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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Summer Opportunities

Twitter Tuesdays

The final OLC Career chat of the Spring semester looks ahead to the summer months and how you can use your summer months to boost your income and your career prospects.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 811 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

Workplace Transition

In advance of the annual Backpack to Briefcase event, we invited some of the panelists to join us for our latest #OLCchat, providing students with tips and insights on making that transition from the classroom to their career.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1032 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Our March 4th #OLCchat looked at entrepreneurship and the opportunities available to SFU students looking to launch their own business. Our guest Jesse Robson, from SFU's Venture Connections shared his own insights on the experience.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 640 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Indigenous Peoples Career Journey Stories

Professional Development

In advance of the Indigenous Peoples Career Journey Story panel our latest #OLCchat looked at some of the educational and career challenges Indigenous students face, and what resources are avalible to them.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 946 reads | 0 comments
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8 Tips for a New and Improved Resume

Resumes

Resumes are tough, they’re one of the first things an employer sees from you, and they need to represent your skills and abilities. That’s why we’ve put together eight tips to help you create a resume that presents the best of you and helps you land that coveted job.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1447 reads | 0 comments
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7 Reasons You Haven’t Landed a Job Yet

Work Search

Whether you’re looking for your first post-grad job or are in the middle of a Co-op seeking semester, it’s easy to get discouraged when applications go out and responses don’t come in. You think you’re doing everything right, but is there something you’re missing? We have 7 simple reasons why you haven’t landed a job yet.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1628 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Managing Your Online Presence

Online Presence

On January 28th the OLC and Career Services hosted a Twitter chat on managing your online presence. They were joined by featured guests Stephanie Wiriahardja, Jonathan Anthony, and Lillian Chow.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1126 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Student Athlete Spotlight: Kale Wild

Professional Associations and Clubs

In the first entry of our student athlete series, we interviewed Kale Wild, who is currently in his second year with the SFU Men's Hockey Team. He talks about the importance of balancing responsibilites.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1036 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Jobs on Campus

Work Search

Twitter Tuesdays returned for the Spring semester by bringing in Jackie Davie, Coordinator of Temporary Support Services

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1046 reads | 0 comments
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Spring 2014 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

OLCchat

The OLC and Career Services will be hosting Twitter Career Chats again this semester. Join us on select Tuesdays at 12pm in person or using the hashtag #OLCchat to discuss career related topics with career advisers, staff, and fellow students.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5996 reads | 0 comments
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Introducing New and Improved Twitter Tuesdays

Professional Development

Learn how we're using your feedback to switch up our OLC Career Chats this semester. Highlights include a bigger focus on guests, and an invitation to participate in person!

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1168 reads | 0 comments
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Looking Your Best on LinkedIn

Professional Development

What makes a great LinkedIn profile photo? We use examples from student photos taken during the BIG Fair to illustrate tips on how to look your best in your LinkedIn profile.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2970 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Staying Professional After Hours

Career Services

The final OLC Career Chat of the semester looked ahead to a December filled with holiday parties and how you can keep your profssional image intact after hours.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1002 reads | 0 comments
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November Link Round-Up

link round-up

We put together all of November's best career and educational content, not only our own posts, but the very best from around the web, and now we're sharing it all with you in this new monthly feature.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 775 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Know Your Rights

Workplace Success

The latest OLC Career Chat looked at workplace rights, and what you need to know if you suspect your rights have been violeted. We also covered unpaid internships, and uncovered some facts you may not have known.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 700 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

Science World

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the final 15 presenters.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2201 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Lucia Vasani: AIESEC Student and BIG Fair Coordinator

AIESEC

AIESEC student, Lucia Vasani came to SFU to assist in planning the 2013 BIG Fair. She shares her reasons for joining AIESEC and why she thinks the annual fair is a great opportunity students should be taking advantage of.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1323 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day One

Co-operative Education

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the first 16 presentors. 

By: Elizabeth Moffat 3217 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Workplace Wardrobes

Twitter chats

With Halloween fast approaching, the OLC Career Chat on October 29th looked at dressing up. Not in costume, but for work. Check out the advice and resources we discovered to help you and your wardrobe transition from the classroom to the office

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1427 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Graduate and Professional School

Grad School

On October 15th we invited SFU Graduate Studies to join us for our OLC Career Chat on Graduate and Professional School. Find out which questions were answered and our thoughts on deciding, applying for, and attending grad school.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 650 reads | 0 comments
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Wearing My Power Heels

Professional Development

Do you have a clothing item or accessory, that when you put it on makes you feel confident and your very best? Elizabeth shares her power item and why you should find one too.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1463 reads | 0 comments
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A Guide to Workplace Attire

workplace wardrobe

You start a new job next week, but you have no idea what to wear, and what does business casual mean anyway? Pretty sure that's an oxymoron. While I can't take you shopping, I can help you decide what's appropriate - and what's not.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 6925 reads | 1 comments
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10 Must-Have Clothing Items for Work

Personal Development

Putting together a wardrobe of work-friendly options can be intimidating, especially if your a student or recent grad with a limited budget. Elizabeth provides 10 must-have items to transform your closet without going broke.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 7147 reads | 0 comments
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What Not To Wear: Office Edition

clothing

As almost anyone whose spent time in an office can attest, some people just do not know how to dress approporately for their workplace or a job interview. We asked SFU students, staff and alumni to share some of their real-life examples of what not to wear.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4382 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Research and Time Management Tips

Twitter chats

October 1st marked another Twitter Tuesday. This weeks chat focused on research and time management. Our recap is filled with helpful resources to help you make the most of your time.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1511 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment Mindset: Motivating Indigenous Self-reliance

Calvin Helin

The First Nations Student Association is hosting an evening with best-selling author Calvin Helin on October 24th at Harbour Center. Attendance is free and open to the public.

By: Laura Forsythe 3282 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby's BIG Fair 2013: Day One

BIG Fair

The BIG Fair was back at Burnaby on September 25th. We recapped some of the day one highlights, read on to learn about some of the employers and opportunities available.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1136 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby’s BIG Fair 2013: Day Two

Work Search

Thursday marked the end of the BIG Fair for another year. We were back in the action on Day Two to check out some new employers on campus.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1029 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Preparing for Career Fairs

Professional Development

Career Fairs can hold amazing opportunites. In advance of the 2013 BIG Fair this weeks #OLCchat talked about preparing for career fairs.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 840 reads | 0 comments
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Jump into the BIG Fair 2013

Career Exploration

The BIG Fair is coming to SFU September 23 - 26. Find out what's new and how you can make the most of this huge event.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 797 reads | 0 comments
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Fall 2013 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

Personal Development

The OLC and Career Services will be hosting biweekly Twitter Career Chats. Join us every other Tuesday at 2pm, using the hashtag #OLCchat to discuss career related topics with career advisers, staff, and fellow students.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2875 reads | 0 comments
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Our Future, Our Voice: 2013 Youth Forum

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The Our Future, Our Voice Youth Forum, hosted by SFU Public Square on September 28th aims to bring young people from across Metro Vancouver together to discuss important provincial issues and make new connections.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1038 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Balancing Work and School

Workplace Success

The final summer Twitter chat on August 27th looked ahead to the Fall semester and asked how you balance work and school.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 721 reads | 0 comments
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Summer 2013 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

OLC Blog

Join us this summer for Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats. We'll be hosting chats every other Tuesday at 2pm, all summer long, and we're inviting you to join in and participate!

By: Elizabeth Moffat 3560 reads | 0 comments
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The OLC's #SFUconvo Week Contest

Personal Development

In honour of convocation week, we ran set of contests aimed at sharing advice with newly minted graduates.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1034 reads | 0 comments
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Why Should You Participate in Twitter Chats?

Social Media

Are you looking for a new way to connect and network online? Consider joining in on some Twitter chats. Not only are they a great way to connect and share your knowledge, you might even learn something.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1157 reads | 0 comments
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Highlighting Creative Resumes

Resumes

Your plain paper resume looking a little bland? Learn about some online tools to help add some creativity and visual pop to your resume and online presence.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1617 reads | 0 comments
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Is a Creative Resume Right For You?

Work Search

Super creative and highly desgined resumes seem to be everywhere lately, but do you need one? Depending on your career asperations, they made do more harm than good, and make it harder for employers to see your full skill set. Read more to decide if they're right for you.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1459 reads | 0 comments
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Who. What. Why. The Keys to Your Elevator Pitch

elevator pitch

A great elevator pitch can be the perfect accessory to bring to any networking events – in fact, it’s useful to have for plenty of professional situations. So how do you make the perfect pitch? It's all about the who, what, and why.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2923 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Career Fairs

Career Exploration

Planning to attend a career fair? Don't waste the recruiters time, or your own - learn how to arrive prepared, get the most out of the experience, and leave a great first impression.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 4684 reads | 1 comments
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Employer Information Sessions: Top 10 Tips

Employer Information Session

Employer information sessions provide a great opportuntiy to learn more about potenial career options and make some connections at interesting organizations. Make the most of your time with out top ten tip list.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 871 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Partners with The Next 36

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SFU has partnered with The Next 36 to provide mentorship, venture capital and educational opportunities to a select group of 36 entrepreneurial minded  students and recent grads across Canada. Find out more about the program and SFU's February 7th announcement.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 990 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections From the BIG Fair

Event Summaries

The annual BIG Fair at SFU  is over, but the pointers learned from the three days can be applied to any job fair. Learn what tips you can apply to your next career fair and why you shouldn't miss out on the BIG Fair next year.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 655 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Stand Your Ground

Communication, Art and Technology

In this segment of Diary of a Marketing Co-op, I look back at the need to be assertive to meet never-ending deadlines and how to balance this with the ability to know when to go with the flow.                   

By: Elizabeth Moffat 710 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Seeking Approval

Diary of a Marketing Co-op

The latest entry of the Diary of a Marketing Co-op series looks at the need and importance of aquiring endless rounds of approvals, and what it can teach you.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 769 reads | 0 comments
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Come on Down to The Week of Welcome!

Student Development

Whether your new to SFU or an old vet, there's tons of great stuff for you to check out at the Week of Welcome - at the very least you can find some free snacks.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 958 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Behavioural Interviews

Behavioural Interviews

This series will help you prepare for almost any type of interview format that you might come across. In this edition learn about one of the most popular interview types you'll come across: Behavioural interviews.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1770 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: How to be Assertive

Co-op

This entry of Diary of a Marketing Co-op asks how you can balance a level of assertiveness necessary to get your job done, without steamrolling everyone around you.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 803 reads | 0 comments
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The Wisdom of Oprah

Life Experience

"I was never given any advice. I had to figure it out for myself. But my best advice is to let your passion lead your purpose." - Solid advice from Oprah Whinfrey, and a subject worth considering when following your own passion.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1560 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Giving Back with Telus

Telus

Choosing a company to devote your career to at any stage can be a tough choice. The values of a company matter, so look into what your new workplace values before devoting your time to it.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1528 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Improv Tips from Tina Fey

Tina Fey

Our marketing co-op student takes a break from discussing the details of her work term to share some advice from Tina Fey on improv and your own co-op semester.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1522 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: The Dinner Interview

Interview Types

Interviewing for a job over a meal requires the ability to not only impress with your skills and experience, but also as a dinner guest. This edition of the Interview Types series will help you master both.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1269 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Changing Circumstances

Co-op Reflections

This edition of my marketing blog strays from my time at TELUS to look back to grade school, where I learned an important lesson about not giving up on myself.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1043 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Panel Interviews

Interviews

As a part of our continued series, we look at the panel interview. This can be intimidating as it puts the interviewee up against an entire group of experienced professionals, so confidence is key to its success.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1491 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Group Interviews

Interview Types

Group interviews aren't as common as some of the other formats we've explored in this series, but they can often be used as part of a screening process, so it's always good to be prepared for them.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1457 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: The Screening Interview

Series

The screening interview is used by many large companies as a first, usually informal round of interviews. They are often conducted by HR reps before you can even meet anyone you'll be working with, but you need to perform well to get a foot in the door.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1468 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Performance Interviews

Interviews

There’s no shortage of interview formats that can throw even the most experienced interviewee off their game. Which is why  this series is here, so you can become familiar with the multitude of interview styles you could face. In this edition we look at performance interviews.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1388 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Why is Everything Late?!?

Co-op Reflections

In the next entry from our marketing co-op she contimplates her love of deadlines and fast paced changes, then how it all went out the window. Join her as she re examines the fluid nature of deadlines.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1031 reads | 0 comments
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Following CAFCE #coopweek on Twitter

Co-op Reflections

CAFCE's #coopweek Twitter contest received tons of great responses from co-op students across Canada, sharing why they love Cooperative Education. Read on to see what co-op can do for you (maybe you'll even see yourself.)

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1369 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Site Visit

Co-op Reflections

Time flies. Our marketing student has already been on her co-op term for over two months, which means it's time to book a meeting room, fill out some forms on goals and achievements and arrange for a site visit.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 1152 reads | 0 comments