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Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

Co-op Reflections

Being a Communication major, people tend to automatically assume you have this gargantuan, larger than life personality, and that you’re just a natural people-person. But what about those of us who are, what some might call, introverts?

By: Amanda Chew 11066 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Give than to Receive

Volunteering

What sense does it make to add volunteering to your already busy schedule? Can any good come out of that? You might be surprised with what I've found!

By: Bethany Collins 8219 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

First Co-op Term

Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 13159 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why You Should Mention Playing Sports in an Interview

interview tips

Learn how those years of recreational sports can help you land the job of your dreams! 

By: Ashley Macey 26123 reads | 0 comments
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First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

Elvira Chan

First impressions are important, especially in the workplace. Your employer will be judging you based on how you present yourself – at all times! It may seem scary, but I’ll show you how to ace that first meeting!

 
By: Elvira Chan 17276 reads | 1 comments
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“What Did You Just Say?”: How to Communicate in a Foreign Country

Communique

Worried about the difficulties you may face while trying to communicate in a foreign country? I hope these 5 tips can be of some sort of encouragement! 화이팅!

By: Cindy Wann Chia 15098 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Tips from Science Alumni

Sciences

Learn about some of the helpful suggestions given by Science Alumni during the “Inspiring Careers Panel: Innovation in Industry and in Your Own Career” and the “Chemistry Career Night”.

By: Leah Harrison 13646 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

Communique

Celia Walters is creating some great content in her marketing role at TPD™ - an international Workforce and HR Solutions company! Check out the latest installment of her series on how to answer the most challenging of interview questions.

By: Celia Walters 17508 reads | 0 comments
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5 Benefits of Joining an Executive Board

executive boards

There are many benefits to joining an Executive Board, here are five you might discover at SFU or beyond!

By: Micaela Evans 17786 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

Professional Development

Ever wonder what an interviewer is thinking during your interview? Here’s Bernice to give you a sneak peek thanks to her experience on an SFSS hiring committee!

By: Bernice Puzon 13834 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

interview research

Job searching? Starting out in an industry? Switching careers? Exploring your options? There are many reasons we need to do company and industry research in our professional lives. You may need these skills when exploring new industries or fields, creating a job application or preparing for an interview.

By: Heather Keeping 4662 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

interview research

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 44416 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Communique

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 14842 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Podcasts to Launch Your Career

Free
Discover the world of podcasts and learn about the free resources at your disposal to launch a rewarding career!
By: Manal Masud 12314 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering Wisely

why volunteer

Your time is very valuable and while volunteering can be an amazing experience and very beneficial for your career, it is important to look for and choose the best volunteer position for you.

By: Nicola Sznajder 4326 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Personal Development

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 10970 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Co-operative Education

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 12710 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Communique

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 7779 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

adapt to new situations

When trying to get hired, I hardly considered the prospect of actually working. I was more concerned with building professional resumes and appearing impressive at interviews. Upon landing my first co-op, however, I suddenly realized that I would need to perform in a strange, new environment – one I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 6364 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Writer's Block

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 8631 reads | 0 comments