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Nicole Strutt

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Among the things that university students fear the most – like course enrollment and writing final exams, preparing for life after graduation takes the cake.  

There is however a number of things you can do to prepare yourself for the world of work. Some of these things include attending professional conferences like Backpack to Briefcase that helps prepare students for their career transition. As well, students can come into SFU Career Services for individual career advising, related workshops and on-campus recruiting events like mini BIG Fair coming up on Mar 26th!

In addition to the activities and events mentioned above, there are a number of strategies you can use to get a career right out of school and get you your dream job:

Top Ten Tips to a Terrific Transition

Last, with the rise and dominance of social media in the 21st century, understanding the role of sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook is essential to landing your future job.

LinkedInGives students the opportunity to create a powerful profile to attract recruiters, research and interact with potential employers and receive job postings automatically.

TwitterProvides students with job postings, gives students the potential to follow and interact with leaders and employers of their choice.

FacebookOften overlooked as just a platform for social interaction, Facebook is also used by employers to engage students in company information, their products and services and upcoming job postings.

Closing Thoughts

To conclude, the transition from ‘backpack to briefcase’ may come across as a daunting bridge to cross. However, by taking the previous tips to heart, you will be better prepared to enter the workforce and have confidence that you will have a successful future.

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Nicole Strutt

Special Projects Assistant

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