Career Exploration


Coach Talks: 4 Reasons to Become a Coach

Stephen Kaita

Coaches. We have had them since we were five-years-old in sports, academics, or life. Throughout the years, we learn from other people, and this has had an influence on who we become. This is an article on reasons to become a coach. 

By: Stephen Kaita 2621 reads | 0 comments

CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Co-op Reflections

September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 3820 reads | 0 comments

Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Hydro One

Starting a new co-op position can be stressful and overwhelming at first. Communication Co-op student, Christie Atkins, shares workplace transition advice from her mentor, Melissa Fast.

By: Christie Atkins 5834 reads | 0 comments

My Co-op Experience: Be Open to the Unfamiliar

Co-operative Education

Are you having a hard time landing that ideal Co-op job? But, what is ideal? Explore Jeanie’s experience this summer at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  She shares her experience about how a job description might not stand out at first, but can lead to a stand-out placement.

By: Jeanie Luu 5075 reads | 0 comments

Learning the Ropes at the BCTIA

Communication, Art and Technology

There are some things I have known for a long time, such as what toppings I like on my pizza and which Backstreet Boy will always be my favourite. With that being said, I am still continuously learning new things through the different experiences I take on. 

By: Layla Clarkson 5266 reads | 0 comments

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

Co-op Reflections

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 14519 reads | 0 comments

Engaging in a Co-op with SFU Co-op: Why There's So Much to Learn on the Hill


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 5561 reads | 0 comments

Using Your Vacation to Develop Your Career

Eric's Corner

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 4036 reads | 0 comments

Ergonomic Exploration


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 4621 reads | 0 comments

"What is a SPA?" And Other Things I've Learned Working for SFU Career Services

Career Services

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 5230 reads | 0 comments
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