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Getting used to the Canadian workplace culture can be stressful. How you can make this transition easier depends largely on your personality type and there is no one size fits all approach in this area. The resources below are to help you figure out how you can develop strategies according to your own needs. These also include stories and personal experiences of SFU students like you!

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Five Ways to Gain International Experience

Interested in International Opportunities? SFU has many ways to get involved regarding volunteering, co-ops and mentorships. Read on to discover the many ways you can gain international experience while at SFU.                                                                                                                                   

Phone Etiquette in the Workplace
Phone Etiquette in the Workplace
Non-Verbal Communication
Non-Verbal Communication
Struggling To Find The Right Words

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Defining Culture
Defining Culture
Common Workplace Phrases: Piece of Cake
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Improve Your Writing With Five Simple Steps

Whether you’re pursuing a career in writing or not, excellent writing and communication skills are often at the top of the list for job qualifications. Here are five simple steps to drastically improve your writing and set yourself apart from other applicants in a highly competative job market. 

Defining Company Culture
Defining Company Culture
Common Workplace Phrases: Piece of Cake
Respect in Workplace
Respect in Workplace
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

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Shaking Hands in Workplace
Work Etiquette in Office
Work Etiquette in Office
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

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Top Ten: Best Ways to Make a GREAT Impression

The Co-op advisors at SFU are in the unique position of hearing from both employers and students about what makes a successful work term. Paulette Johnston has a list of ten simple ways to get off on the right foot.

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Navigating a Naturally Extroverted World: The Introvert's Guide to the Communication Workplace

Being a Communication major, people tend to automatically assume you have this gargantuan, larger than life personality, and that you’re just a natural people-person. But what about those of us who are, what some might call, introverts?

Time & Professionalism
Time & Professionalism
Elevator Pitch Guide
Elevator Pitch Guide
Common Workplace Phrases: In a nutshell