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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

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5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 695 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming the Leader You Want to Be

career development

Whether in the workplace or at school, we’ve all come across difficult personality types. Read on to find out how you can turn those interactions into positive experiences.

By: Malinda Pathacharige 626 reads | 0 comments
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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

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Reality check: a degree doesn’t guarantee a job. Vancouver communications, marketing and writing jobs aren’t waiting for you in the stands at Convocation. You’ve got to hunt for them, and Co-op is your open door. 

By: Emily Taylor 1047 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Tips to Enhance Your Summer Break

CSI Blog

Wondering what activities are available this summer to keep your brain busy while giving you a much needed break from school? Read on to learn the Top 5 Tips to enhance your summer break! 

 

By: Nicole Strutt 801 reads | 0 comments
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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 1862 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

Workplace Transition

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 751 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

Resumes

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 619 reads | 0 comments
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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

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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 450 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

Entrepreneurship

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 667 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: A Retrospective

Life Experience

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

Workplace Transition

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

CSI Blog

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 1036 reads | 0 comments
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Top 4 Tips to Create a Strong Presence Online

Social Media

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 672 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 605 reads | 0 comments
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Top Government Summer Jobs for Students

FSWEP

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 2150 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

Personal Development

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 1441 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

Career Exploration

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

Career Exploration

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 792 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

Volunteering

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 631 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Join a Student Club or Organization

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 1375 reads | 0 comments