Editor's Pick

FEATURED POSTINGS

[BLOG POSTING]

5 Tips on Expanding your Responsibilities and Taking Initiative on Your Work Term

Co-operative Education

During her second co-op work term, Emily learned many ways to take on a larger workload and add new skills to her resume. Here are five tips to take initiative in the work place in order to better both your own and your employers' experience. Taking on new and different tasks at work can improve your team productivity, increase what you take away from the term, impress your supervisor, and make your days go by more quickly. 

By: Emily Byam 6009 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

Clubs

While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 11645 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Becoming Globally Engaged

Leadership

Being an international student at SFU is not easy as there aren't many opportunities to meet other students. The Global Student Centre welcomes all, hosting events that bring students together to celebrate diversity and create intercultural awareness. 

By: Tola Adetona 4406 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Reconciliation at INAC: Towards a Renewed Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Opportunities

As someone who has always been passionately engaged with both political and social issues, a job with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada checked two very important boxes. Little did I know, it would teach me much more than I could have ever expected. 

By: Michelle Raine 6898 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

5 Ways to Avoid the Long Distance Travel Blues

advice

A long bus or plane ride is associated with awkward social situations, a lack of food options, the weird tiny bathroom in the back, and of course, trying not to become mind-numbingly bored.  I’ve investigated past personal experiences to build a survival guide to avoid the long-distance travel blues.

By: Daniel Frolick 16629 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

Indigenous Co-op

Ever wondered what it would be like working for one of the big four accounting firms? Cameron shares his insight into working for PwC and their Audit and Assurance division, including key responsibilities and advice to help you succeed!

By: Cameron Axenty 9698 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Choosing Whether to Extend Your Co-op Placement? 6 Tips to Help You Make the Decision

advice

A couple months into your Co-op placement and your manager comes up to you and asks you to stay and work with them for another semester? What do you do? If you’re having a hard time deciding, Michelle Raine is here to offer her six tips in helping you decide whether or not to take that extension.

By: Michelle Raine 4632 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Getting the Most Out of Your Work Term: Nine Tips for Success

Workplace Success

Jordan began his co-op at TELUS with a limited skillset and a lack of experience. Eight months later, he left TELUS with more than he could have imagined. In this blog post, he shares nine tips that helped him find success during his work term. 

By: Jordan Eng 13664 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Co-operative Education

Do you thrive on innovation and creativity? Enjoy developing ground-up software solutions? If so, IBM’s Extreme Blue internship is for you. It is where business, innovation, research, and software development meet to provide solutions to satisfy business needs. Read on to learn about Warunika’s experience as an Extreme Blue intern in software development.

By: Warunika Ranaweera 15024 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

deciding on a career

Choosing a career is not about selecting an archetype (like ‘lawyer’, or ‘doctor’, or ‘teacher’), but about exploring who you are, what your skill set is, and what type of career will be a good fit for you. In this blog, I talk about letting go of the pressure to have it all figured out, and to instead embrace different ideas and explore different options to find a career that fits. 

By: Claire Wallace 14919 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

An Interview with Alley Theatre

arts

The Professional Development Coordinator at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts interviews Daniel Arnold and Marisa Emma Smith from Alley Theatre about the company, their interest in working with students and advice for emerging artists.

By: Chelsea Hunter 12547 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

IMS: A Beacon of Light for Petite Prospective Physiotherapists

Science

Have you thought about physiotherapy as a career option, or as part of your plan to rid your body of aches or pains? This article focuses on my own personal experiences with Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) at my co-op placement, and how it has affected my back pain as well as my future in physiotherapy. 

By: Sereen Hon 3256 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

5 Important Lessons I Learned From My First Co-op

Pedorthics

Nervous about your first co-op job? Don’t be! These five tips will help prepare you for success and boost your confidence levels in no time. Keep calm & read on!

By: Ellen Lu 7314 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

6 Reasons Why We Like Research

BC Cancer Agency’s Genome Sciences Centre

The department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) will be hosting its 8th Annual Research Day on Friday, March 31. Twelve BPK undergraduate students were asked a simple question: What do you like about research? After compiling all of their responses, I present to you six reasons why we like research!

By: Olivia Aguiar 8023 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

What Does a Student Kinesiologist Do, Anyways?

Co-operative Education

Looking through co-op job postings and have no idea what a job as a Student Kinesiologist entails? I didn’t either. Now that I’ve worked as one, I’m here to shine some light on the subject. 

By: Andrea Forer 15149 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

10 Tips for Working with Seniors

Co-op

For some, seniors can be intimidating and difficult to work with. However, after working as a Student Kinesiologist with 6-8 different clients on a daily basis, I have compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks to help anyone working with seniors in any context, not just kinesiology.  

By: Matthew Butt 13609 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

From Retail to Public Servant: a Learning Curve

Co-operative Education

The RCMP is a sought out employer for criminology students. If your main experience to date is in the retail sector, then there is a lot to discover about interviewing and working in the Public Service. Danika shares her experience moving from retail to working for the RCMP. 

By: Danika Plante Mahnic 14215 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

My Co-op Experience as an International Student

international student

As an international student Ha Na had the reality of high tuition, no work experience and challenges in finding employment.  She decided co-op was the solution to learn professional work search skills and gain related employment while attending university.  She shares her challenges and successes along the way.

 

By: Ha Na Ryu 5937 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Seeking Students

Having been involved in recruitment and on-boarding processes, discussions with managers and engineering recruitment teams, I share my experiences in recruitment and career development to give you insight into what employers are looking for. 

By: Paul Vu 14260 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Design

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 5604 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Videography: From Hobby to Career

Health Care

Something that first starts out as a hobby may eventually grow into a highly tangible skill that is valued in the eyes of potential employers. For Jessica, she never considered her ability to create stories from videos would be good enough to pursue a career in it. But that all changed when Vancouver Coastal Health called and offered her a position as a videographer.

By: Jessica Fan 5488 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

Myanmar

Take a deep breath. Look around you. Everyone has uncertainties! However, embracing your uncomfortable and uncertain situation is the first step to discovering yourself.  

By: Richard Han 5611 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Volunteering during your Non-Profit Co-op is Valuable

Working Students

Working for a non-profit organization may not always be on the radar for co-op students. However, the chance to support diverse communities throughout the Lower Mainland can be an extremely rewarding experience. For Rachael, the chance to volunteer with Union Gospel Mission’s Streetlight program, while working for the organization at the same time, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. 

 

By: Rachael Allen 4122 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

Life Experience

SFU has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders (LBB) initiative to inspire more students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. Learn more about this initiative and what is means for you! 

By: Justin Wong 3963 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Inside the Student Learning Commons with the Learning & Writing Peers

Arts and Social Sciences

Ever needed help with writing a paper? The Student Learning Commons is the place to go. I’m a passionate Learning & Writing Peer Educator. Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like.

By: Howard Chai 6609 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Anatomy Fashion Show Highlights the Intricacies of the Human Body

Fundraising

After a successful event in 2016, the SFU chapter of the co-ed international medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, will be hosting a second annual Anatomy Fashion Show on March 4th, 2017. This event is being organized by passionate pre-medical students who wish to raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital by putting on a creative, entertaining, and interactive event. Monique, the chair of the organizing committee, shares more information about the event in this article. 

By: Amy Gill 7423 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

My Co-op Preventing Seniors from Falling

Falls Prevention Clinic

Every 10 minutes a senior is hospitalized from a fall—a preventable cause of injury and death among seniors. I joined the Fraser Health Patient Safety and Injury Prevention team as part of their multidisciplinary program to prevent seniors from falling. Continue reading to learn more about my co-op experience! 

By: Megan Widmer 4844 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Life Experience

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 4120 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

Personal Development

The distinct ping of a notification at work often leads to a reflexive action in many of us. Do it, check the email. Sasha Zalyvadna shares her experience on how to combat the need to check work emails more often than one probably should.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 5355 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Overcoming Cultural Pressures in University: A Personal Journey

Life Balance

Being a university student in pursuit of a career is not easy, but when you factor in the pressures you face from your family, culture, and surrounding environment, it can become even tougher. This post tells the story of one student who dealt with overcoming these pressures and discovered something they loved to do.

By: Henna Pahal 6361 reads | 0 comments
Syndicate content

Syndicate

Syndicate content