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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

SMART goals

Most students studying in universities take the summer semester off to work. But apart from work, find out how to set SMART goals and spend your summer term in an efficient and productive way.

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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

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You can’t cross the stage in four years and expect to receive a degree in one hand and a career in the other; succeeding in in the real world is going to take a heck of a lot more than that. Here are 5 essential moves to make before you graduate. 

 
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

Co-operative Education

Behind the glitz and glamour of fancy events, are event planners frantically following their minute-to-minute schedule. In this article, Miranda shares some insight and advice for those entering the sometimes chaotic event planning field.

By: Miranda Lindsay 13929 reads | 0 comments
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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

Co-operative Education

In my experience with co-op, personal projects and hobbies outside of school gave me the tools to build something in practice. This not only made me much more competitive in the job search, but also allowed me to acquire a co-op position where the work was directed at improving lives of other people. 

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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

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Danielle Jeong, who receives a Governor General’s Silver Medal for her high scholastic achievement, says her SFU co-op experiences, which included a month in Haiti, were “life-changing”.

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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

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In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 11976 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

Work Search

Whether you’re a first-year or a fourth-year, you likely have thought about what life will be like after you graduate, and you'll likely have heard some scary things. I'm here to tell you, with some hard work and patience, you don't have to be afraid of the future...

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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part I – Get Involved and Utilize On-Campus Resources

Co-operative Education

Have you ever wondered why you should go to university and what you have done to make your university life meaningful? Have you ever been in a situation where you have no clue of what to do with your life and how to start making every penny of your tuition fees worth it? Have you ever felt frightened when thinking about your future career? I was in the same position so I want to share some tips on how to not regret going to school and how to get ready to face your future!

By: Jenny Vo 11597 reads | 0 comments
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Internship in the Contemporary Arts

Communication, Art and Technology

Taking the internship course at SFU this semester has turned out to be an interesting and overall invaluable work experience for me as I near the end of my undergraduate career. Read on to discover what it was like to do an internship with the Contemporary Art Gallery.

By: Lauren Lavery 4879 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

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Richard Ainscough's first co-op semester was different from a lot of the co-op positions students typically apply for. For Richard, his first work term was a self-directed co-op where he worked mainly from home.  

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Tips for Attending a Conference

Human Resource Management

Attending a Conference can be a remarkable experience- that is if you plan to make it that way. Ali shares six tips to prepare for a conference so you can make sure it’s worth your while. 

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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

Life Experience

During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  

 

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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

During the Work Term

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Top Tip Lists

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. 

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5 Must Know Services at SFU

Top Tips

Not sure where to seek professional help? Having a mental breakdown over an assignment? Looking to improve your study habits? No worries! Here are 5 SFU services to help.

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Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path

Career

Attending post-secondary school gives endless possibilities. However, choosing a major or career can be overwhelming to the point where people get swept away in passionless choices. Here is some of the personal advice of experienced SFU students to help you choose your future major or career.

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Big-Data Student Applies Skills during Ericsson Co-op Placement

Co-operative Education

Yongyi Wu applies his newly acquired skills as one of the first cohorts of the Professional Master's Program in Big Data at his co-op work term with Ericsson's Research and Development Centre.

By: Karen Lee 4682 reads | 0 comments
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Halloween at the Office: Costume 101

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Halloween is just around the corner. Natalie shares her office-costume tips, successes, and lessons learned. 

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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

communication co-op jobs

Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 9042 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

Professional Development

If you don’t vote, you’re handing your future away to those who will be making decisions on everything from how much you’ll be paying back in student loans and taxes, to what kind of jobs and career opportunities you might find. 

By: Gilbert Chan 19234 reads | 0 comments