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Alumni Showcase Special Edition: CMNSU's Brilliant Interview Series Mashup

Life Experience

As you celebrate the holidays and pick out your New Year's Resolutions, look to the wisdom of our Communication alumni to guide you. Featuring CMNSU's mashup article, which summarizes all the best advice from its Alumni Interview Series.

By: SFU's Communication Student Union (CMNSU) 58 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Life Experience

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 791 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Work Search

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 850 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 1512 reads | 0 comments
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Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Communication, Art and Technology

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 1323 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

Workplace Success

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 1564 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

Workplace Success

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

By: Hailey Mathiesen 2258 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 1411 reads | 0 comments
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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

Co-op

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 1639 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Tips to Enhance Your Summer Break

Work Search

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 1509 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 2402 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

Career Services

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 1500 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

Life Experience

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 1215 reads | 0 comments
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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

YMCA

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 759 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

CSI Blog

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

Dave's Diary

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

Workplace Relationships

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 1292 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Reestablishing (Old) Relationships

Networking

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 1484 reads | 0 comments
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Top 4 Tips to Create a Strong Presence Online

Twitter

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 1432 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 1078 reads | 0 comments