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Career Festival

One Fair. Endless Opportunities.

February 6 - 7, 2024  |  10AM to 4PM  |  Burnaby campus Aq & saywell Hall

The SFU Career Festival is open to all SFU students and alumni. Whether you are actively searching for work, exploring your career options, or simply wanting to join in some fun career themed activities, this event is for you!

Career Fair

  • Discover career, co-op and volunteer opportunities from 95+ organizations
  • Explore graduate school and professional development programs
  • Connect with industry professionals from a wide range of industries and sectors

Student Activities

  • Explore your strengths, skills and career direction through activities and games throughout the festival
  • Discover programs and services at SFU that support your career journey
  • Complete games and activities to win prizes!

List of Exhibtors

Don't miss the chance to explore over 100 booths at the festival. You will find different organizations on each day. Be sure to check the list of exhibitors and which days they are attending so you don't miss your favourite exhibitors!

Click here to see who's coming

Student Resources

BEFORE THE FAIR: How To Prepare

Get Ready!

Get to know the organizations ahead of time. Research their websites and review their social media accounts for news and updates. Prepare questions! See the Exhibitors List above for the organizations, and the position(s) available.

The career festival is open to all students!

  • First and second year students are encouraged to explore potential career paths for your major or degree! Think about future co-op and career opportunities, and look into volunteer roles on and off campus.
  • Students in third or fourth+ years, graduate students, alumni and students seeking a co-op or career role 
    • These are industry professionals and recruiters from companies who are seeking talented individuals like you! 
    • Consult the Exhibitors List to find out what the organizations are looking for

Know Your Strengths

  • Reflect on past experiences and coursework to identify strengths and skills. Be prepared to articulate them when asked

Access Resources

  • Career and Volunteer Services Resources Page and "additional resources" below to help you prepare
  • Book an appointment with a Career Educator at Career & Volunteer Services by calling 778-782-3106 *Note: due to volume, appointments may be after Career Festival  

BEFORE: Evaluate The Organizations

Spend some time researching organizations before the festival, and whenever you are searching for opportunities. This will give you a sense of what is important to them, but will also help you determine if they are a good fit for you! 

What makes a good fit? 

Not only skills and qualifications, also consider these factors:

  • Work Culture 
  • Vision and Values
  • Mission Statement
  • Organization
  • Business Model
  • Clarity and Public Image on the organization

We do our best to ensure only registered organizations with existing appropriate licenses are in attendance.

Learn more about scams, and what to look out for to protect yourself from malicious jobs, scams and organizations:

DURING The Fair: Be Ready

First Impressions Matter

  • Wear a Business Casual outfit, or at least make sure your clothing is clean and presentable
  • Approach the tables and greet the representatives with a smile. Introduce yourself with confidence 
  • Be professional and genuine! Ask the questions you prepared beforehand! 

Make It Last

  • Extend the connection beyond the Fair by asking to connect on LinkedIn; ask for a business card
  • Ask about 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

Additional Resources

Need help to get ready for the fair? We've got you covered! Click on the links below:

Important Event Dates

Date   Action
January 2024   Exhibitor List and Opportunities Released

10am - 4pm

Tue Feb 6 & Wed Feb 7

 

Visit AQ and Saywell Hall for the employers recruiting for volunteer, co-op and career opportunities. Explore your graduate school and professional development options. Learn more about the on-campus opportunities at SFU you can access to support your career development. 

Complete games and activities with our Fair Ambassadors to help discover your strengths, skills and career direction, and win prizes! 

Visit the Student Prep Zone to chat with Career Educators from Career & Volunteer Services for assistance with identifying your skills and strengths, and speaking to employers.

Questions? Contact Us!

Reach out to our front desk at SFU Career Services in MBC 0300, 778.782.3106 or careers@sfu.ca with subject "Career Fair"

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