Employment and Settlement Support Initiative

Career Connect

This event is held in collaboration with S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Create valuable connections with local professionals. Chat with industry experts and leave with career advice and helpful resources.

Refreshments provided.

Zunaira Digital Specialist at CIBC

Zunaira is a Digital Specialist at CIBC. She has an MBA in Banking & Finance and has multiple years of experience in Finance industry in various roles in different countries. She coaches a large group of teammates and clients on Digital Platforms and implements strategies to promote the future of banking at her organization. An immigrant to Canada herself, Zunaira believes strongly in the process of continuous education to keep up with the changing world around us. She loves to help people who want to build a career and flourish in this industry.

Sharif Mamun | Intermediate Software Developer at PNI Digital Media Ltd.

Sharif has over 3 years of experience using C/C++, C#, Java, Python, PHP, JavaScript, ASP.NET, etc. and over 3 years of research experience in Bioinformatics. He has a solid understanding of data structures and algorithms, solved 100+ problems in UVA online judge and Hacker Rank. He loves to meet new people, learn new technologies, and attending tech conferences. Sharif recently attended Polygot UnConference, PyCon 2016, PyCon 2015.

Wenguang Xu | Software Engineer at SAP

Wenguang Xu is a software engineer who is currently working in the predictive team of SAP. He’s mainly focusing on natural language processing, AI and full stack web development. He also has experience working in industry leading game studios on AR and mobile projects. He and his team won 2nd place at the Electronic Arts Hackathon in February 2014.

Sonya Sandhu | Senior Corporate Recruiter & Talent Acquisition at Rogers Communications.

A veteran at Rogers Vommunications with more than 13 years of experience, Sonia is the Senior Corporate Recruiter for the BC team. She held roles in sales and human resources before her transition into the recruitment team. Sonya is pleased to share her experience in candidate selection and how a candidate should prepare to get hired.

Date: February 28

Time: 6 - 8 pm

Location: SFU Burnaby - Global Student Centre (AQ 2013)

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Mentor Mondays

This event is held in collaboration with S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Meet a local professional for 20 minutes and get more insight into their working field! Each session is short, so come prepared with a list of questions you would like to ask beforehand.

Stay tuned for mentor bios.

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: SFU Surrey (exact location TBA)

GSC Drop-in Services

This event is held in collaboration with S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

If you’re looking for work or wanting to settle in Canada, drop by to receive information about career mentorship opportunities and settling in BC.


  • January 30
  • February 20
  • March 6, 20 
  • April 3

Time: 12 - 2 pm

Location: SFU Burnaby - Global Student Centre (AQ 2013)

Drop-in Career Support

Learn how to write a resume, cover letter, prepare for a job interview, and how to find jobs on campus.

Need help with your job search? Come see Prithi for tips on interviews, resumes, cover letters, and finding jobs on campus! Drop by his table near the entrance of the MBC Food Court, Mondays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. 

Thi Thuy Dung (Julie) Nguyen | International Career Projects Support

Julie is currently a 4th-year BBA Candidate at SFU Beedie School of Business, concentrating in Human Resources Management and International Business. Before working at the Global Student Center, she was a Senior Career Peer Educator at SFU Career and Volunteer Services, helping students with their on-campus job search as well as resumes and cover letters. Julie is passionate about helping others, especially international students. Being an international student herself, she always thrives to assist those who study abroad to familiarize with Canada’s work and study environment. 

Date: Every Tuesday from January 23 - April 10 (excluding February 13)

Time: 12 - 2 pm

Location: SFU Burnaby - Global Student Centre (AQ 2013)

For more details on employment options and regulations, visit Employment and Volunteer Options.