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Brave-Up on the OLC: No Dream is Easy

Life Experience

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 3107 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Fail First, Succeed Later

Life Experience

Are you scared of failing, whether it's applying for a school or job? Here are 3 things you should know about failures to help you succeed in life.

By: jhyeh 3852 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Game of Thrones Goes To University

Life Experience

What would the characters in A Game of Thrones major in, if they went to a modern day university? I focused on the characters that I found most interesting or noteworthy in my reading of the series - you might have some of your own favourites that I don't get to - I invite you to join in with your own opinions!

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 4829 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Imagination as a Career Skill

CSI Blog

Have you ever thought about how amazing it is that we have the capacity to ​imagine​? What is it that gives me this ability to picture what my future might be like, or for artists to create and portray entire fantastical mental worlds, or for children to spend countless joyful hours pretending to be something or someone else? And what benefit can imagination have on our careers?

By: David Lindskoog, Career Services Advisor 5918 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Self-Reflection As A Source of Transforming Your Life

Life Experience

Self-reflection is all about learning and understanding YOU. Next time you catch yourself daydreaming or find yourself in front of the mirror, ask yourself these questions to transform your life for the better.

By: jhyeh 3406 reads | 0 comments
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The Wisdom of Oprah

Student Development

"I was never given any advice. I had to figure it out for myself. But my best advice is to let your passion lead your purpose." - Solid advice from Oprah Whinfrey, and a subject worth considering when following your own passion.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 6232 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Student Experience Surpasses Expectations

Career Exploration

In Spring 2011, Diana Chan was hired at BCcampus as a Professional Learning and Communications Assistant, learn more about how her work experience has helped to confirm her interests and career plans.

By: Diana Chan 4601 reads | 0 comments
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Danielle's International Co-op Journey: Hope Found in Haiti

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Danielle Jeong's trip to Haiti was a self-exploring and life-changing journey. Read about her work at a local clinic and how this experience challenged herself in ways she did not think was possible, while discovering she is and finding a purpose for her studies at SFU.

By: Danielle Jeong 7401 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Expose Yourself

workplace culture

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in Hong Kong? Yat Li shares with us in this 3-part series on his experience adapting to new cultural and professional norms and standards. Read about how he faced and overcame these challenges for a successful international co-op placement.

By: yatli 7341 reads | 0 comments
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A Once-in-a-lifetime Experience in Ghana: Interning with Projects Abroad

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

In Summer 2010, Cici Chenliu, a Kinesiology student, went to Ghana with Projects Abroad for a month to work as an intern at a local hospital. Check out her life changing experience working in the ward and exploring the beautiful cities of Ghana.

By: Cici Chenliu 10906 reads | 0 comments
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Movin’ on Up: How to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder (Part 2)

career advancement

Is career advancement on your mind? Whether you are a current student, a recent grad, or have been in the workforce for a couple of years, for many of us, improving our position never seems far from our minds. Read on to find out about how you can move up the corporate ladder as a student.

By: Elise Elliot 5198 reads | 0 comments
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Movin’ on Up: How to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder (Part 1)

Co-operative Education

Is career advancement on your mind? Whether you are a current student, a recent grad, or have been in the workforce for a couple of years, for many of us, improving our position never seems far from our minds. Read on to find out about how you can move up the corporate ladder as a student.

By: Elise Elliot 5404 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Feeling Stuck? Put A Halt On It!

Life Experience

You know the feeling of being stuck. Whether in your personal, interpersonal, professional, or any other life, the sense of having fallen out of the groove is always similarly and markedly unpleasant. You're spinning your tires, expending lots of effort with seemingly no forward motion to thank for it. So how do you get out of this funk? Here's a simple strategy for getting "unstuck"

By: David Lindskoog 4511 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Challenge Yourself

Workplace Success

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in Hong Kong? Yat Li shares with us in the last installment of his 3-part series on his experience challenging himself, adapting to cultural differences, norms and work environments as well as overcoming mistakes.

By: yatli 5826 reads | 0 comments
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Serena's Winter Co-op Adventure: Working at Iron Ore Company in Newfoundland

Human Resources

Wondering what it's like to work in HR and in Newfoundland? Read on to learn more about Serena's winter adventure and experience adapting to a new culture, environment and life away from home!

By: Serena Li 8561 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: You're Not An Introvert (And You're Not An Extrovert Either)

Life Experience

When it comes to personality, typology seems an intuitive fit. We like to think of ourselves as defined by neat and tidy categories, like introversion and extroversion. But, while there's definite value in having insight about your own and others' personality, our obsession with putting people into boxes can lead to unhelpful assumptions.

By: David Lindskoog 6577 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Panic: Tips from industry for graduating students

Portfolio

Are you graduating soon and are panicking about job searching in the “real world”? If so, read on to find out what some successful SFU alumni and co-op employers are saying about what grads can do to stand out.

By: Liesl Jurock 4564 reads | 0 comments
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Top Ten: Tips For a Successful Transition

Top Tip Lists

If you've recently graduated, or are about to, the prospect of transitioning from the comfort and predictability of a student lifestyle to the dynamic unpredictability of the world of work can seem daunting.

By: David Lindskoog 6822 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Services & The Dance of Success

Life Experience

My name is Mike & I'm originally from Little Black Bear’s Band in the Treaty #4 area. I am in my final year of a First Nations Studies degree. Our goal is to determine ways in which the Career Services team can better serve the indigenous student population.

By: Mike B 13568 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Peoples' Career Stories

Networking

Listen to our Panel from various walks of life introduce themselves and discuss their backgrounds, their education, the obstacles they have overcome. These Aboriginal representatives are here to answer tell their story and answer your questions.

 

By: SFU Career Services 28249 reads | 0 comments