LIFE EXPERIENCE

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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

School for Contemporary Arts

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 4136 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Co-operative Education

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 9012 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

Business

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 5226 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

Graduate

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 11674 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

personal development

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.

By: anajaf 5576 reads | 0 comments
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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 6378 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Life Experience

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 5963 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Peer Education

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. 

By: Thomas Cao 24681 reads | 0 comments
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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

Volunteering

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 7669 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Communication, Art and Technology

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 13459 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 19594 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons I Learned about Adjusting to Life Abroad

France

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 6296 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: 3 Floors Down

ENGAGE

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 4201 reads | 0 comments
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Artist, Activist, and Public Relations Strategist: Meet Miks C-Kellman

Video Production and Media Education

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 11219 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 7654 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 10536 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Communication

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 7157 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Communications

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 11106 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming the Leader You Want to Be

Personal Development

Whether in the workplace or at school, we’ve all come across difficult personality types. Read on to find out how you can turn those interactions into positive experiences.

By: Malinda Pathacharige 11630 reads | 0 comments