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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Human Resources

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 12833 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Professional Development

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 16388 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

learning tech lingo
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 12583 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

CSI Blog

Many university classes require a lot of math and problem-solving. Eric Cai, an SFU alumni currently working in statistics, shares his top tips on how to excel in these challenging courses.  

By: Eric Cai 7680 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

Workplace Transition

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 12131 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Portfolios

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 16301 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

Workplace Success

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 35526 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Co-op Experience

Public Relations

Want to make the most of your work term and thrive in the position? Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 tips on maximizing your Co-op experience. 

By: Kelly Furey 28838 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 10706 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Co-op Interviews (How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want)

Top Tip Lists

A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 13220 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Communication

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 26191 reads | 0 comments
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The Secret to Securing Your First Co-op Term: A Reflection On My First Co-op Search And How I Landed My Dream Placement

Co-operative Education

Kelly is a Communications Co-op student who landed her dream job. She shares how she did this with 5 tips! 

By: Kelly Furey 32984 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

Co-op

5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 32406 reads | 0 comments
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What to Do When You "Don't Have Anything to Do"

Communique

So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 9338 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Post Interview Tips to Land You the Job

Interviews

Wonder how you can stand out against other candidates to land your perfect summer job? Check out the 5 post interview tips and tricks to help you leave a lasting impression with the hiring manager. 

By: Nicole Strutt 22034 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Co-operative Education

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 7503 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Tips to Ace Your Final Exams

Final Exam

Wondering what you can do to ensure that you ace your final exams this year? Read this week’s blog article to find out 5 tips to ace your finals!

By: Nicole Strutt 10347 reads | 0 comments
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Future In-Demand Labour Markets

Career Services

While the current job market outlook may look grim, don’t despair. There are many possibilities in the future of these existing labour markets. Read on to find out what they are. 

By: Abbas Virji 7073 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

Communication

With so many opportunities in different fields, cities and countries, how do you possibly decide whether or not to complete a co-op term close to home, or to go abroad, and test-drive a new career in a new locale?

By: Samantha Grandinetti 11887 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

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Networking is essentially building relationships with professionals in your industry. As time consuming and challenging as it can be, it’s important to focus on, especially when you are on the hunt for a job. Natalie continues her Road to Graduation series with her networking tips.

By: npope 6601 reads | 0 comments