LIFE EXPERIENCE

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Thank You, Bus Driver!

Life Experience

As students, many, if not most of us, are dependent on public transit to help us make our way to and from campus. Some of us spend more time on the bus then with our own families.  

By: Christina Coolidge 6739 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

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You’ve got to that new stage in your life as a new employee. But as a new hire, you may feel somewhat out of place on what may be an established team. So, read on to find out five ways to successfully blend in.

By: Abbas Virji 9396 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

Work Search

Career fairs are no doubt stressful experiences for a range of people, but there are ways to ease the stress. If you want to create meaningful connections with organizations at the fair (with less stress), keep on reading to discover some useful tips.                           

By: Abbas Virji 5312 reads | 0 comments
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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

Professional Development

Everyone has been an entrepreneur at one point or another (lemonade stand anyone?), but what makes you an entrepreneur today? And how can you get the support you need for your thriving ideas? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 4516 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

CSI Blog

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 4177 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 4835 reads | 0 comments
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Saying Goodbye At Work: This Time It's Personal

Goodbye

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 7033 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Reestablishing (Old) Relationships

Stephen Kaita

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 5753 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 12846 reads | 0 comments
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Career Change: Try Something New!

CSI Blog

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 5654 reads | 0 comments
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Top Government Summer Jobs for Students

Career Services

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 11572 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

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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 6891 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

AIESEC SFU

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 7488 reads | 0 comments
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At The Bottom End: On Sucking At Your Job

Dave's Diary

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 7025 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

Volunteer Services

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 4909 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 18166 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 6573 reads | 0 comments
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Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Personal Development

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 8087 reads | 0 comments
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You Can Only Plan So Much

planning

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 5010 reads | 0 comments
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Exams: How to Handle The "Threat of Academia"

Personal Development

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 5052 reads | 0 comments