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FIVE Ways to Gain International Experience

study abroad

Interested in International Opportunities?  Read on to discover the many ways you can improve your I(international)Q while at SFU.                                                                                                                                    

By: Courtney Novotny 10045 reads | 0 comments
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Mix and Match your International Adventure!

International Co-op

With a little creativity and some careful planning, you can stack and simultaneously complete your international activities to accomplish one long international adventure. For example, you can combine an international academic exchange with an international Co-op work term.

 
By: Courtney Novotny 15846 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part One

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

2011 EVENT RECAP: Five panelists came to speak to students about how they ended up with their current profession, life lessons they learned along the way, and addressed the many questions students had about the nature of the non-profit sector. Here are the stories the panelists have to share with you.

By: Sonya Reznitsky 6294 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Volunteer for Your Career

Volunteer Services

Volunteering is one of the quickest and easiest ways to meet new people, learn new skills and advance your career. So, before you say "no" to a volunteer opportunity that you think you don't have time for, consider the learning and career possibilities it may lead you to if you said "yes".

By: gmc2 8665 reads | 2 comments
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Volunteering for Green Organizations

environmentalism

Green careers are in demand! Volunteer work is a good way to get your feet wet in the green sector. We offer some ideas on how you can get valuable experience in this exciting and valuable sector.

By: Kelvin Claveria 7287 reads | 0 comments
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Going Green: Employer Highlights: Vancity and BC Used Oil

Communications

During "SFU's Sustainability Week" the OLC features two outstanding 'green' companies. So what does this 'greening' look like in the workplace? Find out how workplace sustainable practices are changing the way Vancity and BC Used Oil do business.

By: Kelsey Newsham 7930 reads | 0 comments
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Taking it One Day at a Time with Roger Takahashi

BPK

Roger Takahashi, strength and conditioning coach for the Vancouver Canucks, talked to BPK students about the steps he took to get where he is and how to follow a career path you love

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7851 reads | 0 comments
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Isabel's Bolivia Adventure: An Irreplaceable International Experience (Part 2)

AUCC

The second installment of Isabel's international co-op adventure working with ICO (Instituto de Capacitacion del Oriente) in Bolivia.                                             

By: Isabel Bodrogi 5963 reads | 0 comments
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Isabel's Bolivia Adventure: An Irreplaceable International Experience (Part 1)

internship

Since its launch in 2005, the Students for Development (SFD) program has been supporting Canadian university students' participation in internships in developing countries and emerging economies. Isabel went on the SFD program in Summer 2011 where she worked with ICO (Instituto de Capacitacion del Oriente) in Bolivia.

By: Isabel Bodrogi 5995 reads | 0 comments
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Making a Difference in Bolivia: Deborah's International Experience

internship

Since its launch in 2005, the Students for Development (SFD) program has been supporting Canadian university students' participation in internships in developing countries and emerging economies. Melanie Woo spoke to Deborah about her SFD experience.

By: Deborah Carvalho 7005 reads | 0 comments
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What I REALLY Learned on My Co-op Work Term

Co-operative Education

Fulfilling your learning objectives is one thing, but what did you really learn on your co-op work term? The OLC asked some current and former co-op students what lessons they took with them so you can make your next work term a success.

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Top Tips: Prepare for your Co-op Work Term

first day of work

Nervous on starting your first day of work in your new co-op position? You should be! First impressions count. Discover how to prepare for success on your first day of work.

By: OLC Community Team 9218 reads | 1 comments
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3 Resources to Ace Your Next Paper

research paper

Having trouble researching for your next paper? Here are some tips on how to use the Internet to its fullest to help ace your next essay.

By: Alex Wingert 4776 reads | 0 comments
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Life After Co-op: From Footballs to Law

Co-op Reflections

As an SFU Co-op alumni Susan Seto is one of the many success stories of the the program. Since graduating in 2008 her co-op experience has shaped her career and changed her life.

By: Melissa Chungfat 7127 reads | 0 comments
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We Are All Canucks: An Intern’s Perspective

Communication, Art and Technology

Marla Liguori is a Communications co-op student at SFU, and for her first Co-op experience she was able to spend the 2010-2011 season with the Vancouver Canucks as a marketing intern. She shared with us what she’s learned and why she thinks the Co-op program is a stellar addition to any degree.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 10061 reads | 0 comments
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Project Management 101

personal skill development

What is project management and why is it an important skill to have before graduation? Read on to find out more about what it is and how project management experiences can differentiate you from your competition in the professional world.

By: Dennis Chen 6350 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: India!

International Spotlight

With a splash of colors embedded in a fervent and deep culture, where history seems to have no beginning and end, India nurtures her inhabitants. Tradition of tolerance and the togetherness/fusion seen in the family and racial harmony, add to the vitality and variety of Indian life and fundamental values inspire each generation. Read on to set the wheels in motion for your international experience in India!

By: Melanie Woo 12225 reads | 0 comments
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Why Portfolio? Inside a Portfolio Workshop

Promotions

Many students struggle figuring out the best way to put a portfolio together.They commonly ask: “Which projects do I put in a portfolio?” or “I don’t know how to do HTML or CSS, how can I make an online portfolio?”

By: Melissa Chungfat 8741 reads | 0 comments
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We Are All Canucks: Giving Back

Community Relations

The Vancouver Canucks are well known for their community involvement, and every semester they hire two interns to work with the community relations team. Michelle Muravi was one of these lucky picks last season and she shared with us what it’s like to work behind the scenes in the latest instalment of the We Are All Canucks series.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 6218 reads | 0 comments
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RISE to the Occasion

Germany

We highlight the experience of Elena Barbir, Chemical Physics major, in the RISE program which has sent her to Germany. RISE is a dynamic summer program that offers undergraduate students from Canada, USA and the UK in an opportunity to receive work experience in research labs for a period of three months.

By: Tapuwa Ruzvidzo 7211 reads | 0 comments