Jien I am Able Blog Lead Image

Photo Credit: Salathiel Wells    

I AM ABLE: From Art to Advocacy, an Insider’s View of Students Living with a Disability

[BLOG POSTING]

'Til We Meet Again

Convocation Reflections

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

By: Jien Hilario 388 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

#Goals: Lessons from Bo Sanchez

Career Exploration

Having a goal allows us to take aim and move forward. Jien, shares lessons in goal-setting from Bo Sanchez's How to Conquer your Goliaths. 

By: Jien Hilario 286 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Right Versus the Wrong: Career Lessons from Johnny Bunko

Work Search

Success does not follow a linear path and neither will your career. Jien, shares some fundamental lessons from "the last career guide you'll ever need."

By: Jien Hilario 271 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Finding Your Calling: With Anisa Mottahed

I am Able

When searching for your path, sometimes the best tool to help you find your way is to listen to other's stories. Jien, sits down with Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor Anisa Mottahed to learn how she found her calling. 

By: Jien Hilario 361 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

Work Search

How do you know if a job posting is legit? After applying to over 100 jobs, Jien has a few tips to help you decode that job posting. 

By: Jien Hilario 458 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

mentor

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 1031 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

federal government

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 1518 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

I am Able

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 1857 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

Volunteer

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 1875 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

I AM ABLE: Bringing Visibility to Disability

Mental Health

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 416 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

What’s in a Name? How I Came to Terms With Labelling Myself as a Person With a Disability

disability

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 9734 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Disclosing Disability

Mental Health

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 2856 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Nondisabled Privilege: What is it?

personal experience

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 1720 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

How Volunteering Helped Me Expand My Career Options

education exploration

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 11120 reads | 0 comments