Portfolios

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How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours

Professional Development

Why should you bother spending 2 hours to make a LinkedIn profile? In this blog, Joanne talks about about her experience using LinkedIn and Lynda.com to build her online presence. 

By: Joanne J Lui 807 reads | 0 comments
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5 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop!

Co-operative Education

In the digital age, you never know who’s looking and what opportunities can arise. When you’re putting together your online presence, you want to go beyond cutting and pasting your resume, and get your LinkedIn profile in tip-top shape! Kass shares 5 tips to make your profile POP!

By: Kassandra Mihaly 8462 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

work samples

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 3635 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask for Reference Letters From Your Professor

Work Search

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 9345 reads | 0 comments
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Get Ahead in the Race to Graduate Studies

Portfolios

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 2947 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Top Tip Lists

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 3390 reads | 0 comments
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‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

Communication

"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 2670 reads | 0 comments
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Pro Bono vs. Speculation Work

Volunteering

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 2662 reads | 0 comments
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IATSU's Design for Donations

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 2958 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Portfolios

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 7860 reads | 0 comments
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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 3837 reads | 0 comments
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Your Portfolio, Your Story

Online Presence

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 9126 reads | 0 comments
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How Can You Stand Out in the Job Market with a Digital Resume?

Professional Development

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 9633 reads | 0 comments
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Can Pinterest Boost Your Career?

Portfolios

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 4918 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Opportunities for Industry Experience

Volunteer Services

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 3104 reads | 0 comments
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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 31238 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Starting Your Portfolio

SIAT Co-op

“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 4616 reads | 0 comments
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Communication Portfolios

Professional Development

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 6799 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Online Portfolios: Employer’s Perspective

Co-operative Education

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 3714 reads | 0 comments
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How to get your SIAT project into an art gallery

Co-op

Have you ever dreamed of having your artwork on display in an art gallery? When I decided that this was something I wanted to accomplish a few months ago, I had no idea how soon it would become a reality.

By: Allison Koberstein 3121 reads | 0 comments