If you know an inspiring female, consider nominating her for the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) Top 100 Awards
April 2017 Edition
Nominations open for Canada's Most Powerful Women awards

If you know an inspiring female, consider nominating her for the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) Top 100 Awards. Beedie School of Business proudly supports this WXN award featuring nine leadership categories. Nominations open until May 19.

SFU Beedie News
Sandra Horvath
Sandra Horvath leads Beedie BTM board
MOT MBA alumna is the new Chair of the Business Technology Management Advisory Board.
Vision 2020
Beedie embarks on Vision 2022
Dean Ali Dastmalchian launches the school's new vision and mission. See what it means for Beedie students.
Enactus
Undergraduate students make history at Enactus
SFU is the first school to win all four categories at the Enactus Regional Exposition for Western Canada.
Prosperity Panel
Growing gap between rich and poor
Experts debated the role of investors in addressing inequality. View speaker videos.
Mentors in Business
Mentors in Business program breaks record
Spring 2017 records 184 mentor-to-student pairings!
New Ventures
Calling all start-ups!
Looking for resources? Check out the BCIC-New Ventures Competition, sponsored in part by Beedie. Applications open until April 12.
Beedie Video Spotlights
MBA 101

Interested in an MBA?

Prospective students can view three MBA 101 presentations.

Events & Educational Opportunities
BBA Alumni Social
Tuesday, April 25

Join us at the next BBA alumni social! This is a casual event where you can take a break, reconnect with classmates and meet new people.

Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Hub Restaurant Group
#344 - 800 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC
Located in New West Station, 2nd Level (SkyTrain) just above Safeway.
Registration:
Event is free, but registration is required. Light snacks will be served. Click here to register.
Inquiries:
beedie_alumni@sfu.ca
Workshop on Multinationals, Sustainability and Extractive Industries
Tuesday, April 25

The Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at the Beedie School of Business hosts Multinationals, Sustainability and Extractive Industries. The workshop will be centred around papers being considered for a special issue of the Journal of World Business. The special issue is edited by Professors Chang Hoon Oh and Daniel Shapiro from Simon Fraser University, and Professor Bersant Hobdari of the Copenhagen Business School.

Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
Room 2800
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville St, Vancouver
Registration:
Attendance is complimentary, but registration is required. Coffee will be provided. Click here to register.
Acing the Interview
Thursday, May 18

Preparation is key to landing that coveted job once you get an interview. This workshop provides an in-depth analysis of the interview process.

Topics will include:

  • What employers want
  • Behavioral and situational interviews
  • Preparation tips and tools
Time:
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Location:
Room 2300
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost:
Free for Beedie students and alumni (must register in advance)
RSVP:
Register by logging into Beedie Community
Branding Yourself as an MBA
Saturday, June 17

This one-day boot camp provides practical tips and advice for embarking on the next step of your professional journey. Concurrent sessions occur throughout the day. Attend the sessions that are of most interest to you.

Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost:
$20 which includes lunch buffet, four 90-minute sessions, networking opportunities and morning and afternoon snacks.
Registration:
Click to register.

Save the Date - SFU Beedie Alumni Family Event
Sunday, June 25

Join us for a day out at Nat Bailey Stadium for an all-you-can eat BBQ and a Canadians baseball game. Friends and family welcome!

Time:
Food service starts at 12:00 pm and the game starts at 1:00 pm
Location:
Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
RSVP:
Stay tuned! Registration information will be shared at a later date.

SFU Events

All alumni are welcome to join these upcoming events hosted by other university departments. For the full calendar of events, click here.

Involvement Opportunities
Mentors Needed for Mentors in Business (MiB) Summer 2017
Apply by April 21

We invite alumni and industry professionals to be mentors in the next Beedie School of Business Mentors in Business (MiB) program. The MiB connects graduate and undergraduate students with mentors – including CEOs, VPs, and Senior Directors – from the business community who want to inspire and share their knowledge. The MiB program runs twice/year for a six-month duration; mentors and mentees meet on a monthly basis and attend organized events. Since 2011, more than 800 mentors have participated in Beedie’s MiB, currently one of the most successful programs in the country.

To learn more about the Summer 2017 cohort, please contact the Program Manager, Paulette Sangalang.

Hot Jobs
Title Job ID Company Apply by
Risk and Financial Analyst, Credit Unions 14749 BC Public Service Agency April 12
Risk Advisor 14741 Kwantlen Polytechnic University April 12
Director of Finance & Administration (Toronto) 14658 ZSA-X Financial Services Recruitment for premier litigation boutique April 28
Financial Investment Advisor (Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Vancouver and Victoria) 14556 Raymond James Ltd. May 12
KPMG Graduate Programme 2017 14207 Audit, Tax & Advisory (PRC / HK / Macau offices) Sept 30
Want to receive jobs like these as they're posted? Log into Beedie Community as a Beedie alumni. Click on "Jobs/Interviews" on left side menu. Create your search and save it for overnight updates of new postings in the system.
Upcoming Info Sessions
Full-time MBA
Thursday, April 20

Ever wondered if an MBA is right for you? Come to SFU’s Beedie School of Business evening information session to find out. Meet Career Management Centre staff who share how an MBA can advance your career. The student engagement office will talk about learning beyond the classroom.

Meet with the admissions team to discuss program requirements and hear from MBA alumni on their experiences.

Register for this complimentary event

MBA in Management of Technology (MOT)
Wednesday, April 26

SFU Beedie’s Management of Technology part-time MBA combines the broad-based business education of an MBA with a sharp focus on technology management, problem solving, and leadership. Join a small group of working professionals with diverse resumes, but a shared passion for technology.

Register for this complimentary event

Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership
Thursday, April 27

SFU's Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership is the only accredited MBA program in North America with a focus on Indigenous business. Designed for mid-career Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals, participants are proven leaders who share a concern for economic development, Nation building and self-determination.

Register for this complimentary event

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Webinar
Wednesday, May 10

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) is an online program that provides business fundamentals to working professionals from around the world. It combines theory and application, while offering you the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere, with most credits transferable to our MBA programs.

Register for this online information session.

Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Ahmed Medina (MOT MBA 2007)
Senior ETL Consultant at BCLC
Aimee Kanyankogote (MSc 2009)
FRTB Specialist at TD
Arash Taheri (MOT MBA 2016)
QA Manager at Samsung Electronics
Brian Peterson (MBA 2013)
Manager, Equipment Innovation, Technology & Signage at A&W Canada
Heather Loblaw (BBA 1993)
Partner, Wolrige Mahon
Jessie Kandola (BBA 2009)
Sales Consultant at Oakwyn Realty
Neal Skura (MOT MBA 2011)
Senior Product Manager at NETGEAR
Pratik Bhandari (MSc 2016)
Analyst, Enterprise Market Risk at RBC Capital Markets
Sarah Jiang (BBA 2010)
Property Accountant at McCOR Management

If you have any news, such as promotions, awards, or honours, you would like to share with Beedie's alumni community, please let us know! You can send a note with your name, program, and graduation year to Beedie_alumni@sfu.ca.

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