Portfolios

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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Work Search

Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 2065 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask for Reference Letters From Your Professor

Scholarships

Asking your professors for reference letters is an important part of applying to professional programs, graduate programs, and scholarships, and it is a lot more complicated than just sending a quick email. Eric Cai explains how you can make this process easier for your professors, and more beneficial to you.

By: Eric Cai 3403 reads | 0 comments
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Get Ahead in the Race to Graduate Studies

advice

Even though fall, 2016, is more than a year away, now is a great time – if not a necessary time – to get ahead in applying for professional programs, graduate studies and graduate scholarships. Eric Cai highlights some of these major pursuits and their fast-approaching deadlines.

By: Eric Cai 1421 reads | 0 comments
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‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

Professional Development

"You need at least 2 years of work experience to get this (entry-level) position.” Learn how one student used volunteer blogging to gain that ever-so-important 2  years of experience and get a leg up in the professional world!

By: Ashley Macey 1667 reads | 0 comments
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Pro Bono vs. Speculation Work

Speculative Work

As a freelancer interested in certain aspects of volunteering, Nicola distinguishes between what it means when an opportunity is stated as Pro Bono or Speculation work?

By: Nicola Sznajder 1643 reads | 0 comments
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IATSU's Design for Donations

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Nicola shares her insights from volunteering with Design for Donations by the Interactive Arts and Technology Student Union of SFU. Gain design experience on the types of projects you're interested in, while raising money for the charity of your choice!

By: Nicola Sznajder 2090 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Work Search

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 6209 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Managing Your Online Presence

Twitter Tuesdays

On January 28th the OLC and Career Services hosted a Twitter chat on managing your online presence. They were joined by featured guests Stephanie Wiriahardja, Jonathan Anthony, and Lillian Chow.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2950 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Your Portfolio, Your Story

Professional Development

Stephanie Wiriahardja started building her portfolio in 2009, before she applied for her first SFU Co-op semester. 5 years later, with regular updates, her entire online persona is still paying dividends. Find out Stephanie's keys to branding yourself online.

By: Stephanie Wiriahardja 7483 reads | 0 comments
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How Can You Stand Out in the Job Market with a Digital Resume?

LinkedIn

As technology is slowly transforming the job market, the application process is slowly changing with it. Digital resumes are increasingly becoming more important, but wait…what is a digital resume? 

By: Stephanie Munez 3859 reads | 0 comments
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Can Pinterest Boost Your Career?

Resumes

Is social media a useful tool for job search? Have you ever thought of using Pinterest for this purpose? What is Pinterest? How can those “pins” help you advance your career while hunting for jobs?

By: Jeannie Chong 3629 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Opportunities for Industry Experience

Skills

Want to get meaningful, industry experience? Alex has tips on how you can achieve this through volunteering! Read on to get the scoop on finding the right volunteer position for your interests.

By: Alexandra Lowe 2175 reads | 0 comments
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The Importance of Having a Portfolio

CSI Blog

“Do you have a portfolio? When you think about the question itself, it is very simple. In form and construction, the only answer you will ever need is one of two options: yes or no. However, putting it into context changes the entire game. Ask this to a student, and more often than not, their answer is accompanied by a nervous grin, deep sighs, or both.

By: Patricia Pama 19018 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Starting Your Portfolio

Portfolios

“Do you have a portfolio?” When you think about the question itself, it is very simple. In form and construction, the only answer you will ever need is one of two options: yes or no. However, putting it into context changes the entire game.

By: Patricia Pama 3411 reads | 0 comments
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Communication Portfolios

Portfolios

Hear what this co-op student had to say about the Communication Co-op's annual "Get the Edge" event.  This years focus was all about portfolios!  Read on to see what communication professionals have to say about the importance of having a portfolio and creating a personal brand.

By: Caitlin Dawson 4857 reads | 0 comments
[FEATURE STORY]

5 Tips for Online Portfolios: Employer’s Perspective

Interviews

Portfolio tips straight from the employers, they share with us what they look for in online portfolios and how they decide who they’re bringing in for interviews. 

By: Melissa Chungfat 3085 reads | 0 comments
[FEATURE STORY]

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.

By: Melissa Chungfat 3010 reads | 0 comments
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Using LinkedIn to Optimize your Online Profile

Networking

Let's face it, it's not uncommon nowadays to Google or Facebook search someone the second after you meet them.  Why not show employers all you have to offer through your LinkedIn profile using these four easy steps!

By: Kristine Hur 3421 reads | 0 comments
[FEATURE STORY]

Portfolio Building: Part I

Portfolios

The Co-op work term has already provided a healthy dose of experience.  Now it is time to gather that tangible experience, take it home, and organize it into a general portfolio.

By: Amara Der 2885 reads | 0 comments
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Bon Voyage: How to ensure smooth sailing as you wrap up your Co-op work term

Career Exploration

With work terms winding down to a close, most co-op students can’t help but reminisce warmly about friends made, skills gained and career opportunities uncovered while on the job. During this time, it is important to take advantage of a few tips for smooth sailing as you wrap up your work term.

By: Arthur Yee 7809 reads | 0 comments