Samantha Chan

Samantha Chan

Finance

"Trying different co-curricular activities is how you can meet lots of people and you'll find that you motivate each other."

Samantha isn’t the type of student who is ready to list off every single one of her accomplishments. Instead, as she retraces her university career year by year, it becomes clear that for her, joining student clubs and competing in case competitions was more about building experience than about building her resume.
My experience at SFU Beedie
Co-curricular activites at SFU Beedie allowed me to explore my interests and ultimately hone in on my focus area of Finance.
My Journey

In my first year at SFU Beedie, I took some courses in accounting and finance, but I also took the opportunity to explore marketing through extracurricular activities like the Student Marketing Association and AIESEC where I organized the AIESEC Western Regional Conference as VP of Marketing and Communications.

I was on the Advisor Sales team at Fidelity Investments which eventually led to my first co-op position at the company in a finance role. From there, I pursued more co-curricular activities focusing on Finance like getting involved with the Beedie Endowment Asset Management (BEAM)—one of Canada's largest student-run investment funds—where I received the Bloomberg certification in Equities and Fixed Income and passed Level 1 of the CFA Designation.

I also traveled abroad on an international exchange to Copenhagen and competed in the APEX Global Case Challenge in Singapore which was one of my most favourite memories at SFU. Case competitions really bring together everything that you've learned and I had a great team where everyone balanced each other out.

My BBA major comprised of:

Education

Finance

Student Engagement

Beedie Endowment Asset Management (BEAM) Portfolio

SFU Finance Club VP

BASS Mentor

International case competitor

Co-op student

International exchange

Beedie Ambassador

Where I am today

I am now working at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto.