Taylor Ward lands a Facebook job, combining his passion for business and design
November 2016 Edition
SFU Beedie News
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Recent BBA graduate heads to San Francisco
Taylor Ward lands a Facebook job, combining his passion for business and design.
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Better World MBA rankings
Beedie graduate programs listed among world’s Top 25 for sustainability.
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New certificate program helps inventors
Chemist Ben Britton learns “investor speak” and market-readiness though a new program in science and technology commercialization.
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One to watch: emerging scholars and scientists
Royal Society of Canada recognizes faculty member Jing Li for her influential research in global investment strategies.
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They met as MBA students and the rest is history…
Congratulations to Billy Leung and Grace Chou (MBA '15), above, on their engagement! They met as classmates during the full-time MBA and are getting married in May 2017.
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Canadian Angel of the Year
Beedie alumnus Manny Padda wins award at the National Angel Capital Organization’s summit.
Beedie Alumni Speak Out
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Best Beedie Moment
Congratulations to our recent fall 2016 convocation class! Graduates go on video to share their best Beedie moments.
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The benefits of getting an MBA
Hear from Carly Fryer, Stemcell Technologies, on how the part-time MBA program helped her gain new skills to advance her career.
Events & Educational Opportunities
BBA Recruiting Event/Career Fair
Friday, November 4

Don’t miss your chance to attend our BBA Breakfast Reception. Meet representatives from 30+ companies and more than 100 BBA candidates from the Beedie School of Business. (Light breakfast included)

Location:
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Registration time:
7:15 am
Program:
7:30 – 9:30 am
Cost:
Tickets $15 at the door
Website:
Visit Beedie Community under Events to see companies registered.

Terry Fox Run
in Hong Kong
Saturday, November 5

SFU President Andrew Petter joins Hong Kong alumni in the race to beat cancer! Join this family walk/run while raising funds towards cancer research. Last year, Hong Kong participants raised more than $115,000 CDN, with SFU alumni playing a large role in organizing the successful event.

Registration time:
10 am
Location:
Renaissance College in Ma On Shan (Heng On Station), Hong Kong
Event details:
Click here.

SFU President in Asia: Alumni Receptions

For our Asia-based alumni, we invite you to attend special alumni + friends receptions hosted by SFU President Andrew Petter. For event details and to register, click the links below.

Hong Kong – November 8
Location:
Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43rd-44th Floor, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark
Registration:
Click here.
Jakarta – November 10
Location:
Fairmont Jakarta, Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8, Gelora Bung Karno
Registration:
Click here.
Singapore – November 11
Location:
Grand Hyatt, 10 Scotts Road
Registration:
Click here.

MBA Alumni Reunion
Wednesday, November 9

MBA alumni are invited to the annual mix-and-mingle reunion organized by current MBA students. This event raises funds for the Moose Hide Campaign, the designated charity of the 2017 MBA games.

Time:
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location:
Steamworks Brewing, Uber Lounge, 601 W Cordova St, Vancouver
Cost:
Suggested $10 donation is encouraged at the door.
RSVP:
Click here.

Complimentary appetizers courtesy of SFU Beedie School of Business. Cash bar.


Calgary: Alumni
Wine-Tasting Event
Wednesday, November 9

SFU alumni are invited to a "Wines of Spain" tasting + networking event in Calgary. Connect with alumni in the area – family and friends are welcome!

Time:
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location:
5 Vines Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits, 218 12 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost:
$25
RSVP (by Nov 7):
Full event details

Networking 101
Monday, November 14

The Beedie Graduate Career Management Centre invites you to Networking 101, part of a workshop series to be offered every semester for students and alumni. Networking is a key component to a successful career and personal life. Learn how to recognize and build your network successfully.

Time:
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost:
Complimentary for alumni, but registration is required
RSVP:
Register through Beedie Community

Jack Austin Centre: Firm Response to Natural Disasters: Initial Findings from a Survey of 19 Countries
Thursday, November 17

The occurrence and severity of natural disasters have been increasing in the past several decades. Findings from a survey conducted in Asia, North America and South America provide implications on how firms may be able to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Time:
10:00 – 11:30 am
Location:
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, Room 2800
Cost:
Free, but registration is required
RSVP:
Full event details

Ottawa: SFU Alumni
& Friends Escape Room
+ Casual Social
Thursday, November 17
Time:
5:30 pm–Registration and game
6:45 pm–Casual pub social
Location:
Jigsaw Escape Room, 122 Clarence Street, Suite 201
Clocktower Brew Pub, 89 Clarence Street
Cost:
$15
RSVP:
Full event details

Victoria: SFU Alumni
& Friends Wine Tasting
Friday, November 18
Time:
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location:
Hotel Rialto, Private Dining Room, 653 Pandora Avenue, Victoria
RSVP (by Nov. 16):
Full event details

Executive MBA Alumni Celebration
Tuesday, November, 22

Come celebrate the EMBA program, which now has 1,500 alumni and over 80 current students. Join us for speed networking and meet Dean Ali Dastmalchian who gives an update on the school.

Time:
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost:
Complimentary for alumni, but registration is required
RSVP and details:
Click here.
Involvement Opportunities
Help Students Learn the Art of Networking

Join us for the “Meet the Pros” networking event hosted by students in course BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing. At this event you – the pro – will be engaging with students to help them build and practice their networking skills.

Monday, November 7
Time:
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Location:
SFU Burnaby campus, West Mall Centre, 3rd floor atrium
Thursday, November 10
Time:
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location:
SFU Burnaby campus, West Mall Centre, 3rd floor atrium

If interested, contact the event coordinator, Haena Cho, haenac@sfu.ca and advise which date you will be attending.


Seeking Mentors: Spring 2017 Cohort (January – June)

Beedie School is seeking business professionals from all industries who want to share their experience and insight with students from our BBA, MBA, Management of Technology MBA, EMBA and Master of Science Finance programs. Working with a mentor through the Mentors in Business program makes a world of difference for students eager for career guidance and advice.

As one of our Mentors in Business, you will also benefit, honing your leadership and communication skills. The program requires a commitment of 2-3 hours/ month from January to June 2017.

To learn about Mentors in Business and submit your application, visit Beedie Community, and click on Mentorship. Sign up before Nov. 30th at 9am.

Upcoming Info Sessions
MBA in Management of Technology (MOT) Information Session
Wednesday, November 9

The two-year, part-time curriculum in the MOT MBA is tailored to the challenges of technology managers. Join the information session to experience a mini-case taught by one of our renowned faculty members and to hear alumni and current students share their experiences. Speak to our admissions team about requirements.

Time:
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, Room 2300
Registration:
Click here.

Executive MBA Information Session
Thursday, December 1

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of mid-senior level career professionals who wish to think strategically and thrive in their careers. The program brings leading-edge theory and knowledge together with practical application that students apply at work. Faculty, staff and alumni speak about the classroom experience and one-on-one advising is available.

Time:
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, Room 2300
Registration:
Click here.
Hot Jobs

Looking for your next opportunity? Here are just a few of the jobs currently posted on Beedie Community for SFU Beedie alumni. Login as an alumni using your SFU user id and password.

Executive Director, Chief Technology Officer, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 13657)
November 8, 2016
Project Manager, Product Content, Arc'teryx Equipment (Job ID 13711)
November 10, 2016
Adjudicator, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 13663)
November 10, 2016
Specialist/Consultant, Data-Driven GRC (Job ID 13598)
November 15, 2016

Want to receive jobs like these as they’re posted? Log into Beedie Community as a Beedie alum. Click on “Jobs/Interviews” on left side menu. Create your search and save it for overnight updates of new postings in the system.

Got Career Questions?

Asking questions is the best way to prepare yourself in the career of your choice. Got some career, job search, or education questions you need answered? Bring them to our drop-in career advising! No appointment will be necessary, as it will operate on a first come first serve basis for up to 30 minutes per person. Two of our knowledgeable advisors will always be present and it will rotate every week.

Date:
Every Wednesday from August to December
Time:
12:00 - 3pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, Room 1800
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Farzian Aminuddin (MBA 2013)
Manager, Business Development at The Centre for Drug Research & Development (CDRD)
Stephanie Hayes (MOT 2004)
Senior Consultant at Caron Business Solutions Inc.
Vincent Baiyang Zhang (BBA 2016)
Staff Accountant at KPMG Canada
Rudo Zaranyika (BBA 2016)
Staff Accountant at KPMG Canada
Sophie Tan (MSC 2012)
Senior Financial Advisor at CIBC Imperial Service
Om Mogerman (MBA 2016)
Superintendent 1, Engineering Services at
City of Vancouver
Carlos Leal (BBA 2012)
Manager, Advisory Services at EY
Craig Slack (EMBA 2005)
Managing Partner at Blue Silver Shift IT Services
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