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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Summer Opportunities

Work Search

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 2488 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesday #OLCchat: Backpack to Briefcase

Backpack to Briefcase

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 3069 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 2412 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Indigenous Peoples Career Journey Stories

OLCchat

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 2616 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 5187 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 6584 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Managing Your Online Presence

Career Services

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 3151 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Student Athlete Spotlight: Kale Wild

SFU hockey

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 3465 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Jobs on Campus

Jobs on Campus

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

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2469 reads | 0 comments
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Spring 2014 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

Twitter Tuesday

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 8866 reads | 0 comments
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Introducing New and Improved Twitter Tuesdays

Twitter Tuesdays

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 2960 reads | 0 comments
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Looking Your Best on LinkedIn

LinkedIn

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 9371 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Staying Professional After Hours

Networking

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 2543 reads | 0 comments
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November Link Round-Up

Series

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 1828 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Know Your Rights

Work Search

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 2237 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

Tesla Motors

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 5993 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Lucia Vasani: AIESEC Student and BIG Fair Coordinator

Professional Associations and Clubs

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 3488 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 7213 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Workplace Wardrobes

Workplace Transition

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 3694 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Graduate and Professional School

Graduate 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 1798 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 3288 reads | 0 comments
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A Guide to Workplace Attire

Workplace Transition

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 20091 reads | 0 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 20786 reads | 0 comments
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What Not To Wear: Office Edition

Co-operative Education

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 10130 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Research and Time Management Tips

Career Services

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 3983 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 7552 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby's BIG Fair 2013: Day One

Career Services

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 3065 reads | 0 comments
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Burnaby’s BIG Fair 2013: Day Two

Career Services

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 3401 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Preparing for Career Fairs

Twitter chat

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 2174 reads | 0 comments
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Jump into the BIG Fair 2013

Promotions

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 2234 reads | 0 comments
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Fall 2013 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

Professional 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 4841 reads | 0 comments
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Our Future, Our Voice: 2013 Youth Forum

Community Summit

 

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 2310 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 2344 reads | 0 comments
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Summer 2013 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

Promotions

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 6344 reads | 0 comments
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The OLC's #SFUconvo Week Contest

Twitter

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

By: Elizabeth Moffat 3209 reads | 0 comments
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Why Should You Participate in Twitter Chats?

Twitter chats

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 2777 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 5365 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 4264 reads | 0 comments
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Who. What. Why. The Keys to Your Elevator Pitch

Networking

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 6373 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Career Fairs

Career Services

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 7662 reads | 1 comments
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Employer Information Sessions: Top 10 Tips

Professional Development

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 4977 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Partners with The Next 36

Promotions

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 2633 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections From the BIG Fair

BIG Fair

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 1819 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Stand Your Ground

Diary of a Marketing Co-op

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 2132 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 1919 reads | 0 comments
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Come on Down to The Week of Welcome!

event

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 2447 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Behavioural Interviews

Series

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 3457 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 1963 reads | 0 comments
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The Wisdom of Oprah

advice

"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 3224 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Giving Back with Telus

Career Exploration

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 3106 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Improv Tips from Tina Fey

Bossypants

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 3081 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 2938 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Changing Circumstances

Series

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 1873 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Panel Interviews

Career Services

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 3392 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Group Interviews

Series

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 3941 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: The Screening Interview

Interviews

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 3942 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Performance Interviews

Interview Types

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 2955 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Why is Everything Late?!?

Diary of a Marketing Co-op

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 2180 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 2457 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Marketing Co-op: Site Visit

Goals

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 2614 reads | 0 comments