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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 2809 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 3828 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Co-op

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 3286 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

Co-operative Education

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 3402 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Co-operative Education

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

By: Linh Nguyen 3160 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

RBC

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 2633 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

Co-operative Education

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 5482 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

During the Work Term

See how I faced my fears and worked for a company I never would have imagined working for.

By: Claudia Mathieu 3980 reads | 0 comments
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Traveling with SFU NATO Club Cofounder, Cornel Turdeanu

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 5346 reads | 0 comments
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How Dating is like Interviewing and How to Conquer Both

Co-operative Education

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 4026 reads | 0 comments
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What’s in a Membership? 6 Reasons to Belong to a Professional Association like IABC

IABC

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 4989 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 6087 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

Business

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 4496 reads | 0 comments
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Landing an Engineering Co-op

Applied Sciences

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 5372 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Experience Pays Career Dividends

Publishing

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

By: Justin Wong 2826 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 2663 reads | 0 comments
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I AM ABLE: Bringing Visibility to Disability

Communication

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 2519 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

I am Able

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 11460 reads | 0 comments
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Disclosing Disability

ENGAGE

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 7625 reads | 0 comments
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Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

Disabilities

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 3803 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

careers

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 13677 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 5847 reads | 0 comments
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The First 100 Days of Co-op

Co-operative Education

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 12938 reads | 0 comments
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Keep Sight of Your Purpose

Health Sciences

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 3583 reads | 0 comments
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Walk This Path With Us

Indigenous

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 4263 reads | 0 comments
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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Co-operative Education

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 3661 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Alexander King

Myanmar

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 4048 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 2822 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Global Affairs Canada

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 3991 reads | 0 comments
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Will a Certificate Help You STAND OUT?

Work-Study

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 4455 reads | 0 comments
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