LIFE EXPERIENCE

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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

Professional Development

Danielle Jeong, who receives a Governor General’s Silver Medal for her high scholastic achievement, says her SFU co-op experiences, which included a month in Haiti, were “life-changing”.

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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

Life Experience

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 7528 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

production

Four SFU students organized and performed a free outdoor children’s theatre in the Lower Mainland. The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 5780 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Communication, Art and Technology

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 4414 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Communication

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 9459 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

Leadership

Coming to a new country thousands of miles from where you grew up and from everything you know is no easy journey. In this award-winning story, SFU Business student Ali Najaf reflects on the past four years since arriving in Canada from Pakistan in 2012, sharing both his challenges and truimphs.  

By: anajaf 5422 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

Rachell Osterman

Whether you’re a first-year or a fourth-year, you likely have thought about what life will be like after you graduate, and you'll likely have heard some scary things. I'm here to tell you, with some hard work and patience, you don't have to be afraid of the future...

By: Rachel Osterman 12167 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

SFU International

Going for exchange or a study abroad trip to a different university and country is a great experience in itself. But to make that experience remarkable, a bit of planning is required.

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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Research

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 6693 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Co-operative Education

During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  

 

By: Bernice Puzon 6217 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Development

Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

ENGAGE

If you had told me in high school that I would be the leader of a non-profit organization in just a few short years, I probably would have stopped talking to you. And yet, here I am, a President at age 20.

By: Katherine Karr 7964 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Communication

CMNSU's second alumni interview mashup is here! Check it out for the best of our alumni's career-advancing tips and strateges, and gain insight into what it takes to get the kind of job that’s right for you.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 13752 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Chance Moments & Career Memories

Athletics

Have you ever experienced chance moments? It’s not about when you get chance moments, but more about how you respond to them. This is an article about learning about chance moments through the Career Peer Educator Program, as well as a thank you to Career Services for last two years.

By: Stephen Kaita 20047 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad

Travel

I was a bit nervous at first about leaving the city life behind, but I soon came to realize that the change would be a great new adventure. I feel incredibly lucky to live abroad in a small town, because I get to experience and immerse myself in a uniquely French culture.

By: Rachel Osterman 6486 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 3 Floors Down

Recreation

I’ve worked in the sports industry for ten years, and to this day I still love it. This article is all about growth in one of my athletic sports positions, discussing my personal and professional experience, as well as a thank you letter to a good mentor of mine.

By: Stephen Kaita 4441 reads | 0 comments
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Artist, Activist, and Public Relations Strategist: Meet Miks C-Kellman

Professional Development

Miks C-Kellman is an artist, filmmaker, director, and social campaign initiator. He is also a communications and public relations (PR) specialist. Under the sub-continental sun, I had the opportunity to ask Miks about his life as an inspiring and successful communicator.

By: Dara Hill 11707 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

Life Experience

Now that the first month of the new year is at its close, are things kicking off the way you hoped? Check out the CMNSU's recent alumni interview for advice on confronting your career-related doubts and desires.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 7842 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Networking

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 11212 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Life Experience

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 7390 reads | 0 comments