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Your Unpredictable Future: Where is Your Career Heading?

Personal Development

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 3893 reads | 0 comments
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How To Say Goodbye At Work

Workplace Success

Saying goodbye is hard under any circumstance, and people tend to avoid doing it as a result. Workplace relationships end all the time, so what's the best way to end them gracefully? I share my thoughts here.

By: David Lindskoog 13513 reads | 0 comments
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Canada Summer Work Programs

Life Experience

What are your plans for the summer SFU? Taking summer school or flying home for the summer?  You’re doing neither? Well, why not apply for a summer work program, offered by the Federal Government of Canada. The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), provides full-time students with valuable work experience related to their field of study. If you have always wanted to gain relevant work experience that can be transferrable to future jobs, this is the place to start. 

By: Mike Wong 4919 reads | 0 comments
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Gain a Great Experience and Great Skills. Become an Orientation Leader!

Volunteer Services

Alex has the scoop on why you should become an orientation leader! Read on to find out how she gained transferable professional skills while having a blast.

By: Alexandra Lowe 6935 reads | 0 comments
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From Speech Impairment To Motivational Speaker

motivation

While sitting at the airport gate last July, waiting to board the plane to Portland and then onto San Jose where I was scheduled to deliver two presentations on web accessibility, I wondered, "How did I, an individual with a significant speech impairment and a physical disability, get here?"

By: Glenda Watson Hyatt 4493 reads | 0 comments
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The Guilt-Free Guide To Changing Your Major

CSI Blog

Are you at a crossroads in your university career? Does the stress of changing majors have you doubting whether to make a change? Here are some thought provoking questions that can help guide you on the path to making a choice that’s right for you.

By: Claudia Mesteru 10121 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer as a receptionist for Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Volunteering

Rui Gives some insight about her volunteer experience at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and how it helped her improve her English. Read on to find out her personal experience and how it can help you too!

By: Rui Wang 6684 reads | 0 comments
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Feeling Stuck? Press Reset

Personal Development

You're stuck. Maybe it's a dead-end job, or the sense that you're studying the wrong thing, or with the wrong person, or just in a place you didn't want to end up, but don't know how to leave. If only it were as simple as pressing a button and starting over. We can't do that, but here's the next best thing.

By: David Lindskoog 4788 reads | 0 comments
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Nail Yakupov: Emotions At Work Are Okay

Hockey

Last night, the hockey world bore witness to a memorable goal celebration by Oilers' rookie, Nail Yakupov. Though it was a memorable moment, controversy and disagreement over whether the celebration was "unprofessional" soon followed, which got me thinking: are emotions acceptable at work?

By: David Lindskoog | SFU Career Services 4329 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Top 3 Tips To Motivate Yourself

Jason's Blog

There are many instances where we have to do things that we hate doing. Because of this, we often do a sloppy job. Learn how to motivate yourself to do something you do not like doing!

By: jhyeh 2702 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Why You Should Never Give Up

Brave Up

It is unfortunate how many people give up their dreams and goals. Persistence is the trait that many people attribute as the main ingredient for their success. Take a look at Arthur's inspiring story on why you should never give up!

By: jhyeh 3138 reads | 0 comments
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Get Involved: Engage Your Faculty!

Professional Associations and Clubs

We hope that you have settled into the groove of the new semester, having survived the chaotic first week of locating where your lecture is, and who the smartest-looking kid in your class is. While academics are of priority, you may want to consider how you might get involved with your faculty. Here’s an opportunity for you to expand your passion for what you are studying, be represented in your academic experience, and perhaps get some clarity about your career options and opportunities.

By: Mike Wong 4349 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering for Newbies – It’s Better Late Than Never

ENGAGE

Find out all the great reasons why you should start volunteering! Sabrina shares her personal experience about how she made her start and how you can do the same. 

By: Sabrina Azaria 2716 reads | 0 comments
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Ten Reasons to Make Getting ENGAGED Your New Year’s Resolution

Opportunities

Need a reason to volunteer? Lauren has 10 of them in her hilarious yet informative article! Read on to see why you should start getting engaged in your community today!

By: Lauren Kresowaty 4177 reads | 0 comments
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Use Stories To Refine Your Resume

Interviews

Despise updating your resume? Here's a technique that uses the stories from your life to bring new life to your resume. By thinking of each job on your resume as a small chapter of your work story, you can create a more impactful document, and you might even enjoy doing it!

By: Monique Wong 15811 reads | 0 comments
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Be Inspired: Volunteer for We Day Vancouver

Event Summaries

Learn about the awesome event, We Day! Kerri talks about her experience volunteering, its bonuses and why you should do it. Read on to find out how this one event can leave you inspired to change the world!

By: Kerri Jesson 5620 reads | 0 comments
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Goals: Not Ikea Instruction Manuals

CSI Blog

Given my past rantings on such things as happenstance, chaos theory, and the general unpredictability of life and the world, I would forgive you if you thought that I would be opposed to any sort of goal-setting or similar such planful activities. I actually believe goals can be quite helpful - but only if we stop thinking of them as Ikea instruction manuals.

By: David Lindskoog | SFU Career Services 6424 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Australia: Brittney's Journey of Career Exploration [Part 1]

Behavioural Neuroscience

Brittney Merryweather is a force when it comes to International Co-op. Not one to shy away from opportunities abroad, she dives into each country she goes to with gusto and an open mind for learning. In 2007 Brittney went to the University of Wollongong.

By: Brittney Merryweather 6642 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op?

Communique

Being a co-op student was just what Andrea needed- except she didn't know it when she first began her co-op search. Read on to learn about how her co-op experience changed her perspective on seeking practical job experience while still in school and how it helped her application to Semester in Dialouge.

By: Andrea Sanchez 5963 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Dennis Chen

Human Resource Management

Dennis is well-known for his insightful and valuable advice on career advancement, workplace success and university life on the OLC. Hear from him about how volunteering with the OLC and in the community has helped him with his career goals and development.

By: Dennis Chen 4642 reads | 0 comments