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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Leadership

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 915 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Leadership

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 1074 reads | 0 comments
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Spring “Camping” in Nepal

International

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 4106 reads | 0 comments
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Discover Your Leadership Potential in Passport to Leadership

Student Development

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 14481 reads | 0 comments
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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

Career Peers

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 12779 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming Globally Engaged

Opportunities

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 4261 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Co-op Reflections

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 14110 reads | 0 comments
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Inside the Student Learning Commons with the Learning & Writing Peers

Learning & Writing Peers

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 6418 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

Volunteering

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 6306 reads | 0 comments
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Perspective is Everything: Experiences from Training My Replacement

perspective

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 10630 reads | 0 comments
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My Racing Readers Journey

SFU Surrey

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 5099 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Abilities with Developmental Disabilities Association

Science

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 10972 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

YWCA

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

By: Peggy Chen 24565 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

Diversity & Inclusion

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 5070 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Life Balance

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 6064 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

Professional Development

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 17767 reads | 0 comments
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How Do You Engage the World? Start by Engaging in Surrey

ENGAGE

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

By: Rachel Wong 5121 reads | 0 comments
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A Typical Day at Racing Readers

Racing Readers

Learn what it is like to volunteer for Racing Readers.  Celina shares her typical day volunteering for the program.

By: Celina Wang 4665 reads | 0 comments
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Be A Leader in Your Club!

Professional Associations and Clubs

Already involved in a club? Why not take it a step further and become a club executive! Loren goes through 4 reasons to consider taking on a leadership role in a student club or association.

By: Loren Catotal 4109 reads | 0 comments
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Owning Your Own Leadership Style

Student Development

Have you ever identified with the leadership characteristics of Donald Trump, Ellen DeGeneres or Barack Obama? Read on to discover where your leadership style falls in regards to these three influential people.

 

By: Nicole Strutt 12323 reads | 0 comments