WORKPLACE TRANSITION

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How Should We and Our Employers Prepare for Remote Working?

Sierra Wireless

In a highly uncertain pandemic, working from home has become the new normal. Read about Emily's co-op experience with Sierra Wireless and find out what we can do to better our experience with remote working, both as an employer and an employee.

By: ZhiTong Zeng (Emily Zeng) 80 reads | 0 comments
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Having the Best Co-op Work Experiences Even During Uncertain Times

Professional Development

When the COVID-19 hit, Kevin had to transition from working in person to working from home. Read on to find out what this experience was like and how Kevin was able to readjust to new working conditions. 

By: Kevin Kunimoto 147 reads | 0 comments
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The Pros & Cons of Working for a Small Non-profit

pros and cons

Ever wondered what working for a non-profit is like? Further, have you ever wondered what working for an extremely small non-profit is like?In her article, Marisa describes what it was like to work at a youth sports-oriented non-profit where she collaborated with a small team of only three, and lists both the pros and cons of non-profit work. 

By: Marissa Raposo 363 reads | 0 comments
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How to Stay Productive During a Global Pandemic

Life Balance

Nikolina was one of the many co-op students who had to learn how to adjust to new working conditions during COVID-19. In this article, Bikolina shares with us some tips for finding productivity during a global pandemic. 

By: Nikolina Lalic 57 reads | 0 comments
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Wrapping Up 2020: Our Top 12 Inspirational Blog Articles

Workplace Transition

2020 has been an unprecedented and extraordinary year. What we at the OLC have been pleasantly surprised by is how inspiring our contributing authors have been. Many of our posts touched on the reality of the pandemic, but they were written from a place of positivity and resilience. To wrap up 2020 at the SFU OLC, we've curated our top 12 inspiring posts and summarized how they can continue to inspire you in the New Year.

By: Seerit Hara 455 reads | 0 comments
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How I Brought My Office to My Home

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

It was confusing figuring out how to work from home on a short notice back in March 2020. Since then, Terry has been learning and reflecting on what really makes a home office productive and what is needed to keep it a friendly and productive environment. Read on to learn more about his insights.

By: Terry Zhu 698 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for SFU Students During COVID

Career Services

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 5503 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Summer Work During COVID? Here’s Where to Find Jobs

COVID-19

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 7119 reads | 0 comments
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Disconnected: Working Remotely from Vietnam

Communication

Due to the unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19, many students are struggling to adapt to their new work environment. Thuy An continues her story of how COVID-19 has impacted her life, and how she adapted to working remotely in another country. Read on to find out more about Thuy An’s remote work journey.  

By: Thuy An Lam 1241 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Back on Your Feet When You Lose Your Job During A Pandemic?

Top Tip Lists

Did you happen to lose your job due to COVID-19? Well, you’re not alone. Here are some tips and resources to help you get back on your feet in no time!

By: Joane Thompson 3061 reads | 0 comments
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How the Pandemic Turned my Life Upside Down: One Co-op Student’s Story

Co-op

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt by everyone across the country but how has the experience been for coop students? Thuy An shares her story on how through proactive thinking from loved ones and support from co-op coordinators and supervisors, she was able to book a flight home to join her family while making the necessary arrangement to work remotely.

By: Thuy An Lam 1750 reads | 0 comments
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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Working Remotely in a New Job in a New City During COVID-19

Workplace Transition

Two short months into April's co-op position in Toronto, the pandemic hit. Would she choose to make the same decision of moving out of town for her co-op term given a second chance? Read more to find how she transitioned to remote working, and what lessons she gained through her experience working from home, away from home. 

By: April Zhang 1478 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience During an Ongoing Pandemic

Health Sciences

This was my second co-op semester and it started off similar to my first, but little did I know that this work term would be completely different. Having already had experience in an office environment, things went smoothly as I picked up my work tasks in stride. The first couple of months on the job flew by compared to what was to come. 

By: Ethan Malcom 1393 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Seasons

Personal Development

"In the workplace, change is often chosen for us." Read on as Jessica shows how a change in workplace personnel can have a big effect on you personally as well as professionally.

 

By: Jessica Dickson 533 reads | 0 comments
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4 Steps to Prepare for Graduating University

Career

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 4118 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

workplace style

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 4730 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

names

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 4178 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Life Experience

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 8828 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Career Exploration

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 4061 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Professional Development

“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 4877 reads | 0 comments