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Four Years of University: Quantity of Time vs. Quality of Experience

Political Science

There are lots of reasons that can scare you away from taking more than four years to finish university. What if your friends finish early? What about the cost? While these are valid concerns, remember that university is a chance to gain experience. 

By: Srijani Datta 2328 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Self-Care

Arts and Social Sciences

Looking for a great job can be taxing on your mind and body. Srijani Datta, shares tips on how to keep it together during a long and difficult job hunt.

                   

By: Srijani Datta 2627 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving Grad School 101

Graduate Students

After four gruelling years of attending lectures, turning in assignments and writing endless exams, grad school may seem far removed from most post-convocation plans. For those that are considering, Sugandha Agarwal, has 5 tips to help you get through. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 2383 reads | 0 comments
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Living in Vancouver on a Student Budget

Life Balance

Living on a student budget can be a struggle but coupled with exorbitantly high rent and living costs, it becomes all the more challenging. Sugandha Agarwal shares some tips on how to navigate the city without putting a hole through your wallet:

By: Sugandha Agarwal 3730 reads | 0 comments
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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

Health Peers

As a student, food is literally my life. I wish I was joking but food is how I bond with friends, how I cope with exams and what I use to wake myself up in the morning. 

By: Javairia Raza 3730 reads | 0 comments
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Phone Confidence

Workplace Success

Is talking on the phone nerve-wracking for you?  You aren't alone.  Katherine offers some tips on how to be a better communicator through the phone.  

By: Katherine Bishop 3512 reads | 0 comments
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'Til We Meet Again

ENGAGE

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

By: Jien Hilario 6166 reads | 0 comments
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5 Practical Study Tips for Learning Efficiently

Studying does not have to be painful nor require enormous amounts of time and effort. Discover how to become a more efficient learner with these five unconventional study tips. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 3686 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

Communique

International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 3409 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Cultural House

Residence

The Indigenous Student Centre has collaborated with Residence and Housing to pilot the Indigenous Student Cultural House (ISCH), a new living and learning community available SFU Residence (Burnaby Campus).

By: Indigenous Student Centre 8479 reads | 0 comments
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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Hustle

If you’re steps away from graduating, read on to see how I prepared to make the post-graduation world less intimidating.

By: Aurora Chiu 3599 reads | 0 comments
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#Goals: Lessons from Bo Sanchez

Career Exploration

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 4299 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

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 2958 reads | 0 comments
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Dr. Stresslove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My English Degree

English

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 3035 reads | 0 comments
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How to be a Newbie: Pro Tips for Non-Pros

Co-operative Education
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 5671 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 3913 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 2186 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part II: How You and Your University Can Help

ENGAGE

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 3237 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 5337 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

Communique

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 2614 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

English as an additional language

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 5664 reads | 0 comments
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Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

Series

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 3777 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Business

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 2608 reads | 0 comments
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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 3765 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Co-operative Education

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 4724 reads | 0 comments
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Let’s Come Together Right Now

International Services for Students

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 3946 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

Community Engagement

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 3313 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

Applied Sciences

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 4379 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

Ceremony

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

By: Maddi G 3635 reads | 0 comments
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My Ode to You

Indigenous

An ode to the fallen and the stolen. 

By: Maddi G 3504 reads | 0 comments
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