SME Job Search SOS? LinkedIn to the Rescue!


By Lisa Dalla Vecchia, Manager of Alumni and Career Communications at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business Congrats! You’ve done your homework—researched your industry of choice and determined your functional area of interest—and have decided that you want to make your mark working for an SME. But how do you go about finding SMEs [...]

My Career, My Self


By Allison Whalen During my university years, I often envied friends in career-oriented programs such as law or physiotherapy—they had a goal in sight, a clear direction to move in. Their proverbial finish line was both graduation and the start of a career, whereas I seemed to float from class to class, eager to do [...]

Studying in the Sun


By Danielle Klassen Imagine a world where your classroom overlooks the ocean and your walk to campus is on sand, not concrete. Imagine working toward your degree while you work on your tan. The Caribbean provides numerous opportunities for Canadian students looking for more than a week at an all-inclusive resort—here’s a snapshot. “I would [...]

Start Your Career in Oil and Gas: SME Jobs Available for All Education Backgrounds


By Megan Stacey If small and medium-sized oil and gas companies aren’t already on your job watch list, they should be. In such a broad industry, the career possibilities are virtually endless. Jobs vary in their scope, location and required education—there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re graduating high school and thinking about entering the workforce, [...]

Good Chemistry: SMEs Offer Science Grads a Strong Mix of Job Benefits


By Laura Jakobschuk Variety is the spice of life, and science students looking for an interesting career path may find more excitement in small businesses. In many fields, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) offer more opportunities than larger companies for graduates entering the workforce. The work is usually more diverse and less repetitive, which provides [...]

SME Owners: What Do They Look For? An Inside Look at the Event Management Industry


By Jordan Adams The event management industry can be a tough one to crack, but SME owner Jenny Faucher says that with the right attitude, you can make a name for yourself. Faucher founded her event and association management company Managing Matters in 2004. The 15-person firm is based in Toronto, but puts on events [...]

Chambers of Commerce: A Wealth of Opportunity

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Wondering how to raise your profile within the business community, and access SME employers in your area? Look no further than your local chamber of commerce. With plenty of networking events and student programs available, young people can take advantage of the opportunities that chambers of commerce provide. Career Options spoke with Cate Proctor, executive [...]

In the Health and Fitness Industry, Your Work Is Working Out

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By Grace Kennedy Lindsay Goetz has always been active. Whether participating in dance, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, swimming or CrossFit, she is always on the move, and applies this enthusiasm to her career in the health and fitness industry. She completed the recreation and leisure program at Conestoga College in 2010, and then moved into [...]