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Your Workplace Strengths

Looking for work in Canada can be challenging for everyone. All job seekers need to know their strengths. If English is not your first language, you may think you face some barriers to finding a job but if you focus on your strengths and talents, you will see more possibilities. Below you will find resources to help you become more confident in your talents and strengths. These also include stories and personal experiences of SFU students like you!

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Learning Strengths

Just like Bunko, Yat was frustrated with the way things were going in his life. As an undergrad, he spent most of his time in school, group meetings and labs. But with disappointing grades, it appeared that the more he studied, the more likely he was to get a lower mark. His time spent studying had an inverse relationship with the grade he would receive. He was undoubtedly very disappointed. His problems were not going away. Read more to learn how Yat honed his strengths, and reached academic success.

Know Your Strengths
Know Your Strengths
What is Your Definition of 'Success'? (Pt. 1)

Sabrina, Marton and Jacob tell us what it means to be "successful" in co-op and how their definition of "success" has changed over time. 

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It Starts Within You

Bomee Hwang is a Business student and just completed three co-op terms at Ericsson where she worked in the Human Resources Department.  She shares her thoughtful observations about Human Resources in her co-op reflection.

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5 Career Lessons I Learned From Stepping Outside my Comfort Zone

Kelly shares how her experience with SFU YWIB helped her in her career.  Find out what 5 lessons she learned, and what lessons you should know!

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Success in Failure

At first, the news was so devastating and heartbreaking ...

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The Way You See The World: Culture and Communication

Communication and interaction are fundamental parts of everyday life and a person’s ability to communicate and interact has a major impact on their well-being, happiness, and success. In this post, Akanksha shares her own experiences at the intersection of culture and communication.