Backpack to Briefcase: Magdalena's Top 3 Tips

Backpack to Briefcase: Magdalena's Top 3 Tips

By: Magdalena Mot
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Backpack to Briefcase is a one-day career planning and development conference for SFU third and fourth year students and recent graduates that focuses on providing the tools and resources for a smooth and successful transition from university to the world of work. The 2014 conference brought a number of industry experts, alumni, and educators who shared their innovative tips and strategies.

Magdalena Mot, Employment Counselor with Back in Motion, shares her top insights from the session that she delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates. 

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1.  Making Connections 

From Natalie's Blog: Road to Graduation: Networking Basics 

"Networking is essentially building relationships with professionals in your industry. As time consuming and challenging as it can be, it’s important to focus on, especially when you are on the hunt for a job." Here are a few reasons why...

2.  Staying True to Yourself

From Dave's Blog: Building Awareness of Self-Awareness

"So now we get to the core of the issue, that being why self-awareness is important. Given the traditional “get out of your comfort zone,” “improve your weaknesses” mentality, I might focus on trying my damnedest to be more excited about stuff, while completely ignoring how that very quality is the reason that I’m so laid back. "

3.  Know the Labour Market

From Abbas' Blog: Standing Out In A Crowded Job Market 

"Standing out amidst many other job seekers in your field is tough. They might all have bachelor’s degrees, relevant experience, similar skill sets, or a variety of connections. But don’t worry, there are many ways you can stand out from the crowd."


For a more in depth look at the Backpack to Briefcase 2014 conference, feel free to check out this recap article as well as our pre-conference Backpack to Briefcase #OLCChat (slideshow below):

Posted on June 23, 2014