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

Work Search

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

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

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

Networking

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

Workplace Transition

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 791 reads | 0 comments
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Networking Opportunities at SAP

Co-op

Did you ever think about taking advantage of networking opportunities at your workplace while you are on your co-op?  Business student Helen Bowman discusses the networking opportunities she was able to take advantage of during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 250 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Career Fair

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 1572 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Professional Development

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 2139 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

Workplace Transition

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. 

By: sgrandin 1951 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips For Engaging With People

Personal Development

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

By: Kenny Yang 962 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase 2014

Career Exploration

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

By: Leah Harrison 1970 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 1775 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 1214 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Tips to Create Your Own Luck for the Workplace

CSI Blog

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 1295 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Preparing for Informational Interviews

Career Exploration

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 1059 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Informational Interview Basics

Series

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 1260 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

Top Tip Lists

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 1320 reads | 0 comments
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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 1200 reads | 0 comments
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Take Action & Welcome Opportunities

CSI Blog

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

Life Experience

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 1484 reads | 0 comments