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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

Communique

It was the beginning of my second year at SFU when I was presented with a golden opportunity: I had 24 hours to decide whether or not I would accept an 8 month Co-op position at Blackberry in Ottawa,  4,300 km away from my family, my friends and my life. I was intimidated – to say the least.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 14237 reads | 0 comments
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How to Shine When Working in a Team

Communication

“How in the world will I be able to add value to this team?” This was my initial (and pessimistic) reaction upon hearing that I would be working with 9 other individuals in the Donor Relations & Events team at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. 

By: Kevin Truong 9235 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: 5 Tips from an Almost Graduate

ENGAGE

Natalie has shared her experiences as a Co-op student, but now that she's completing her final semester at SFU she takes a look back at her educational journey, and offers five tips for other students.

By: npope 10015 reads | 0 comments
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Secrets of a Successful Co-op Interview

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Interviews: one of the terrifying barriers blocking your path from a great job that your whole academic career has been working towards. When competing for coveted co-op positions, keep these five interview tips in mind to raise the bar!

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Prescribing Advice for New Communicators

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Shifting from academic writing to professional writing is a challenge, but it is worth seeing through. To help you master the shift from academic, to corporate writing styles, I have compiled a list of 5 important pieces of advice relevant for any budding communicator.

By: Chelsea Noel 6237 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Away from Home

Communique

When I first settled into my new scene in Calgary four months ago, I was excited: I had a place to stay, loved my workplace, found the closest Bernard Callebaut chocolatier and even had my grandma set up on Skype. Everything was great. Four weeks later, I developed Shingles.

By: Heather Jang 9160 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

workplace transition

Transitioning into a new workplace can be a very nerve-racking experience. Being in the customer service industry for over ten years and starting my first Co-op term in an office environment last fall, I found myself nervous and anxious, and overthinking how my first week would go. Would I be able to handle it? Would I be good at it? 

By: Brianne Chinery 4675 reads | 0 comments
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The Triumphant Transition: Tips for the Exciting First Week

Communique

The first week is often the most stressful for students on their first, second or even sixth work term. Coming from a successful transition into the workplace on his first co-op work term at BCNET, Samuel shares some of his top tips for the first week.

 

By: Samuel Gorski 7442 reads | 0 comments
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Cover Letters: Secrets to Capturing Your Employer’s Attention

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Cover letters. The bane of everyone’s work search. A great cover letter doesn’t just happen by itself; rather, it is the result of you taking the time to do your research, and writing effective and meaningful information in a few well-worded sentences.

By: Mike Wong 25600 reads | 0 comments
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How To Write Your Way Into Grad School

CSI Blog

Do you dream of getting a masters or professional degree before joining the workforce? Unsure on where to start on that personal statement for your grad school applications? Here’s your one-stop guide to “writing your way into grad school.”

By: Harsimran Kaur 58582 reads | 0 comments
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Positive Work/Life Balance: Living Well to Learn Well

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You may be feeling overworked and it may seem that you just don’t have enough time in your life to do anything, but rest assured, you are not alone. The whole work/life balance is a perception and opinion of one’s own priorities and values. People feel stressed because they find that they do not have time or missed out on a chance to do certain activities.

By: Mike Wong 3842 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why volunteering is splendid and how it can reverse the signs of aging.

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Find out the 5 reasons Alex has for why volunteering is splendid! Figure out ways to get great experience and skills for your resume that won't cost you a dime. Also discover how volunteering can reverse the signs of aging...

By: Alexandra Lowe 3617 reads | 0 comments
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Ten Tips on Interview Prep from Employers via Facebook

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I’m preparing to present an interview workshop. So, of course, I’m procrastinating on Facebook. I thought it might be a good idea to get fresh perspectives from Facebook friends who also hire students. 

By: Liesl Jurock 8367 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Work Term

Co-operative Education

Make the most of your co-op workterm by reaching out to co-workers and fellow co-op students.  Learn the best ways to connect with the people you work with and maybe make some new friends in the process.  You never know who is going to be a useful contact in the future!

By: Rosie Sidle 11381 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Panic: Tips from Industry for Graduating Students

school to work transition

Are you graduating soon and are panicking about job searching in the “real world”? If so, read on to find out what some successful SFU alumni and co-op employers are saying about what grads can do to stand out.

By: Liesl Jurock 6829 reads | 0 comments
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Top Ten: Tips For a Successful Transition

Life Experience

If you've recently graduated, or are about to, the prospect of transitioning from the comfort and predictability of a student lifestyle to the dynamic unpredictability of the world of work can seem daunting.

By: David Lindskoog 6756 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid The Top Five Career Mistakes That Students Make!

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Don't take chances on your job, learn from the advices of others and build yourself a smart career path. Wil will help you out!

 

By: Wil Fraser 4412 reads | 0 comments
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Get An Edge In Your Career Through Mentorship

CSI Blog

Having someone who is willing to share their experience with you can make a big difference, however cliché that may sound. Despite many obvious benefits, mentorship has been cited as one of the least-utilized tools for advancing one’s career. With that in mind, learn how to form and sustain a meaningful relationship with your potential mentor.

By: Eric Kang 7633 reads | 0 comments