Career And Volunteer


Transitions from school to work can be intimidating. A career conversation or group session with us can:

  • Show you the variety of options available with your degree, and ways to bring your unique experiences to the world in intentional ways.
  • Discover the power of a well-written resume, develop skillful ways to search for work, and learn to connect with people and workplaces. 
  • Encourage you to speak about your strengths, and contribute with confidence, so that you can land your first job, and begin your career. 

Make the transition easier by getting started today. We are here to inspire your future.

We use contemporary career development resources and industry insights to guide the process. Here are some of the things we can talk to you about:

  • Career exploration, and pathways that lead from your degree
  • The benefits of volunteering and ways to gain experience
  • Meaningful exploration of dreams, doubts and possibilities
  • How to make informed decisions and learn to tell your story
  • Work search strategies and ways to build an awesome network
  • Preparing for work: resume, CV, interview tips, LinkedIn, cover letters
  • How to do research, and use online career tools 
  • Have a career topic you have not seen here? Ask us about it!


Career and Volunteer supports undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni from all disciplines. Our Career Education Specialists and Career Peer Advisors are available to work with you at any stage. Career guidance services can support you in your career exploration, work search, portfolio development, or future education plans.

Our Centre is located on Burnaby campus, with outreach on all campuses, and accessible services provided in-person and remotely.  We are aligned with SFU's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We look forward to working with you!

If you would like to book an appointment, please call 778-782-3106

Burnaby: Maggie Benston Centre 0300
Drop in advising available: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 2-3pm
* No drop-ins on Feb 23

Surrey: Mezzanine level, 2538 
Drop-in advising available: Thursdays 2-3pm, Ring the doorbell upon arrival
* No drop-ins on Feb 29

Vancouver: Main level, behind Information Services        

Phone: 778.782.3106


You have many options with your degree. What are you really curious about? Let us connect you with ways to do more of what interests you.

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Work with a career professional to develop a resume and online portfolio, write a career statement and bio, or practice presentation or interview skills.

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Workshops and Events

Employers, non-profits, and volunteer organizations visit our campuses throughout the year. Mark your calendar for the next career fair or info session.

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Work and Volunteer Opportunities

Here is where you will find postings for on and off campus and paid or volunteer roles.

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Resources and Support

Stay connected with online courses, funding options, further learning, and work-related resources.

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Explore Your Degree

What can you do with your degree? Find out what you enjoy and what is important to you. Build on the skills and knowledge you are gaining in your studies. Try experiential education, volunteer roles, projects in the classroom, conversational research, or part-time work, to gain clarity. 

Find out about the potential careers and skill sets you'll have from your degree, with our "What Can I Do With A Degree In..." series.

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Book A Workshop

Don’t have a career plan? That’s ok. We can help you make a plan and take action. Book an appointment or sign up for a workshop and let us help you figure out your next steps.

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Support for SFU Graduates

We offer advising for recent grads. Our services include one-to-one sessions with a Career Education Specialist, alumni-specific info sessions and workshops, grad school discovery talks, and career fairs. Watch our events page for upcoming events or call to book.