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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 266 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 270 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Entrepreneurship

Leadership

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 125 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 316 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 527 reads | 0 comments
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7 Reasons You Haven’t Landed a Job Yet

Professional Development

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 586 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Managing Your Online Presence

Professional Development

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 473 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Student Athlete Spotlight: Kale Wild

Student Spotlight

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 408 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Jobs on Campus

Career Services

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

By: Elizabeth Moffat 453 reads | 0 comments
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Introducing New and Improved Twitter Tuesdays

Promotions

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 405 reads | 0 comments
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Spring 2014 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

Promotions

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 3936 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 1022 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 502 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 361 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Know Your Rights

Twitter chats

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 351 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

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 final 15 presenters.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 995 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 668 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Workplace Wardrobes

Career Services

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 506 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day One

Co-op Reflections

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 1590 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Graduate and Professional School

Career Services

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 321 reads | 0 comments
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Wearing My Power Heels

Personal 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 514 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 1913 reads | 1 comments
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10 Must-Have Clothing Items for Work

Professional 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 1637 reads | 0 comments
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What Not To Wear: Office Edition

Workplace Transition

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 1312 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 454 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment Mindset: Motivating Indigenous Self-reliance

Personal Development

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 1353 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 415 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby's BIG Fair 2013: Day One

Career Exploration

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 561 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Preparing for Career Fairs

Twitter Tuesdays

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 361 reads | 0 comments
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Jump into the BIG Fair 2013

Professional Development

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 328 reads | 0 comments