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Candy Ho

Dr. Candy Ho

Assistant Professor of Integrative Career & Capstone Learning

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Dr. Candy Ho is the inaugural Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning in the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. In this unique capacity, she teaches courses that help students consider their educational and life experiences, and how these experiences can help them achieve their short- and long-term goals, ultimately helping them design the life they want to live. She also holds teaching positions in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Educational Studies department and in Douglas College's Career Development Practitioner Program, and has taught at the University of British Columbia in their Department of Counselling Psychology and Special Education.


Prior to becoming a faculty member, Candy has also worked extensively in university student affairs in areas such as first year experience and student transition, campus and residence life, career and volunteer services, co-operative education, academic advising, and university advancement. Her collective professional experiences to date have culminated in her doctoral dissertation investigating the conceptions of post-secondary career influencers in student career success, and she readily shares her expertise locally and globally. Finally, she currently serves as Vice-Chair of CERIC, a Canadian charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development, in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians.


  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Simon Fraser University

Dissertation: Professionals in post-secondary education: Conceptions of career influence

  • Master of Education in Student Affairs and Services, Simon Fraser University

Research Capstone: To be or not to be: Mandatory orientation at SFU?

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Psychology, and Education, Simon Fraser University


Current committee and service work include:

  • Vice-Chair & Board Director, CERIC (Canadian National Career Development Association)
  • Member, Global Connections Committee, National Career Development Association
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Career Development Association Western Region Committee
  • Member, Selection Committee, Beedie Luminaries Foundation
  • Member, National Career Guidance Stakeholder Committee, Labour Market Information Council & Future Work Skills
  • Member, UFV Senate Awards and Honours Committee
  • Member, UFV College of Arts Career Influencer Network

Teaching Interests

  • ARTS 299 - Arts Portfolio: Exploring University and Career
  • PORT 398 - Portfolio I: Bridging University and Career
  • PORT 399 - Portfolio II Career Development: Designing Career Mobility

Research Interests

  • Career Development, Career Education, and Work-Integrated Learning
  • Teaching and Learning, Instructional and Facilitation Skills, and Adult Education
  • Student Success, and Student Transition to and from Post-Secondary Education
  • Student Services and Student Affairs, Post-Secondary Educational Professionals, and Career Influencers


See my ResearchGate profile for more details.

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