Spring 2014 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

Spring 2014 Twitter Tuesdays: OLC Career Chats

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We’re very excited to be bringing Twitter Tuesdays back for the Spring 2014 semester. We’ve made a few changes since last year that we think will help bring our chats to a whole new level!

Our Twitter chats are a great opportunity to not only connect with other career-minded SFU students, but also with SFU staff, career advisors, and other guests. Plus, you’re free to ask any questions you have related to the weekly topic, our hosts will be glad to help connect you with useful resources.

We’ve included our Spring schedule below, but check back every week for a preview of topic questions and for the reveal of special guests.

How It Works

  • Follow @SFU_Career and @SFU_OLC
  • Check out the schedule below, and prepare some thoughts or questions for the topic of the week.
  • During the chat, follow along with #OLCchat
  • Introduce yourself!
  • When we start tweeting out questions, share your answers, insights, and comments. Have a follow-up? Feel free to ask us anything related to that weeks topic.
  • Stayed tuned until the end of the chat (they’ll last about an hour) to submit question suggestions for the next week.
  • After each chat we’ll Storify the best content, so don’t worry if you miss something.
  • Can’t join in at 12:00? Tweet us any related questions you have, and we’ll make sure to answer them for you.

Two Ways to Join!

This semester we have two ways to join


Get online at 12pm PST the day of the chat, and follow our #OLCchat hashtag. You can do this on Twitter itself, or using a third-party source like our personal favourite, tchat.io

In Person

For the first time, we’re turning our chats into a tweet-up! At noon in January you can join us in Career Services, and in Feburary and March we’ll be in Student Central. We’re setting up the #OLCchat stream on big screens, and you can mingle, check out how we run the chats, and ask any questions you have about joining in. If you’ve hesitated before because you aren’t familiar with Twitter, this could be your perfect opportunity to learn the ropes.

Spring 2014 Schedule

January 14th: Jobs on Campus


  • Jackie Davie, Coordinator of Temporary Support Services - SFU HR

Check out our Storify recap.

January 28th: Online Presence


Check out our Storify recap.

February 18th: Indigenous Career Stories


  • Steve Sxwithul’txw @VIHAAboriginal
    • Steve currently works with Island Health (VIHA) as the coordinator for the award winning Aboriginal Employment Program. He is also a producer for his own company, Kwassen Productions Inc and is host of two shows on APTN.

Check out our Storify recap.

March 4th: Entrepreneurship


  • Jesse Robson from SFU Venture Connecton

Check out our Storify recap.

March 11th: Backpack to Briefcase

Guests (From the Backpack to Briefcase Panel)

  • Magdalena Mot, @MagdalenaMot, Employment Counsellor, Back in Motion.
  • Pam Hernandez @Pam_Hernandnez, SFU Beedie alumna.
  • Allison Tremblay @ANTremblay, Associate lawyer, Victory Square Law Office.

Check out our Storify recap.

March 25th: Summer Opportunities

Sample Questions

  • What was your favourite/least favourite summer job?
  • How can my summer job help me find work after graduation?


  • Lindsay Burns, @SportstatsWest, Director of Communications, Sportstats West
  • Minerva Ward, @go2JobBoard, Program Manager, Career Awareness

We hope to see you online this semester. If you have any questions feel free to tweet us @SFU_OLC or @SFU_Career.

Beyond the Article

Posted on January 07, 2014