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The Power of an Introvert as a Leader

Personal Development

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 368 reads | 0 comments
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Four Leadership Lessons That Are Critical to Your Co-op Success

Co-op

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 610 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 960 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Professional Development

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 1900 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Co-operative Education

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 2127 reads | 0 comments
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Spring “Camping” in Nepal

Nepal

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 5342 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 16740 reads | 0 comments
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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

Top Tip Lists

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 14638 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming Globally Engaged

Your Next Co-op

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 5604 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Work Search

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 15688 reads | 0 comments
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Inside the Student Learning Commons with the Learning & Writing Peers

Volunteer Services

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 8101 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

Professional Development

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 8016 reads | 0 comments
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Perspective is Everything: Experiences from Training My Replacement

Co-operative Education

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 11926 reads | 0 comments
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My Racing Readers Journey

Arts and Social Sciences

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 6887 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Abilities with Developmental Disabilities Association

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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 12204 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

Peggy Chen

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

By: Peggy Chen 25945 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

International Student

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 5938 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 7379 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

ENGAGE

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 19234 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 7202 reads | 0 comments