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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

preparation

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 754 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Series

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

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Engaging the World After Co-op

Volunteering

After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 534 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

Co-operative Education

Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 1133 reads | 0 comments
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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

International Co-op

Danielle Jeong, who receives a Governor General’s Silver Medal for her high scholastic achievement, says her SFU co-op experiences, which included a month in Haiti, were “life-changing”.

By: Anonymous 515 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

Workplace Transition

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 1062 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

Personal Development

The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 505 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

transition

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 501 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Co-op

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 1431 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

International

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 864 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

Graduate

Whether you’re a first-year or a fourth-year, you likely have thought about what life will be like after you graduate, and you'll likely have heard some scary things. I'm here to tell you, with some hard work and patience, you don't have to be afraid of the future...

By: Rachel Osterman 1340 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

exchange

Going for exchange or a study abroad trip to a different university and country is a great experience in itself. But to make that experience remarkable, a bit of planning is required.

By: anajaf 1608 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Co-op

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 770 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

communication

During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  

 

By: Bernice Puzon 1092 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Making Mistakes

Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 2160 reads | 0 comments
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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

Volunteering

If you had told me in high school that I would be the leader of a non-profit organization in just a few short years, I probably would have stopped talking to you. And yet, here I am, a President at age 20.

By: Katherine Karr 1381 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Life Experience

CMNSU's second alumni interview mashup is here! Check it out for the best of our alumni's career-advancing tips and strateges, and gain insight into what it takes to get the kind of job that’s right for you.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 5144 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Chance Moments & Career Memories

Opportunities

Have you ever experienced chance moments? It’s not about when you get chance moments, but more about how you respond to them. This is an article about learning about chance moments through the Career Peer Educator Program, as well as a thank you to Career Services for last two years.

By: Stephen Kaita 2369 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad

International Co-op

I was a bit nervous at first about leaving the city life behind, but I soon came to realize that the change would be a great new adventure. I feel incredibly lucky to live abroad in a small town, because I get to experience and immerse myself in a uniquely French culture.

By: Rachel Osterman 1997 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 3 Floors Down

ENGAGE

I’ve worked in the sports industry for ten years, and to this day I still love it. This article is all about growth in one of my athletic sports positions, discussing my personal and professional experience, as well as a thank you letter to a good mentor of mine.

By: Stephen Kaita 1817 reads | 0 comments