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Reconciliation at INAC: Towards a Renewed Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Professional Development

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 1298 reads | 0 comments
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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

Accounting

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 1862 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

self directed work search

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 5783 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

Co-op

In this blog, I take you through my personal life story from immigrating to Canada, working and living in a rural First Nations community, to finding a sense of belonging and a second identity, which has forever changed the way I will view the world.

By: Richard Han 8818 reads | 0 comments
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Invest in the Unexpected: Why You Should Join Co-op and Share Your Story with the OLC

Professional Development

Taylor joined SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator, Trina Setah, as a Work-Study student to help promote co-op to SFU’s Indigenous community. Read about Taylor’s personal experience with co-op, and why she thinks you should join too.

By: Taylor McKinney 4725 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Meet Trina Setah

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Meet Trina Setah, Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator! In part one of this two-part series, Trina introduces herself, her backgound and discusses her own personal journey into this role at SFU. She also speaks about the role itself and what she enjoys most about working in the co-op program.  

By: Trina Setah 11611 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Co-op for Aboriginal Students

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Trina Setah is Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator. In the second and final part of this two-part series, Trina talks co-op and employment for Aboriginal students at SFU, the benefits and challenges as well as how to get involved in SFU's reputable co-op program. 

By: Trina Setah 8746 reads | 0 comments
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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous Career

The 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day at the SFU Burnaby campus was a huge success! Here is a recap of the event.

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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

First Nations Health Authority

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

By: Michael Sandrin 7985 reads | 0 comments
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John Howard Society - Hobden House

John Howard Society

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.

By: Theresa John 6264 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Chris Macklin

Indigenous

I’ve always had a passion for helping people. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure how to apply this passion. 

By: Chris Macklin 1439 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Trina Setah

Indigenous

"In all of my years, I worked to be well known, respected and network with many people.  Those networks proved to be worth-while as I worked my way up the ladder.  It pays to make good connections that has strategically helped me out when I needed them." 

By: Trina Setah 5268 reads | 0 comments
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Community Engagement Clarifies Career Choice

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Meet Lindsay Wainwright, 32, who has already completed her second year of medical school at UBC even though she is just graduating with her SFU B.Sc. this June. 

By: Diane Mar-Nicolle 12496 reads | 0 comments
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First Nations Student Association: Meet Some of the Board

Indigenous Co-op

Hear some of the backgrounds and aspirations of the First Nations Student Association board members. A showcase of the diversity within the student led organization here at SFU. 

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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

IBM Canada

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the final 15 presenters.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7545 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteer on Campus at SFU?

Science

Lindsay enjoys helping people achieve their goals and this experience has allowed her to follow and achieve her passion of improving services available to Indigenous students and potentially their overall academic success. Learn more about her experiences...

By: Lindsay Wainwright 5823 reads | 0 comments
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My Eye-Opening Experience

Arts and Social Sciences

Even before the first month of my one year co-op contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) was over, I knew that my co-op experience was going to be different from what I had ever suspected I was getting myself into.

By: Gregory O’Brien 713 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Mike, SFU Alumni

Cree

"I have no solid plans for the future and I love it...I know that every experience that I have had, every failed plan, was really an excellent mistake that gave me the skills I need to handle any situation that gets thrown my way in the future." 

By: Mike B 3657 reads | 0 comments
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