Professional Development

APEX Certificate Program

April 27, 2016

 The APEX Certificate is a structured professional development program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This program is designed to help you:

  • Improve and build upon your transferable skills and experience
  • Explore potential careers of interest to you
  • Expand your professional network 
  • Build a portfolio of professional documents (such as CVs, resumes, teaching dossiers, LinkedIn profile)
  • Build confidence in your knowledge, skills and abilities.

The APEX Certificate Program is delivered through a combination of face-to-face workshops and independent online learning. It also incorporates a practical component of professional development work that you tailor to your specific goals. To learn more about how the program works, click here.  

Core Session 1: Foundations

The first session incorporates a mapping exercise to help you explore your past and present experiences, skills, knowledge and capabilities. The session is being offered on May 12, 9:30 - 12:30 @ Burnaby campus

Three other Core sessions build on the topics from Core 1. The program is self-paced, so you make it fit your own schedule. There is no time limit for completion other than your graduation from SFU. Click here for program requirements.

Meet the Facilitators

Tony Botelho 

Tony has been the Manager of Career Services at Simon Fraser University since 2008.  He has been involved in the planning and facililitation of the APEX Certificate Program since its early days. 

Penny Freno 

Penny is a career educator at Simon Fraser University.  She works with graduate students one-on-one and in groups facilitating workshops on topics ranging from career exploration, transition and work search.  

Sue Hampton 

Sue is the coordinator of the APEX professional development program at SFU and brings with her over 15 years of experience in teaching, facilitating and program planning. 

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