Networking

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The Power of Networking

Communication

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

Professional Development

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 1290 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

Network

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 1108 reads | 0 comments
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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 829 reads | 0 comments
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Gearing Up for the Green: Tips for Networking at Golf Events

ENGAGE

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 400 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 1248 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 2040 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips For Engaging With People

Etiquette

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

By: Kenny Yang 1104 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase 2014

Networking

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

By: Leah Harrison 2309 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Succeed at a Career Fair From an Employer's Perspective

Career Services

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 2054 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

Work Search

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 1421 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Tips to Create Your Own Luck for the Workplace

Networking

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 1511 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Preparing for Informational Interviews

Road to Graduation

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.

By: npope 1268 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Informational Interview Basics

Career Exploration

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.

By: npope 1518 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

Career Exploration

Networking is essentially building relationships with professionals in your industry. As time consuming and challenging as it can be, it’s important to focus on, especially when you are on the hunt for a job. Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with her networking tips.

By: npope 1576 reads | 0 comments
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Taking Control of Your Success after Graduation

Professional Development

Wonder what resources are available to help you transition from university to the world of work? Wonder what you can do to prepare for the workforce after you graduate from SFU? Read on to discover the resources and strategies available to prepare you for the transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’!

By: Nicole Strutt 1441 reads | 0 comments
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Take Action & Welcome Opportunities

Career Exploration

Applying for a volunteer opportunity, a job, or graduate school, are all forms of taking career-related action. But what if you don’t have enough time to tackle these aspects of your life individually? That’s where the miniBIG Fair 2014 comes in – read more to find about this very useful, one-day event.

By: Abbas Virji 820 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Reestablishing (Old) Relationships

CSI Blog

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 1699 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

Career Services

Working in the non-profit sector may be associated with myths such as there's no room for upward movement, limited responsibilities, and that there are not many opportunities available. However, there are a significant number of advantages related to working in non-profit organizations.

By: Abbas Virji 2113 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

Learning and Writing Peer Educator

While it may seem difficult to find experience in your field of study, there are a large portion of volunteer opportunities that are often over looked. Read on to find out what they are!

 

By: Nicole Strutt 1838 reads | 0 comments