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SFU Beedie Career Peers

SFU Beedie Career Peers offer confidential peer-to-peer support with navigating your business career. As mid-to-senior level Business major students, all Career Peers have recent experience with landing an internship, Co-op placement, and/or leadership role on campus. They provide one-to-one guidance from firsthand experience, helping fellow students navigate job search concerns and tackle career exploration.

SFU Beedie Career Peers can provide tailored feedback on your:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Networking Know-How
  • Interview Basics (preparation, dress code, etc.)
  • Concentration Selection

Career Peers are a great resource for anyone seeking additional support with kick-starting their career in business. To meet with one, drop-in during their scheduled hours via a Canvas link available on Beedie Community.

Scheduled Hours

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

4:30pm-6:30pm
Hayley


12:30pm-2:30pm
Ahmed

4:30pm-6:30pm
Arsh


10:00am-12:00pm
Moriah

Are you an engaged SFU Beedie student who enjoys giving back by guiding and mentoring others? Are you looking to solidify your inter-personal skills or build upon your client-facing and leadership experience?

SFU Beedie Career Peers receive training and supervision from staff at the Undergraduate Career Management Centre. They become proficient at leading collaborative coaching appointments and offering job search guidance while abiding by confidentiality protocols consistent with University policy.

New Career Peers are typically recruited into the program towards the end of every semester (e.g. November for a Spring start, March for a Summer start, and July for a Fall start). To learn more about the opportunity or to submit an application, please contact the program coordinator, Calvin Liu at calvin_liu_2@sfu.ca.

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU.

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Ahmed

Hello, my name is Ahmed and I am a final-year business student concentrating in Management Information Systems. Initially, I wanted to concentrate in Accounting, but after completing multiple co-ops, both in Accounting and IT, I realized I wanted to make a career in technology.

At Beedie, I have been involved in different capacities as a student, TA, and staff, providing assistance to students, staff, and faculty. I have also competed in a few case competitions within Beedie in the past. I currently work part-time at Beedie IT so you will see me running around in West Mall Centre quite often.

I love helping others with my knowledge and skills, and I am really excited to work as an SFU Beedie Career Peer this semester. Feel free to book a session with me to chat about anything school and career-related - looking forward to working with you all!

Career Advice: Finding the right balance between technical and interpersonal skills is difficult, but it will set you up for your career.
Favourite Quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Arsh
Arsh

I am in my fourth year at the Beedie School of Business concentrating in Management Information Systems and Strategic Analysis. I am also pursuing a minor in Statistics. When I started university, I was unsure of my career interests however after a process of trial and error I figured my inclination towards Management Consulting.

Over the past years, I got myself involved in research projects, case competitions such as the Vancouver McKinsey Challenge, worked at a boutique consultancy in Vancouver, and recently completed two co-op terms as a Business Analyst. Currently, I am the Managing Director (President) at Axis Consulting, SFU’s student-led pro bono consultancy, and taking courses. I believe sometimes to succeed all you need is a little nudge and since learning is a continuous journey, as a SFU Beedie Career Peer I hope to be a part of yours.

Career Advice: Always celebrate your accomplishments as you move forward, it helps you gain confidence in your personal brand.
Favourite Quote: “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Hayley

My name is Hayley and I am in my final year of study at The Beedie School of Business. I was able to determine which areas I wanted to concentrate (human resources and marketing) in by taking on volunteer roles and completing twelve months of co-op internships at two different companies.

After I graduate, I hope to be able to dive deeper into the worlds of human resources and marketing and take on a role at an innovative, competitive company in the lower mainland. I have already worked for some amazing companies through my previous co-ops, and those experiences have helped me improve both my soft and hard skills.

Feel free to come have a chat with me about anything related to your resume, applying for co-ops, or any of your other career questions

Career Advice: Sometimes it’s not what you do, but who you do it for. Think about what companies you’d love to work for, not just what job you’d like to do!
Favourite Quote: “But we cannot simply sit, and stare at our wounds forever." – Haruki Murakami

Moriah

Hello! My name is Moriah Davey. I am a third year Business student concentrating in Human Resource Management. I transferred to SFU from Douglas College in Spring 2020, and did my first year and a half at SFU almost completely remote! As a result, I am super excited to get to know the Burnaby Campus and to see some familiar faces in person.

My passion for helping others makes me very excited to begin my work volunteering as a Career Peer. I am looking forward to connecting with you this semester and helping with any career concerns!

Career Advice: Have the courage to step up and try new opportunities! Taking on new roles may lead you to discover interests you never knew you had.
Favourite Quote: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us” – Gandalf


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