LIFE EXPERIENCE

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How my Co-op Job Stopped me from Apologizing (Especially When I Really Don’t Need to)

Communication, Art and Technology

See how co-op student Marielle Juan learned how to break the cycle of over-apologizing from her first Co-op job experience. 

By: Marielle Juan 577 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask for More Out of Your Position

Professional Development

Deriving inspriation from her first post, "4 Reasons You Won't Regret Working in Customer Service", Sydney is back and ready to share more knowledge with you from her time in retail. In this article, you'll find Sydney's strategy for negotiating wage raises, work-term extensions and permanent positions. 

By: Sydney Dahl 273 reads | 0 comments
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15 Amazing Perks of Being an SFU Student

career education

Not many people know about all the perks of being an SFU student, such as huge discounts, free access to normally paid services, and cheaper subscriptions to popular products. Here is a list of everything you can take advantage of as an SFU student!

 

By: Emily Feng 1974 reads | 0 comments
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Planning Death in the Era of COVID-19

Co-op

Like any other person, we have all thought about death at least once in our lives. Join Paneet in this honest conversation about end-of-life issues and what to do when such a tragic but inevitable discussion arises amongst loved ones. In this article, Paneet provides helpful advice and carefully selected resources to ease in to the conversation and to help prepare for the unpredictability of life.

By: Paneet Gill 688 reads | 0 comments
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Online Dating and Keeping Safe

Top Tip Lists

The pandemic has made online dating a more popular way of meeting new people. While online dating is a great way to e-meet new people, you might also find yourself in potentially uncomfortable situations with strangers. Read on to learn more about which red flags the Health Peers recommend keeping a keen eye out for. 

By: Health Peers 2051 reads | 0 comments
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Digital Flourishing: How to Support Your Well-being in a Digital World

Academic Success

Digital technology has become a staple in all aspects of our daily lives. As a result, it is necessary to embed practices and boundaries that promote mindful usages of technology. Check out Health & Counselling Services’ tips on how to support your well-being in this digital world.

By: SFU Health and Counselling 2393 reads | 0 comments
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An Open Letter To My Chronic Pain

Health Peers

Diana Smith pens a series of poignant and moving letters addressed to her chronic pain. A must-read to better understand from a personal perspective what it is like to live with chronic pain.

By: Diana Smith 1180 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of the Dumps and Back on the Hunt in a COVID Job Market

ENGAGE

Getting a job at a grocery store was definitely not what I was expecting to do with my last summer before graduation. I had big plans to apply to marketing and communications student positions and to make the most out of my education and off-time to get relevant experience, but when COVID-19 hit, I knew I just needed a job in general.

By: Keely Rammage-Scott 1607 reads | 0 comments
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Cultural Competence and Working Abroad

Business

Have you landed an International Co-op work-term and begun preparing for your semester abroad? Surely, you have done your research and are aware of the cultural differences and nuances between where you are going, and your home country? If you haven’t, have no fear! This article is meant to help you understand the basic tips and tricks to adjust to the cultural differences in your new workplace, making your transition much easier.

By: Gursahib Gill 1024 reads | 0 comments
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Table for One Please!: Solo Travelling Abroad

Co-op

Have you ever considered travelling alone? Does it make your nervous? Well, you are not alone. There are many benefits to travelling alone and what better way to experience another country and culture than through a short-term International Co-op term? Read on to learn some tips & tricks when travelling alone.

By: Gursahib Gill 977 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Things I Learned Working With The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Co-op

The transition from a normal part-time job to a full-time, career-defining position is not always easy. Read on to find out how Hayley faces her challenges as well as providing 5 valuable strategies to make the most of your co-op experience.

By: Hayley Patrus 1299 reads | 0 comments
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Dear younger self: Never give away your power.

Life Experience

Taking steps to prioritize your financial wellness can set you up for better overall wellness.

By: Lily Zhao 2076 reads | 0 comments
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Adventurous Vibes: Your Guide to an Incredible Study Experience in Canada

Engage

Are you thinking of studying in Canada? Are you about to arrive or have recently landed? Make the most of your experience with these tips for studying abroad.

By: admin 3515 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

BlackBerry

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 1991 reads | 0 comments
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Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling

Australia

What does it mean to be alone but not lonely? Grace Chang talks about self-discovery, studying abroad and her adventures in Australia.

By: Grace Chang 2637 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Professional Development

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 5936 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

multicultural

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 3812 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

Community Engagement

We must acknowledge autonomy for Indigenous Students in an academic setting, we are not in your classes to teach them, and we are not able to speak on behalf of every Indigenous community.

By: mattpro 5465 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

Indigenous Community

When women return to the drum, this is when our nations begin to heal

By: Maddi G 4307 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Life Balance

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 4999 reads | 0 comments