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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Professional Development

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 1081 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

OLC Blog

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 1643 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 657 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Communication, Art and Technology

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 555 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

part-time co-op

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 674 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Communique

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 2930 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Personal Development

"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 1334 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Non-profit

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

Co-op

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 1488 reads | 0 comments
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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

Co-operative Education

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 734 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 1428 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

Co-operative Education

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

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 830 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Balance

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 789 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Workplace Success

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 1905 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

Leadership

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 1189 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

Rachell Osterman

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 1843 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

International

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 1932 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

graduation

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 949 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Non-profit

During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  

 

By: Bernice Puzon 1341 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

CSI Blog

Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 2714 reads | 0 comments