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Top 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Career Fairs

Career Services

Planning to attend a career fair? Don't waste the recruiters time, or your own - learn how to arrive prepared, get the most out of the experience, and leave a great first impression.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 12310 reads | 1 comments
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Why Join the Canada Revenue Agency?

Indigenous Employers

The Canada Revenue Agency offers motivated individuals a challenging, interesting, and diverse workplace that will help you develop skills and advance your career. If you are looking to gain valuable work experience in a federal organization, make the CRA your employer of choice.

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Employer Information Sessions: Top 10 Tips

Employer Information Session

Employer information sessions provide a great opportuntiy to learn more about potenial career options and make some connections at interesting organizations. Make the most of your time with out top ten tip list.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 35877 reads | 0 comments
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Sidestepping The Plan: My Co-op Reflection

Career Peer

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a seemingly simple question – something for which no answer could be considered incorrect. So why do university students suffer an existential crisis the very moment we’re posed its equivalent: “What’s your plan after graduation?”

By: Malinda Pathacharige 10023 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: How Volunteering Helped Me Get My First Co-op Job

transferrable skills

Applying for jobs is a very difficult task, especially if you do not have any work experience and are just entering the ‘working world.' Read on to find out how Natalie gained her competitive edge through volunteering and secured her first co-op job.

By: npope 5277 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Partners with The Next 36

Professional Associations and Clubs

SFU has partnered with The Next 36 to provide mentorship, venture capital and educational opportunities to a select group of 36 entrepreneurial minded  students and recent grads across Canada. Find out more about the program and SFU's February 7th announcement.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 11062 reads | 0 comments
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Thank you from Our Learning Community

Student Contributors

Ever wondered where the amazing content on Our Learning Community (OLC) came from? You guessed it - it is our extraordinary team of dedicated volunteers, alumni and staff! As we wrap up 2012, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone, and highlight some of our amazing contributors. 

By: gmc2 6745 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Resume 101 Part 1 - Basics

Work Search
Whether you are still looking or have found the job you want to apply for, your resume has to be ready at any time.  But, how hard is it to make your resume stand out from the hundreds of resumes that most employers look at everyday? Just follow a few key points to get your resume in shape and keep it that way!
By: gmc2 14554 reads | 0 comments
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2013 International Services Photo Contest Winners

ISS

On January 15th The James Douglas Study area played host to the 2013 Interntational Services Photo Exhibition, read up on two Co-op students who had photos from their recent work terms featured.

By: admin 9273 reads | 0 comments
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Kyle’s Experience in China: An Adventure of a Lifetime

Environment

Kyle went on the SFD program in Summer 2012 where he worked with an organization called the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, in China though the International Co-op program. Read on to find out what he learned from a new cultural experience.

By: Jesse Choo 8036 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Work Smarter! Ready, Set, Go!

time management

Having an anxiety attack about upcoming assignments and exams? Need a few useful tips to combat those attacks? Surprisingly, managing your time may be the first step to overcoming the work and stress that are already piling up…

By: gmc2 9660 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Australia: Brittney's Journey of Career Exploration [Part 1]

Kinesiology

Brittney Merryweather is a force when it comes to International Co-op. Not one to shy away from opportunities abroad, she dives into each country she goes to with gusto and an open mind for learning. In 2007 Brittney went to the University of Wollongong.

By: Brittney Merryweather 7363 reads | 0 comments
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The Bladerunner Story

Bladerunners

Since it began in 1994, thousands of at-risk youth from across BC have successfully participated in BladeRunners. Learn more about the program and success stories through the program.

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Indigenous Bio: CST Beverly PITAWANAKWAT

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Beverly PITAWANAKWAT, an RCMP constable with the First Nations Policing Unit for the community of Chehalis, she shares her career story, and offers advice and requirements for Aboriginal youth hoping to join the RCMP.

By: Beverly PITAWANAKWAT 32967 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Singapore

Prebon Energy

Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously, and interaction among different races is commonly seen. The mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences, has given way to an abundance and variety of scrumptious food that this vibrant island is widely known for. Learn how to speak 'Singlish' and enjoy the hot, tropical weather!

By: Melanie Woo 12335 reads | 0 comments
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Why You Should Go International...With Co-op

Work Search
Before you begin your international exploration, uncover the treasures lurking behind an international Co-op. Here are five quick benefits of why you should go internationally with Co-op as opposed to going independently.
By: Kelsey Newsham 8601 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Wang

ray wang

Ray is one of the many success stories of students who smoothly transitioned into full-time employees after graduation as a result of his active involvement in the SFU community and beyond. Read about why he started volunteering with the OLC and the competitive advantage he gained from his volunteer role.  

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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Dennis Chen

Personal Development

Dennis is well-known for his insightful and valuable advice on career advancement, workplace success and university life on the OLC. Hear from him about how volunteering with the OLC and in the community has helped him with his career goals and development.

By: Dennis Chen 6737 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Jason Yeh

Life Experience

Feeling down and frustrated with something in your life? This is where Jason and his motivational blogs come in on the OLC, to help you get through your day. Meet Jason and hear what inspired him to write for the community.

By: jhyeh 5411 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Germany!

International Spotlight

Work and live in Germany, where fresh baked goods and sausages wake you up in the morning, new and exciting experiences await you and monuments filled with centuries of history beam down at you as you make your way to work.

By: Melanie Woo 9687 reads | 0 comments