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Tips for Attending a Conference

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Attending a Conference can be a remarkable experience- that is if you plan to make it that way. Ali shares six tips to prepare for a conference so you can make sure it’s worth your while. 

By: anajaf 926 reads | 0 comments
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How Social Media Affects Your Chance of Getting Hired

ENGAGE

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 1309 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

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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 1084 reads | 0 comments
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Connections, Connections, Connections: The Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Co-op

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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 1643 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Secures International Roles for BBA Duo

PwC Shanghai

Two Beedie undergraduate students, Luming Zhao and Xiwen Zheng, successfully secured full-time roles at the prestigious PwC Shanghai office after completing their co-op work terms there. 

By: Ross MacDonald-Allan 4 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 2]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Networking

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

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 1290 reads | 0 comments
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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 1549 reads | 0 comments
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First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

First Impressions

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!

 
By: Elvira Chan 3505 reads | 1 comments
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The Power of Networking

Work Search

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 1932 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Zhou, IABC’s Director of Student Services and Communiqué Blog Founder

Communication

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 2979 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

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 3081 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Networking

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 2705 reads | 0 comments
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Gearing Up for the Green: Tips for Networking at Golf Events

Business

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 1330 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Co-op Reflections

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 3424 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Career Fairs

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 3915 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips For Engaging With People

Volunteering

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

By: Kenny Yang 1776 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase 2014

Personal Development

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

By: Leah Harrison 4608 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Succeed at a Career Fair From an Employer's Perspective

Career Exploration

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 3831 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

Professional Development

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 2319 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Tips to Create Your Own Luck for the Workplace

Work Search

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 2658 reads | 0 comments