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How To Resolve Conflict In 6 Steps

Life Experience

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 7581 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 5214 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Poland: Evan's International Adventure of Self Exploration

Life Experience

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 5648 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 4095 reads | 0 comments
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How To Say Goodbye At Work

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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 13830 reads | 0 comments
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Canada Summer Work Programs

Work Search

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 5181 reads | 0 comments
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Gain a Great Experience and Great Skills. Become an Orientation Leader!

Life Experience

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 7306 reads | 0 comments
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From Speech Impairment To Motivational Speaker

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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 4713 reads | 0 comments
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The Guilt-Free Guide To Changing Your Major

Personal Development

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 10515 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer as a receptionist for Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Life Experience

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 6945 reads | 0 comments
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Feeling Stuck? Press Reset

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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 5004 reads | 0 comments
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Nail Yakupov: Emotions At Work Are Okay

Dave's Diary

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 4503 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Top 3 Tips To Motivate Yourself

Brave Up

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 2846 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Why You Should Never Give Up

Persistence

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 3346 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 4506 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering for Newbies – It’s Better Late Than Never

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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 2792 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 4320 reads | 0 comments
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Use Stories To Refine Your Resume

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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 16483 reads | 0 comments
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Be Inspired: Volunteer for We Day Vancouver

Volunteering

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 5881 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 6725 reads | 0 comments