ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

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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 10410 reads | 0 comments
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Your Portfolio, Your Story

HootSuite

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 17958 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help Your Professional Development

Volunteering

In return for a very minimal time commitment, getting involved with volunteer organizations, like the YWCA, can allow you to grow new and marketable skills.

By: Biljana Tepic 5454 reads | 0 comments
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Creating a Remarkable Career: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 25

Alumni

The SFU alumni association recently hosted an event for alumni and senior students, "Creating a Remarkable Career: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 25," featuring several successful alumni sharing how their SFU degree helped them get to where they are today.

By: John Grant 5593 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV's Kelvin Redvers (Part 2)

Work Search

An avid watcher of HBO and AMC hit shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Mad Men, I often daydreamed about what it would be like to work in the film and television industry. Lucky for me, I was able to interview Kelvin Redvers, a young television producer at CTV. This is part 2 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 7765 reads | 0 comments
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Behind The Scenes: Interviewing CTV’s Kelvin Redvers (Part 1)

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Career stories are often fascinating, and Kelvin Redvers’ story is no exception. An SFU alumnus, Kelvin shares how he maneuvered his way into his dream job—Aboriginal filmmaker and television producer at CTV—a mere three months after he convocated. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

By: Elena Barbir 10820 reads | 0 comments
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From Speech Impairment To Motivational Speaker

CSI Blog

While sitting at the airport gate last July, waiting to board the plane to Portland and then onto San Jose where I was scheduled to deliver two presentations on web accessibility, I wondered, "How did I, an individual with a significant speech impairment and a physical disability, get here?"

By: Glenda Watson Hyatt 5176 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

Co-op Reflections

SFU Faculty of Environment alumni Wes Regan graduated with a BA in Geography and two certificates in Urban Studies and Sustainable Community Development. Since then, he has become a successful contractor/consultant in Community Development and Urban Planning.

By: Leigh McGregor 3654 reads | 0 comments
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OLC Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Wang

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Ray is one of the many success stories of students who smoothly transitioned into full-time employees after graduation as a result of his active involvement in the SFU community and beyond. Read about why he started volunteering with the OLC and the competitive advantage he gained from his volunteer role.  

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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Beck on Making Change through Passion

Arts and Social Sciences

Have you ever imagined starting your own organization? Michael Beck probably didn't either when he started his undergrad studies at SFU back in 2005. Six years later, he started a non-profit organization and just came back from an EU-sponsored tour in the UK.

By: Michael Beck 10275 reads | 0 comments
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Continuing Studies Graduate Wins NSERC award

Aboriginal Pre-Health Program

Jessica Humchitt, a graduate of SFU Continuing Studies' Aboriginal Pre-Health Program, was recently awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award for her work.

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Mechatronics Co-op Alumni Profile: Chris Stewart

Mechatronics

Chris Stewart is a junior engineer at Brock Solutions. He works in the development of control systems for airport baggage handling systems and has been working with Brock since November 2011. 

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Alumni Profile: Shawna Lum on being a Peer Health Educator

ENGAGE

Time and time again, we’ve told you how volunteer work can help you develop work-related skills. One thing that’s not always highlighted, however, is how volunteering can be an empowering experience, especially when you’re working on something that you’re passionate about.

By: Kelvin Claveria 10681 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Chris Lo on being a Career Peer Educator

Career Peer

Oftentimes, students see volunteering and the classroom as two separate things. However, with the right planning, volunteer work can in fact enhance what you learn at university. Take Chris Lo, an SFU alumnus, as an example of someone whose volunteer experiences have been a great addition to his education.

By: Kelvin Claveria 11608 reads | 0 comments
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Words from Within: A Conversation with SFU Alumnus

Co-operative Education

"I wanted to give students practical tips on 2 different things. How being SFU alumni can help you secure a job. How staying involved with the SFU Alumni Association is a mutually beneficial relationship." - Travis Wong, BBA '09

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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Lo

Business

Chris Lo, a Business Co-op alumnus, was able to  leverage his Co-op and volunteer experience in order to gain a competitive edge  after graduation. Read on to learn how he effectively used his time at SFU as a  stepping stone to his current position with the City of Burnaby.

By: Kelvin Claveria 10023 reads | 0 comments
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Samantha Garcia: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Science

Samantha Garcia graduated this past June with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, with a Co-op designation for her four Co-op work terms. Read all about her experiences here!

By: Anu Chouhan 10589 reads | 0 comments
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Life After Co-op: From Footballs to Law

Career Exploration

As an SFU Co-op alumni Susan Seto is one of the many success stories of the the program. Since graduating in 2008 her co-op experience has shaped her career and changed her life.

By: Melissa Chungfat 7298 reads | 0 comments
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Just Like Bunko: Leaving an Imprint

Career Exploration

During the past five years at SFU, I have been asked multiple times: what do I want to become after I graduate? Every time, I would hesitate before answering. I didn’t have an exact position I wanted to be in, nor did I know whether I would have the skills for whatever that ended up being. Hence, my typical answer: “I don’t know.” To many, uncertainty is uncomfortable.

By: Yat Li 6978 reads | 0 comments
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We Are All Canucks: From Intern to Web Coordinator

Communication

Do you worry about making the transition from a student to a full-time employee? Well stop fretting and read on to find out how SFU alumnus Karen Sum transitioned from a Canucks intern to a full-time Canucks.com website coordinator.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 11833 reads | 0 comments