Professional Development

APEX Certificate first-ever graduation celebration

May 06, 2014

Today’s worker faces a dynamic job market. To meet these demands, today’s SFU is working to create dynamic scholars through the APEX Certificate program.

Program participants gain new skills, tools, and a vision for their future so that will be ready to actively respond and innovate in their fields even before they leave SFU.

The program, which started in September 2013 held its inaugural graduation event last week, on May 1, 2014.

Rajesh Vayavur, a PhD candidate from the Department of Earth Sciences, was one of the recent APEX graduates. 

“After participating in APEX , I started thinking in much more broader sense to reach my goal of getting into Oil & Gas Industry . Now I signed up for more programs and events so that I can gain the connections and experience to create my own opportunities,” said Vayavur.

Facilitators from the Teaching and Learning Centre, Career Services, and the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows provide support and resources, but it is ultimately the participants who drive their professional development.

“The world we live in teaming with possibilities; the APEX Certificate Program will help you to choose which path to pursue and will encourage you to make the most of every opportunity," said Yvonne DeWith, an MA student from the Faculty of Education.

The APEX Certificate program is a blended model with both online and in-person components. Participants can choose to follow a flexible or structured cohort calendar.  

The fall cohort will be starting on September 24. To learn how more about this program and how to reserve your seat now go to the program website.

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