Career Enhancement

Opportunity through technology

MOT MBA students have different aims coming into the program. Some want to move up to a leadership role at their current company, while others are looking for a career change. Some even want to start a new tech venture.

Take Kody Baker (MOT MBA 2014) for example. He co-founded VeloMetro Mobility, a company that has invented a new mode of transportation (Read Kody's story). Whatever your career aims, we’ll help you develop a plan to get to where you want to be.

Personalized career services

Our team of career professionals is here to connect you with job opportunities, and provide resources, workshops, and career counselling and coaching services. Even after you’ve graduated, our advisors are available to provide career development support.

Meet Wendy Lawson, your dedicated careers advisor

With over 15 years’ experience in career management, Wendy leads workshops and meets with students one-on-one for career advising and coaching.

Career advancement

A significant part of the MOT MBA is devoted to understanding how to identify and capitalize on opportunities for advancement, either within the same firm or in a different organization. We take you through a process of self-evaluation, reflection, and planning. The aim is to assess the skills, interests and aptitudes that you can leverage into new positions and new responsibilities. We’ll help you to develop skills crucial for success in the long term, including:

  • networking
  • business and social etiquette
  • employment search techniques
  • interviewing skills

Play your part in BC’s growing tech sector

BC’s technology industry now includes over 9,000 companies that employ nearly 90,000 people. The tech sector is outpacing the resource industry in terms of economic contribution to the province.

Get more industry stats and information about the tech industry in BC from the BC Tech Association.

Network with industry professionals

In addition to industry professionals as guest speakers in the classroom, each semester the Beedie School of Business invites CEOs, senior managers and other distinguished speakers to the Segal graduate building to share their experiences and advice with MOT MBA students. It’s a unique opportunity to learn from and network with business and technology leaders in an intimate, classroom setting.

As an MOT student, you also have the opportunity to be paired one-on-one with a mentor who is a senior professional and leader within the technology industry. Your career services team will provide individual introductions for informational interviews, hosts industry recruiting events with companies seeking talent and provides an exclusive job board for employers specifically seeking to hire SFU Beedie graduates.

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Vancouver is Canada’s centre of entrepreneurship. There are a couple of ways to release your inner entrepreneur.

RADIUS

If you are interested in pushing forward new ideas about how our society might work, this could be for you. RADIUS (RADical Ideas, Useful to Society) is a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at the Beedie School of Business. It provides opportunities for you to engage with local social innovation projects and put your skills to work to the benefit of society as a whole.

Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection

If you have a great idea, Venture Connection could help you turn it into a viable venture. Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection is an SFU-wide program that trains future leaders and innovators. The initiative provides tools and training to build students’ entrepreneurial skills and help turn great ideas into viable ventures.

Who hires our graduates?

Companies value employees who combine technical or scientific expertise with business acumen. Here are some of the organizations that hire our graduates, and some of the positions our alumni occupy.

Hiring Companies
  • 3v Geomatics Inc.
  • Agreement Express
  • Assured Software
  • Avigilon
  • BC Cancer Agency
  • BC Hydro
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Catapult ERP
  • Cayenta
  • City of Vancouver
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • Creation Technologies
  • DNV GL
  • Electronic Arts
  • Hootsuite
  • Hunter Dickinson Inc.
  • Ingram Micro
  • INTRACORP
  • Intranet Connections
  • Maxxam Analytics
  • Nordian Solutions
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Paragon Testing Enterprises
  • Paypoint Mobile and Online
  • SAP
  • SemiosBIO Technologies Inc.
  • Sirona Biochem Corp.
  • SNC Lavalin
  • SQBox Solutions Ltd.
  • Stantec
  • Teck Resources Inc.
  • Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • TELUS
  • TRADER Corporation
  • United Front Games
  • University of British Columbia
  • Velometro Mobility Inc.
  • Vision Critical
  • Weatherhaven
  • Westport
  • ZE PowerGroup