Tien Nguyen, OpFair 2014 co-organizer and VP Professional Relations, Engineering Science Student Society.

Students connect with industry at OpFair 2014

February 14, 2014

On February 6 the SFU Engineering Science Student Society (ESSS) and Computing Science Student Society (CSSS) held the 21st annual Opportunities Fair. During the daylong networking event, students in engineering and computing science met with representatives from over 20 high-tech companies.

Industry members set up exhibition booths in the Applied Science Building at SFU Burnaby campus, to showcase their companies’ cutting-edge technology and recruit some of Canada’s brightest minds. Several companies also held 45-minute information sessions, providing a more in-depth description of their corporations and technologies, and answering questions.

This was a great occasion for students to discover local and international businesses, and to create connections with prospective employers. Uwe Glässer, Applied Sciences Associate Dean, represented the Faculty and mingled with students, company representatives and OpFair’s coordinators throughout the event.

Prior to the career fair, SFU Work Integrated Learning (WIL) provided students with resume review assistance, tips on appropriate attire, as well as advice on how to approach prospective employers and follow up with them after the fair.