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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Career Exploration

It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 2544 reads | 0 comments
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Organization Spotlight: The Next Billion

The Next Billion

Are you a student with a visible or invisible disability that is interested in STEM fields? Or, an industry professional looking to mentor up and coming talent? If, so read our spotlight on The Next Billion. 

By: OLC Admin 1884 reads | 0 comments
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Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists

Professional Development

From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 3390 reads | 0 comments
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Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

Communication, Art and Technology

What one fourth-year student discovered while wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness, searching for the right path in life, theatre, and the pursuit of happiness.

By: Diana Bartosh 2128 reads | 0 comments
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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Union Gospel Mission

When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.

 

 

By: Jien Hilario 3264 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Career Exploration

I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 3170 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

Volunteer

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 3708 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

Business

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 3294 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Career Exploration

“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 3424 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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

By: Yee Ting Choy 3013 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 4234 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 5602 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Co-operative Education

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 3635 reads | 0 comments
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Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

Communication

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 3827 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

employers

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 3336 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 2374 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Personal Development

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 3296 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Co-op

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 2653 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

Workplace Success

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 2751 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Co-operative Education

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

By: Linh Nguyen 2736 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 2175 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

Co-operative Education

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 4516 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Marketing

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

By: Claudia Mathieu 3068 reads | 0 comments
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Traveling with SFU NATO Club Cofounder, Cornel Turdeanu

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 4543 reads | 0 comments
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How Dating is like Interviewing and How to Conquer Both

Co-operative Education

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 3481 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Membership? 6 Reasons to Belong to a Professional Association like IABC

International Association of Business Communicators

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 4031 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

Marketing

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 5677 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

EAL

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 3818 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 4447 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

Career Exploration

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

By: Justin Wong 2422 reads | 0 comments
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