TechConnect

TechConnect Fall 2022

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What is TechConnect?

The SFU FAS TechConnect is a student-experience program aimed to ease your transition from high school into the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at SFU. Each session is aimed at helping you to make the most of your university experience - socially, academically, and professionally.

Why should I participate?

TechConnect involves a series of sessions throughout Fall and Spring. Our sessions offer:

  • Make lifelong friends in your program
  • Fun social activities
  • Connect with student mentors
  • Opportunities for skill development
  • Study prep sessions
  • Career-related workshops
  • Program-related workshops
  • Health & Wellness sessions

Plus, complimentary food and beverages will be served at each session!

Make immediate connections

As a TechConnect mentee, you’ll have the added benefit of connecting with student mentors declared in the same major and learn first-hand about what to expect from life at SFU!

Win prizes

TechConnect students are automatically entered to win gift cards at the end of each session. A grand prize will be drawn at the end of the semester too!

 

SCHEDULES

Spring 2023 TechConnect - Schedule

Group

Date

Time

Session

Location

Computing

Science

TBD

  Welcome - Team Smackdown

Burnaby Campus

Room TBD

LinkedIn Hacks 101
Mid-Term Social
Summer Smash

Engineering

Science

TBD   Welcome - Team Smackdown

Burnaby Campus

Room TBD
LinkedIn Hacks 101
Mid-Term Social
Summer Smash

MSE

SEE

SOSY

TBD   Welcome - Team Smackdown

Surrey Campus

Room TBD

LinkedIn Hacks 101
Mid-Term Social
Summer Smash

Surrey Campus

TBD

Fall 2022 TechConnect - Schedule

Group

Date

 

Session

Location

Computing

Science


Wed, Nov 23

1:30 - 3:00

  Connecting Career and Academic Goals with your Life Constellation

Burnaby Campus

TASC 9204

Wed, Dec 7

12:30 - 2:00

  Winter Party 10704 ASB  

Engineering

Science


Wed, Nov 23

1:30 - 3:00

 

  Connecting Career and Academic Goals with your Life Constellation

Burnaby Campus

TASC 9204

Wed, Dec 7

12:30 - 2:00

Winter Party ASB 10704

MSE

SEE

SOSY


Thurs, Nov 24

12:30 - 2:00

  Connecting Career and Academic Goals with your Life Constellation

Surrey Campus

SRYE 2030

Dec 6

11:00 - 12:30

Winter Party

Surrey Campus

TBD

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Fall 2022 TechConnect - Session Descriptions

Sessions Overview:

Get Started: Learn about TechConnect and meet peers from your program in this fun session. In small groups, you’ll compete in an on-campus scavenger hunt for prizes (a.k.a., gift cards)!  

Surviving FAS: Get tips on how to survive your program from senior students. We will uncover what you really need to know as a FAS student, study tips for writing and presenting in your tutorials, as well as how to manage your mental health throughout the term!

Thanksgiving Party: Come hang out with your program peers with a complimentary Thanksgiving lunch. We will have tons of board games in this casual session, giving you a chance to catch up with friends over delicious food!

Course Planning: Get course planning advice for the Spring 2023 term. We will help trouble-shoot any enrollment problems and answer all your program-related questions.  

Connecting Career and Academic Goals with your Life Constellation: Still unsure on what you want to do in life, or have ideas and would like to activate them? Attend our workshop and uncover ways in which you can gain clarity on how to achieve academic, career, and personal success. 

In this session, our guest career specialist – Candy Ho – will lead you through a series of discussions and activities to reflect on the experiences, lessons and skills you have developed thus far. Participants will discover immediate steps they need to take towards their future career or academic goals.    

Winter Party: Our end-of-term wrap up party will include holiday-themed food, drinks, and vibes. TechConnect members will compete in a fun competition for gift cards! You can invite your fellow FAS friends to this session!

*Please note: All sessions will be in-person at one of our SFU campuses. This format may be subject to change pending BC Public Health Orders*

*Please check your emails for TechConnect updates.

Questions?

Please connect with Student Affairs Coordinator, Heesu Joo at faslife@sfu.ca for any inquiries on the TechConnect program and for late registration.