ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

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Alumni Spotlight: Almira Bardai, the Globetrotting Communicator

Communique

A globetrotting communicator, Almira Bardai is a PR and communications professional with over 17 years of experience in the field working all over the globe from Vancouver to Australia. Read on to learn more about her journey!

By: Pauline Leoncio 11026 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Dawkins

Professional

Like a modern day Goldilocks, Laurie Dawkins, a Communication Co-op alumna, spent many years trying out various roles to find the one that was just right. Now, as an award-winning, senior communications professional, Laurie shared how her experience with SFU Co-op shaped how she approached her career.

By: Pauline Leoncio 13206 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Where Are They Now?

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way.

By: Eric Cai 16735 reads | 0 comments
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Action Talk #3: Highlights

SCA

A recap of the third Action Talk event held at SFU Woodward’s. 

By: Kevin Day 2035 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

Volunteering

After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 10003 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

Networking

Steven Phan's professional journey started long before he got a prize job as an interaction designer at Google. The SFU student’s career success started after he enrolled as a SIAT student and took advantage of the school’s co-op program. 

By: Tyler Gallop 3481 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

graduation

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 5525 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

Volunteer

Jeff Scheffel, Community Developer at Volunteer Burnaby, discusses the diversity of a job in the not-for-profit sector, the importance of collaboration, volunteering, and encourages Communication students not to underestimate their skillset. 

By: Kasia Cookson 7737 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Karen Johnson

Criminology

My proudest moment was being the first of a class of 12 from NEC to graduate at SFU. There are so many obstacles one must crawl over to get a degree especially being an older student.

By: Karen Johnson 14171 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Marketing Communications Professional: Ryan Paulson, Director of Marketing & Communications at Blenz Coffee

communication

Director of marketing and communications for Blenz Coffee and graduate of SFU’s Public Relations Certificate program, Ryan Paulson, shares invaluable advice about the modern communication industry – his own career path, what he looks for in new-hires and tips for current SFU Communication students to be professionally competitive after graduation.

By: Kendal Crawford 12427 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Communique

CMNSU's second alumni interview mashup is here! Check it out for the best of our alumni's career-advancing tips and strateges, and gain insight into what it takes to get the kind of job that’s right for you.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 12573 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Carolyn Baldridge at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Co-operative Education

A communication strategy is something that virtually every organization needs, but what kind of work does it entail for the people responsible for crafting and executing it?

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 7292 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

Professional Development

Now that the first month of the new year is at its close, are things kicking off the way you hoped? Check out the CMNSU's recent alumni interview for advice on confronting your career-related doubts and desires.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 7062 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase Special Edition: CMNSU's Brilliant Interview Series Mashup

Communication, Art and Technology

As you celebrate the holidays and pick out your New Year's Resolutions, look to the wisdom of our Communication alumni to guide you. Featuring CMNSU's mashup article, which summarizes all the best advice from its Alumni Interview Series.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 6739 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Zhou, IABC’s Director of Student Services and Communiqué Blog Founder

Co-op

Patricia Zhou had vaguely heard of IABC during her first two years at SFU, but little did she know how BC’s chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators would end up having such an on-going influence on her career.

By: Kendal Crawford 8777 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Reflections

United States

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  This is the second part of Ian’s and Edwin’s adventures, where Ian describes his observations about interning in California.

By: Ian Brown 5201 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Preparing

Technology & Innovation

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  Ian and Edwin are both recently graduated from engineering, and share their perspective on relocating to California for a co-op position.  In this article Ian describes the preparation and going to California

By: Ian Brown 8629 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Selina's Top 3 Tips

Alumni Spotlight

Selina RobinsonMLA of Coquitlam-Maillardville, shares her top insights from the session that she delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates.

By: Selina Robinson 6841 reads | 0 comments
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Kelvin Redvers; Award-Winning Aboriginal Filmmaker and Television Producer

Indigenous Stories

I believe my desire to help bring understanding between First Nations people and the rest of the world is what drives both my educational and work career; it keeps pushing me to learn and try new things, and onto all kinds of different windy roads.

By: Kelvin Redvers 14867 reads | 0 comments
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P2L Alumni Spotlight: Michael Thorburn

P2L

In the first installment of a new series on Passport to Leadership alumni, Trisha interviews SFU Political Science student Michael Thorburn to find out how the P2L program affected his SFU experiencce.

By: Trisha Dulku 8324 reads | 0 comments