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9 Keys to Success After Graduation

Career Services

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 1016 reads | 2 comments
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Go Ahead, Contradict Yourself

Career Services

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 578 reads | 0 comments
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Does Humour Work At Work?

CSI Blog

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 642 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 697 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 569 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience

Personal Development

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

Engineering

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 809 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 302 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 2]

Life Balance

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 241 reads | 0 comments
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Unpaid Internships: A Systemic Problem

Life Experience

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 782 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 482 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Summer

Life Experience

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 627 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. 407 reads | 0 comments
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Engaged Student of the Week: Shantelle Medel

Life Balance

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 477 reads | 0 comments
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Peer Stories: Learning and Writing Peers

Volunteering

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

By: Sara 424 reads | 0 comments
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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Career Exploration

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 599 reads | 0 comments
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How To Resolve Conflict In 6 Steps

CSI Blog

Dealing with conflict is a crucial skill. The field of Dispute Resolution offers a variety of methods to manage and dissipate problematic issues. One popular approach is Issue-Based Problem Solving, which I discuss in this post. Read on for a simple 6-step guide to help you address emerging conflicts.

By: Evren DeSousa 814 reads | 0 comments
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Getting “ENGAGED” With Your Breadth Courses

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Lauren helps ease you of any fears surrounding breadth courses! Read on to find out how taking classes outside your major can help get you more engaged.

By: Lauren Kresowaty 440 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Poland: Evan's International Adventure of Self Exploration

International

University can be a draining experience. So how to do you recharge yourself without delaying your academic or professional plans? Why not go on an international co-op placement? Check out BPK student Evan Hutcheon's adventure, reflections and experiences he gained working in Poland.

By: Evan Hutcheon 581 reads | 0 comments
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Your Unpredictable Future: Where is Your Career Heading?

Life Experience

When it comes to your career, predicting, planning or trying to figure out what you’ll be doing in the future is well…almost impossible. Did you know that 70% of post-secondary students revealed their career choices were significantly influenced by an unplanned event (Krumboltz and Levin, 2004)?

By: Mike Wong 310 reads | 0 comments