Externship Program

Program Overview

The Externship Program is a new experiential learning initiative offered through the SFU Beedie Graduate Career Management Centre. As an Externship Host, you’ll provide a graduate business student, who has not yet had any Canadian work experience, with a one-week full-time job shadowing opportunity at your workplace. You’ll help provide students with a means to learn about and explore a local workplace culture.


Why Participate?

By offering an Externship, you will:

  • BUILD YOUR BRAND amongst Beedie graduate students who will soon enter the workforce
  • SUPPORT EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING and help students transition to a career in Canada
  • GAIN AN INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK with a student who is diverse culturally and professionally
  • BE THE FIRST to connect with and learn about potential employees from our talent pool

Our students are ready to learn about the day-to-day work life. Support their aspirations with a real world opportunity, and see what they have to offer you!

When does the Externship Program Run?

This program runs annually. In 2018, the dates will be from April 17 - 20 (Tuesday - Friday).

Program timeline

Registration period for industry professionals (hosts)Now - March 18, 2018
Matching and Participant ConfirmationFebruary - March 2018
Contact by the Extern to arrange logisticsMarch 29 - April 13, 2018
Externship PeriodApril 17 - 20, 2018
Program Evaluation/Survey (via e-mail)May 2018

How to Apply?

Complete the registration form here by March 18, 2018 to be added to the pool of externship hosts for 2018.


Please direct your questions to Beth Ren, Externship Program Manager, at jier@sfu.ca.

Additional information about the program can be found in our Employer Information Sheet.

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