Life Experience

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Does "Not In Demand" = Immoral?

Life Experience

I recently came across an interesting argument. It went something like this: It's immoral to study something that is not in demand according to labour market needs and projections. Here's why I don't think that's true.

By: David Lindskoog 1224 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections on September

September

My schedule over the next two weeks is full. I've given up on the blissful pleasure of having zero emails in my inbox. My throat feels especially raw, and my voice has that soft sort of gratey-ness that only comes from talking too loud and too often. By the end of my work day, I will have consumed at least four cups of coffee. This can only mean one thing: it's September.

By: David Lindskoog 1249 reads | 0 comments
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Intentionality: It's Not A Secret

Intentionality

What do we mean by the word "intentionality"? David examines some helpful - and unhelpful - ways the word has become popular, and how the right intentions can be useful in your career and life.

By: David Lindskoog 1122 reads | 0 comments
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Strike a Balance

CSI Blog

If you are the beginner of yoga, you may find some balancing postures really challenging, such as the tree pose. As for throwing pottery, if your clay is not centered on the wheel when you begin to pull up the piece, it will be off balance.  

By: Jeannie Chong 1301 reads | 0 comments
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Unpaid Internships: Drawing A Moral Line

Career Services

David follows up on his earlier post on unpaid internships, and asks: How do we determine whether an unpaid internship is moral?

By: David Lindskoog 2147 reads | 0 comments
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From Plan To Planning: My Career Shift

Career Services

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 1747 reads | 0 comments
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Hot Digital Media Jobs

Work Search

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 1097 reads | 0 comments
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7 Tips to Succeed at Your Summer Internship

Workplace Success

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 1514 reads | 0 comments
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Is Volunteering on Campus a part of Campus Life?

Life Experience

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 1077 reads | 0 comments
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9 Keys to Success After Graduation

Life Experience

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 1817 reads | 2 comments
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Go Ahead, Contradict Yourself

Life Experience

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 1499 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 1198 reads | 0 comments
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Mentor Your Way

Career Services

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 1400 reads | 0 comments
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Work Towards Your Career, Not an Hourly Wage

Personal 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 966 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience

SFU International

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 1839 reads | 0 comments
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Kevin's Calgary Adventure: A Successful Co-op Story

Calgary

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 2235 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 1]

Jason's Blog

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 763 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 710 reads | 0 comments
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Unpaid Internships: A Systemic Problem

Career Services

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 1505 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Reading List

Personal Development

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 1150 reads | 0 comments