PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Reflecting On My Experience As A Career Peer Educator

Reflection
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Career Peer Educator? Find out what you can gain both personally and professionally! 
By: Bonita Nath 9600 reads | 0 comments
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How Not to Annoy Your Coworkers (and other workplace etiquette tips)…

summer work search

Many people have had some type of negative experience on public transit, for a variety of reasons. But a common theme is poor etiquette. If you’re starting work this summer, you probably don’t want to be ‘that guy’, so read on for some very useful etiquette tips.

By: Abbas Virji 15332 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer at SFU Summer Camps in 2014!

Cadence Sun

Want a great summer volunteer opportunity working with kids and youth? Cadence shares information about SFU's Summer Camp program.

By: Cadence Sun 8165 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips For Engaging With People

Networking

Engaging with your community means first effectively communicating with those around you. Kenny shares some tips on how to do this!

By: Kenny Yang 5657 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

Workplace Success

You’ve got to that new stage in your life as a new employee. But as a new hire, you may feel somewhat out of place on what may be an established team. So, read on to find out five ways to successfully blend in.

By: Abbas Virji 11686 reads | 0 comments
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Six Tips To Find The Perfect Volunteer Opportunity For You

Personal Development

Emily shares her tips for what you should consider when looking for a volunteer opportunity.

By: Emily Co 6448 reads | 0 comments
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SFU De-stress Week Recap

Declan Tran

First of all, the Engagement Peers group would like to say thank you to every student who dropped by, as well as those who were interested but didn’t have a chance to come.

By: Declan Tran 6679 reads | 0 comments
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A Health Peer Educator’s Journey

Peer Education

Angelina shares why she became a Health Peer and what benefits she was able to gain from the program, as well as what she was able to give back to the unversity community! Peer Education applications close April 7th!

By: Angelina Marinkovic 6742 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Learning & Writing Peer Educator

Volunteering

Rianne shares what she gained from being a Learning & Writing Peer Educator. Interested in having similar experiences? Apply to the Peer Education Program by April 7th.

By: Rianne Brown 8460 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase 2014

Professional Development

Missed Backpack to Briefcase this year? Find out the advice given by SFU alumni.

By: Leah Harrison 11917 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

International Co-op

With so many opportunities in different fields, cities and countries, how do you possibly decide whether or not to complete a co-op term close to home, or to go abroad, and test-drive a new career in a new locale?

By: Samantha Grandinetti 13700 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

following up

Career fairs are no doubt stressful experiences for a range of people, but there are ways to ease the stress. If you want to create meaningful connections with organizations at the fair (with less stress), keep on reading to discover some useful tips.                           

By: Abbas Virji 6380 reads | 0 comments
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Taking Control of Your Success after Graduation

Networking

Wonder what resources are available to help you transition from university to the world of work? Wonder what you can do to prepare for the workforce after you graduate from SFU? Read on to discover the resources and strategies available to prepare you for the transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’!

By: Nicole Strutt 6049 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

Communication

It was the beginning of my second year at SFU when I was presented with a golden opportunity: I had 24 hours to decide whether or not I would accept an 8 month Co-op position at Blackberry in Ottawa,  4,300 km away from my family, my friends and my life. I was intimidated – to say the least.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 16841 reads | 0 comments
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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

CSI Blog

Everyone has been an entrepreneur at one point or another (lemonade stand anyone?), but what makes you an entrepreneur today? And how can you get the support you need for your thriving ideas? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 5572 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Suite

Within the first week of my second work term, it became apparent just how much I would be working with Adobe Illustrator. I felt I should be an expert when I was, in fact, still a beginner. How would I rise to the challenge, and become more familiar with the Adobe Suite while on the job?

By: Elizabeth Krump 9028 reads | 0 comments
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P2L Alumni Spotlight: Michael Thorburn

Engagement Peers

In the first installment of a new series on Passport to Leadership alumni, Trisha interviews SFU Political Science student Michael Thorburn to find out how the P2L program affected his SFU experiencce.

By: Trisha Dulku 10536 reads | 0 comments
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Life: A Balancing Act

CSI Blog

Student life can get very hectic, which is completely understandable. Allowing yourself to have an uneven balance in life though, is something that can negatively affect your health and well being. Read on to find out strategies to make your life balanced again.

By: Abbas Virji 10457 reads | 0 comments
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Importance of Having a Mentor

CSI Blog

Ever wondered what other outlets besides Co-op, internships or volunteering are out there for getting your dream job? Read on to find out how a mentor can contribute to developing your personal network and the resources available to find a mentor.

By: Nicole Strutt 6399 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: 5 Tips from an Almost Graduate

Personal Development

Natalie has shared her experiences as a Co-op student, but now that she's completing her final semester at SFU she takes a look back at her educational journey, and offers five tips for other students.

By: npope 11853 reads | 0 comments