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Blow Your Mind: Volunteer at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

ENGAGE

Lauren knows how to get you into an awesome performing arts festival and how to hook yourself up with some free swag there! Read on to find out more about the benefits of volunteering with the PuSh festival.

By: Lauren Kresowaty 5108 reads | 0 comments
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Final Exams: Learning Through Teaching

CSI Blog

Final exams are coming up, and many students are starting to hole up in the library. Most are familiar with studying for exams, by reading textbooks, listening to lectures, or participating in study sessions. Yet, there is another way to learn a subject, and that is to teach it. As they say, you do not know any subject well unless you are able to teach it to someone else!

By: Mike Wong 3950 reads | 0 comments
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My Volunteer Experience at SFU International Services for Students

Personal Development

Ever wondered about volunteering with the International community with leaving the country? Find out about Karen's personal experiences volunteering for the SFU International Services for Students (ISS) and Canadian Language Cultural Studies.

By: Karen C 4618 reads | 0 comments
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Your 101 Guide on Working Out-of Province

relocation

While it is difficult to secure a co-op or internship placement in today’s declining job market, out-of-province work experience is even harder to come by. If you are going to relocate soon or are thinking about doing an out-of-province co-op or internship, here are some must-know tips and information to help you make the transition smoothly and successfully!

By: Dennis Chen 4981 reads | 0 comments
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5 Must-know Tips for Successful Job Search

internship

Finding a job after graduation is definitely a nerve-wrecking thought and thing to do. However, with some preparation and tips in advance, job searching can become less tedious. Find out how you can prepare for job searching and what you should expect during your job seeking journey!

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Black Friday & Value(s)

Values

Today is Black Friday - the frenzied "first day" of holiday shopping following Thanksgiving day in the States. So naturally, value is on a lot of people's minds, as stores are now known to drop prices so low that shoppers have literally killed each other in an effort to save money. But it's another kind of value that motivated this article.

By: dlindsko 4076 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work At A Start-up Company

Career Exploration

Today, it is fairly difficult for students or new graduates to successfully find an internship, co-op or full-time position. However, start-up companies create a majority of employment in B.C., making them a perfect place for you to set your foot in the door in the industry you want to work in.

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Time Management On the Job

Life Experience

Having a difficult time completing your tasks on time at school or work? Natalie has 3 must-know time management tips to help you manage your time better and work more productively. 

By: npope 6386 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Working for an International Company

Co-operative Education

Working for an international organization has its perks and challenges. Check out what Natalie thinks are the most interesting aspects working for a global company and how she overcomes the challenges she encounters on the job.

By: npope 5385 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why volunteering is splendid and how it can reverse the signs of aging.

Top Tip Lists

Find out the 5 reasons Alex has for why volunteering is splendid! Figure out ways to get great experience and skills for your resume that won't cost you a dime. Also discover how volunteering can reverse the signs of aging...

By: Alexandra Lowe 3829 reads | 0 comments
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Quarter-Life Crisis: It's Real

CSI Blog

It's no secret that young people entering the workforce today are facing very different challenges than generations past. "Quarter-life crisis" emerged to describe the experiences many young people were going through as they struggled to establish themselves in adulthood. But what does this phrase really mean?

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 5425 reads | 0 comments
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So you want to go to graduate school?

Life Experience

Grad school...hmm? Should you go to graduate school right away, or is waiting and going travelling or to work right for you? You want to make sure you make the best decision for yourself. There are many factors that go into your decision, both personal and external ones, such as what your research interests are, if you want to stay close to home or move away, as well as your experience and most of all, your GPA. You face pressure from parents, and most of all, yourself.

By: Mike Wong 4306 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Making a Successful Transition from School to Work

Workplace Transition

Students are often hoping to quickly graduate and find the job of their dreams, but school and work can be extremely different and the gap can be fairly difficult for some to adapt to. Here are five tips to help you prepare for the work force! 

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Must-know Tips For A University Freshman - Part 2

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Making the transition from high school to university can be exciting but difficult, check out some useful tips and advice from a senior student so you can make the most out of your first year at SFU!

By: Dennis Chen 4354 reads | 0 comments
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Must-know Tips For A University Freshman - Part 1

Life Experience

Making the transition from high school to university can be exciting but difficult, check out some useful tips and advice from a senior student so you can make the most out of your first year at SFU!

By: Dennis Chen 3590 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome back to the new school year!

Professional Development

With a new semester means that you can turn over a fresh leaf, start new, as it is essentially a fresh start to the academic mindset. Forget whatever happened in the previous semesters; it is now time to think about the future and how to make the best of the new year, so here are some tips to get motivated and engaged!

By: Mike Wong 4934 reads | 0 comments
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Back to School! 5 tips on how to survive and prepare for the new semester!

CSI Blog

September is here, and as you are busy checking where your classes are and how much coffee you are going to buy for the next four months, it can be difficult to get back into the school routine. This is where we come in, so here is a list of useful tips and tricks to help start the year off right!

By: Mike Wong 8215 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Why Absurd And Illogical Ideas Matter

Creativity

Einstein glorified human experience as the ultimate knowledge for a very good reason. From a very young age, our brain has been setting up patterns to categorize and organize our experiences. However these patterns, which create many of our societal norms, actually inhibit our creativity. This is where absurd and illogical ideas come in – yes, that person in meetings with "strange" ideas may very well be the next Einstein.

By: jhyeh 4295 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Positive Thinking

Life Experience

The saying, “Everyone is a critic”, is not an incorrect statement. Criticism, judgement and negative thinking are very much a part of the qualities that allowed us to survive hundreds of years ago. However, the prevalence of these qualities are greater in our current time, but not for the same reasons. In order for us to personally progress ourselves, we must shift our negative tendency and adopt a more positive perspective.

By: jhyeh 4060 reads | 0 comments
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Paying For University: How Far Will You Go?

CSI Blog

As long as the fundamental issue of unequal access to university exists, there will continue to be students who elect to go to less than glamorous lengths to pay for school. Recently, the adult entertainment industry commented that they might look to the universities as a means to recruit exotic dancers. Where is the problem coming from, and where do we draw the line at what we would do to pay for school?

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 5222 reads | 0 comments