Portfolios

[BLOG POSTING]

‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

ENGAGE

"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 830 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Pro Bono vs. Speculation Work

Portfolios

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 743 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

IATSU's Design for Donations

Design for Donations

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 1137 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Co-op Reflections

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 3613 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Managing Your Online Presence

Portfolios

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 1963 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Your Portfolio, Your Story

Twitter Tuesdays

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 4828 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

How Can You Stand Out in the Job Market with a Digital Resume?

Resumes

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 2613 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Can Pinterest Boost Your Career?

Online Presence

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 2304 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

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 1467 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Importance of Having a Portfolio

Work Search

“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 8595 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Tips on Starting Your Portfolio

Co-operative Education

“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 2360 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Communication Portfolios

Event Summaries

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 2721 reads | 0 comments
[FEATURE STORY]

5 Tips for Online Portfolios: Employer’s Perspective

portfolio building

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 2345 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 2217 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Using LinkedIn to Optimize your Online Profile

Workplace Success

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 1995 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 2235 reads | 0 comments
[FEATURE STORY]

Bon Voyage: How to ensure smooth sailing as you wrap up your Co-op work term

Portfolios

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 5901 reads | 0 comments
[FEATURE STORY]

What To Put In An Online Portfolio

Portfolio

An online portfolio is a visual representation of your abilities, personality and style. Why not show what you can do instead of talking about it? In fact, some employers go directly to a student’s portfolio first before even glancing at their resume. Even if having a portfolio isn’t a requirement in your current field of study, it will definitely help make you stand out.

By: Melissa Chungfat 2873 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

What To Put In An Online Portfolio

SIAT Co-op

An online portfolio is a visual representation of your abilities, personality and style. Why not show what you can do instead of talking about it? In fact, some employers go directly to a student’s portfolio first before even glancing at their resume. 

By: Melissa Chungfat 2403 reads | 0 comments
[FEATURE STORY]

Branding Yourself

Resume

You have the skills, the experience, and you know you can ace that interview. Now how do you get noticed so that you will be invited to an interview?

 

By: Rushan Shekar 3816 reads | 0 comments