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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Career Exploration

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 1153 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Co-op Reflections

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 1594 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

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For Kiran Basra, senior Communication Co-op student, working at Electronic Arts was a unique experience from the get-go. Between re-constructing her job description and fine-tuning her marketing analytics skills on-the-job, Kiran has re-defined what Communication Co-op students can accomplish. 

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4 Tips For Engaging With People

Networking

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

By: Kenny Yang 750 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase 2014

CSI Blog

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

By: Leah Harrison 1657 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Succeed at a Career Fair From an Employer's Perspective

Networking

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 1545 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

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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 1001 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 1036 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Preparing for Informational Interviews

Informational 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

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.

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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

Road to Graduation

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.

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Taking Control of Your Success after Graduation

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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 961 reads | 0 comments
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Take Action & Welcome Opportunities

Networking

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 567 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Reestablishing (Old) Relationships

Relationships

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.

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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

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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 1751 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

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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 1218 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

Professional Development

It may only be the start of the semester, but you’re probably already piled with work. However, there’s no better time to get involved within your community than now, especially with so many volunteer opportunities around with the new year. Find out how being involved can jumpstart your career.

By: Abbas Virji 803 reads | 0 comments
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Christmas: A Great Time To Accelerate Your Job Search

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It's understandable to look forward to a relaxing break during the winter holidays, one that will be devoid of any intellectual effort. However, I encourage you to reconsider: treat this as an excellent time to jump ahead in your job search! Here's the story of how I made the most of my holiday job search.

By: Eric Cai 1855 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Staying Professional After Hours

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The final OLC Career Chat of the semester looked ahead to a December filled with holiday parties and how you can keep your profssional image intact after hours.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 912 reads | 0 comments
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Using the Holiday Spirit Towards Your Career

Work Search

Have you ever thought of how the holidays can help your career? The hustle and bustle, holiday gatherings, and gift-giving are all aspects that can be applied to expanding your network or even get you a job for the new year.

By: Stephanie Munez 1228 reads | 0 comments