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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

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We’ve all been put into situations where we have felt lost, unsure, or unfamiliar with our surroundings. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of a new or unfamiliar corporate environment.

By: Christina Martino 12111 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill

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After a year as the Special Projects Assistant with SFU Arts and Communication Co-op, I've picked up a lot of on-the-job skills and met some incredible mentors along the way. My time is up, and I'd like to pass on what I've learned in my role to anyone thinking about working on the hill.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 5354 reads | 0 comments
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Using Your Vacation to Develop Your Career

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Statistics professional Eric Cai used part of his recent vacation to learn Python programming, and found it a great way to further his skillset while keeping his mind sharp. He encourages students to consider devoting part of their next vacation towards professional development.

By: Eric Cai 3900 reads | 0 comments
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Ergonomic Exploration

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology students often find themselves lost in the hazy fog of physiotherapy, med school, chiropractic’s and post-graduate studies.  New graduates can find salvation in a challenging, but rewarding field that calls upon the creative and the technical sides of an individual. Read on to learn about working in the field of Ergonomics.

By: William Thomas 4470 reads | 0 comments
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"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

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Nicole has learned to plan,  promote and execute Career Services events, create promotional displays for web and print using Adobe Creative Suite, and use her writing skills to create blog postings for SFU's CSI blog, among her other daily activities. Read on to find out what else she learned as an SFU Career Services SPA. 

By: Nicole Strutt 4970 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

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Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 2612 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

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When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 2467 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

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Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

By: Evgeny Vinnik 2778 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 1] My Journey to Broadcom

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Did you know the School of Computing Science has a co-op program for graduate students?  Evgeny was thrilled when he found out and because of the program he was able to land a job with everything he was looking for.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 3453 reads | 0 comments
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Leo's CRA Journey: [Part 2] Learning on the Job

Canada Revenue Agency

Leo Ng is a fifth year BBA candidate in the SFU Beedie co-op program who worked for Canada Revenue Agency for 8 months.  In this article of his three-part series, he shares his experience learning on the job.

 

By: Leo Ng 3355 reads | 0 comments
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