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Getting out of the Dumps and Back on the Hunt in a COVID Job Market

Student Development

Getting a job at a grocery store was definitely not what I was expecting to do with my last summer before graduation. I had big plans to apply to marketing and communications student positions and to make the most out of my education and off-time to get relevant experience, but when COVID-19 hit, I knew I just needed a job in general.

By: Keely Rammage-Scott 881 reads | 0 comments
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My Mindset Graduating in a Pandemic

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Be it if you’re graduating or getting ready to start a new semester at SFU, there’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen next. Earth Sciences student Klaus McCloud shares his top three tips of how he maintains a positive mindset while getting ready to graduate from SFU.

By: Klaus McCloud 2481 reads | 0 comments
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An Insider's Guide to Successful Work Search

Work Search

SFU's Career Specialist Deanne Esdale, with Francis Mercurio, Career Peer, show you how to set up for a successful search by getting strategic and supported. You deserve to get noticed! 

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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for SFU Students During COVID

Community Engagement

COVID has made it tougher to find jobs this summer, but there are still some good opportunities to expand your skillset through volunteering – even if you are stuck at home. Whether you are looking for remote opportunities or want to support front line workers, here are some ideas to navigate your search.

By: Sara Rahnama 4981 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Summer Work During COVID? Here’s Where to Find Jobs

Career Exploration

If your summer job was cancelled, you’re not alone. Students are facing tough summer job prospects due to COVID, but there are opportunities out there. Here are the industries and companies hiring. 

By: Jill Eddy 6496 reads | 0 comments
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International Co-op: Is Not-For-Profit The Right Fit For You?

International

Are you looking for an International Co-op with a not-for-profit organization? Are you torn between finding a job you like and something that pays well? Are you wondering whether you will be able to gain valuable skills and knowledge from working for a not-for-profit? Continue reading this article for more information about how to look for International co-op opportunities with not-for-profits, funding scares, and takeaways.

By: Gursahib Gill 551 reads | 0 comments
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Taking The Next ‘Big’ Step: Working at The Canada Revenue Agency

Government of Canada

Considering whether you want to work at a small company or a large organization? Try out both! Enjoying the support and intimate company culture while working at a small company, I was worried about my work going unnoticed and a lack of communication at a large organization. Find out how wrong I was!

By: Matthew Lee 782 reads | 0 comments
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Finding the Right Fit: A Guide to Job Hunting

Goals

After reaching the end of her first co-op semester, Amanda, a Business co-op student, reflects on her experience and shares tips on how to find a position that is best suited to help you achieve your goals

By: Amanda Dunbar 988 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-op Reflections

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 1957 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Not Losing Hope: Scoring A Co-op Position With The Right Tactics For Your Job Interview

Communique

Interviews don't have to be hard if you're prepared.  Nelson provides some tips on what how can prepare yourself for an interview and impress your interviewers.

By: Nelson Hang 2486 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Interview

Ever wonder how interviewers feel on the other side of the table? SFU Career & Volunteer Services’ very own superstar Career Peer, Scarlett Wu, shares her perspective on interviews and offers ideas on how to ace your own.

By: Scarlett Wu 7802 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Survival Skills

Arts and Social Sciences

While the decision to look for a job might come easily, getting a job that you really want might not. Looking for that perfect job can often be an arduous and protracted process. Learn how to financially survive  those long weeks or months with these tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 3446 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Self-Care

Work Search

Looking for a great job can be taxing on your mind and body. Srijani Datta, shares tips on how to keep it together during a long and difficult job hunt.

                   

By: Srijani Datta 2920 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 3877 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 4387 reads | 0 comments
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Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

ENGAGE

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 4247 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Laboratory

"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 1948 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 3432 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for non-technical students working in a technical company

Work Search

With the rise of the digital age, the tech industry has become the hub of all industries. As these companies become more popular, you will want these tips to succeed if you're a non-technical students looking to work in a technical company

By: Brittany Kilpatrick 4352 reads | 0 comments
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8 Reasons Why 8 is Better than 4

Personal Development

Beginning your journey with SFU Co-op can seem daunting at first, especially if you start with an 8-month Co-op but don't be afraid of it! Check out these benefits you'll get from doing an 8-month Co-op rather than 4-months. 

By: Defne Birol 4063 reads | 0 comments