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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

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Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 3807 reads | 0 comments
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Enhanced Sonograms & Patient Empowerment

Co-operative Education

Yasmin Khalili had her career mapped out way before she came to SFU, but the experience of coming to university and enrolling in the co-op program demonstrated that there are hundreds of paths and opporunities one can follow.

By: Yasmin Khalili 4141 reads | 0 comments
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Unsettling Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Committee convened in 2008, reconciliation has been an issue on many minds but what is reconciliation? Here, three community members explore some of the issues and realities behind reconciliation. 

By: Maddi Grier, Heather Jude and Athena Sfikas 3964 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

Disabilities

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

By: Jien Hilario 3421 reads | 0 comments
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How to be an Active Bystander

SVSPO

A few months ago, my mum and I were out late one evening walking our dog. We walked down a dimly lit, quiet street, and saw a shadow in the distance.

By: Harpreet Mander 3644 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Business

Have you ever wondered if extending gradutation to take part in co-op is really worth it? Find out by checking out Mark's final co-op reflection as he looks back on four co-op terms. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 3206 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

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Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 3609 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

SFU Health Promotion

Have you ever wondered how university contributes to your mental health? In this article, Makshada shares what she learned about SFU's actions to promote mental health and student well-being during her co-op term with SFU Health Promotion 

By: Makshada Kowlessur 3863 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

Business

Every experience provides the opportunity to go above and beyond. Here, Beedie Business student Jared Chiu shares how he seized the opportunity to grow his role, and how you can too. 

By: Jared Chiu 2885 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Mistakes

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 7984 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

Career Exploration

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 5606 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective

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Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

By: Aynsley Pescitelli 2979 reads | 0 comments
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What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Peer Education

Two packs of fruit snacks and other ways to make someone's day - from Jan 22nd to 29th, students explored questions around mental health and actions for thriving during SFU Thrive Week.

By: Javairia Raza 3427 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

Co-op Reflections

Don’t limit yourself and be active in asking to take on projects beyond the job description. Some insights from Christy’s co-op at TELUS.

By: Christy Liu 3698 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Co-op Reflections

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 3235 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

Business

Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 2406 reads | 0 comments
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We Deserve More

Justice for Tina

We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.

By: mattpro 3907 reads | 0 comments
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Workplace and the Race Against Time

Communication, Art and Technology

Master's of Communication student, Sugandha Agarwal shares her tips for time-management and workplace productivity. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 2496 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Co-op Reflections

An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 4054 reads | 0 comments
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Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

City of Surrey

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 3593 reads | 0 comments
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Get Your Side Hustle On: A Student's Guide to Part-Time Work

Work-Study

As she puts it, grad student Srijani Datta has been a student for most of her life. To support her love of academia she has worked as a reporter, tutor, translator, transcriber, and content writer. Develop your own side-hustle with her tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 3239 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Convocation Reflections

Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 4017 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

Co-op Reflections

Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 2525 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Co-op Reflections

Derek Woo traveled to Hong Kong for co-op with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. To keep in touch, he sent postcards home, sharing each leg of his journey as he traversed one of the world's most bustling cities. 

 

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Usable Usability: Is Your UX Research Impacting the Product Design Cycle in a Good Way?

Co-op Reflections

Are you an aspiring UX Researcher? Fourth-year SIAT student and UX Researcher at Samsung, Alireza Mogharrab, shares key tips for creating effective usability studies. 

By: Alireza Mogharrab 2646 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

Diversity & Inclusion

It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

By: Jien Hilario 4856 reads | 0 comments
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Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

Environment

For her second co-op, Environmental Science student Tegan Gallilee-Lang ventured out to the Greater Vancouver Zoo to assist the Fraser Valley Wetlands Wildlife Project. Read about her adventures on the job and her new animal friends!

By: Tegan Gallilee-Lang 4496 reads | 0 comments
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A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Career Exploration

Surviving in a trading fort in the wild west now known as British Columbia was tough in the 1800s. A time when 9 out of 10 of your meals would have been salmon and potatoes and grocery shopping would mean bringing a musket into the woods. Alexis, shares what she learned about surviving the 1800s. 

By: Alexis Chan 3320 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

It is easy to become stressed in an unfamiliar and fast-pace working environment, no matter which field you are in, but good strategies can help you reduce stress and learn to work more efficiently. Mi Zhou shares her tips from her co-op with OSI Maritime Systems. 

By: Mi Zhou 4317 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Co-op

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 3150 reads | 0 comments
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