One Fair. Endless Opportunities.
mini BIG Fair is coming back in-person in Spring 2023!
Save the Date: Wednesday February 15 and Thursday February 16. You will find plenty of interesting opportunities no matter what faculty and program you are in!
- Discover career, co-op and volunteer opportunities
- Explore graduate school and professional development programs
- Practice and network with recruiters from different companies or organizations
- Volunteer at the Fair as a Fair Ambassador (details below)
- Sign up for the email notifications (mini BIG fair only!)
What to Expect?
Location & When
Visit booths in the North AQ (Academic Quadrangle, hallway near Images Theatre) and have 1-on-1 chats with employers to learn more about the organizations and their opportunities.
Feb 15 & 16, 10 AM - 4PM
We will have a pre-Fair day on Feb 14 with tables with companies and organizations that will be exhibiting at the fair.
Bookmark this page & check here again later for updates on the list and positions that are being hired for.
List of exhibitors
Find List of Positions being hired from each Employer and their introductions: Link TBA - Feb 2nd, 2023
List of Employers and Organizations
- Northeastern University (Presenting Sponsor)
- Canada Revenue Agency (Preferred Sponsor)
- PepsiCo Beverages Canada (Preferred Sponsor)
- ADaPT, Diversity Institute, TMU
- Alba Partners Inc.
- Atlantis Programs inc.
- BC Public Service Agency
- Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion
- Burnaby Family Life
- Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Canadian Property Stars
- Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC)
- Chimo Community Services
- Correctional Service Canada
- Enterprise Holdings
- Family Serivces of Greater Vancouver
- First Nations Health Authority
- FPS Food Process Solutions
- Friends of Simon
- Garda Security Services Corp
- Generac Power Systems
- Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing
- HUB Cycling
- MTU Maintenance Canada Ltd
- Novella Wealth
- Official Languages Programs
- Options Community Services Society
- OzTREKK Educational Service
- Pacific National Exhibition
- Paper Excellence
- Port of Vancouver
- Prostate Cancer Foundation BC
- Public Service Commission of Canada
- Reliable Controls
- Ross University, School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine & AUC School of Medicine
- Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Corporation
- SFU Co-operative Education
- SFU Faculty of Education
- SFU Student Engagement and Retention
- SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre
- Sherwin Williams Company
- Special Olympics BC
- Spirit of Math
- Surrey Crime Prevention Society
- Tata Consultancy Services Inc.
- The Elizabeth Fry society of Greater Vancouver
- Trinity Western University
- UBC Sauder School of Business
- UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
- Vancouver Police Dept
- Wilderness Committee
BEFORE the Fair: How to Get Ready
Research and get to know the organizations ahead of time and bring targeted versions of your resume. Be prepared to be interviewed on the spot. Check their websites and review their social media accounts for news and updates. Use the LIST OF EXHIBITORS to Research:
- the Position(s) available
- their Company background/values
Prepare questions you have about the company or role(s) in question. Aim to ask specific questions that cannot be easily found on the internet.
Know Your Strengths
- Reflect on past experiences and education to identify strengths and skills. Be prepared to articulate them when asked.
- Career and Volunteer Resources Page Find self-directed resources here! *Note appointments will be well-after Fair day. You can still book, but it will likely not be in time.
- Find SFU student's stories and articles here: https://olc.sfu.ca/
- Recommended Filters: Topics: Work/Volunteer, Coop, Profession Development. Or, Program: Career and Volunteer Services. You may filter by faculty too.
DURING the Fair: Be Ready
Apply Your Preparation Efforts
- Approach and introduce yourself! Be profession and genuine! Ask questions you prepared beforehand!
First Impression Matters, don’t be a swag grabber
- Dress as if you are going to an interview, greet the representatives with a smile and introduce yourself with confidence.
- You don't have to wear a business formal style (although you could) or get a new outfit, but take some time to think on it! Don't rush.
- Don’t pick up promotional materials without interacting with the employers. Think about how that would look from the employers perspective.
Stand On Your Own Two Feet
- Show you can be independent and stand on your own. Even if you come to the fair with friends, get comfortable with visiting individual booths on your own.
Make It Last
- Extend the connection beyond the BIG Fair by asking for business cards or by asking to connect on LinkedIn.
- Ask for their application process. Employers may have an online application process.
- If you prepared a resume and have done your research, ask if they are accepting resumes before giving it to them
Need help to get ready for the fair? We've got you covered! Click on the links below to watch the recorded sessions or register for the future sessions:
- Rehash your Resume Workshop - Watch the recording
- Career Building for Changemakers Workshop - Watch the recording and download workshop materials
- Applying for Grad School Workshop - Watch the recording
- Network Like a Pro: An Employer Panel - Watch the recording
- Visit OLC Career and Volunteer Services - Read articles for advice!
Receive Updates and Notifications about the mini BIG Fair!
We will ONLY send updates and important information about the mini BIG Fair.