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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

following up

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 62109 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

confidence

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 15836 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Podcasts to Launch Your Career

CSI Blog
Discover the world of podcasts and learn about the free resources at your disposal to launch a rewarding career!
By: Manal Masud 12763 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering Wisely

Volunteering

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 4807 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Communication, Art and Technology

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 12171 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

interview research

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 13682 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Promotions and Design

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 8453 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Communication, Art and Technology

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 6930 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Communique

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

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 9398 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Professional Development

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

By: Ashley Gregerson 9203 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Co-op Reflections

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 14111 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Work Search

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 17869 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 13922 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

Life Balance

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 8515 reads | 0 comments
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Advice from a Corporate Communications Guru

career advice

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 13420 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Top Tip Lists

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 17508 reads | 0 comments
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Lost in Technical Translation: How to Succeed in an Unfamiliar Environment

on-the-job learning

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 53176 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Co-op Experience

Communication, Art and Technology

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 30949 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

Co-operative Education

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 12265 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)

Science

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 14614 reads | 0 comments