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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

Top Tip Lists

The term leadership has become a buzzword when describing one’s abilities and skillsets, but leadership is an imperative skill that can give you a competitive edge. Matthew offers three ways to convey this skill to employers when looking for work. 

By: Matthew Furtado 12782 reads | 0 comments
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Anatomy Fashion Show Highlights the Intricacies of the Human Body

event

After a successful event in 2016, the SFU chapter of the co-ed international medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, will be hosting a second annual Anatomy Fashion Show on March 4th, 2017. This event is being organized by passionate pre-medical students who wish to raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital by putting on a creative, entertaining, and interactive event. Monique, the chair of the organizing committee, shares more information about the event in this article. 

By: Amy Gill 7176 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming Cultural Pressures in University: A Personal Journey

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Being a university student in pursuit of a career is not easy, but when you factor in the pressures you face from your family, culture, and surrounding environment, it can become even tougher. This post tells the story of one student who dealt with overcoming these pressures and discovered something they loved to do.

By: Henna Pahal 6158 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

Peer Education

The Peer Health Educators, also known as the Health Peers, are an amazing group of students who hold events and workshops to promote various health topics to their peers. I was able to interview a few of the Health Peers to discuss their involvement with the program. Whether you are interested in getting involved or want more information on the types of events held by the Health Peers, keep reading to find out more.

By: Amy (Amandeep) Gill 6309 reads | 0 comments
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The Cover Letter Blind Date

ENGAGE

We’ve all been there, wanting to impress our cute blind date -- feeling great in the moments when the conversation flows – and not so much in the moments when it stalls out.

By: Angela Kim 23470 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

work after gradaution

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way.

By: Eric Cai 17666 reads | 0 comments
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How My Determination Turned My Shyness Into Confidence - 5 Tips For Working On Your Goals While Enjoying Your Life

Linguistics

used to be very shy, a person who dared not speak to new people. Public speaking terrified me, even worse than getting an injection. As both an introvert and a sentimental person, I admired people who could just get out there and form friendships. So, I started to work on my goals and I soon realized that speaking to people is much better than getting an injection!

By: Jingyao Li 21948 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Resilience in my Search for Meaningful Work: One International Student’s Story

Career Peers

Facing rejection is hard, especially when you are studying abroad and trying to find your way. Here are my top three tips for ways to attract success and land the job you want.

By: Alireza Mogharrab 21677 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Dance Marathon: Highlight of the Event This Year and What to Expect in 2017

BC Children's Hospital

Another successful SFU Dance Marathon took place on February 20, 2016. Numerous executive members and volunteers put in countless amount of hours to not only make the event bigger and better than the preceding years, but to also help raise awareness of this fundraising initiative on campus in order to attract more attention and support from SFU students, staff, and faculty. The countless amount of efforts paid off as the club was able to raise just under $25, 000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital. 

By: Amy Gill 8742 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

Boys 4 Real Program

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone.

By: Peggy Chen 24573 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

professional development

Whether you’re a first-year or a fourth-year, you likely have thought about what life will be like after you graduate, and you'll likely have heard some scary things. I'm here to tell you, with some hard work and patience, you don't have to be afraid of the future...

By: Rachel Osterman 11335 reads | 0 comments
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How to Overcome Your Fear of Getting Involved

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Is fear coming in your way of getting involved? Don’t stress, since you live in a world with many others who are in the same boat as you! Here are a couple tips that can help you come out of your shell and interact with your community

By: Navdeep Gill 22802 reads | 0 comments
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Dancing for Those Who Cannot, For the Kids #FTK

Professional Associations and Clubs

I'm sure that you've heard about the SFU Dance Marathon Club, but do you know what it's all about? You might be asking, “Is it another SFU dance team?”, “What is this club’s initiative?”, “How can I get involved?” This article answers those questions and highlights SFU's Dance Marathon’s history on campus.   

By: Amy Gill 8716 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips to Overcome Failure

Business

Have you ever found yourself frustrated, disappointed and in despair after not attaining what you set out to achieve? This blog will explore some essential tips that you could use to bounce back from failure. 

By: Thomas Cao 24033 reads | 0 comments
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Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

Communication, Art and Technology

Are you interested in joining Co-op and wondering what the process is like? Are you wondering when exactly you should be starting Co-op? This article provides insight on what the Co-op job search is really like through my own personal journey.

By: Nikki Zayco 8697 reads | 0 comments
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Appropriate Workplace Attire: How To Dress Professionally Without Compromising Your Style

clothing

I’m a young and trendy fashionista. A self-identified accessory-lover. A student. And I’m obsessed with how to make a great impression at my new co-operative education job without compromising my style. This article highlights my opinions on how to dress professionally, while still maintaining your sense of style. 

By: Amy Gill 9958 reads | 0 comments
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5 Must Know Services at SFU

Personal Development

Not sure where to seek professional help? Having a mental breakdown over an assignment? Looking to improve your study habits? No worries! Here are 5 SFU services to help.

By: Queenie Lei 8789 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to the Top – Student Advice to Find Your Career Path

Ryan Cao

Attending post-secondary school gives endless possibilities. However, choosing a major or career can be overwhelming to the point where people get swept away in passionless choices. Here is some of the personal advice of experienced SFU students to help you choose your future major or career.

By: Ryan Cao 11161 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why Volunteering in University is Good for Your Mental Health

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Discover how volunteering influences your mental health and wellbeing. Learn about the ways your happiness, social relationships and feeling of purpose are affected by engaging in volunteer acts. 

By: Manal Masud 13361 reads | 0 comments
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Campus Chapter Spotlight: Her Campus SFU

Volunteering

Are you looking for opportunities to share the pictures you have taken? Are you interested in developing your writing skills? Are you curious about writing for a magazine? Learn more about Her Campus, an online campus magazine, and how it got relaunched this year!

By: Queenie Lei 5343 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You Find Your Dream Career

Raisa Crisologo

Panicking because you’re still undecided or unsure of your major? Keep calm and apply for a volunteer position! It can help you in more ways than one. Here’s how.

By: Raisa Crisologo 14149 reads | 0 comments
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A Procrastinator's Guide to Success

Volunteer

Do you find yourself discouraged and in need of advice? Do you find yourself procrastinating and wondering when the right time to get started on your career is? This article highlights the importance of starting early and some fun ways to get started.

By: Nikki Zayco 8092 reads | 0 comments
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What I’ve Learned While Being the Boss

Involvement

If you had told me in high school that I would be the leader of a non-profit organization in just a few short years, I probably would have stopped talking to you. And yet, here I am, a President at age 20.

By: Katherine Karr 7463 reads | 0 comments
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Why YOUR Vote Matters!!

Personal Development

If you don’t vote, you’re handing your future away to those who will be making decisions on everything from how much you’ll be paying back in student loans and taxes, to what kind of jobs and career opportunities you might find. 

By: Gilbert Chan 17768 reads | 0 comments
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How Social Media Affects Your Chance of Getting Hired

CSI Blog

Have you ever wondered whether future or current employers actually check your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram before or after the interview? You might say that you’re safe; having already privatized all your accounts, but well the truth is... 

By: Stella Liang 41486 reads | 0 comments
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Interviewing Human Resources – How Employers Decide who to Interview

Daniel Cooper

Have you ever wondered why you never got a callback for that interview? Or perhaps, you’re wondering how you can make sure that you do get called in the future. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to increase your chances of getting an interview? I sat down with a Human Resources professional to find out how he evaluates resumes and select who to interview. 

By: Daniel Cooper 9450 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering for SFU Relay for Life

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Learn about my experiences volunteering for SFU Relay for Life. As an organizing committee volunteer you develop leadership skills, plan and execute an event, and make a positive difference in the lives of people living with cancer. If you are seeking a leadership role, enjoy event planning, fundraising or promoting, then SFU Relay for Life may be the right fit for you! 

By: Manal Masud 12916 reads | 0 comments
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Five Events to Attend While at SFU

Volunteering

Have you wondered what else you can get out of a university experience, besides an education? Do you want to get out there and have fun, meet new people and learn new things? These are 5 events you don't want to miss.

By: Martha Espinoza 17519 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: We Are All Humans

CSI Blog

Asking for a reference is one of the most important parts to develop in your career. In addition, being a reference for a person can be interesting, especially if it is a cold call reference. My experiences getting references and being a reference have been at the extremes. This is an article on reference etiquette.toda

By: Stephen Kaita 5664 reads | 0 comments
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An Introvert’s Guide to Prepping for the Professional World

Leah de Roy

Yes, shy people can (and do!) succeed, too—and not just as murder-mystery novelists and computer programmers.

By: Leah de Roy 9077 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: From Career Peer to Peer Coach

CSI Blog

Jack shares his story and reflection of his two years spent volunteering as a Career Peer Educator.

By: Jack Zhou 11466 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the SFU Volunteer Services Coordinator About Engagement Peers

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Who are the Engagement Peers and what makes this SFU volunteer experience unique? Jack interviews Albert Fung, Volunteer Services Coordinator about his experiences with this peer group.

By: Jack Zhou 26399 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Conversations – Interview with the Career Peer Educator Divisional Supervisor

Career Services

Jack, sets out to hear insights from the Career Peer Educator Divisional Supervisor. In this interview, we hear her thoughts about the program and working with Career Peers.

By: Jack Zhou 12413 reads | 0 comments
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‘Cause Bloggers Gonna Blog (Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog)

Communication

"You need at least 2 years of work experience to get this (entry-level) position.” Learn how one student used volunteer blogging to gain that ever-so-important 2  years of experience and get a leg up in the professional world!

By: Ashley Macey 9210 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: How Being a Career Peer Educator Changed My Idea of Careers

Samantha Rosiczkowski

As an English major, Samantha came into the Career Peer Educator program with certain goals but her experience wasn't quite what she had expected.

By: Samantha Rosiczkowski 17641 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: Chance Moments & Career Memories

Athletics

Have you ever experienced chance moments? It’s not about when you get chance moments, but more about how you respond to them. This is an article about learning about chance moments through the Career Peer Educator Program, as well as a thank you to Career Services for last two years.

By: Stephen Kaita 19194 reads | 0 comments
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On the Ground: Department Student Unions

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Wondering what a DSU is and what they do? Erika shares her story about her involvement in a DSU and how it has enriched her time at SFU.

By: Erika De Torres 24159 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: You Are Welcome to Join our Career Peer Family!

Professional Development

In this blog post learn about the most rewarding parts of being a Career Peer Educator, as told by Daniel, a Career Peer Educator since 2013!

By: Daniel Wang 10698 reads | 0 comments
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TRUTH: Your Major Matters Much Less Than You Think

Degrees

When thousands of other candidates are graduating with the same degree as you, how do you make yourself stand out? How do you boost your value beyond the degree(s) you graduated with?

By: Celine Salim 7838 reads | 0 comments
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#beCPE: My Story About Becoming a Career Peer Educator

Professional Development

Hear from Nader Kassem on how he discovered the Career Peers a year ago and why he enjoys being a Career Peer Educator.

By: Nader Kassem 19296 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Give than to Receive

Life Balance

What sense does it make to add volunteering to your already busy schedule? Can any good come out of that? You might be surprised with what I've found!

By: Bethany Collins 7681 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons Why You Should Mention Playing Sports in an Interview

interview tips

Learn how those years of recreational sports can help you land the job of your dreams! 

By: Ashley Macey 23128 reads | 0 comments
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Support KidSafe Project Society in the BMO Vancouver Run4Hope Marathon

ENGAGE

I’ve never been a runner, so naturally I thought helping a not-for-profit look for marathon runners would pretty much be impossible. But my friends and I created an SFU team of runners and this experience has been more than rewarding. 

By: Natalie Poon 5291 reads | 0 comments
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First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

CSI Blog

First impressions are important, especially in the workplace. Your employer will be judging you based on how you present yourself – at all times! It may seem scary, but I’ll show you how to ace that first meeting!

 
By: Elvira Chan 16503 reads | 1 comments
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Volunteering with SFU Residence and Housing

Orientation

As a person living on campus, Shayne was looking for ways to get involved with SFU and ended up finding leadership opportunities that took her from her dorm to all around Vancouver! Read about her experiences with SFU Residence and Housing!

By: Shayne Mattern 7237 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 Tips from Science Alumni

Career Peers

Learn about some of the helpful suggestions given by Science Alumni during the “Inspiring Careers Panel: Innovation in Industry and in Your Own Career” and the “Chemistry Career Night”.

By: Leah Harrison 13367 reads | 0 comments
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Mentoring with Big Sisters: More than Just Volunteering

Big Sisters

On the one hand, being a Big Sister can lead to great potential benefit for the youth, but on the other hand, perhaps you’re worried if you would make a great Big Sister. Here is Evelyn's take on the matter.

By: Evelyn Chen 4042 reads | 0 comments
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5 Benefits of Joining an Executive Board

Professional Associations and Clubs

There are many benefits to joining an Executive Board, here are five you might discover at SFU or beyond!

By: Micaela Evans 16490 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side of the Desk: Interview Tips from an Interviewer's Perspective

SFSS

Ever wonder what an interviewer is thinking during your interview? Here’s Bernice to give you a sneak peek thanks to her experience on an SFSS hiring committee!

By: Bernice Puzon 13316 reads | 0 comments
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International Justice Mission SFU hosts SFU Justice Week

ENGAGE

Let's be the generation that ‪ends Modern-Day Slavery. International Justice Mission SFU will be hosting SFU's first-ever Justice Week from Feb. 23-27. This week will be packed with fun and free events. So grab your friends, get inspired and get involved!

By: Kaitlyn Yeung 9149 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

CSI Blog

Figuring out your dream career can take several years as you try new things, meet interesting people and learn more about yourself. After five years in an established career, co-op became a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to start over, change career lanes, and gain amazing work experience as a Student Engagement Program Coordinator at SFU.

By: Lucia Pecnikova 9704 reads | 0 comments
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Encourage Positivity with Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Company/Organization Spotlight

Have you considered giving back to the community as a mentor? In this post, learn more about the Go Girls! Healthy Body Healthy Minds program from Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. You'll also hear from fellow SFU student, Emily Gordon, who has become a coordinator of the program!

By: Vanessa Woznow 7542 reads | 0 comments
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How Seeing Less Helped Me See More

Personal Development

Finding out about an incurable genetic disease is definitely a game changer. With the right attitude it can be change in the right direction as I was able to get involved with CNIB (Canadian National Institute For The Blind) and support a new community of inspiring individuals.

By: Lucia P. 9850 reads | 0 comments
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So you want to be an SFU Public Square volunteer!

SFU Public Square

SFU Public Square is currently looking for office volunteers to aid them this Spring! But before you apply, read about Sophie's experience and the opportunities that SFU Public Square provides!

By: Sophie Ni 6157 reads | 0 comments
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A Look at the SFU Red Cross

Professional Associations and Clubs

Are you interested in humanitarian issues both in Canada and around the world? Would you like to get involved? Then check out the SFU Red Cross Club today!

By: William Reid 11160 reads | 0 comments
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Club of the Week: SFU Dance Marathon

Professional Associations and Clubs

Next in the SFU Club of the Week Spotlight, Emily interviews Jordan and Sandali, co-directors of SFU Dance Marathon, an event to raise money for BC Children's Hospital.

By: Emily Co 7462 reads | 0 comments
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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

Cecylia Anderson

There is no exam to test you on these skills, no research paper to write or case study to examine – yet these skills are incredibly important to your future role as an employee.  Can you guess what skills we are talking about?

By: Cecylia Anderson 10904 reads | 0 comments
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Club Spotlight: Campus Cursive at SFU

Company/Organization Spotlight

The world needs more love letters, and this club is spreading them around SFU.

By: Bernice Puzon 8345 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

manal masud

Learn about various ways to enhance your university experience by getting involved this semester.  This article explores different areas of interest that students can get involved in and resources helpful to those seeking out meaningful volunteer and leadership opportunities.

By: Manal Masud 9367 reads | 0 comments
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Look Successful, Be Successful, with Dress for Success

ENGAGE

Fashion and female empowerment - all in one place!

By: Katie Hoang 9064 reads | 0 comments