PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

[BLOG POSTING]

My ‘Future Friendly’ Experience at TELUS

Accounting

Read on to learn about Jacky's co-op experience at Telus!

By: Jacky Huang 473 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

From Tech-E@SFU to Chinese Hardware Accelerator

Professional Development

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student, Ryan Threlfall travelled across the world to build a sleep-wearable that will help millions of habitual snorers. 

By: Ryan Threlfall 195 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

tesla

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Ryan Fielding 692 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Co-op

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 698 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-op Reflections

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1314 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

Professional Development

Welcome to Career and Volunteer Services, where all your career aspirations come true.

By: Sarah Saghah 1028 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Good Manners? Who Cares?

Business

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 773 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Art of Not Losing Hope: Scoring A Co-op Position With The Right Tactics For Your Job Interview

Work Search

Interviews don't have to be hard if you're prepared.  Nelson provides some tips on what how can prepare yourself for an interview and impress your interviewers.

By: Nelson Hang 1380 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Why is Risk Relevant?

Leadership

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 902 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Co-op Reflections

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 1438 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Professionalism

Ever wonder how interviewers feel on the other side of the table? SFU Career & Volunteer Services’ very own superstar Career Peer, Scarlett Wu, shares her perspective on interviews and offers ideas on how to ace your own.

By: Scarlett Wu 4646 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Phone Confidence

Professional Development

Is talking on the phone nerve-wracking for you?  You aren't alone.  Katherine offers some tips on how to be a better communicator through the phone.  

By: Katherine Bishop 2520 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

prepare

If you’re steps away from graduating, read on to see how I prepared to make the post-graduation world less intimidating.

By: Aurora Chiu 1827 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Communication

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 2898 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Co-operative Education

Transitioning from student life to a 9-5 working lifestyle can take a bit time. Luckily, Jamie has a couple tips to help you quickly adjust and help you make the most of it!

By: Jamie Hill 2694 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Professional Development

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 1169 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

webapp

Working for a start-up provides opportunities to grow as a professional in an innovative environment. Here, Anosha Ashfaq shares how a co-op with Porton Health allowed her to flex her digital marketing skills in an environment where every day counts. 

By: Anosha Ashfaq 1503 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

Workplace Transition

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 1997 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

Workplace Success

Don’t limit yourself and be active in asking to take on projects beyond the job description. Some insights from Christy’s co-op at TELUS.

By: Christy Liu 1974 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 1992 reads | 0 comments