FCAT Pro (formerly known as FCAT CMN8) is a series of professional development workshops designed to develop and build practical skills. Open to all FCAT students, the workshops are led by industry experts and FCAT students.

Sign up for one or more of the workshops to:

  • Enhance current or develop new skills that are needed in the industry
  • Complement what you learn in class
  • Meet industry professionals or experts in the field
  • Connect with other students
  • Learn something new!

Upcoming Workshops

Join us for a new series of FCAT Pro workshops! We have listened to your requests and designed exciting workshops to support you both academically and professionally.

Conference & Presentation Skills 

Interested in conference and presentation opportunities but unsure if you have the skills to start? Join us Wednesday, May 25th, 2:30 - 4:00pm PST on Zoom. This workshop led by SCA graduate students, Shauna-Kaye Brown and Kittie Cooper will cover how you can:

  • Find your voice and feel confident in a conference setting
  • Turn your work into a polished presentation
  • Find some opportunities to start sharing your work

Sign up here

Read more about Shauna-Kaye & Kittie here


Co-curricular Record

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record here.

Students who would like to receive CCR recognition for participating in the FCAT CMN8 workshop series must:

  • Register, attend and participate in a minimum of 2 workshop hours in one calendar year (January to December).


Make a suggestion

Would you like to have a workshop on a certain topic? Click here to make a suggestion, and the SFU FCAT team will consider your proposals for future workshops.


Past workshops

How to Find a Job During Covid

  • Date & Time: Thurs, April 7th 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Career Educators
  • Watch here

Photoshop Basics

  • Date & Time: Tues, April 12th 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm PST
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: IATSU Director of Communication Design, James Halim
  • Watch here

Cover Letter Workshop

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, November 2nd, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Career Peers


  • Date & Time: Tuesday, November 9th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: PUB lecturer, Suzanne Norman & CMNS student, Magali Bureau 
  • Watch here


Podcasting 101: Storytelling Through Audio

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, December 1, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: CMNS PhD candidate Stacey Copeland

Interview Prep

  • Date & Time: Monday, March 29th, 2021, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Career Peers

Introduction to HTML and CSS

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SIAT lecturer, Paul Brokenshire
  • To access the recording click the link here


Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SIAT student, Karishma Sen
  • To access the recording to the tutorial, click the link here

How to Create a Professional Resume

  • Date & Time: Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU, Career Peers

UX Design Basics

  • Date & Time: Thursday, October 29th, 2020, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: Irene Kim, SFU Alumni and UX/ UI Designer
  • To access the Figma tutorial, click the link here

Tips and Tricks For Zoom University

  • Date & Time: Friday, October 2nd, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Students
  • To access PDF from the workshop click this link to download