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Wrapping Up 2020: Our Top 12 Inspirational Blog Articles

OLC Blog

2020 has been an unprecedented and extraordinary year. What we at the OLC have been pleasantly surprised by is how inspiring our contributing authors have been. Many of our posts touched on the reality of the pandemic, but they were written from a place of positivity and resilience. To wrap up 2020 at the SFU OLC, we've curated our top 12 inspiring posts and summarized how they can continue to inspire you in the New Year.

By: Seerit Hara 268 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get the Research Experience You Need to Kickstart Your Career

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Gaining research experience, for many, is the first step to forging a rewarding career path in many fields across SFU. But are you confused about how to get the research experience you need? In this blog, Des’ree shares some helpful tips that help you find great research opportunities.

By: Des'ree Isibor 1413 reads | 0 comments
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The Most Important Trait to Get You Hired

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Robert's boss shared a key lesson with him about an essential trait that can get one hired. What is that trait and how can you develop it? Read on to learn more from Robert.

By: Robert Tanra 74 reads | 0 comments
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Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude: How I Found Value in All of My Internships

SAP

How you carry yourself in your working environment will determine your growth, achievements, and what kind of work environment you engage in. Read more about how Tiffany realized what she has made out of her experience is what ultimately defined her workplace.

By: Tiffany Ren 395 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Barriers to Staying Active at Home: Tips and Advice

Pandemic

When surveyed, students reported that the top four barriers to staying active were poor weather, lack of energy, loneliness, and lack of time. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog for some tips on ways to combat these barriers and build a healthy routine. 

By: Aleisha, Anna, Jaskaren and Mariel 344 reads | 0 comments
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What Has Worked So Far With Remote Working

Working Remotely

 Remote working is no longer only the future of working but a current-day reality. Matthew provides three of his tips and tricks that have worked for him when working remotely with Student Recruitment and Admissions at SFU.

By: Matthew Trung 179 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of an Introvert as a Leader

OLC Blog

Can introverts be outstanding leaders? Check out this article from Des'ree in which she talks about what kind of traits introverts have that can be harnessed for leadership roles.

By: Des'ree Isibor 197 reads | 0 comments
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Four Leadership Lessons That Are Critical to Your Co-op Success

Leadership

Follow Gabriel on a journey of self-reflection as he shares with us some of the lessons he's learnt while on a Co-op term at Tranction on Demand.

By: Gabriel Lim 462 reads | 0 comments
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Keeping Your Nose to the Grindstone: How to Stay on Track With Your Coursework

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Staying productive and on top of your workload is tough but even tougher while studying remotely. Des'ree has some great advice for our readers with a tool that she uses called the Accountability Schedule. As we move into the next semester, check this out and see if it could work for you!

By: Des'ree Isibor 214 reads | 0 comments
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Virtual Networking Tips You Should Try at Your Next Webinar Event

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Networking in person can be tough but virtual networking online can be even more confusing. Have no fear, Des'ree is here to help! Here she shares her advice and tips for how you can better virtually network at the next webinar social event.

By: Des'ree Isibor 412 reads | 0 comments
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How to Boost Your Remote Teamwork Experience During the Pandemic

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As a university student, have you been having some trouble making remote teamwork fun and engaging? Des'ree shares what she's learned from her remote semester experience and provides some tips on how to improve the quality of your teamwork experience.

By: Des'ree Isibor 407 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Your Fit Among Thousands in an Organization

Co-op

Working for a large, well-known organization can be both exciting and intimidating. It can raise questions about how you can stand out and forge a unique path, while fitting into the work culture. Jenny shares her top three insights during her work term at RBC as a Business Analyst on their Strategic Initiatives and Change Management.

By: Jenny Lian 374 reads | 0 comments
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10 Ergonomic Tips for Working or Studying at Home

SFU Health and Counselling Services

With more people working and studying from home, it is important to make sure our working environment is efficient and safe. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog article for some tips about creating a more physically ergonomic-friendly workspace at home. 

By: Aleisha, Anna, Jaskaren and Mariel 739 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from My First Work Term in the Civil Service… During a Global Pandemic

Co-op Reflections

Thinking about working remotely for your next co-op term? Maja Lampa, a Political Science student, describes her experience adapting to remote work during her first season with the Federal Government and how she found meaningful work in uncertain times. 

By: Maja Kristine Lampa 495 reads | 0 comments
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Online Dating and Keeping Safe

Health Peers

The pandemic has made online dating a more popular way of meeting new people. While online dating is a great way to e-meet new people, you might also find yourself in potentially uncomfortable situations with strangers. Read on to learn more about which red flags the Health Peers recommend keeping a keen eye out for. 

By: Health Peers 1511 reads | 0 comments
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10 Things Students Wished Instructors Knew About Remote Learning

SFU Health and Counselling Services

The Health Peer Educators, in conjunction with SFU Health and Counselling Services, did an informal Instagram poll a few weeks ago to learn more about students’ experiences with remote learning. Check out the resulting recommendations suggested by students for how instructors can improve students’ experience in remote classes.

By: Aleisha Fernandes 1342 reads | 0 comments
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A Guide to Becoming Successful in the Accounting Field

Co-op

A year ago, Yuchen was a full-time student without any work experience. After a long time, she landed my first Co-op position. Here are Yuchen's 5 tips for transitioning from being a student to working in the field as an accountant.

By: Yuchen Ni 1171 reads | 0 comments
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Digital Flourishing: How to Support Your Well-being in a Digital World

Pandemic

Digital technology has become a staple in all aspects of our daily lives. As a result, it is necessary to embed practices and boundaries that promote mindful usages of technology. Check out Health & Counselling Services’ tips on how to support your well-being in this digital world.

By: SFU Health and Counselling 1862 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Surviving Your Co-op Work Term

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Embarking on 8 month work term with Fraser Health, Karman came across valuable life lessons from working as a HR Representative. Read on to learn more about what you should keep in mind when settling into your new workplace environment.

By: Karman Badesha 464 reads | 0 comments
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Working at a Scale-up Company: Three Things I’ve Learned

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As Priscilla learned, working at a scale-up company comes with valuable lessons and takeaways but also unique challenges. Read on to learn more about what she learned from her time working as a Strategy Intern.

By: Priscilla Lam 438 reads | 0 comments