PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Final Exams: Learning Through Teaching

Life Experience

Final exams are coming up, and many students are starting to hole up in the library. Most are familiar with studying for exams, by reading textbooks, listening to lectures, or participating in study sessions. Yet, there is another way to learn a subject, and that is to teach it. As they say, you do not know any subject well unless you are able to teach it to someone else!

By: Mike Wong 4263 reads | 0 comments
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Learning To Say No To Opportunities

CSI Blog

Scouring the internet for volunteer opportunities, I realize there are a lot out there. I make a possible schedule, trying to fit in existing commitments with new opportunities. Eventually I come to the conclusion that if I get so much as stuck in traffic my tightrope of a schedule will fall apart. With so much out there, how do you choose? When do you say no?

By: Alix Juillet 5500 reads | 0 comments
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My Volunteer Experience at SFU International Services for Students

Personal Development

Ever wondered about volunteering with the International community with leaving the country? Find out about Karen's personal experiences volunteering for the SFU International Services for Students (ISS) and Canadian Language Cultural Studies.

By: Karen C 5003 reads | 0 comments
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Black Friday & Value(s)

Career Exploration

Today is Black Friday - the frenzied "first day" of holiday shopping following Thanksgiving day in the States. So naturally, value is on a lot of people's minds, as stores are now known to drop prices so low that shoppers have literally killed each other in an effort to save money. But it's another kind of value that motivated this article.

By: dlindsko 4472 reads | 0 comments
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Personal Branding: You’re a Marketable Brand!

Professional Development

With the rise social media, personal branding is a hot topic that is discussed constantly. Your personal brand is basically how people perceive you, and how you market yourself to others. Many students may not be aware of the fact that they need to conduct themselves professionally online because their future employers are now looking at their online presence.

By: Mike Wong 4657 reads | 0 comments
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Five Great Volunteer Organizations in Vancouver

Opportunities

Are you one of the many students have found difficulties in finding volunteering opportunities, especially in your first year? Karen has compiled some of her recommended organizations, which provide you with great opportunities to develop skills and build on your resume.

By: Karen C 14350 reads | 0 comments
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Are you an entrepreneur? Take a self-assessment test!

Workplace Success

People say that entrepreneurs are born while others say entrepreneurship can be taught. Whichever the case, being an entrepreneur does take passion, commitment and a strong work ethic. The ability to take risks, take leadership, and/or the ability to quickly adapt to changing scenarios are a few of skills needed to be an entrepreneur.

By: Mike Wong 5530 reads | 0 comments
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Writer's Block: A Bitter Blankness.

CSI Blog

Blank. That's pretty much all I've experienced whenever I've sat down in front of a computer screen with the intention of writing a blog post. What is this experience?  What happened to the sense of flow I had gotten so used to every Friday morning - that carefree time warp of productivity I seem to have taken for granted?

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 4615 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Your Passion: Doing What You Love

Career Exploration

70,000 hours. To do what? Well, according to Gillian Watters, director of programs at KEYS Job Centre in Kingston, Ontario, 70,000 hours is the amount of time you will spend at your job over the course of a lifetime.  Read on to find out how you can spend 70,000 hours doing what you love.

By: Mike Wong 4940 reads | 0 comments
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Want to Work for the Non-Profit Sector? 4 Reasons Why You should!

Personal Development

People often overlook the non-profit sector, as an option to carve out a career, yet the sector can offer a lot of rewarding opportunities that may not be available in the public or private sector.

By: Mike Wong 3988 reads | 0 comments
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Convocation! 3 Things to Think About When Graduating

Convocation Reflections

The world is your oyster. How many times have you heard that already? In two days, you will have walked across that stage with your parchment in hand: a result of your four to five (or more) years of hard work. While we will leave all the emotional, heartfelt speeches to the esteemed speakers on stage, we decided to write a congratulatory and advice piece for those that will be receiving their diverse degrees, as well for students who will be graduating in the near future.

By: Mike Wong 13552 reads | 2 comments
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Choosing Your Major? Unsure of your options?

Personal Development

For many students, picking a major and/or minor can be a very intimidating and daunting task. Should you major in Chemistry or go for a major in Communication with a concentration of Political Economy and Policy, or do a double minor in Linguistics and French?

By: Mike Wong 5743 reads | 0 comments
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Being a Space Man is Something I Have to Do

Co-op Reflections

Fear, anxiety, intimidation, excitement and doubt.  This is exactly how most student feel when they secure their first work term!  Starting a new job is hard even at the best of times, but learning how to cope and make friends makes things a lot easier.  Stay friendly, smile and read on for more.

By: Stephanie Ngo 6985 reads | 0 comments
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Conquering my fears of the Adobe Creative Suite

Personal Development

Finding it hard to find a co-op job that doesn't require any web or design skills?  Read on if you're interested in learning how this co-op student conquered her fears and learned how to make the most of her work term using the design skills she learned in just a few short weeks! 

By: Kaylee Leitch 6818 reads | 0 comments
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Blogging: A Gateway to your Dream Job

Communique

Want to add to your portfolio but don't know where to start?  Why not try starting your own blog?  See how this recent Communication graduate landed his dream job while writing about his favourite sports team, the Canucks!  

By: Larissa Hildebrandt 7232 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Advice From My Dad Part 2 - Make Yourself Irreplaceable

Growth

"Make yourself irreplaceable," he would say, regaling stories of his own young employment at a car dealership. "Take the shifts that nobody else wants, work extra hours whenever possible, be the guy that your boss knows they can always count on." Was this really what my dad wanted me to do with my life?

By: David Lindskoog 5795 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming your Fear of Public Speaking

Communication

Hate giving in-class presentations? Looking for ways to improve your public speaking skills? Here are 3 easy steps to ace your next presentation!

By: Noman Muneer 8600 reads | 0 comments
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Meet the Faculty: Alison Beale

SFU Staff Spotlight

Though she never participated in a formal co-op program, Alison Beale, the new chair of Communication, describes her experience throughout her education as surprisingly similar to that of many Communication Co-op students.

By: Emily Ross 4730 reads | 0 comments