Career + Professional Development

Whether you’re a recent alumnus seeking help with your next steps after Convocation, or established in your career and interested in making a mid-career change or keeping your skills up-to-date, SFU can be your lifelong resource for connections, professional development and support.

Career Assessments

Through SFU Continuing Studies, the two-session assessment packages include a group career assessment session, a vocational profile, and a one-on-one session with a Registered Clinical Counsellor or Canadian Certified Counsellor, who will use internationally recognized tools such as CareerLeader®, StrengthsFinderTM, and the Vocational Values Scale.

Your first session is a 2.5-hour assessment to be followed approximately two weeks later by a one-hour, one-on-one profile interpretation meeting with a Registered Clinical Counsellor or Canadian Certified Counsellor.

* SFU alumni receive a 15% discount on these career testing packages. Simply enter the Promo Code SFUalumni at Payment Checkout. Please note that discounts can't be applied retroactively.

>> Visit Career Assessment and Counselling Service

Career Workshops: In-Person + Online

Alumni Relations has partnered with SFU’s Beedie Career Management Centre to offer in-person and online workshops developed specifically for alumni to provide support in their professional development and career advancement.

In Person Workshops Online Workshops
  • Each workshop is $10; this is a 50% discount
  • Beedie alumni can access the workshops for free
  • All workshops are held in Vancouver

Fall 2017 topics:

  • Refresh your mindset: Self-assessment and reflection
  • Vancouver job market
  • Developing a LinkedIn profile
  • Interviewing skills
  • Professional business resumes
  • Networking your way to success
  • Dating and cover letters... make the connection!

The following workshops are available on demand and are available at no cost.

You will need an active SFU alumni ID in order to register.  If you are having trouble re-activating your account, please email alumni@sfu.ca.

 

>> Upcoming workshops are listed on our Events page

Hire a Co-op Student

The Co-op component of a student's degree enriches their formal education; each Co-op work term is reflected on the student's transcript. The nature of the work is aligned with the student's career goals and allows them the opportunity to explore different career options. Benefits to you: flexible work duration, multiple start dates, diverse talent pool, simple hiring process, AND you support our future alumni in their education!

>> Visit Hire SFU for more information

Post a Job

Interested in hiring SFU students, or perhaps a fellow alumnus? You can post jobs on the online job posting board managed by SFU Career Services. Their online job posting board is a one-stop posting site visited by over 33,000 SFU students and 100,000 alumni! This site alows organizations to post full-time, part-time, summer jobs; internship and educational opportunities; external services and recruitment events (on and off campus).

>> Visit SFU Career Services for more information

SFU Beedie Alumni

Services available to Beedie School of Business alumni include one-on-one advising, workshops, group meetings, and lifetime access to Beedie Community, where alumni can access job postings and a variety of career-related resources, RSVP to events, and subscribe to newsletters and bulletins. Visit the Beedie Alumni website for more information.

>> Visit the Beedie Alumni Website

SFU Career Services

Recent grads* can access on-line job postings, career development information, work search seminars, career conferences, job fairs and more through the SFU Career Centre. Subscribe to the Career Services Weekly Insider, a weekly e-zine full of great career tips and events. If you're a grad looking to hire, find skilled and educated students and graduates to work for your organization through on-campus recruiting. 

As part of your Alumni benefits, you are eligible for discounted rates on extensive career counselling and job search supports offered by Career Cycles.

*note: this benefit applies to alumni who graduated from SFU in the last year who took credit-based courses.

>> Visit Career Services

SFU Continuing Studies

Whether you're hoping for a promotion, you've always wanted a university degree, or you want to turn your passion into a new career, SFU Continuing Studies can help with their multiple certificates, diplomas, bootcamps and courses. SFU Continuing Studies is now waiving the standard $75 application fee when you apply to any of their professional development programs. To claim your discount, simply enter promo code SFUalumni when you apply online.

>> Visit SFU Continuing Studies