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Give Agency a Chance: Why You Should Consider a Work Term in an Agency

Career Exploration

Ever consider working for a communications agency? Terence Chu certainly has. Currently in a co-op position for global communications consulting agency FleishmanHillard, Terence presents three reasons why working in an agency is a wise career move.

By: Terence Chu 8926 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Tiny Communications Team

Professional Development

This summer, Ashley Gregerson landed her dream co-op position as the Communications Assistant for the City of White Rock. Here, she worked as part of a small communications team consisting of only two staff. Ashley shares what she learned and what you can expect joining a tiny Communications Department.

By: Ashley Gregerson 8522 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

GIFs

Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 9729 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Work Term Wrap up

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 12378 reads | 0 comments
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How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter

OLC Blog

Applying for jobs can seem tedious and through my experiences, I have compiled six tips that can help you improve your results and get noticed!

By: Clair Lam 26126 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Lessons I Learned From Stepping Outside my Comfort Zone

SFU

Kelly shares how her experience with SFU YWIB helped her in her career.  Find out what 5 lessons she learned, and what lessons you should know!

By: Kelly Furey 9378 reads | 0 comments
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Improve Your Writing With Five Simple Steps

communication

Whether you’re pursuing a career in writing or not, excellent writing and communication skills are often at the top of the list for job qualifications. Here are five simple steps to drastically improve your writing and set yourself apart from other applicants in a highly competative job market. 

By: Lina Kunina 9329 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: We Are All Humans

Stephen Kaita

Asking for a reference is one of the most important parts to develop in your career. In addition, being a reference for a person can be interesting, especially if it is a cold call reference. My experiences getting references and being a reference have been at the extremes. This is an article on reference etiquette.toda

By: Stephen Kaita 6653 reads | 0 comments
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An Introvert’s Guide to Prepping for the Professional World

English

Yes, shy people can (and do!) succeed, too—and not just as murder-mystery novelists and computer programmers.

By: Leah de Roy 9912 reads | 0 comments
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Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

Co-op

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 12149 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Give than to Receive

Top Tip Lists

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 8863 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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 14004 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 30824 reads | 0 comments
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First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

Networking

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 18833 reads | 1 comments
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“What Did You Just Say?”: How to Communicate in a Foreign Country

Top Tip Lists

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 16695 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Tips from Science Alumni

Leah Harrison

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 14149 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Tips: Presenting Your Weaknesses Like a Pro

Interviews

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 18416 reads | 0 comments
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5 Benefits of Joining an Executive Board

Volunteering

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

By: Micaela Evans 21025 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

ENGAGE

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 14662 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

Social Networking

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 5118 reads | 0 comments