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For the Blossoming Wallflowers: 3 Tips for Navigating the Workplace as an Introvert

Working Students

Starting in a new workplace as an introvert can seem like a terrifying thing. Even though Camille would much rather hide behind the camera and observe, she knew that the easy way out doesn’t EVER produce the most growth and value. Truly seeking a growth-oriented mindset brings along with it the need to stretch our comfort zones. With that being said, she wants to share her tips in hopes that they can help other blossoming wallflowers to pursue excellence despite the discomfort social situations may often bring.

By: Camille Reyes 370 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Networking

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 223 reads | 0 comments
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Spend the Day with a Top Canadian CEO

Career Exploration

An opportuntity to gain unforgettable real world experience, CEO 1 x Day is a chance to step into the shoes of one of Canada's most influential leaders. The application period begins, September 28, 2017.

By: OLC Admin 182 reads | 0 comments
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Employers are Out There, and They are Looking for YOU

Workplace Transition

We are all used to hearing of the impossibility of finding a career after university, and that our degree alone is not a golden ticket to landing that dream job after graduation. In order to obtain our dream jobs, we need to suppliment our education with work experience. While it can seem like a daunting task to find work experience, it may be easier than you think. Jessica shares her story of how she came to realize the amazing career opprotunities around her. It is just about knowing where to look for them!

By: Jessica Wall 548 reads | 0 comments
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The Far-Ranging Effects of Co-op Connections

Personal Development

Vadim shares how proactively building connections in the workplace helped fund his capstone and pivot his career.

By: Vadim Tsarkov 520 reads | 0 comments
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Using Social Media as Your Portfolio

community

Do you know absolutely nothing about social media? Want to ensure that you are on the right track to proper social media management? If you answered yes to either or both questions above, have no worries! Keep on reading to learn how to use social media to your advantage. 

By: Sarah Saghah 1305 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours

Networking

Why should you bother spending 2 hours to make a LinkedIn profile? In this blog, Joanne talks about about her experience using LinkedIn and Lynda.com to build her online presence. 

By: Joanne J Lui 2410 reads | 0 comments
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How to Handle Change: An International Student’s Guide to Navigating SFU

Life Experience

While going to university in itself is a major change, moving across the globe to study poses indescribable challenges. In a new country whether you are here for a semester or for years to come, I look back on my own experience to offer some resources that will help you navigate your time at SFU. 

By: Yasmim 2524 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

Leadership

The Peer Health Educators, also known as the Health Peers, are an amazing group of students who hold events and workshops to promote various health topics to their peers. I was able to interview a few of the Health Peers to discuss their involvement with the program. Whether you are interested in getting involved or want more information on the types of events held by the Health Peers, keep reading to find out more.

By: Amy (Amandeep) Gill 3126 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Indigenous

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 8171 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Ontario

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 1824 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part I: An Idea and a Hope

Working Students

I used to think success depended on the separation of personal and professional passions. That was until I did a self-directed co-op term in Brazil researching some of the most successful soccer clubs. Follow me as I prepare to embark on my journey to Brazil. 

By: Christopher Maringka 4823 reads | 0 comments
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Afraid to Network Alone at an Event? Here's How I Did It

Work Search

Have you ever gone to a networking event alone? Learn how to make quality connections with these tips on attending networking events on your own and some conversation openers you can use to initiate those connections!  

By: Melissa Chungfat 1369 reads | 0 comments
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Join Co-op: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Co-op Reflections

Have you found yourself thinking about joining the co-op program but aren’t yet sure if it’s worth your time or the best bang for your buck? Let me help you get off that fence and convince you why the co-op program is worth your while. 

By: Jaclyn Marshall 7330 reads | 0 comments
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Life in Ontario: My Co-op at BlackBerry

Networking

Living in a new city while taking on a new job serves as both a challenge and reward. In this blog post, I share the rewarding experiences I’ve had during my co-op in Ontario and explain why doing co-op outside of BC is worth it. 

By: Nathan Lee 6680 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

Networking

Accepting a job with SFU International Co-op, Christy only expected to complete a four-month work term. This all changed when she was offered a work term extension. If you’re considering whether or not you should accept a work term extension, Christy has three big reasons why you should. 

By: Christy Liu 8462 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

Networking

For Pauline, an invitation to a networking event automatically elicits feelings of anxiety, triggers the sweat glands and generates one glaring thought, “no freakin’ way.” Read as she navigates her way through her networking anxieties.

By: Pauline Leoncio 10677 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for Attending a Conference

Human Resource Management

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 3807 reads | 0 comments
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How to Find Adventure in Your Workplace

Co-op

Do you want to make the most out of your co-op experience? Do you want some advice on how to have fun at work and at the same time expand your skill set? You have come to the right page. I will share with you three important pieces of advice that helped me succeed in my co-op position at Canada Revenue Agency.

By: Sylvanna Asia 2558 reads | 0 comments
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How Social Media Affects Your Chance of Getting Hired

Work Search

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 16096 reads | 0 comments