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Awna Besan

Career Advisor, Undergraduate Careers


Room: WMC 2609

Phone: 778.782.8772



An advisor, adaptable relationship-builder, and educator at heart, I have over 6 years of career development/education, facilitation, and client engagement experience. With a background in employment services and facilitation, as well as community engagement with various non-profits, I am a Career Development Practitioner (CDP) with a talent for helping my clients utilize their strengths to achieve meaningful vocational goals.

Having worked with diverse groups, from immigrant jobseekers to survivors of abuse, I care deeply about empowering others while providing client-centered services, resource referrals, and advocacy support. I sincerely enjoy hearing about and assessing my clients'​ needs while advising them to develop career strategies with which to navigate the ever-changing world of work. My approach as an advisor is all about helping others clarify (and fall back in awe of!) their goals in order to foster more effective and more genuine self-branding and self-confidence.