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The Power of an Introvert as a Leader

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Can introverts be outstanding leaders? Check out this article from Des'ree in which she talks about what kind of traits introverts have that can be harnessed for leadership roles.

By: Des'ree Isibor 223 reads | 0 comments
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Four Leadership Lessons That Are Critical to Your Co-op Success

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Follow Gabriel on a journey of self-reflection as he shares with us some of the lessons he's learnt while on a Co-op term at Tranction on Demand.

By: Gabriel Lim 479 reads | 0 comments
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Career Peer Experiences During COVID-19: A Wonderful Opportunity

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Who are SFU’s Career Peers? What was it like to be onboarded and trained remotely? What are they up to on the (virtual) campus this semester? Sharon Gill, a Career Peer at Career & Volunteer Services at SFU, tells us all.

By: Haebin Pan 833 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Co-operative Education

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1852 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

International Experience

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 2081 reads | 0 comments
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Spring “Camping” in Nepal

Leadership

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Marie Purificacion and Tessa Leyland decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Tessa Leyland 5285 reads | 0 comments
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Discover Your Leadership Potential in Passport to Leadership

Health Sciences

Looking for an opportunity to boost your personal development at SFU? Look no further -- the Passport to Leadership workshop series will help you maximize your leadership potential, and is available to all SFU students!

 

By: Zahraa Hawili 16651 reads | 0 comments
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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

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The term leadership has become a buzzword when describing one’s abilities and skillsets, but leadership is an imperative skill that can give you a competitive edge. Matthew offers three ways to convey this skill to employers when looking for work. 

By: Matthew Furtado 14538 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming Globally Engaged

Global Student Centre

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 5553 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Engineering

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 15574 reads | 0 comments
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Inside the Student Learning Commons with the Learning & Writing Peers

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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 8048 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

Peer Programs

The Peer Health Educators, also known as the Health Peers, are an amazing group of students who hold events and workshops to promote various health topics to their peers. I was able to interview a few of the Health Peers to discuss their involvement with the program. Whether you are interested in getting involved or want more information on the types of events held by the Health Peers, keep reading to find out more.

By: Amy (Amandeep) Gill 7930 reads | 0 comments
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Perspective is Everything: Experiences from Training My Replacement

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What happens when you are responsible for training your successor at your co-op job? What about when you are responsible for training your successor knowing that you’ll be returning to the same job the following summer and that their job performance will directly impact you? In this blog post, I share my experiences training my replacement and how this taught me the importance of perspective. 

By: Garrett Hughes 11826 reads | 0 comments
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My Racing Readers Journey

TD Community Engagement Centre

In the short amount of time I volunteered with Racing Readers, I learned a lot about myself. I also realized how much of an influence I could potentially have on others, which pushed me to be even better. This is my journey with the Racing Readers program.  

By: Daljinder Kaler 6795 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Abilities with Developmental Disabilities Association

Personal Development

Since applying to the Kinesiology program at SFU, I knew one day I wanted to work as an Occupational Therapist. I spent time volunteering in recreation-based work, but when it came time to apply for a co-op, I decided to expand into the realm of teaching life skills.

By: Lois Lee 12120 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

ENGAGE

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone.

By: Peggy Chen 25859 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

Study in BC

Coming to a new country thousands of miles from where you grew up and from everything you know is no easy journey. In this award-winning story, SFU Business student Ali Najaf reflects on the past four years since arriving in Canada from Pakistan in 2012, sharing both his challenges and truimphs.  

By: anajaf 5875 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

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Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 7298 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

Career Peers

If you don’t vote, you’re handing your future away to those who will be making decisions on everything from how much you’ll be paying back in student loans and taxes, to what kind of jobs and career opportunities you might find. 

By: Gilbert Chan 19125 reads | 0 comments
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How Do You Engage the World? Start by Engaging in Surrey

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Learn about the Racing Readers program, and discover how you can "engage the world" as a volunteer.

By: Rachel Wong 7110 reads | 0 comments