and culture barriers in Canada, you are not alone. Liu Siyu, is a fourth-year international student here to share her stories about study, work, and career. 

By: Liu Siyu 3463 reads | 0 comments
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Landing an Engineering Co-op

Co-operative Education

This article provides a few tips to improve your co-op work search. Having completed a few co-op positions, I’ve learned methods that have helped me get a co-op job offer. Some of the tips may seem cliché but when the little things add up, they can help improve one’s chances by a margin.

By: Alex Wu 4112 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

Co-operative Education

Communications graduate Kelly Furey, shares how co-op helped her develop a career before graduation. 

By: Justin Wong 2215 reads | 0 comments
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MSE Grad Lands Plum General Motors Job

Applied Sciences

Mechatronic Systems Engineering graduate, Zahra Haeri, went in to interview for a co-op position at General Motors but left with an offer for a full-time permanent position. Read Zahra's story on moving from Iran, and the common ground between engineering and jiu-jitsu.

By: Will Henderson 2105 reads | 0 comments
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I AM ABLE: Bringing Visibility to Disability

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Communication student and former Career and Volnteer Services staff, Katerina Cookson, sits down with Blogger Jien Hilario to talk about her mental health journey and resources available to SFU students. 

By: Katerina Cookson 1774 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

Series

If you were to see me on campus, you wouldn’t know that I had a disability. I do not use a wheelchair nor do I have a seeing eye dog.  I have an invisible disability.

By: Jien Hilario 10823 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

careers

Living with a mental illness or any invisible disability comes with many challenges. One of the most prominent is whether or not one should disclose their status to others. 

By: Jien Hilario 5275 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

educational

Privilege shapes our world in both visible and "invisible" ways. Jien discusses the ways in which privilege is granted to the nondisabled, and how acknowledging this privilege is one way we can all help. 

By: Jien Hilario 2819 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

Personal Development

Trying new things and volunteering to help your community can open up new options and ideas, some of which can be life changing, and may direct you down a path that you never imagined you would be on. 

By: Jien Hilario 12861 reads | 0 comments
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