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Working with Grace: Resume Makeovers

resume writing

Does your résumé need a makeover? Do you want to have it done for free and in less than 15 minutes? If you answered "yes" to both questions, read on to find out how you can do so!

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Life After Co-op Series: Connecting Local and Global Experience

Workplace Transition

Christina Wu finished a joint major in Business and Communication at SFU and is now working as a Communications Coordinator for the BC Council for International Education. She sat down with us to share her rich Co-op experiences and how they played a significant part in developing the skills and connections she has today.

By: Melissa Chungfat 5934 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op students land ‘space’ jobs

Quebec

Karen Tulloch, a biomedical physiology and kinesiology (BPK) major, has been working for the past three months as a BPK co-op student at the Canadian Space Agency in St. Hubert, Quebec. Read on to find out more about her exciting work and amazing acheivements. 

By: Karen Tulloch 6096 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Lo

Peer Education

Chris Lo, a Business Co-op alumnus, was able to  leverage his Co-op and volunteer experience in order to gain a competitive edge  after graduation. Read on to learn how he effectively used his time at SFU as a  stepping stone to his current position with the City of Burnaby.

By: Kelvin Claveria 9562 reads | 0 comments
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Jesse Faltus: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Co-op

Meet Jesse Faltus, a Computing Science student convocating this June. He has successfully completed three co-op work terms, and had a blast doing so! Read all about his experiences and why he recommends joining the co-op program.

By: Jesse Faltus 11935 reads | 0 comments
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Samantha Garcia: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Science

Samantha Garcia graduated this past June with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, with a Co-op designation for her four Co-op work terms. Read all about her experiences here!

By: Anu Chouhan 10013 reads | 0 comments
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Preparing for Career Fairs and Employer Information Sessions

Career Fair

Every year, there are multiple career fairs and information sessions held at SFU. In addition to being informative and interesting, these events can be used to build contacts, acquire Co-op positions, and even look at post grad jobs.

By: Malcolm Lalkaka 11643 reads | 0 comments
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Using Social Media to Build Your Online Reputation

LinkedIn

Trying to get that dream job? More and more employers are now using search engines such as Google to find out more about potential employees. If you’re not sure if social media is enhancing your online presence, there are some things you can do.

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Social Networking: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Internet

Social networking has taken our wired world by storm. While Facebook is a great way to network with others and reconnect with old friends, the use of social networking sites and availability of personal information creates a plethora of implications for personal privacy and safety.

By: Carolyn Warner 9808 reads | 0 comments
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How to Prepare for the Workforce Before Graduation

Career Fair

How do you stand out and stay ahead of the game in today's increasingly competitive job market? Read on to learn about 4 important resources that can help you advance your career while you're still in school.

By: Tyler Perry 7818 reads | 0 comments
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Branding Yourself

Portfolio

You have the skills, the experience, and you know you can ace that interview. Now how do you get noticed so that you will be invited to an interview?

 

By: Rushan Shekar 32628 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Reasons I Won't Hire You

Work Search

Ever wished you could get into the mind of an employer to find out what not to do during an interview and what might cause your résumé and cover letter to be relegated to the “not worth considering” pile? Co-op employer Shona Taner lists her Top 10 tips on how to avoid that fate.

By: Shona Taner 32669 reads | 0 comments
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Online Distractions at the Workplace

Social Media

Online distraction during the workday is now a fact of life. However, checking personal emails, Facebook/ Twitter accounts, and message boards during work hours may have some negative impact on your productivity.

By: kjc11 5130 reads | 0 comments
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The Hindsight of a Gen Y Stereotype

conference

For most of us Gen Ys, the simple trajectory drilled intro our heads by parents and career counselors that consisted of: 1. Get good marks in high school 2.Work hard in University. 3. Start job. Simply hasn’t come to fruition.

By: Yumi Numata 5602 reads | 0 comments
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The Myth of the Career Plan

Career Planning

What's your plan? With so many academic options open to you at SFU, it can be puzzling enough trying to decide on your major, much less a long-term career. But speak to any SFU career advisor and what you'll hear might bring you some calm: there is no set career plan.

By: WIL Fraser 6938 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Indonesia

Jakarta

Looking for an international destination for your next co-op work term? Want to work in a thriving country, full of new prospects and opportunities? Indonesia is a new hub for job opportunities, with a mix of rich flora and fauna and a flourishing metropolitan centre. It is the destination for food and nature lovers, being a country rich in culture and tropical attractions.

By: Melanie Woo 14524 reads | 0 comments
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Practical Ways of Getting Fit

wellness

You're a full time student AND you're working or volunteering. As a result, you haven't been to the gym the past month and you've been eating fast food at least once a week. Does this sound a lot like you? If it does, we have some practical and easy tips for you on how you make time to keep in shape.

By: Kelvin Claveria 19686 reads | 0 comments
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Pourquoi entrer au service de l’Agence du revenu du Canada?

Indigenous

L’Agence du revenu du Canada offre aux personnes motivées un milieu de travail stimulant, intéressant et diversifié qui vous aidera à perfectionner vos compétences et à faire progresser votre carrière. Si vous cherchez à acquérir une expérience de travail précieuse dans une organisation fédérale, placez l’ARC en tête de liste comme votre employeur de choix.

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Co-op Australia: Working for YMCA and Health by Design

YMCA

Wondering what it's like to work on the other side of the hemisphere? Stephanie Hendy shares with us her international co-op experience working as a health and fitness instructor and personal trainer in Australia.

By: Stephanie Hendy 6206 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad

Life Experience

Want to take time off to travel but don't want to delay your graduation date? Why not study abroad? Here are 5 reasons from our OLC writer Pamela on why you should consider studying abroad.                                                                                                                

By: Pamela Shyng 7392 reads | 0 comments