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Future In-Demand Labour Markets

Career Exploration

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 7548 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

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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 12886 reads | 0 comments
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Road to Graduation: Networking Basics

Road to Graduation

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 7209 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

Workplace Success

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 15894 reads | 0 comments
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How to Shine When Working in a Team

Professional Development

“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 9932 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 11092 reads | 0 comments
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Secrets of a Successful Co-op Interview

interview success

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

Communication, Art and Technology

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 6826 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Away from Home

Life Balance

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 9890 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 5204 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 8207 reads | 0 comments
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Cover Letters: Secrets to Capturing Your Employer’s Attention

Cover Letters

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 26512 reads | 0 comments
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How To Write Your Way Into Grad School

Career Services

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 71748 reads | 0 comments
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Positive Work/Life Balance: Living Well to Learn Well

Life Balance

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 4202 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 3892 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 8911 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Work Term

First Weeks on the Job

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 12675 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Panic: Tips from Industry for Graduating Students

Communique

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 7611 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 7441 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid The Top Five Career Mistakes That Students Make!

WIL TALK

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 4787 reads | 0 comments