Engage Me SFU Blog- Student of the Week

Engage Me SFU Blog- Student of the Week

By: Terry Qiu | Engagement Peer
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The Engagement Peers would like to introduce the first student in our new blog series called Student Of The Week. We will be posting a new blog entry about a cool and engaged student, showing you how easy, important, and awesome it is to get engaged on campus!

This week’s Students Of The Week is Hafsa Slihue
Studies: Year 3 Environmental Science Applied Biology
Engagement:

  • Co-op at Paleo Environmental Lab 
  • Student Union Environmental Science Event Coordinator 
  • And much more volunteering off campus as well!


We asked Hafsa a few questions about how she stays engaged at SFU and now we would like to share her responses with you!
Q:
How does SFU provide engagement opportunities for you?
A:
SFU has provided me with a lot of opportunities to engage with students and faculties on and off campus by hosting events such as “the Big Fair” where volunteer and employment opportunities are promoted. And Clubs Day has also helped me engage with other students whom I share common interests with.

Q:
What is your favorite part of being involved and engaged at SFU? What have you gained from it?
A:
My favorite part about being involved in activities is being able to network with peers and other members in our community who share common interests with me. I also find that these events are very educational because the people that I meet come from a variety of backgrounds and love sharing their knowledge and ideas on different subjects. Being engaged in these activities helps me improve my interpersonal skills, as well as my time management skills. Keep it in mind that community engagement is also a great way to network with other people and potentially be exposed to future employment opportunities.

Q:
What does being engaged mean to you?
A:
Engagement to me is commitment. It requires me to be committed to the work that I do and to the people I work with. And also being an engaged student means that I am not only an academic, constrained to the “university bubble,” but that I can also use the knowledge and skills I gain from university and apply them in the real world.

Hafsa has taken her education to a whole new level by gaining experience outside of the classroom. We encourage you to do the same! And if you already are engaged and would like to be a Student Of The Week then email us (engmt-peers@sfu.ca) and share your SFU story!

Posted on March 06, 2013