November 2017 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
November 2017 Edition

Featured News
BCAN
Beedie Community Appreciation Night
Celebrating those who share their time, expertise and resources with us to advance business education and shape new generations of business leaders. Thank you to our community of supporters! Watch the Beedie Community Appreciation video and view our event photos.
SFU Beedie News
Distiguished Teaching Awards
TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Awards
Kudos to Elicia Maine and Lisa Papania for being awarded the highest teaching honour at Beedie School.
Professor Elected
Beedie professor elected to Vancouver School Board
Judy Zaichkowsky, marketing professor and Green Party member, won a seat on the Vancouver School Board in the October byelection.
Events & Educational Opportunities
MBA Alumni and Students Social
Tuesday, November 7

The current MBA cohorts are delighted to invite you to the annual alumni reunion and networking event! This casual social also serves as a fundraiser for the Moose Hide Campaign, the designated charity of the 2018 MBA games in Ottawa.

Appetizers and your first drink are on us!

Time:
6:00-8:30 pm
Location:
Steamworks Brew Pub,
Uber Lounge,
375 Water Street, Vancouver
Cost:
$10 suggested donation for the Moose Hide Campaign
Register by
Nov. 2:
Click Here

Shanghai: Alumni and Friends Reception
Tuesday, November 9

SFU alumni and friends are invited to attend a reception hosted by SFU President Andrew Petter in Shanghai. It is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with friends - new and old - and expand your professional network while learning about SFU's latest developments and accomplishments.

Time:
7:00-9:30 pm
Venue:
Fairmont Peace Hotel,
20 Nanjing Road East,
Shanghai
Registration:
Click here

Toronto: Alumni Reception and Presentation on the Global Mindset in Business
Tuesday, November 14

Beedie School of Business will host an SFU holiday reception for Toronto-based alumni and friends. Beedie School Dean Ali Dastmalchian will make a special presentation called Is the World Really Flat? The Importance of a Global Mindset in Business.

Time:
6:00-8:30 pm
Venue:
The National Club,
303 Bay Street,
Toronto
Register by
Nov. 9:
Click here
Inquiries
alumni_events@sfu.ca

Start-up Learning Series: Sustaining your (Human) Resources
Wednesday, November 15

Hear an open panel discussion with top-notch tech companies to learn best strategies for securing People & Culture expertise, tips on building exemplary foundations and workplaces, and lessons for your own organizational planning.

Hosted by SFU Venture Labs.

Time:
12:00-1:00 pm
(Lunch served at noon)
Location:
1200-555 West Hastings,
Vancouver
Registration:
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Belief Systems and Business: Indian Cultural Values and Their Interpretation in the Contemporary Business Context
Monday, November 27

How does culture influence the way we do business? The question is not whether culture is important but rather how it is interpreted. Join lecturer Dr. Kanika Bhal, a program scholar of the Hari and Madhu Varshney Visiting Scholars Program in India Studies and the Modi Foundation Chair Professor at IIT Delhi.

Time:
5:30-8:00 pm
(reception follows)
Location:
Segal Graduate School,
500 Granville Street,
Vancouver
Cost:
This event is free, but registration is required.
Registration:
Click here
Inquiries:
beedie-events@sfu.ca

EMBA Alumni Social
Monday, November 27

Join us at the EMBA alumni social! This is a casual event where you can reconnect with your classmates and faculty members, and catch up with others from the program. Appetizers and your first drink are on us!

Location:
Steamworks Brew Pub,
Uber Lounge,
375 Water Street, Vancouver
Time:
6:00-8:30 pm
Cost:
$10
Registration:
Click Here
Inquiries:
beedie-events@sfu.ca

Toastmasters for MBA and MSc Alumni!
Friday mornings

Interested in improving your public speaking skills? The Toastmasters Chapter at Segal has launched with regular meetings on Friday mornings. If you are interested in learning more, you're welcome to an upcoming meeting to find out if it's right for you. This chapter is only open to current Beedie graduate students, alumni and staff and will provide a safe environment to improve your public speaking and leadership skills.

Location:
Segal Graduate School,
500 Granville Street,
Vancouver
Time:
8:00-9:15 pm
Registration:
Visit Beedie Community
Involvement Opportunities
Seeking Judges for Case Competition
Saturday, Dec. 2

Join our new BUS 201 Case Competition course as a judge! This one-day competition takes place at Burnaby campus. We are looking for novice to experienced judges with a variety of work experience who can welcome our newly admitted Beedie students! If interested, please contact Beedie School's Undergraduate's Experiential Learning Coordinator, Maycko Macapugas at mmacapug@sfu.ca.


Help Students Build Confidence Networking and Interviewing

Participate in the "Meet the Pros" networking event and one-on-one mock interviews. Provide business students from all concentrations meaningful feedback on how they can improve the delivery of their personal brand in different settings.

Two dates to choose from:
November 16 – SFU Burnaby Campus
4:30-6:20pm – Meet the Pros Networking Event
6:30-9:20pm – One-on-one Mock Interviews

November 17 – SFU Burnaby Campus
10:30am-12:20pm – Meet the Pros Networking Event

Note: When registering, please indicate which date works for you AND whether you are available for one or both sessions (Networking and One on One). Register online here at http://bit.ly/2fSFNep or contact Haena Cho, Employer Engagement Manager, at haenac@sfu.ca


Mentors in Business (MiB)

As a mentor in our MiB program, you would meet with your matched student (from BBA to graduate level) for one hour a month and attend four optional events for a total time commitment of 10-15 hours over six months, starting January 2018. For all of the details, please visit the MIB registration page. You can also see why other mentors have participated in past cohorts.

To get involved, apply soon so we can find the best match for you and your potential mentee. Submit an application online.


CareerTalk: Career Conversations Database

For those interested in speaking with students to provide 30-minute career conversations and informal mentoring, we have our CareerTalk program. CareerTalk connects students looking for someone willing to have an informational interview with them. As a volunteer, you could choose to chat in person, on the phone or via Skype for an informational interview, resume critique or mock interview.

To register, please complete a profile at this link.

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.

Title Job ID Company Apply by
Intermediate/Senior Corporate Actions Administrator 16291 Canaccord Genuity Corp. Nov. 5
Strategic Human Resources Business Partner 16232 British Columbia Lottery Corporation Nov. 6
Project Manager II, Systems Engineering 16289 Translink Nov. 7
Marketing Manager 15922 dPoint Technologies Nov. 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
Executive MBA Information Session
Thursday, Nov. 16

Learn how the EMBA program is designed to meet the needs of mid-senior level professionals who wish to think strategically and thrive in their careers. You'll hear from the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Andrew Gemino, alumni and students who will share their experiences of the program.

Time:
6:00-7:30 pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School,
500 Granville Street,
Vancouver
Registration:
Click here

MBA in Management of Technology Information Session
Thursday, Nov. 23

Build a solid business and management foundation with our MBA in MOT—a two-year, part-time business program tailored to the challenges technology managers face. One of our renowned faculty members, Dr. Srini Krishnamoorthy, hosts the session. Meet the career management staff, alumni and current students.

Time:
6:00-7:30 pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School,
500 Granville Street,
Vancouver
Registration:
Click here

Full-Time MBA Information Session
Tuesday, Dec. 5

With a maximum of just 55 students, the personalized SFU Beedie MBA learning experience lets you explore your interests, discover your strengths, and take risks in a collegial, supportive environment. Hear from renowned faculty member, Dr. Lieke Ten Brummelhuis, alumni, and staff from the Career Management Centre and Admissions.

Time:
6:00-7:30 pm
Location:
Segal Graduate School,
500 Granville Street,
Vancouver
Registration:
Click here
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Andrei Cvaci (MOT MBA 2016)
Principal - Infrastructure Services at Colliers Project Leaders
Jesse Gare (MSc Fin 2008)
Quantitative Systems Developer
Bank of America in Chicago
Jesse Robson (BBA 2013)
After-sales Operations Lead at Arc'teryx Equipment
Jonathan Spence (MBA 2010)
Project lead, Immunization Program at Interior Health Authority
Jorge Vasquez (BBA 2013)
Senior Analyst, Digital Intelligence at Best Buy Canada
Matt Sebesten (EMBA 2017)
Divisional Director, Ontario at Russell Investments in Toronto
Matt Tomporowski (MOT MBA 2013)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Ultra Creative Game and Education Ltd.
Miranda Mandarino (MBA 2013)
Analyst, Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting at Goldcorp
Nathaniel Payne (BBA 2008)
Data and Engineering Leader at KORE Software
Negar Hadavi (MBA 2014)
Senior Director of Product at Saje Natural Wellness
Sisi Zhang (MSc Fin 2010)
Vice President, Global Asset and Wealth Management at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York
Tony Tsai (MBA 2009)
Human Resource & Talent Acquisition at TPD

Liisa Aatva (BBA 1985), CPA and a Chartered Business Valuator has released a new book titled The Ask: How Much is a Small Business Worth? available on Amazon.ca and in selected book stores.

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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