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Building Your Own Business

Workplace Transition

Have you always been someone who has had innovative ideas? Likes to take charge in a group and wants to be their own boss? Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business could be right for you! Fortunately SFU offers many resources and opportunities for current students and recent alumni.

By: Nicole Strutt 2236 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: A Retrospective

Dave's Diary

I thought it might be fun to revisit some of my favourite articles from the past four-ish years, with a brief excerpt from each. I hope you get as much out of remembering them as I have!

By: David Lindskoog 2707 reads | 0 comments
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Saying Goodbye At Work: This Time It's Personal

CSI Blog

Leaving a position, an organization, and a field - especially one as positive as I've been in these last 4 or 5 years - always inspires mixed emotions. Excited, terrified, iinspired, sad, nostalgic - all are a part of saying goodbye. Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 3746 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Reestablishing (Old) Relationships

Professional Connections

How do you reestablish old relationships you’ve lost touch with? Everyone changes, but the memories we have with people of years past are still there. This is an article on rebuilding broken networks and reconnecting with past personal and professional relationships.

By: skaita 3416 reads | 0 comments
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Top 4 Tips to Create a Strong Presence Online

CSI Blog

Wondering what alternative ways are out there to create a personal brand for yourself or to find a job? Developing a strong presence online can help you to achieve these goals! Read on to discover the top tips to help you create a strong presence online. 

By: Nicole Strutt 3741 reads | 0 comments
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Career Change: Try Something New!

Career Peers

How can you get into a different industry than what you studied? Emy Sun studied electronics and later got a job at Microsoft as a software engineer. Find how how she made the transition and what it took to make it happen.

By: Jingya Wang 2933 reads | 0 comments
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Top Government Summer Jobs for Students

FSWEP

Whether you are a political science major or just interested in politics or working for the government, there are a variety of summer job opportunities available for students. Read on to discover what job opportunities are available for you for Summer 2014!

By: Nicole Strutt 6916 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

Work Search

Working in the non-profit sector may be associated with myths such as there's no room for upward movement, limited responsibilities, and that there are not many opportunities available. However, there are a significant number of advantages related to working in non-profit organizations.

By: Abbas Virji 3697 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

Learning and Writing Peer Educator

While it may seem difficult to find experience in your field of study, there are a large portion of volunteer opportunities that are often over looked. Read on to find out what they are!

 

By: Nicole Strutt 3642 reads | 0 comments
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At The Bottom End: On Sucking At Your Job

Career Exploration

Sticking with something to the point where you develop enough skill to love it isn't easy, especially when considering career choices. So, if you don't feel 100% impassioned by your work right away, that's okay! Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 4436 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

community involvement

It may only be the start of the semester, but you’re probably already piled with work. However, there’s no better time to get involved within your community than now, especially with so many volunteer opportunities around with the new year. Find out how being involved can jumpstart your career.

By: Abbas Virji 2535 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Join a Student Club or Organization

Chemistry Student Society

Want to be closer to your university? Looking to gain valuable experience in your field of study? Want to have valuable connections that will last you a lifetime? Joining a student club or association just could give you the solution you need!

By: Nicole Strutt 7096 reads | 0 comments
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(Stop) Talkin 'Bout My Generation

CSI Blog

Confession time: I think it would be really great if everyone decided that it was past due time to stop writing about millenials. You've worn me down, and I've had enough. Here's why.

By: David Lindskoog 3583 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Rejection

No matter how well you've prepared for it, rejection hurts on a gut-wrenching , tear-jerking scale. Why does it hurt so much? Perhaps more importantly, how can we deal with it? Dave proposes two conceptualizations of rejection, and some tips for dealing with it to go with each.

By: David Lindskoog 5256 reads | 0 comments
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You Can Only Plan So Much

Happenstance

What are your plans for the future? Does this question make you cringe? Don't worry: you're not alone. The pressure to have our future plans all figured out can be overwhelming. But the truth is, we don't need to have it all figured out. How can we predict the future when it's always changing?

By: Lindsey Verbeek 3101 reads | 0 comments
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Exams: How to Handle The "Threat of Academia"

CSI Blog

Exams are often seen as "the great threat" in academia. This article explores why we often get anxious about exams, and offers both practical and personal tips to reduce the threat they pose!

By: David DiTomaso 2623 reads | 0 comments
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Loving Your Job vs. Loving Youself

CSI Blog

Should our most important values be fulfilled by the job we do? Anything less tends to be viewed as "just a job." The result is predictable: a bunch of unsatisfied people who think they should be in more fulfilling jobs. Dave argues it's better to love yourself than your job.

By: David Lindskoog 3269 reads | 0 comments
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Rekindling The Fire: Murderball, Motivation, & Acceptance

motivation

Movies can be a powerful way to help us change our perspectives, and even motivate us towards our career goals. This article takes a look at how the film "Murderball" can help you change your view on what you don't have, and appreciate what you do.

By: Samantha Sito 2860 reads | 0 comments
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Future Careers

crowdfunding specialist

While current career options at present may not always look great, there’s a lot to look forward to in the future. New fields are being developed almost every month, and new opportunities in a range of disciplines seem to be popping up fairly frequently – so what does the future hold?

By: Abbas Virji 2494 reads | 0 comments
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An Education

Indigenous

I have discovered that learning from others, is the greatest way to avoid making mistakes; and listening to others with the intention to truly understand, is the greatest way to gain a real education; after all… “An education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he/she learned in school” (Albert Einstein).

By: Christina Coolidge 3443 reads | 0 comments