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My Racing Readers Journey

TD Community Engagement Centre

In the short amount of time I volunteered with Racing Readers, I learned a lot about myself. I also realized how much of an influence I could potentially have on others, which pushed me to be even better. This is my journey with the Racing Readers program.  

By: Daljinder Kaler 180 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Vlog: Day in the Life of Jao Dantes

Working Students

In this Vlog, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. 

 

By: Jao Dantes 138 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Professional Development

It has been six long years since I started at SFU, switching majors three times along the way. With such a convoluted path, it’s no surprise that life after school began to fall out of context. Thankfully, a well-timed co-op opportunity allowed me to refocus my life and reverse my dwindling academic attitude. 

By: Brett Erickson 109 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Communication, Art and Technology

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 1120 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Work Environment

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 1686 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Where Are They Now?

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way. 

By: Eric Cai 687 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Email

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 574 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Co-operative Education

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 689 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

johnny bunko

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 2957 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Indigenous

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

By: admin 1492 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Volunteering

After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 1021 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

environmentalism

Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 1505 reads | 0 comments
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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

International Co-op

Danielle Jeong, who receives a Governor General’s Silver Medal for her high scholastic achievement, says her SFU co-op experiences, which included a month in Haiti, were “life-changing”.

By: Anonymous 740 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

Communication

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 1442 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

Co-op

The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 840 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Communication, Art and Technology

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 801 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Life Experience

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 1939 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

International

Coming to a new country thousands of miles from where you grew up and from everything you know is no easy journey. In this award-winning story, SFU Business student Ali Najaf reflects on the past four years since arriving in Canada from Pakistan in 2012, sharing both his challenges and truimphs.  

By: anajaf 1209 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

professional development

Whether you’re a first-year or a fourth-year, you likely have thought about what life will be like after you graduate, and you'll likely have heard some scary things. I'm here to tell you, with some hard work and patience, you don't have to be afraid of the future...

By: Rachel Osterman 1869 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

OLC Blog

Going for exchange or a study abroad trip to a different university and country is a great experience in itself. But to make that experience remarkable, a bit of planning is required.

By: anajaf 1951 reads | 0 comments