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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Give than to Receive

Life Balance

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 8642 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

Communication

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 13699 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why You Should Mention Playing Sports in an Interview

Career Services

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

By: Ashley Macey 28891 reads | 0 comments
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First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

Workplace Success

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 18123 reads | 1 comments
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“What Did You Just Say?”: How to Communicate in a Foreign Country

International

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 15960 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Tips from Science Alumni

Science

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 13959 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

weakness

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 18060 reads | 0 comments
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5 Benefits of Joining an Executive Board

ENGAGE

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

By: Micaela Evans 19824 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

Interviews

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 14367 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

Social Media

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 4937 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Communication

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 57511 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Co-op Reflections

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 15458 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Podcasts to Launch Your Career

Career Exploration
Discover the world of podcasts and learn about the free resources at your disposal to launch a rewarding career!
By: Manal Masud 12593 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering Wisely

Nicola Sznajder

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 4649 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Communication

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 11829 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Top Tip Lists

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 13292 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

multi-skilled

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 8192 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Professional Development

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 6702 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

blog writing

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

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 9083 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Co-operative Education

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 8886 reads | 0 comments