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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Communication, Art and Technology

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 505 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

Life Experience

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 558 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

Cross Discipline

We must acknowledge autonomy for Indigenous Students in an academic setting, we are not in your classes to teach them, and we are not able to speak on behalf of every Indigenous community.

By: mattpro 419 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

Indigenous Community

When women return to the drum, this is when our nations begin to heal

By: Maddi G 258 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

ENGAGE

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 362 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Career

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 476 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Life Experience

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 714 reads | 0 comments
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8 Reasons Why 8 is Better than 4

Work Search

Beginning your journey with SFU Co-op can seem daunting at first, especially if you start with an 8-month Co-op but don't be afraid of it! Check out these benefits you'll get from doing an 8-month Co-op rather than 4-months. 

By: Defne Birol 477 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

comfort zone

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 2206 reads | 0 comments
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We Deserve More

Life Experience

We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.

By: mattpro 698 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Communication, Art and Technology

Frankly, I am terrible at saying “no.” Maybe it’s a strong work ethic that has been etched into my existence since I was a child. Maybe it’s not wanting to appear incompetent to the people who could potentially hire me back into a full-time role. Whatever it was, it seemed like my plate was packed to the brim. 

By: Ryan Lee 851 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

Co-operative Education

Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 400 reads | 0 comments
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Want to Work in Design? Here are Five Things to Consider Before you do

Co-operative Education

For a lot of us who are natural creatives, what more of a dream would it be to do what we love? Working in design might seem like the best of both worlds, but the reality of combining work and play isn’t exactly a walk in the park.

By: Chantelle Lui 768 reads | 0 comments
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Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists

Life Experience

From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 1071 reads | 0 comments
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Into the Wilderness: My Co-op experience with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Yukon Region

Professional Development

The Yukon was always a mystery to me; something I didn’t know very much about. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and have never been up North before. I was unsure what to expect for my four month long co-op term with INAC, let alone what Whitehorse had in store for me. But a place that held beautiful blue lakes and rivers, and breathtaking mountaintop views, I could not have asked for a better place to spend my fifth co-op term.

By: Kathryn Norada 852 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

Career

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 1318 reads | 0 comments
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Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

Volunteer Services

Ever wondered what there is to gain from volunteering? Check out my blog post and discover all that volunteering has to offer.

By: Julia C. Fernandes 1443 reads | 0 comments
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How Dating is like Interviewing and How to Conquer Both

Co-op

Interviews can be a stressful event, full of anxiety and confusion. Much like the dating world, interviews are a first meeting where you are desperately hoping the other person will like you and vice versa. Here are some things to keep in mind for either situation.

By: Jessica Parsons 1613 reads | 0 comments
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My Life as an International Student: Becoming Different in a Different Culture

International

If you are an international student struggling with language and culture barriers in Canada, you are not alone. Liu Siyu, is a fourth-year international student here to share her stories about study, work, and career. 

By: Liu Siyu 1447 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Germany with the International Paralympic Committee

Co-operative Education

Written during Liz's time at her international Co-op with the International Paralympic Committee, learn how it was a dream come true as it helped her grow both professionally and personally.

By: Liz Montroy 795 reads | 0 comments