LIFE EXPERIENCE

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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 6813 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Australia: Brittney's Journey of Career Exploration [Part 1]

Research

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.

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Why Co-op?

Workplace Success

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 6310 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Dennis Chen

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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 6170 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Wang

OLC

Ray is one of the many success stories of students who smoothly transitioned into full-time employees after graduation as a result of his active involvement in the SFU community and beyond. Read about why he started volunteering with the OLC and the competitive advantage he gained from his volunteer role.  

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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Jason Yeh

Student Spotlight

Feeling down and frustrated with something in your life? This is where Jason and his motivational blogs come in on the OLC, to help you get through your day. Meet Jason and hear what inspired him to write for the community.

By: jhyeh 4954 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Culture

International Co-op

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in Hong Kong? Yat Li shares with us in this 3-part series on his experience adapting to a new culture, living arrangement and workplace culture. Also hear about his food and city adventures exploring one of the world's most densely populated areas.

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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Natalie Pope

Communication, Art and Technology

Blogging about her co-op journey from her very first job interview and offer to her current work placement, Natalie has shared countless valuable insights and stories with the OLC about her job search and workplace success. Meet Natalie and read all about her volunteer experience and why she recommends working with the OLC.

By: npope 6734 reads | 0 comments
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Go International: Why you should travel, study, and work abroad!

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Have you ever considered travelling outside of Canada to work or study? Did you know that as an SFU student you have many opportunities to travel, and get credit for it? SFU International has an excellent exchange program in which you can work or study abroad!

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It Is Time For Us To Prove Ourselves!

Volunteering

Rui offers her suggestions as to why volunteering is beneficial for International Students. She talks about how volunteering is helpful if you are learning to speak English and recommends some organizations. Read on to find out more!

By: Rui Wang 4517 reads | 0 comments
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Fostering Dignity and Community With Beauty Night Society

Life Experience

Find out about Lauren's interview with Caroline MacGillivray, founder and Executive Director of Beauty Night. She gets the scoop on why Beauty Night Society would be great to volunteer with and how you can get involved.

By: Lauren Kresowaty 5909 reads | 0 comments
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To Work, Or Not To Work: A Mother's Dilemma

Motherhood

You have recently welcomed a new baby into the world. Before you know it, you are faced with the dilemma: to work, or not to work? There is a misconception that women can be committed either to their career or to their kids, but not to both. Read on to find some factors  women consider when making this difficult decision.

By: Karen Hayre 5806 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Beck on Making Change through Passion

Latin American Studies

Have you ever imagined starting your own organization? Michael Beck probably didn't either when he started his undergrad studies at SFU back in 2005. Six years later, he started a non-profit organization and just came back from an EU-sponsored tour in the UK.

By: Michael Beck 8791 reads | 0 comments
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The End of the Semester, the End of the Year: Time to Reflect

Personal Development

The end of the Fall semester, and 2012, is coming to a close. Some people believe in making new years’ resolutions with goals of bettering themselves, while some people are content with just letting the new year roll in. Instead of focusing on making future goals, why not reflect on everything that you have done this year?

By: Mike Wong 4279 reads | 0 comments
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Are Gen Y Redefining Adulthood?

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Hannah Seligson's new book, "Mission: Adulthood: How Twenty-somethings of Today are Transforming Work, Love and Life" argues that today's twenty-somethings are redefining what it means to be an adult. Is this true? Is growing up now a completely different experience compared to generations past?

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 4650 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer with Canadian Blood Services

Volunteering

Looking for a way to give back to your community this holiday season?  Check out Selva's article on how to give in a big way through Canadian Blood Services!

By: Selva Bayat 3912 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Achieve Your Dreams with Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

Randy Pausch

With just 3 months left to live, Professor Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon University gave an awe-inspiring speech on the lessons cultivated throughout his life. Watch this life changing speech and start achieving your career and personal goals today.

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Brave-Up on the OLC: 9 Life Lessons You Will Never Learn In School

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Don't have a career coach or mentor? No worries! Read on to find out 9 life lessons that you will never learn in school from education revolutionary, Charles J. Sykes.

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Small Town Co-op Experience

Life Experience

This city girl experienced small town life during her most recent work term.  Whether it was harvesting plants and herbs in the forest or learning the differences between corporate and small business, Yuliya strived to succeed!  Read on to learn more about her brave journey in small town Ontario. 

By: Yuliya Vitsenkova 7064 reads | 0 comments
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Mentor Kids and Help Their Literacy Skills at Writer’s Exchange

Volunteering

Sabrina shows you how the Writer's Exchange could be your perfect volunteer opportunity! She gives you the scoop on the programs and volunteer positions that are available and why they'd be a great experience for you!

By: Sabrina Azaria 5614 reads | 0 comments