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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

OLC Blog

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 3513 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Career Exploration

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 3134 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

BC Lions

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 2314 reads | 0 comments
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We Deserve More

OLC Blog

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

By: mattpro 3799 reads | 0 comments
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Workplace and the Race Against Time

productivity

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

By: Sugandha Agarwal 2365 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Goldcorp

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 3938 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 3417 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 3125 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Personal Development

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 3806 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

Co-operative Education

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 2428 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Co-operative Education

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. 

 

By: OLC Admin 4628 reads | 0 comments
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Usable Usability: Is Your UX Research Impacting the Product Design Cycle in a Good Way?

UX Research

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 2575 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

Career Exploration

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 4692 reads | 0 comments
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Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

Co-op

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 4425 reads | 0 comments
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A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Arts and Social Sciences

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 3132 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

time management

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 3847 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

work-study program

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 3031 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 2388 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 4147 reads | 0 comments
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Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

Co-operative Education

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 2587 reads | 0 comments
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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

Qmunity

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 3736 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Co-op

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 3692 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

Career Exploration

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 4197 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

ideas

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 3969 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

International

“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 4002 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Personal Development

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

By: Yee Ting Choy 3644 reads | 0 comments
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Is Social Media Bringing you Down?

Mental Health

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 4760 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Seeking Students

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 6689 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 4361 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 4573 reads | 0 comments
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