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Overcoming Challenges

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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

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Taking On More Challenging Volunteer Roles

Challenging volunteer positions require more time and effort, but they can also be important stepping stones in your career path. Check out what Nicola says you need to be successful in a more difficult volunteer position.

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Indigenous Student Transitions | Part One

Indigenous students transitioning to post-secondary often face unique challenge, which is why it's important to learn about all the community resources and scholarships avalible to Indigenous students at SFU.
 

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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.

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