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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 2914 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

STEMCELL

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

By: Linh Nguyen 2855 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Working Students

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 2314 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 4821 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 3304 reads | 0 comments
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Traveling with SFU NATO Club Cofounder, Cornel Turdeanu

Professional Development

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 4771 reads | 0 comments
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How Dating is like Interviewing and How to Conquer Both

Personal Development

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 3626 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 4288 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

Co-operative Education

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 5798 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

SFU International

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 4024 reads | 0 comments
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Landing an Engineering Co-op

Seeking Students

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 4698 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

Communication, Art and Technology

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

By: Justin Wong 2553 reads | 0 comments
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MSE Grad Lands Plum General Motors Job

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

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 2388 reads | 0 comments
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I AM ABLE: Bringing Visibility to Disability

Diversity & Inclusion

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 2134 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

Identity

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 11134 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

inspiration

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 6903 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

Diversity & Inclusion

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 3171 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

I am Able

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 13232 reads | 0 comments
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Orange Shirt Day: Remembering the Horrors of Residential Schools

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Three SFU students reflect on their experience as volunteers at the City of Surrey's commemoration of Orange Shirt Day.

By: Joyti Gill, Raman Jawanda, and Maha Rashid 5062 reads | 0 comments
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The First 100 Days of Co-op

Co-op

Congratulations! You got the job offer, but now what? The first 100 days of a new job are critical for your future success --  whether that means leading a project or simply showing your team that you are an eager learner. This blog will show you how to make the most of your first 100 days on the job. 

By: Susan Nguyen 12549 reads | 0 comments
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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

International Co-op

As many university students know, the start of many major projects begins with a very simple thing -- procrastination. And that is definitely what I did before departing for my co-op term in South Korea. However, I soon found that when it comes to teaching you have to have a plan. 

By: Jeremiah Chun Wu Chan 3237 reads | 0 comments
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Walk This Path With Us

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Reconciliation Council invites you to witness as we present our calls to action for reconciliation to SFU President Andrew Petter.

By: admin 3667 reads | 0 comments
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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Joint Major

When Tarnjeet Thandi would tell others about her joint major, they tended to wonder how Molecular Biology and Biochemistry could be related to Business Administration. Prior to joining co-op, Tarnjeet sometimes wondered the same. Read her story about clarifying career options through co-op. 

By: Tarnjeet Thandi 3312 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

International Studies

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 3492 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections of an SFU Epigenetics Research Assistant

Co-operative Education

Health Sciences student, Philipp Michaluk disusses the value of searching for co-op positions close to home from his experience as a research assistant at SFU's Epigenetics Laboratory. 

By: Philipp Michaluk 2590 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Embassy of Canada to Thailand

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 3423 reads | 0 comments
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Will a Certificate Help You STAND OUT?

Career Exploration

Thinking about taking a certificate program? Wondering how additional certification could help you in your career? If so, this article is for you.

By: Liu Siyu 3897 reads | 0 comments
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Spend the Day with a Top Canadian CEO

CEOx1Day

An opportuntity to gain unforgettable real world experience, CEO 1 x Day is a chance to step into the shoes of one of Canada's most influential leaders. The application period begins, September 28, 2017.

By: OLC Admin 12119 reads | 0 comments
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Formalized Curiosity: My Research Experience in Reproductive Medicine

Co-op

Have you ever wanted to pursue a Health Research Co-op but didn’t know where to start? Are you fascinated by Reproductive Medicine and Clinical Research? If so then this article is for you. 

By: Miranda Defer 3571 reads | 0 comments
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The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship: An Interview with Ashley Fraser

CBC

Communications Co-op student, Ashley Fraser, spent the summer interning at CBC Radio as part of the coveted Peter Gzowski Internship Program. Ashley shares how she got there and her advice for students pursuing careers in journalism. 

 

By: admin 5379 reads | 0 comments
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