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Continuing Studies Graduate Wins NSERC award

Alumni Spotlight

Jessica Humchitt, a graduate of SFU Continuing Studies' Aboriginal Pre-Health Program, was recently awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award for her work.

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Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival

Indigenous Community Stories

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival is an Aboriginal-run media arts organization rebuilding the West Coast’s film, video and media arts festival.  The organization endeavours to develop a crucial piece of infrastructure that has been missing from the Aboriginal cultural sector, as well as British Columbia’s creative industries.

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4 Tips on Showing Projects During Interviews

online portfolio

Why talk about your work when you can show it?  Good portfolio pieces will help set you apart from other candidates. Here are some important tips from Co-op students, coordinators and employers on showcasing your portfolio during interviews.

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Co-op Employer Identifies Interviewing Weaknesses

Interviews

You've always heard about how to prepare for interviews from your peers and your coordinators, but what about from an employer? Kim Steinbart of the BC Forest Service discusses common interview mistakes and provides tips on how to put your best foot forward.

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SFU Opens Up New World for Jessica Humchitt

Aboriginal Pre-Health Program
The Aboriginal Pre-Health Program is a bridging program designed for Aboriginal high school graduates and mature students. The program helps students explore health career options and get the academic prerequisites they need to pursue post-secondary health or health science programs such as nursing, midwifery, or public health. 
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Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture

Beat Nation

Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture is a website that focuses on the development of hip hop culture within Aboriginal youth communities and its influence on cultural production.

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Indigenous Stories: Duncan Mccue, CBC Reporter & Professor

CBC News

"I could, and should, expose the sickness that plagues Canada after a century of ignoring the many facets of aboriginal experience. And it empowered me to confront the darkness that I’ve witnessed in our own communities – substance abuse, corruption, and prejudice." Learn more about Duncan's journey...

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[Indigenous Employer] Scotiabank

Company/Organization Spotlight

We strive to deliver a seamless, consistent and rewarding employment experience globally by developing policies and programs based on shared global principles. 

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[Indigenous Employer] Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society

Indigenous

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society is a non-profit society providing service to urban Aboriginal children and families living in the Greater Vancouver area. We function across three offices as the largest designated urban Aboriginal agency in Canada. 

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: A Disappointing Interview Experience

job search frustration

Are you having a difficult time placing a co-op placement? You're not alone! Read about Natalie's disappointment with her second job interview, how she coped with her frustration and the lessons she took away from this experience to improve her interviewing skills and increase her chance at landing a job. 

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Marcia Tells it Like it Is: Cover Letter Info You Oughta Know

Cover Letters

She's told you again and again, and now she isn't holding anything back! Communication Co-op Coordinator Marcia Shimizu gives the dirt on what not to do when writing a cover letter.

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Why Volunteer in the Community at Large?

Indigenous

Laura looks into the top 10 reasons for Volunteering and explores why she chose to volunteer with the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Center. Read more about what she discovered... 

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First Nations Student Association Contribution Supports ISC Tutoring Program

Indigenous

To support Indigenous students that are in need of additional educational support the First Nations Student Association matches the Office for Aboriginal Peoples contribution of $5000 to the Indigenous Student Centre.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: Lessons from the First Interview

Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog

So you went through the workshops, you took BOL I, and you’ve had your one-on-one with your advisor. Now what? I asked myself the same question when I completed all the initial steps of Co-op. Read on to find out more about Natalie's job search and the lessons she took away from her first job interview.

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Working with Grace: Top Tips for Pre-Screen Interview Success

Interviews

So you applied for a co-op, internship or full-time position and the organization wants to schedule a pre-screen interview with you. Are you scratching your head and wondering what a pre-screen interview is and how you can prepare for it? Here are some must-know tips and questions that can increase your chance at moving on to the next round of the selection process!

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Using Social Media to Ace Your Interviews

Informational Interviews

You’re going to use social media anyway, so you might as well use it with your job search. If you’re wondering how, we have some answers!

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Indigenous Stories: Ann Seymour, Aboriginal Health Liaison Social Worker

Indigenous

Never give up. No matter what anyone says? As I say to my kids: “Stand tall, shoulders back and walk proud. You have to beleive in yourself, because you can do it!"

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Indigenous Stories: Volunteering for Your Passion Can Result in Full Time Employment

Emily Carr

"Not only was I gaining experience, but I was making connections to people in my field who were always looking for innovative ideas, ways to create more business, and opportunities to network beyond our respective communities."

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Let Your Résumé Do the Talking

Resumes

Your résumé is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills, strengths, interest in a position and "appeal" to potential employers and express what you have to offer.
 

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Why Volunteer on Campus at SFU?

Volunteering

Lindsay enjoys helping people achieve their goals and this experience has allowed her to follow and achieve her passion of improving services available to Indigenous students and potentially their overall academic success. Learn more about her experiences...

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