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Managing your Wellness Over the Holidays

Fitness

Having trouble finding your holiday spirit? You’re not alone. Regardless of the extent of your holiday blues, there are lots of support services and tips/tricks to keep your spirits high leading up to and during the winter break.

By: Health Promotion Team 5329 reads | 0 comments
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Yat’s Hong Kong Adventure: Experiences to Embrace Working Internationally - Culture

Life Experience

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in Hong Kong? Yat Li shares with us in this 3-part series on his experience adapting to a new culture, living arrangement and workplace culture. Also hear about his food and city adventures exploring one of the world's most densely populated areas.

By: yatli 9669 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Natalie Pope

Communication, Art and Technology

Blogging about her co-op journey from her very first job interview and offer to her current work placement, Natalie has shared countless valuable insights and stories with the OLC about her job search and workplace success. Meet Natalie and read all about her volunteer experience and why she recommends working with the OLC.

By: npope 7086 reads | 0 comments
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International Spotlight: Japan!

Japan

Working in Japan provides great experiences for students wishing to venture abroad. Enjoy the beautiful sights, incredible food, and the chance to work in an exciting new locale!

By: Melanie Woo 12853 reads | 0 comments
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De-Stress for Success at University

Life Balance

Stressing over midterms, projects and final exams? Here are 5 easy tips to help you better manage stress and still succeed in your classes.

By: Connie Eng 14236 reads | 0 comments
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Nail Down the Interview

Interviews

I’m sitting in front of an interview panel with six Environment Canada staff. The man in the suit at the centre of the panel asks me, “What are BC’s biggest environmental issues?” My mind is blank, yet six pairs of eyes are staring at me to say something. “Er,” I stumble, “it rains a lot?”

By: Liesl Jurock 8361 reads | 0 comments
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Greening your Travel Choices

green travelling

While it may seem daunting to move or travel to a new place and maintain a sustainable lifestyle when you don’t have personal and cultural resources at your fingertips, there are several ways that you can practice sustainability while travelling and living abroad.

By: Courtney Novotny 6196 reads | 0 comments
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Eat Well to Excel

balanced diet

We all have busy schedules and finding the “time” to eat well can be part of the challenge. I often hear, “But I don’t have time” or “If I have a chance I will try to grab something.” Despite a busy lifestyle, eating well will help you maintain your energy and your brain power so you can succeed.

By: Rosie Dhaliwal 28508 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Beck on Making Change through Passion

Career Exploration

Have you ever imagined starting your own organization? Michael Beck probably didn't either when he started his undergrad studies at SFU back in 2005. Six years later, he started a non-profit organization and just came back from an EU-sponsored tour in the UK.

By: Michael Beck 10018 reads | 0 comments
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Communicating With Culture in Mind

Arts and Social Sciences

A co-op placement at VACFSS allowed Aleks Besan to learn about the progress being made within the world of child welfare, family preservation, and social work. She reflects on this rewarding experience and her work in Communications.

By: Aleks Besan 5390 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to Participate in a Research Project: Why do Aboriginal Students Stay or Leave University?

Indigenous

The main goal of the research project is to identify the key factors that help and hinder students completing their programs at Simon Fraser University. This project aims to understand student experiences at SFU though one-on one interviews. 
To find out more... 

By: Michelle Pidgeon 5393 reads | 0 comments
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Your 101 Guide on Working Out-of Province

Life Experience

While it is difficult to secure a co-op or internship placement in today’s declining job market, out-of-province work experience is even harder to come by. If you are going to relocate soon or are thinking about doing an out-of-province co-op or internship, here are some must-know tips and information to help you make the transition smoothly and successfully!

By: Dennis Chen 6061 reads | 0 comments
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5 Must-know Tips for Successful Job Search

Resume

Finding a job after graduation is definitely a nerve-wrecking thought and thing to do. However, with some preparation and tips in advance, job searching can become less tedious. Find out how you can prepare for job searching and what you should expect during your job seeking journey!

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BIG Company Interviews - Microsoft

Podcast

The Online Learning Community takes a focus in  this article on how to tackle an interview with one of the biggest - Microsoft.  Please take the time to listen to the podcasts (MP3 format) provided for in-depth  information on a more personal level.

By: Zac Bush 9296 reads | 0 comments
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Nailing Job Interviews Part 1: Pre departure

Informational Interview
While some students attended class and others continued their research or homework, a group of students gathered in the depths of the Maggie Benston Centre at Career Services headquarters. Here, we were trained, equipped and armed – ready for our next mission: an Interview.
By: Kelsey Newsham 7064 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work At A Start-up Company

Entrepreneurship

Today, it is fairly difficult for students or new graduates to successfully find an internship, co-op or full-time position. However, start-up companies create a majority of employment in B.C., making them a perfect place for you to set your foot in the door in the industry you want to work in.

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Dealing with Interview Rejection

job rejection

Dealing with interview rejection is not always easy, but don't let it stop you from landing your dream job! Read on to find out how to deal with job rejections and how you can improve your future interview performance!

By: Victoria Cottell 10047 reads | 0 comments
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Writing an Effective Cover Letter

Cover Letters

A cover letter is your chance to show enthusiasm for a particular job position and a complementary marketing document to your resume. Like the resume, a cover letter should stand out, be easily readable, relevant and avoid any spelling mistakes!

By: Melissa Chungfat 37901 reads | 0 comments
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Helpful Hints for Cover Letters

Cover Letters

Cover Letters can be difficult to understand how to write or even what to write.  If you feel stuck or if you simply need more advice, here are some helpful hints from SFU Career Services.

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The Key to a Great Cover Letter: Deconstructing the Job Description

job description deconstruction

Feeling nervous or unqualified as you apply for a job? Struggling to set yourself apart? Learn how to deconstruct the job description so that you can feel comfortable marketing yourself in your cover letter!

By: coopcom 55239 reads | 0 comments