PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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The Most Important Trait to Get You Hired

Top Tip Lists

Robert's boss shared a key lesson with him about an essential trait that can get one hired. What is that trait and how can you develop it? Read on to learn more from Robert.

By: Robert Tanra 87 reads | 0 comments
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Virtual Networking Tips You Should Try at Your Next Webinar Event

Professional Development

Networking in person can be tough but virtual networking online can be even more confusing. Have no fear, Des'ree is here to help! Here she shares her advice and tips for how you can better virtually network at the next webinar social event.

By: Des'ree Isibor 432 reads | 0 comments
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How to Boost Your Remote Teamwork Experience During the Pandemic

Top Tip Lists

As a university student, have you been having some trouble making remote teamwork fun and engaging? Des'ree shares what she's learned from her remote semester experience and provides some tips on how to improve the quality of your teamwork experience.

By: Des'ree Isibor 426 reads | 0 comments
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Highlights from the “Preparing for a Government of Canada Interview” Webinar

SFU Career Services

How do you prepare for an interview at the Government of Canada? Haebin summarizes for you the key points from a webinar hosted by Angela Foraaunet, a Human Resources Advisor in the Public Service Commission of Canada. Read on to learn more about Ms. Forraunet’s golden advice on acing the interviews and aiming for success. 

By: Haebin Pan 1156 reads | 0 comments
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Career Peer Experiences During COVID-19: A Wonderful Opportunity

Career Services

Who are SFU’s Career Peers? What was it like to be onboarded and trained remotely? What are they up to on the (virtual) campus this semester? Sharon Gill, a Career Peer at Career & Volunteer Services at SFU, tells us all.

By: Haebin Pan 833 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing SFU Beyond the Classroom

Communication

Classes only make up half of the university experience; the rest is what you make of it.” Join Emily as she depicts her experience outside of the classroom with co-op, study abroad, and semester in dialogue.

By: Emily Sweeney 2190 reads | 0 comments
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Roots and Wings: How Soft Skills Keep you Relevant Throughout your Career

Peer Education

Senior Career Peer Michael Ford writes about the importance of indispensable and eternal human skills for a career that thrives in times of crisis or calm.

By: Michael Ford 7043 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Essential Work Search

job hunting

SFU's Career Specialist Deanne Esdale, with Francis Mercurio, Career Peer, have written an Insider's Guide, top 10 tips to a successful work search process. You deserve to get noticed! 

By: Deanne Esdale | Career Education Specialist with Francis Mercurio | Career Peer 1857 reads | 0 comments
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Leave Work Where It Belongs

Personal Development

It's hard finding a balance between work and life in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Like many others, Eleanor experienced a shift in her routine, from maintaining a work life balance to that of an unstructured mess.  However, she also knows it's important to take care of your mental health, especially during this time. Read more to find out some tips Eleanor have been using to ensure her professional and personal life stays distinguished.  

By: Eleanor Wong 1277 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for SFU Students During COVID

summer work search

COVID has made it tougher to find jobs this summer, but there are still some good opportunities to expand your skillset through volunteering – even if you are stuck at home. Whether you are looking for remote opportunities or want to support front line workers, here are some ideas to navigate your search.

By: Sara Rahnama 5294 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Summer Work During COVID? Here’s Where to Find Jobs

Workplace Transition

If your summer job was cancelled, you’re not alone. Students are facing tough summer job prospects due to COVID, but there are opportunities out there. Here are the industries and companies hiring. 

By: Jill Eddy 6887 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Back on Your Feet When You Lose Your Job During A Pandemic?

Career Exploration

Did you happen to lose your job due to COVID-19? Well, you’re not alone. Here are some tips and resources to help you get back on your feet in no time!

By: Joane Thompson 2778 reads | 0 comments
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Career Guidance For Rookies: A Q & A with a Coop Student

Teck Resource Limited

How would you explain co-op to high school students or how would you explain your journey to discover your career path? While a co-op student, Julie was asked to participate as a panelist for high school students visiting Teck Resource Limited.  She shares her experience as a panelist and co-op advocate in this Q & A summary. 

By: Julie Nguyen 947 reads | 0 comments
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Take Initiative & Leave Your Mark: Insight Into Working In A Multidisciplinary Medical Clinic.

Co-operative Education

Make an impact by breaking ground with new ideas and spearheading new proposals. Taking Initiative can have a long-lasting impact on one’s career. Read about how I jumped out of my comfort zone and directed the start of the Active Rehabilitation program in a multidisciplinary medical clinic.

By: Daniel Salazar Giraldo 1645 reads | 0 comments
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What I Didn’t Learn In Design School

Professional Development

Earning a co-op internship, especially internationally, can be tough but once you earn the opportunity it can be a wonderful learning experience. Nikita was accepted for a UX design internship in Amsterdam and faced some unforeseeable challenges. Read on to find out some of the key lessons that Nikita took away from her experience.

By: Nikita Tauro 984 reads | 0 comments
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How To Work With Developers (For Designers)

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Worried about succeeding in the workplace as a designer and developer? Especially an intense and speedy one? Read on to discover Macguire tips has picked up while working at Visier, an analytics platform.  

By: Macguire Rintoul 902 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Tech-E Program – Refayet Siam’s Most Gratifying Experience

Q&A

The Tech-E program is a unique program at SFU where students conceive their own solution driven product with the guidance of industry experts. Strategy Lead of Novion, President of the Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student Society, and the Co-President of Technovus, Refayet Siam, shares his experience and thoughts on the Tech-E program through a Q&A! 

By: Brindan Ramalingam 923 reads | 0 comments
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My Long Journey Through Computing Science

Co-op Reflections

Paul takes us on his journey as a Software Systems student and how a field trip helped to inspire him to greater heights eventually, helping him to land his dream job. His journey highlights the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity given to us as students.

By: Paul Madeya 995 reads | 0 comments
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Real Talk: Is An International Co-op Worth It?

Bridging International Learning

You have seen the emails, read the posters, heard the presentations. The question remains, is International Co-op worth it? Is it worth the planning, cost, and time off-school? Well, you will have to continue reading to find out.

By: Gursahib Gill 667 reads | 0 comments
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A Glimpse into the Privy Council Office – Part 2 of 2

Professional Development

In part two of this series, Troy Liu gets the chance to attend a meet and greet with the Clerk of the Privy Council and the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session. Read on to learn what the Clerk had to say on the importance of prioritizing, good judgement, stiving for excellence, and professionallism. 

By: Troy Liu 560 reads | 0 comments