WORKPLACE TRANSITION

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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

ENGAGE

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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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

wardrobe

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 2474 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

ENGAGE

Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 2686 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Workplace Success

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 5496 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Workplace Transition

Frankly, I am terrible at saying “no.” Maybe it’s a strong work ethic that has been etched into my existence since I was a child. Maybe it’s not wanting to appear incompetent to the people who could potentially hire me back into a full-time role. Whatever it was, it seemed like my plate was packed to the brim. 

By: Ryan Lee 2560 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Work Search

“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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How to Get Organized With Bullet Journaling

Professional Development

Many of us like nice stationary because they give us a sense of productivity. This was true for Melissa as she went into her co-op work term. However, she soon experienced firsthand that the illusion of productivity and actual productivity are, unfortunately, two very different things. 

By: Melissa Nelson 3129 reads | 0 comments
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Employers are Out There, and They are Looking for YOU

Communique

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 3638 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Office: 3 ways to ease the transition from student to staff at SFU

Communique

So you’ve just landed your Co-op position at SFU. You’re excited, and eager to get going – but somewhere along the way, you might notice that working at your home school and studying there can be an entirely different experience. Sally Arang shares her tips on how to make the transition from a student to an employee of SFU as seamlessly as possible. 

By: Sally Arang 3681 reads | 0 comments
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5 Important Lessons I Learned From My First Co-op

Workplace Success

Nervous about your first co-op job? Don’t be! These five tips will help prepare you for success and boost your confidence levels in no time. Keep calm & read on!

By: Ellen Lu 7310 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Health Sciences

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 4119 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Co-op

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 6160 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

Top Tip Lists

You can’t cross the stage in four years and expect to receive a degree in one hand and a career in the other; succeeding in in the real world is going to take a heck of a lot more than that. Here are 5 essential moves to make before you graduate. 

 
By: Kelly Furey 7257 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

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At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 7072 reads | 0 comments
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Starting From Scratch in the World of IT: The #1 Tip to Remember

Help

Don’t see your need to ask questions as a sign of weakness or incompetency, but as a way to learn and grow. Your Co-op supervisor understands that most of us go into these internships as beginners.

By: Carmen Chen 10646 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

Co-operative Education

Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 12779 reads | 0 comments
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First Impressions Matter – Here’s How to Make Yours Count!

Workplace Success

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 16790 reads | 1 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Co-op Reflections

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 14434 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Co-operative Education

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 10329 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Workplace Transition

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 7506 reads | 0 comments