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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

ENGAGE

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 274 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 297 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Communication

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

preparation

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 2538 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Communication, Art and Technology

"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." 

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Engaging the World After Co-op

International

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

Communique

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 1310 reads | 0 comments
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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

Personal Development

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 628 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

ENGAGE

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 1237 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

theatre

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

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 603 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Personal Development

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

Travel

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 1595 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 1019 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 1579 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

exchange

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 1753 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

university

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 850 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Life Experience

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 1201 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Business

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 2433 reads | 0 comments
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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

Boss

If you had told me in high school that I would be the leader of a non-profit organization in just a few short years, I probably would have stopped talking to you. And yet, here I am, a President at age 20.

By: Katherine Karr 1479 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Alumni Spotlight

CMNSU's second alumni interview mashup is here! Check it out for the best of our alumni's career-advancing tips and strateges, and gain insight into what it takes to get the kind of job that’s right for you.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 5302 reads | 0 comments