Meet the Staff

If you have any questions about ways to get involved, share your expertise, or recruit on campus, we invite you to contact us:

Christine Sjolander, BBA, MScEng
Director, Graduate Career Management Centre and Employer Engagement  

Christine oversees the Graduate Career Management Centre and employer engagement strategy across both the undergraduate and graduate programs. With more than twenty years in career development services at both the undergraduate and MBA levels at Canadian and US universities, she brings a range of individual and group experience, a large corporate network, and a penchant for new ideas to her role. She is the primary contact person for EMBA and MOT students as well as for general questions about the CMC.  Her professional experience also includes contingency recruiting for leading biotechnology and technology companies in the United States. Christine holds an undergraduate degree in business and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Alfred University, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education at SFU.

When not at work, Christine can often be found curled up on the couch with her greyhound, Shirley, with a glass of Okanagan wine and this week’s journal articles in hand. A former Californian, she hasn’t come to terms with the rainy Vancouver winters, so she retreats to the beaches of Hawaii, Mexico, Napa Valley, or other warm climates whenever possible.


Christine Barnett, BA
Associate Director, Employer Engagement 

Christine joined the team in August 2016. She oversees the employer engagement team and strategies for SFU Beedie including CMC programs such as Spotlight on Industry Speaker Series, Company Office Tours, Job Fairs, Executive and Classroom Speakers, and the Mentors in Business program. You may recognize Christine from her previous role of 11 years as the Campus Recruitment Manager for SFU's Career and Volunteer Services Centre (under the name Christine Gilbert). Christine brings experience from many different industries: Student Advising (Career, Academic and Co-op), ESL Education, Cooperative Education, Corporate Recruitment, Telecommunications and Banking.

When not at work, Christine enjoys being a suburban soccer mom, dance mom, dancer, gardener and thrift store shopper; hanging out at home with her family and fur-kids; enjoying other peoples' cooking; and counting the days until her annual trip to Cabo San Lucas.

Paulette Sangalang, BBA
Manager, Employer Engagement  (Contract)


Key contact for Beedie’s Mentors In Business program and activities and initiatives of Beedie’s advisory boards

Paulette manages ongoing relationships between the external business community and Beedie's internal departments such as the Career Management Centre, Executive Education, the graduate and undergraduate programs, to bring alumni, employers and industry professionals onto campus for various involvement opportunities such as mentorship, speaking engagements, experiential learning, student and professional development initiatives and recruitment activities.  Prior to joining SFU, Paulette was the Academic Director and a senior executive at Haward Technology, an oil & gas engineering  and training company based in Abu Dhabi, where she managed the accreditation, international business development and operations of the company.

When not at work, Paulette enjoys reading, hanging out by the beach, painting, playing the guitar or enjoying a sinful meal. Paulette is a frustrated coder, baker and biker.

Preet Brar  
Coordinator,  Employer Engagement 

Key contact for all kinds of 
on-campus employer -related activities

Preet is responsible for coordinating on-campus recruiting activities on behalf of employers looking to hire SFU Beedie students and managing the annual CPA Recruit process, provides on-site support for Beedie’s Speakers on Campus initiative and other External Relations initiatives as needed. She brings a diverse background with many years of experience in banking, recruitment, and the post-secondary sector. Her work experience has provided her valuable insight into understanding the needs of both students and employers. Preet holds a Marketing Management Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, has completed her Global Career Development Facilitator training, and is currently working towards her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Human Resources) at Thompson Rivers University.

When not at work, Preet can be found working out, hiking, shopping and reading fashion blogs.

Haena Cho, BA
Coordinator,  Employer Engagement 

Key contact for Speakers on Campus/Beedie Speakers Bureau and employers recruiting undergraduate-level students and alumni


Haena (pronounced Hanna) works directly with employers about recruiting Beedie students, ascertaining both their immediate and long term needs. Haena strives to cultivate and build employer relationships by supporting employer-hosted activities on campus such as Beedie’s Speakers in the Classroom and Mentors in Business. Prior to joining our team, Haena worked at the University of British Columbia in a marketing and business development role. Haena holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and graduated with honors from BCIT’s Marketing and Communications Management program.
 
When not at work, Haena is planning her next traveling adventure. Often she can be seen riding her bike around town or found where ice-cream is sold. A self-proclaimed insta-gram buff, Haena enjoys showing off Vancouver through photos and videos.


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Location:

Burnaby Campus:
Beedie School of Business
Career Management Centre
WMC 2329, 8888 University Drive
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada, V5A 1S6
Segal Campus:
Beedie School of Business
Career Management Centre
Segal Graduate School
Suite 1800, 500 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6C 1W6
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