PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

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#Goals: Lessons from Bo Sanchez

Career Exploration

Having a goal allows us to take aim and move forward. Jien, shares lessons in goal-setting from Bo Sanchez's How to Conquer your Goliaths. 

By: Jien Hilario 732 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Co-operative Education

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 1615 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

ENGAGE

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 1159 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Health

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 908 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Resilience

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 995 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Workplace Success

Transitioning from student life to a 9-5 working lifestyle can take a bit time. Luckily, Jamie has a couple tips to help you quickly adjust and help you make the most of it!

By: Jamie Hill 1871 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

Personal Development

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 862 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

ENGAGE

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 1053 reads | 0 comments
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8 Reasons Why 8 is Better than 4

Work Search

Beginning your journey with SFU Co-op can seem daunting at first, especially if you start with an 8-month Co-op but don't be afraid of it! Check out these benefits you'll get from doing an 8-month Co-op rather than 4-months. 

By: Defne Birol 1018 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

communication

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 2980 reads | 0 comments
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How Taking a Research Course Can Open Up Your Career Opportunities

Workplace Success

As we all know, Communication classes can be quite heavy on the theory side, and unfortunately it’s probably never the best idea to whoop out your extensive knowledge of semiotics and Marxism in a job interview. So how do you bridge the gap between academia and industry? 

By: Justine Nadia 1299 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Workplace Transition

Frankly, I am terrible at saying “no.” Maybe it’s a strong work ethic that has been etched into my existence since I was a child. Maybe it’s not wanting to appear incompetent to the people who could potentially hire me back into a full-time role. Whatever it was, it seemed like my plate was packed to the brim. 

By: Ryan Lee 1311 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Personal Development

Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 1169 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Co-operative Education

“What?!” you must be thinking, “who the heck does she think she is?” Don’t worry – I don’t actually believe I’m the smartest one in my office; far from it in fact. But, it was an inside joke during my time working in SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services that lead me to understand the type of workplace culture that suited me best.

By: Taylor Wagner 2197 reads | 0 comments
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Want to Work in Design? Here are Five Things to Consider Before you do

Personal Development

For a lot of us who are natural creatives, what more of a dream would it be to do what we love? Working in design might seem like the best of both worlds, but the reality of combining work and play isn’t exactly a walk in the park.

By: Chantelle Lui 1321 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Personal Development

It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 1441 reads | 0 comments
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Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists

Communique

From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 1898 reads | 0 comments
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Into the Wilderness: My Co-op experience with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Yukon Region

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

The Yukon was always a mystery to me; something I didn’t know very much about. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and have never been up North before. I was unsure what to expect for my four month long co-op term with INAC, let alone what Whitehorse had in store for me. But a place that held beautiful blue lakes and rivers, and breathtaking mountaintop views, I could not have asked for a better place to spend my fifth co-op term.

By: Kathryn Norada 1591 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from Communication Co-op Alumni

Career Exploration

A panel of alumni visited the CMNS 110 class recently to share their insights and advice. Ranging from a variety of industries – health, government, public relations, broadcasting, tech and education

By: Brandon Chow 1760 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Co-op

My experience working with the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Yellowknife, N.W.T.

By: Yee Ting Choy 1605 reads | 0 comments