Faculty and Staff

A strong relationship exists between education and career success. This includes having more options available with a degree, better chances of retainment, and higher economic outlook. However, the context in which career choices are made have many influencing factors.

Career education is an integral part of university education as it creates appropriate support for undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni in career development and transition.

Through career conversations and group work, Career and Volunteer Services is positioned to positively influence students' outcomes, alongside the expertise of faculty and staff.

With appropriate engagement, guidance and support, more students can be suitably prepared to successfully transition into their first jobs, and use their education to scaffold into various career roles or further education, from there.

SFU students will be better prepared to create security, weather changes, and identify sustainable options for themselves and their communities, when they have access to contemporary career guidance.

Let's have a coffee to learn more about how we can work together, or book us for a classroom visit, workshop, or your next professional development opportunity. There are many ways to connect with us.

Here are some further ways to bring career guidance to course-work and projects:

  • Support students in choosing relevant courses or activities that align with their career aspirations
  • Guide students’ professional development towards work or volunteering that balances their needs with their studies
  • Integrate case-studies or guest speakers into the curriculum for diverse perspectives
  • Help students understand the value of their education as it relates to work and workplaces
  • Advocate for students when engaging with funders, employers, or industry partners
  • Support students’ research and relevancy by encouraging their attendance at career fairs, or participating in co-op, work-study, research positions, or international placements
  • Foster well-being by acknowledging the many identities and pressures that students are navigating and support them to feel hopeful about their futures
  • Integrate career education into the university culture by bridging academic learning with values-driven, sustainable futures 

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