Life Experience

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From Plan To Planning: My Career Shift

CSI Blog

My plan was all set, my classes were all chosen and off I went to continue with my education. I didn't talk to anyone working in the field and I didn't know what I might be in for. Big mistake.

By: Maryland Quijada 786 reads | 0 comments
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Hot Digital Media Jobs

Social Media

Are you interested in Digital Media? If yes, why not turn your interest into a career? There are many Digital Media career options available nowadays. You may be surprised at the careers that match your interests and relate to many of the things you want to do!

By: Jeannie Chong 612 reads | 0 comments
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7 Tips to Succeed at Your Summer Internship

Professional Development

Summer is just right on the horizon. Instead of going to school or the beach, many students choose to do an internship during summer in order to gain work experience and learn new skills. So, how can you make the most out of your summer internship?

By: Jeannie Chong 869 reads | 0 comments
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Is Volunteering on Campus a part of Campus Life?

Volunteering

Find out how volunteering can help you become more engaged with your University! Rebekah shares her personal experience and why you should get involved too.

By: Rebekah Abebe 571 reads | 0 comments
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9 Keys to Success After Graduation

Professional Development

With all the hard work and perseverance over four years (or more), graduation is a joyful and special time full of recognitions and anticipations. In other words, you have to get ready to the competitive world and say goodbye to your comfort zone. 

By: Jeannie Chong 1254 reads | 2 comments
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Go Ahead, Contradict Yourself

Contradiction

Life is full of contradictions, especially when emotions are taken into account - and careers for that matter. This isn't always easy to acknowledge, and it can be incredibly difficult to act on, but it's also an inescapable fact of life, and as such, of career development. So go ahead, contradict yourself.

By: David Lindskoog 835 reads | 0 comments
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Does Humour Work At Work?

Life Experience

Do you have a sense of humour? Do you believe that humour at work helps you improve productivity, boost morale or even breed creativity?

By: Jeannie Chong 776 reads | 0 comments
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Mentor Your Way

Life Experience

Do you know what Bill Gates, Yves Saint Laurent, and Plato have in common? They all had incredible mentors. Whether you’re beginning your career journey or you are well on your way, it is always nice to have someone along for the ride who can provide you guidance, support, and wisdom.

By: Jeannie Chong 842 reads | 0 comments
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Work Towards Your Career, Not an Hourly Wage

Professional Development

Taking summer courses or working for the summer? Thinking about what to do during summer? Why not spend some time volunteering? You’ll be surprised about how much you can gain from a valuable volunteer experience.

By: Jeannie Chong 692 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience

Bolivia

Jeannette Friesen went to Bolvia with the Students for Development program, where she worked with the Solidarity and Free Trade Movement. While there she learned about the importance of culture and came home more motivated then ever to pursue her goals in international relations.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 853 reads | 0 comments
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Kevin's Calgary Adventure: A Successful Co-op Story

Workplace Success

Wondering what you can do with your degree and career? Read on to find out how Engineering Science student Kevin McNiece's co-op placement with SNC-Lavalin has helped him find his career passions while gaining the skills required to secure his dream job in today's competitive job market.

By: Kevin McNiece 1248 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 1]

Life Balance

As we continue our journey through life, we experience a myriad of events, emotions, and people. Some of these we bump into regularly because of their worth. Here are 15 things you should keep doing no matter what.

By: jhyeh 392 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 2]

Jason's Blog

As we continue our journey through life, we constantly pick up new skills, knowledge and advice. But some of them we encounter over and over again because of their universal importance. Here is Part 2 of 15 things you should keep doing no matter what.

By: jhyeh 323 reads | 0 comments
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Unpaid Internships: A Systemic Problem

Social Justice

The topic of unpaid internships has been a hot item in the news recently. It may not come as a surprise, but I have a big problem with unpaid internships - it just may not be for the reason you think.

By: David Lindskoog 952 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Reading List

CSI Blog

Summer! The one word that every Vancouverite perks up to every time they hear the word mentioned.  With exams just around the corner and the semester ending, everyone is surely looking forward to the end of the month so that they can start their summer plans. However, don’t let your brain rot away by not reading.

By: Mike Wong 577 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Summer

Volunteering

The days are getting longer and the sunshine is calling you outside.  Your final exams are wrapping up and the feelings of euphoria begin to transform into a mixture of boredom and uncertainty and even you begin to question what the next four months will look like, or longer if this Spring semester was your last.  But Summer 2013 could be so much more for you, and your resume.

By: Liz Kennedy 758 reads | 0 comments
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TEDxChange

Volunteer Services

Learn all about the TEDxChange 2013 conference that is delving into the ideology of "positive disruptions." Read on to find out more on TedxChange!

By: Selva B. 577 reads | 0 comments
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Engaged Student of the Week: Shantelle Medel

Engagement Peers

Learn all about the engaged student of the week; Shantelle! Find out how she engages with SFU and the community by reading on.

By: Felice Rafael 623 reads | 0 comments
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Peer Stories: Learning and Writing Peers

Learning & Writing Peers

Read about s student's personal experience as a SFU peer! Applications are now available on myinvolvement.sfu.ca

By: Sara 586 reads | 0 comments
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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Life Balance

What can we take from the "smaller" things that we love? Often, they bring our lives tremendous amounts of meaning. It's important to acknowledge that work isn't the only area of life that we can derive meaning or fulfill our values.

By: David Lindskoog 765 reads | 0 comments