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Black Friday & Value(s)

Dave's Diary

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.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Work At A Start-up Company

start-up

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

time management

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. 

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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Working for an International Company

Co-op Reflections

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.

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5 Reasons why volunteering is splendid and how it can reverse the signs of aging.

Professional Development

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 3581 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 5017 reads | 0 comments
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So you want to go to graduate school?

Career Exploration

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 3902 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Making a Successful Transition from School to Work

Work Search

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

Business

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 3869 reads | 0 comments
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Must-know Tips For A University Freshman - Part 1

school transition

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 3161 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome back to the new school year!

Volunteering

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 4554 reads | 0 comments
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Back to School! 5 tips on how to survive and prepare for the new semester!

Tips

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 7629 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 3916 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Positive Thinking

Jason's Blog

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.

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Paying For University: How Far Will You Go?

Life Experience

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 4884 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The Best Question You Can Ask

Career Exploration

"How did you get to be where you are?" It's such a delectable question. I think that's because it's an invitation to tell a story, and we inherently love stories. It's also a tiny risk, as the person so questioned might decline the invitation.

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Dave's Diary: Cultivating Imagination & The Distraction of Logic

CSI Blog

Just think how easy it is for young children to answer the question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Most kids won't hesitate to answer, even if their responses seem unrealistic, even impossible to our imaginatively-impaired minds. Not surprisingly, the answer to that question becomes much more evasive as the natural ease and strength of our imagination fades. Is there a way to get it back?

By: David Lindskoog, Career Services Advisor 5029 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Not An Expert, Don't Want To Be

Life Experience

Have a cold? Take this medicine. Feeling sad? Take these pills. Not sure what to do with your life? Find someone to give you the answer. Anything will do, as long as it doesn't involve a significant personal investment of our own time, effort, or mental energy - after all, we've got better things to do.

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 4397 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: 5 Things to Tell Yourself Everyday

positive self talk

Every day presents you with numerous opportunities to learn and improve yourself. Here are 5 tips to maximize every moment of your day to live your life to the fullest.

By: jhyeh 2983 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: No Dream is Easy

dream

Do you dream about what your future life or career will look like? Are you scared that people will laugh at these dreams? Hear what Jason has to say about this and his advice on making your dreams happen.

By: jhyeh 3053 reads | 0 comments