LIFE EXPERIENCE

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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Jason Yeh

Brave Up

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 4445 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Culture

workplace culture

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.

By: yatli 7774 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Natalie Pope

Student Spotlight

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 6107 reads | 0 comments
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Go International: Why you should travel, study, and work abroad!

Personal Development

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!

By: Mike Wong 5499 reads | 0 comments
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It Is Time For Us To Prove Ourselves!

ENGAGE

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 4173 reads | 0 comments
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Fostering Dignity and Community With Beauty Night Society

ENGAGE

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 5409 reads | 0 comments
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To Work, Or Not To Work: A Mother's Dilemma

Parenting

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 5333 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Beck on Making Change through Passion

English

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 8089 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 3882 reads | 0 comments
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Are Gen Y Redefining Adulthood?

Career Exploration

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 4258 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer with Canadian Blood Services

community

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 3500 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: Achieve Your Dreams with Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

Jason's Blog

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.

By: jhyeh 4410 reads | 0 comments
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Brave-Up on the OLC: 9 Life Lessons You Will Never Learn In School

education system

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.

By: jhyeh 2965 reads | 0 comments
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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 6340 reads | 0 comments
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Mentor Kids and Help Their Literacy Skills at Writer’s Exchange

Leadership

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 5244 reads | 0 comments
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Blow Your Mind: Volunteer at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Opportunities

Lauren knows how to get you into an awesome performing arts festival and how to hook yourself up with some free swag there! Read on to find out more about the benefits of volunteering with the PuSh festival.

By: Lauren Kresowaty 4762 reads | 0 comments
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Final Exams: Learning Through Teaching

Personal Development

Final exams are coming up, and many students are starting to hole up in the library. Most are familiar with studying for exams, by reading textbooks, listening to lectures, or participating in study sessions. Yet, there is another way to learn a subject, and that is to teach it. As they say, you do not know any subject well unless you are able to teach it to someone else!

By: Mike Wong 3606 reads | 0 comments
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My Volunteer Experience at SFU International Services for Students

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Ever wondered about volunteering with the International community with leaving the country? Find out about Karen's personal experiences volunteering for the SFU International Services for Students (ISS) and Canadian Language Cultural Studies.

By: Karen C 4050 reads | 0 comments
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Your 101 Guide on Working Out-of Province

Life Experience

While it is difficult to secure a co-op or internship placement in today’s declining job market, out-of-province work experience is even harder to come by. If you are going to relocate soon or are thinking about doing an out-of-province co-op or internship, here are some must-know tips and information to help you make the transition smoothly and successfully!

By: Dennis Chen 4642 reads | 0 comments
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5 Must-know Tips for Successful Job Search

internship

Finding a job after graduation is definitely a nerve-wrecking thought and thing to do. However, with some preparation and tips in advance, job searching can become less tedious. Find out how you can prepare for job searching and what you should expect during your job seeking journey!

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