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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-op

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

By: Emily King 1091 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

Work Search

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 1699 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Professional Development

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 5401 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Survival Skills

Work Search

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 2388 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 1889 reads | 0 comments
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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Graduate

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 2576 reads | 0 comments
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The Right Versus the Wrong: Career Lessons from Johnny Bunko

ENGAGE

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 2425 reads | 0 comments
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Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

Series

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 2509 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Science Co-op

"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 1390 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

International 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 2165 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for non-technical students working in a technical company

SAP

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 3395 reads | 0 comments
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8 Reasons Why 8 is Better than 4

Co-operative Education

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 2529 reads | 0 comments
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How Taking a Research Course Can Open Up Your Career Opportunities

Professional Development

As we all know, Communication classes can be quite heavy on the theory side, and unfortunately it’s probably never the best idea to whoop out your extensive knowledge of semiotics and Marxism in a job interview. So how do you bridge the gap between academia and industry? 

By: Justine Nadia 2547 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Communique

“What?!” you must be thinking, “who the heck does she think she is?” Don’t worry – I don’t actually believe I’m the smartest one in my office; far from it in fact. But, it was an inside joke during my time working in SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services that lead me to understand the type of workplace culture that suited me best.

By: Taylor Wagner 3333 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Resumes

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 5324 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

employers

If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 3138 reads | 0 comments
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How Dating is like Interviewing and How to Conquer Both

Communication

Interviews can be a stressful event, full of anxiety and confusion. Much like the dating world, interviews are a first meeting where you are desperately hoping the other person will like you and vice versa. Here are some things to keep in mind for either situation.

By: Jessica Parsons 3345 reads | 0 comments
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Canadian Embassies and Consulates: An Interview with Joseph Paguio

Career Exploration

Landing an internship at an embassy is a dream come true for students interested international diplomacy, trade, and development. In a three-part series we caught up with former SFU students who interned at Canadian Embassies abroad.

By: OLC Admin 3009 reads | 0 comments
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Employers are Out There, and They are Looking for YOU

Workplace Transition

We are all used to hearing of the impossibility of finding a career after university, and that our degree alone is not a golden ticket to landing that dream job after graduation. In order to obtain our dream jobs, we need to suppliment our education with work experience. While it can seem like a daunting task to find work experience, it may be easier than you think. Jessica shares her story of how she came to realize the amazing career opprotunities around her. It is just about knowing where to look for them!

By: Jessica Wall 3639 reads | 0 comments
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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

results

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 12942 reads | 0 comments