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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

Peer Education

As a student, food is literally my life. I wish I was joking but food is how I bond with friends, how I cope with exams and what I use to wake myself up in the morning. 

By: Javairia Raza 669 reads | 0 comments
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'Til We Meet Again

I am Able

Recently graduated, Jien Hilario reflects back on university, career choices, convocation and her blog series I Am Able. 

By: Jien Hilario 326 reads | 0 comments
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5 Practical Study Tips for Learning Efficiently

Studying does not have to be painful nor require enormous amounts of time and effort. Discover how to become a more efficient learner with these five unconventional study tips. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 391 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Cultural House

Indigenous Student Cultural House

The Indigenous Student Centre has collaborated with Residence and Housing to pilot the Indigenous Student Cultural House (ISCH), a new living and learning community available SFU Residence (Burnaby Campus).

By: Indigenous Student Centre 4684 reads | 0 comments
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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Work Search

If you’re steps away from graduating, read on to see how I prepared to make the post-graduation world less intimidating.

By: Aurora Chiu 447 reads | 0 comments
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#Goals: Lessons from Bo Sanchez

Career Exploration

Having a goal allows us to take aim and move forward. Jien, shares lessons in goal-setting from Bo Sanchez's How to Conquer your Goliaths. 

By: Jien Hilario 271 reads | 0 comments
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Dr. Stresslove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My English Degree

The English Network

I was almost finished the semester, and I realized one tiny detail: I hated all my classes. This is the tale of how I followed my heart into an English degree, a network of professional contacts, and endless career possibilities. 

By: Elmira Bahrami Majd 252 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Co-op

Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 780 reads | 0 comments
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The Right Versus the Wrong: Career Lessons from Johnny Bunko

I am Able

Success does not follow a linear path and neither will your career. Jien, shares some fundamental lessons from "the last career guide you'll ever need."

By: Jien Hilario 256 reads | 0 comments
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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

International Studies

A co-op semester at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) allowed International Studies student, William Reid, to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people. Read more, here. 

By: William Reid 325 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part I: What Every Student Needs to Know About Having Depression

ENGAGE

Mental illness can affect anyone. If our society is to help end the stigma, the first step is to gain knowledge on the subject. This blog post connects readers with what it is like to have depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 547 reads | 0 comments
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Depression in Universities Part II: How You and Your University Can Help

Stigma

Part two of our “Depression in Universities” series brings us to how you and your university can support those who are working to overcome mental illness. Keep on reading to learn how you can help end the stigma with depression. 

By: Sarah Saghah 444 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Your Calling: With Anisa Mottahed

Career Exploration

When searching for your path, sometimes the best tool to help you find your way is to listen to other's stories. Jien, sits down with Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor Anisa Mottahed to learn how she found her calling. 

By: Jien Hilario 335 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

English as an additional language

In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 372 reads | 0 comments
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Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

I am Able

How do you know if a job posting is legit? After applying to over 100 jobs, Jien has a few tips to help you decode that job posting. 

By: Jien Hilario 441 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Business

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 423 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Co-op

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 592 reads | 0 comments
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Let’s Come Together Right Now

Culture

Every culture has a custom or tradition that unites people. Knowing this, international student, Dasha Mezenina set out to interview SFU students from around the world to find out: what tradition unites your nation? 

By: Dasha Mezenina 843 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

Life Experience

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 843 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Stress

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 575 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Health

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 671 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Science Co-op

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 312 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Biomedical Research Lab

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 747 reads | 0 comments
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Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

Co-op

Working for a start-up provides opportunities to grow as a professional in an innovative environment. Here, Anosha Ashfaq shares how a co-op with Porton Health allowed her to flex her digital marketing skills in an environment where every day counts. 

By: Anosha Ashfaq 310 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Co-operative Education

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 177 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

Professional Development

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 446 reads | 0 comments
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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Career Exploration

Soroush Jafaryvahed set out to learn something new every day on his co-op with Ballard Power. The experience taught him that just because you are only with a company a short time, as as student, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a lasting impact. 

 

By: Soroush M. Jafaryvahed 118 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

SAP

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

By: Kevin Ng 255 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Relocating for Co-op

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 529 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Co-op

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 526 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

Convocation Reflections

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 1378 reads | 0 comments
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Enhanced Sonograms & Patient Empowerment

Co-op Reflections

Yasmin Khalili had her career mapped out way before she came to SFU, but the experience of coming to university and enrolling in the co-op program demonstrated that there are hundreds of paths and opporunities one can follow.

By: Yasmin Khalili 835 reads | 0 comments
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Unsettling Reconciliation

First Nation Studies

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Committee convened in 2008, reconciliation has been an issue on many minds but what is reconciliation? Here, three community members explore some of the issues and realities behind reconciliation. 

By: Maddi Grier, Heather Jude and Athena Sfikas 702 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

Community Engagement

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

By: Jien Hilario 1027 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Royal Bank of Canada

Have you ever wondered if extending gradutation to take part in co-op is really worth it? Find out by checking out Mark's final co-op reflection as he looks back on four co-op terms. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 1184 reads | 0 comments
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How to be an Active Bystander

SVSPO

A few months ago, my mum and I were out late one evening walking our dog. We walked down a dimly lit, quiet street, and saw a shadow in the distance.

By: Harpreet Mander 385 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

Stress

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 702 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Workplace Transition

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 1001 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

Workplace Success

Every experience provides the opportunity to go above and beyond. Here, Beedie Business student Jared Chiu shares how he seized the opportunity to grow his role, and how you can too. 

By: Jared Chiu 304 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

Co-op Reflections

Have you ever wondered how university contributes to your mental health? In this article, Makshada shares what she learned about SFU's actions to promote mental health and student well-being during her co-op term with SFU Health Promotion 

By: Makshada Kowlessur 852 reads | 0 comments
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Navigating Disclosure: How to Support Someone Who Wants to be Heard

SVSPO

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Beth Triano shares how authentic, present moment awareness, compassion, empathy and respect are our greatest tools for supporting survivors of sexual violence. 

By: Beth Triano 585 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

Photography

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 2490 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective

SVSPO

Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

By: Aynsley Pescitelli 622 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

Co-op Reflections

Don’t limit yourself and be active in asking to take on projects beyond the job description. Some insights from Christy’s co-op at TELUS.

By: Christy Liu 578 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

SFU SIAT

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 875 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

OLC Blog

Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 506 reads | 0 comments
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Workplace and the Race Against Time

time management

Master's of Communication student, Sugandha Agarwal shares her tips for time-management and workplace productivity. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 443 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Career Exploration

An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 780 reads | 0 comments
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Would You Like a Cup of Tea? How Asking for Consent Can Look Different Than You Think

Consent

How do you know if you've got consent? An anonymous SFU student discusses different ways to ensure consent is informed, freely given and actively communicated. 

By: Anonymous 1094 reads | 0 comments
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Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

Workplace Success

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 1002 reads | 0 comments
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Get Your Side Hustle On: A Student's Guide to Part-Time Work

Career Exploration

As she puts it, grad student Srijani Datta has been a student for most of her life. To support her love of academia she has worked as a reporter, tutor, translator, transcriber, and content writer. Develop your own side-hustle with her tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 552 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Personal Development

Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 827 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

Environment

Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 524 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Marketing [SRY]

Derek Woo traveled to Hong Kong for co-op with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. To keep in touch, he sent postcards home, sharing each leg of his journey as he traversed one of the world's most bustling cities. 

 

By: OLC Admin 1486 reads | 0 comments
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Usable Usability: Is Your UX Research Impacting the Product Design Cycle in a Good Way?

Co-op

Are you an aspiring UX Researcher? Fourth-year SIAT student and UX Researcher at Samsung, Alireza Mogharrab, shares key tips for creating effective usability studies. 

By: Alireza Mogharrab 813 reads | 0 comments
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Derek's groovy story

By: admin 491 reads | 0 comments
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Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

Co-operative Education

For her second co-op, Environmental Science student Tegan Gallilee-Lang ventured out to the Greater Vancouver Zoo to assist the Fraser Valley Wetlands Wildlife Project. Read about her adventures on the job and her new animal friends!

By: Tegan Gallilee-Lang 1980 reads | 0 comments
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A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Criminology (Police Studies) [SRY]

Surviving in a trading fort in the wild west now known as British Columbia was tough in the 1800s. A time when 9 out of 10 of your meals would have been salmon and potatoes and grocery shopping would mean bringing a musket into the woods. Alexis, shares what she learned about surviving the 1800s. 

By: Alexis Chan 952 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

time management

It is easy to become stressed in an unfamiliar and fast-pace working environment, no matter which field you are in, but good strategies can help you reduce stress and learn to work more efficiently. Mi Zhou shares her tips from her co-op with OSI Maritime Systems. 

By: Mi Zhou 1067 reads | 0 comments
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Organization Spotlight: The Next Billion

The Next Billion

Are you a student with a visible or invisible disability that is interested in STEM fields? Or, an industry professional looking to mentor up and coming talent? If, so read our spotlight on The Next Billion. 

By: OLC Admin 711 reads | 0 comments