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Backpack to Briefcase 2019

27apr9:00 am3:30 pmBackpack to Briefcase 20199:00 am - 3:30 pm

Event Details

Backpack to Briefcase is SFU's largest career conference for students and alumni. Get everything you need to prepare you for a successful transition from university to career.

Our speaker line-up includes industry experts, top employers and leading alumni, bringing diverse experience from organizations such as Pixar, EA, Natural Factors, Hootsuite and Artizia.


  • What Employers Look for in New Hires
  • Effective Work Search
  • Personal Branding
  • Strategic Use of LinkedIn
  • Ways to Build Connections
  • Leveraging Education and Diverse Experience


  • Sam Park - leading influencer and changemaker, named one of Canada's top 36 most talented young entrepreneurs
  • Joel Hansen - LinkedIn Youth Advisor, Business Development Manager and TED Speaker
  • Stephanie Wiriahardja - Leader, Entrepreneur and former Hootsuite Global Community Manager


  • Aaron Lee - Sports Analytics FIFA at Electronic Arts (EA)
  • Pia Edberg - HR Professional, Author and past Pixar Recruiter
  • Hailey Mathiesen - Corporate Talent Acquisition at Aritzia
  • Recruiter from Natural Factors (TBA)

More speakers/panelists to be announced.


Only 100 exclusive tickets available to SFU students and alumni, so don't miss out! Ticket price includes lunch and is $30 for early bird (ends April 8).

Presented by: SFU Career and Volunteer Services



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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