How Social Media Affects Your Chance of Getting Hired


Have you ever wondered whether future or current employers actually check your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram before or after the interview? You might say that you’re safe; having already privatized all your accounts, but well the truth is... 

By: Stella Liang 212 reads | 0 comments

You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume


Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 674 reads | 0 comments

Connections, Connections, Connections: The Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Co-op


For me, co-op is about learning what I can’t learn in school. After three co-op terms, I firmly believe everyone in your workplace can – and should – be viewed as a valuable resource. Each person has something to teach you – life skills, career tips, something – you just have to figure out what it is! 

By: Carlie Penner 1198 reads | 0 comments

[Part 2]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Networking

Co-operative Education

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 1000 reads | 0 comments

Coach Talks: We Are All Humans

Top Tip Lists

Asking for a reference is one of the most important parts to develop in your career. In addition, being a reference for a person can be interesting, especially if it is a cold call reference. My experiences getting references and being a reference have been at the extremes. This is an article on reference etiquette.toda

By: Stephen Kaita 1222 reads | 0 comments

First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!


First impressions are important, especially in the workplace. Your employer will be judging you based on how you present yourself – at all times! It may seem scary, but I’ll show you how to ace that first meeting!

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The Power of Networking


My outlook on networking used to be simple—if I was going to get a job, I wanted to know I got it because I proved myself. That I performed excellently during the interview and the company decided I was perfect for the role, not because we had mingled over beers or BBQ chicken.

By: Shauna Mercer 1537 reads | 0 comments

Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Zhou, IABC’s Director of Student Services and Communiqué Blog Founder


Patricia Zhou had vaguely heard of IABC during her first two years at SFU, but little did she know how BC’s chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators would end up having such an on-going influence on her career.

By: Kendal Crawford 2488 reads | 0 comments

Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

Social Networking

Most co-op students and other job seekers know – or learn quickly – that sitting at a computer is not the most effective route to land you your dream job. But social media is a huge part of our everyday lives! Are you making the most of it – with the right tools – to elevate your job search?

By: Heather Keeping 2510 reads | 0 comments

A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Company/Organization Spotlight

Touring city hall with Darryl McCarron, it was clear just how passionate he is about his work with the City of Surrey. Despite his prominent role in communications now, however, his career path began quite differently.

By: Alexis Tyller 2145 reads | 0 comments

Gearing Up for the Green: Tips for Networking at Golf Events


Natalie is in her fourth year at the Beedie School of Business pursuing a BBA with concentrations in Marketing and Human Resource Management.  She shares how to network during golf events. 

By: Natalie Botteselle 1077 reads | 0 comments

3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home


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 2860 reads | 0 comments

Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Special Event Planning

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 3242 reads | 0 comments

4 Tips For Engaging With People


Engaging with your community means first effectively communicating with those around you. Kenny shares some tips on how to do this!

By: Kenny Yang 1584 reads | 0 comments

Backpack to Briefcase 2014


Missed Backpack to Briefcase this year? Find out the advice given by SFU alumni.

By: Leah Harrison 3854 reads | 0 comments

Tips to Succeed at a Career Fair From an Employer's Perspective


Ever wondered what organizations look for from students and recent graduates at a career fair? Check out what tips Scotia Bank, Clio, Sun Life Financial, City of Richmond, MyPlanet and Public Outreach have for students to succeed at a career fair.  

By: Nicole Strutt 3392 reads | 0 comments

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 2084 reads | 0 comments

Top 3 Tips to Create Your Own Luck for the Workplace


Are you finding that getting your dream job is unattainable and is only for the “lucky ones?” Create your own opportunities and luck when it comes to the workplace and discover how to land a job fresh out of university. 

By: Nicole Strutt 2345 reads | 0 comments

Road to Graduation: Preparing for Informational Interviews

Information Interviews

Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with tips on how to prepare when a professional finally grants you an informational interview. Follow her tips and make the most of the opportunity.

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Road to Graduation: Informational Interview Basics

information interview

As Natalie nears graduation her focus has shifted to landing a post-grad job. In the next installment of her Road to Graduation series, read up on the basics of setting up and attending an informational interview.

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