A dedicated career advisor provides personalized support, useful resources and tools, career-building skills to help you stand out, and opportunities to network with industry professionals.
Career planning and coaching
Whether you already know where you want to go with your career or you’re exploring your options, we are here to support your career journey. We’ll start by providing you with self-assessment tools and then give personalized coaching on how to map out future possibilities, assess your fit in the marketplace and tap into the hidden job market. You’ll have access to these services even after you’ve graduated.
Skill-building workshops and activities
We’re here to assist you through the entire MBA job search process by delivering career building workshops, providing employer mock interviews and networking events, and making personalized introductions within SFU Beedie’s extensive corporate network. Specific workshops include:
- How to build and communicate your brand
- Interview techniques
- Salary negotiating
Take advantage of the largest one-on-one business mentorship program in Western Canada–Mentors in Business. Last year, the Career Management Centre (CMC) matched students with over 300 industry professionals. These mentors are keen on helping you build business relationships and offering career guidance and advice. Mentors share their knowledge, experience, and wisdom to help you make informed career choices.
Network and build close relationships with your cohort, business professionals, and other SFU Beedie graduate students. Tap into a global and engaged network of SFU Beedie alumni during events such as our Saturday career boot camp, presented by industry leaders.
The CMC’s Spotlight on Industry and Careers events aim to give SFU Beedie students access to industry professionals in a small group setting to allow for free-flowing dialogue. We engage with industry professionals who will share their experience and expertise in their functional role, industry, and organization.
Real World Experience
At the end of the 12-months of academics, complete the work term requirement by choosing between a paid four-month internship, moving straight into a full-time, permanent position, or starting your own new venture. The CMC will also support you in your job search by connecting you with employers, job opportunities and additional internships. With a dedicated job board for companies seeking to hire from SFU Beedie, you’ll have hundreds of opportunities to choose from.
Graduate Management Consulting Career Preparation (GMCCP) Program
The GMCCP focuses on introducing graduate students to the basics of preparing for a case interview. During this program, you will be exposed to the case interview format and will practice some of the key skills that need to be mastered in order to be successful during a case interview. The program will focus on structured analysis, logical reasoning and client focused communication. Topics covered will include how to structure a case interview, mental math, issue trees, interpreting visual information and effective presentations. Guest speakers and consultants will be invited to provide further insight into consulting and case interviews.
Entrepreneurship and social innovation
If entrepreneurship is your calling, you’ll find countless opportunities to think—and act—like a founder through programs like these:
RADIUS: Interested in pushing forward new ideas about how our society might work? RADIUS (RADical Ideas, Useful to Society) is a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at SFU Beedie School of Business that provides opportunities for you to engage with local social innovation projects while using your skills to benefit society as a whole. RADIUS offers validation and growth stage programs for entrepreneurs and ventures looking to help solve pressing social problems. A panel event introducing SFU Beedie students to these innovation hubs happens annually in the Fall.
Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection®: If you have a great idea, Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection could help you turn it into a viable venture. This SFU-wide program provides future leaders and innovators, with mentorship, resources, and the training to build entrepreneurial skills in order to move your initial idea through to validation.
VentureLabs®: Need help to take the next step to scale up your company? VentureLabs is a business accelerator focused on structured growth and best practices for growth stage startups.
Explore your start-up idea with an experienced entrepreneur at a Mentor Meet session. Hosted by Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection®, these free sessions are offered at all three SFU campuses and are open to the entire SFU community (students, staff, faculty, and recent alumni). SFU Beedie frequently hosts business-specific Mentor Meets at the Segal Graduate School campus.
In alignment with our calling to develop innovative business leaders, SFU Beedie hosts experiential learning events such as a new product development simulation, where students work together in multifunctional teams to design, build and manufacture a drone delivery service. Participating in fun, interactive simulations frames innovation as an organization-wide responsibility and opportunity, and provides awareness of the blurred lines of responsibility that can exist within the innovation sphere.
Visit our Career Management Centre to find out how we can help you advance your career.