FCAT Pro (formerly known as FCAT CMN8) is a series of professional development workshops designed to develop and build practical skills. Open to all FCAT students, the workshops are led by industry experts and FCAT students.

Sign up for one or more of the workshops to:

  • Enhance current or develop new skills that are needed in the industry
  • Complement what you learn in class
  • Meet industry professionals or experts in the field
  • Connect with other students
  • Learn something new!

Upcoming Workshops

Join us for a new series of FCAT Pro workshops. We have listened to your requests and designed exciting workshops to support you both academically and professionally.


Co-curricular Record

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record here.

Students who would like to receive CCR recognition for participating in the FCAT CMN8 workshop series must:

  • Register, attend and participate in a minimum of 2 workshop hours in one calendar year (January to December).


Make a suggestion

Would you like to have a workshop on a certain topic? Click here to make a suggestion, and the SFU FCAT team will consider your proposals for future workshops.


Past workshops

LinkedIn and Networking Workshop

  • Date & Time: Wed, October 5th, 2022, 1:30pm –2:30 pm PST
  • Location: Halpern Centre 126/Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Career Educators
  • Watch here

Financial Aid Workshop

  • Date & Time: Wed, November 16th, 2022, 1:30pm –2:30 pm PST
  • Location: Halpern Centre 126/Zoom
  • Facilitated by: Karen McKitrick-Twaites, Manager Student Aid at Simon Fraser University
  • Watch here

New year, New Linkedin (Part 1 & 2)

  • Date & Time: Thurs, Feburary 9th/Feburary 16th, 2023, 11:00am –11:45am PST
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: Jenny Moran, SFU Alumni, Chief of Staff, Communications at Microsoft
  • Jennys' Linkedin
  • Watch Part one here
  • Watch Part two here 

How to Find a Job During Covid

  • Date & Time: Thurs, April 7, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Career Educators
  • Watch here

Photoshop Basics

  • Date & Time: Tues, April 12, 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm PST
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: IATSU Director of Communication Design, James Halim
  • Watch here

Conference and Presentation Opportunities

  • Date & Time: Wed, May 25, 2022, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm PST
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: Shauna-Kaye & Kittie

Cover Letter Workshop

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Career Peers


  • Date & Time: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: PUB lecturer, Suzanne Norman & CMNS student, Magali Bureau 
  • Watch here


Podcasting 101: Storytelling Through Audio

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: CMNS PhD candidate Stacey Copeland

Interview Prep

  • Date & Time: Monday, March 29th, 2021, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Career Peers

Introduction to HTML and CSS

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SIAT lecturer, Paul Brokenshire
  • To access the recording click the link here


Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SIAT student, Karishma Sen
  • To access the recording to the tutorial, click the link here

How to Create a Professional Resume

  • Date & Time: Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU, Career Peers

UX Design Basics

  • Date & Time: Thursday, October 29th, 2020, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: Irene Kim, SFU Alumni and UX/ UI Designer
  • To access the Figma tutorial, click the link here

Tips and Tricks For Zoom University

  • Date & Time: Friday, October 2nd, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Facilitated by: SFU Students
  • To access PDF from the workshop click this link to download