Taylor Ward lands a Facebook job, combining his passion for business and design
December 2016 Edition
SFU Burnaby
2016 Year in Review

Photo farewell to 2016! Many thanks to our students, faculty, staff and our community partners for their outstanding contributions this year. See 2016 photo highlights in the Beedie Flickr albums.

SFU Beedie News
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$500,000 donation to recognize student leadership
At the five-year anniversary of their $22-million gift to SFU, the Beedie family makes another donation.
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Students tackle ethics in U.S. case competition
Should the FBI unlock phone secrets? Two students examine the issue, and win second place at the Eller Collegiate Ethics Case Competition.
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Website design impacts the message
A new study by SFU and partner universities uses the Keystone XL pipeline website to understand the art of online persuasion.
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Mindfulness in modern business
Beedie professors discuss how an ancient practice can benefit customer service today.
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Congratulations to senator Yuen Pau Woo
Justin Trudeau appoints senior resident fellow at SFU’s Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies a B.C. senator.
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Co-founder of AI company wins U.K. business awards
Beedie alumnus Parry Malm wins kudos for his artificial intelligence company Phrasee.
Beedie Alumni Speak Out
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MOT MBA Seattle Study Tour
Visits to Microsoft, Boeing, Tableau, BSquare, Synapse, Uber, among others!
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Executive MBA Experience
Hear from Jen Duff, Providence Health Care & Vancouver Coastal Health.
Events & Educational Opportunities
Beedie Career Management Centre workshop series Spring 2017 Schedule

Welcome in 2017 by kick-starting a new approach to your career journey! Whether you are a new graduate or in mid-career, Beedie offers quarterly workshops to help you market yourself and your skills most effectively. All sessions are held at the Segal downtown campus in the evenings unless marked otherwise.

5:45 – 7:45 pm, unless otherwise noted
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Workshops series is free for Beedie students and alumni (must register in advance)
Register via Beedie community
Heba Elsonbaty, Career advisor, helsonba@sfu.ca

Vancouver job market: What’s hot, what’s not
Tuesday, January 24

Learn how job supply and demand are at play as you seek your next role. This workshop gives an overview of where the jobs are in Vancouver and where the growth (and decline) are expected.

Topics will include:

  • An overview of primary industries and companies in Vancouver
  • The growth and decline areas predicted in the next 10 years
  • Salary ranges by industry and types of roles
  • Where and how people are recruited into different market segments
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above

Refresh your mindset: Self-assessment and reflection
Thursday, February 2

Where you are and where you aspire to be in your career are not always aligned. This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to self-assess, reflect and create an action plan to put your foot in the “right” direction.

Outcomes include:

  • Self-assessment and reflection exercises that you can utilize during and after the workshop
  • A practical action plan for your next career step or goal
  • Most of all, an opportunity to reflect in a safe environment
Segal School, Room 2800
Time and RSVP:
See above

A competitive edge: Make your resume stand out from the competition
Tuesday, February 7

Resumes. Everybody's got one. What makes some stand-out from the rest? This hands-on workshop is designed to help position you for where you want to go next.

Topics covered:

  • Resume styles and formatting
  • Building great accomplishment statements
  • What recruiters are looking for
  • Tips for customizing your resume for different positions
Segal School, Room 2800
Time and RSVP:
See above

Dating and cover letters… make the connection!
Wednesday, February 15

The cover letter is often the first impression that an employer has of you. Learn to highlight the accomplishments that recruiters want to see.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Be able to explain how writing a cover letter to a company asking for an interview is similar to asking for a date
  • Know why you need to tailor your cover letter every time
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above

Acing the interview
Monday, February 20

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

Topics will include:

  • What employers want
  • Behavioral and situational interviews
  • Preparation tips and tools
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above

Job search strategies: Tips and tools
Monday, March 6

Are you overwhelmed by the thought of searching for a job? This workshop will cover proven strategies to help you land more interviews and navigate the hidden job market.

Topics will include:

  • Developing a target employer list
  • Strategies for reaching out to contacts
  • Following up and staying organized
  • Beedie tools to help you in your job search
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above

Networking 101
Tuesday, March 21

Networking is a key component to a successful career and personal life. Learn how to make the most of your existing network and how to grow your network successfully.

Learning Outcomes

  • Plan and prepare for networking opportunities
  • Share contacts effectively
  • Refresh and build existing networks, both virtually and in-person
  • Make an impact on important contacts
Segal School, Room 2300
Time and RSVP:
See above

Tuesday, March 28

Learn to use your LinkedIn profile to your best advantage.

Participants will learn:

  • What you need to do to build a luring, branded profile
  • How to explore groups for new connections and professional development
  • What you can do and say to draw attention to your profile
  • Plus discover under-utilized functions most users don't know about
Segal School, Room 4600
Time and RSVP:
See above
Upcoming Info Sessions
Master of Science in Finance Online Information Session
Monday, December 12

Ever wondered if a career in finance is right for you? Build a solid foundation in risk and investment management with Beedie's Master of Science in Finance, a 16 month full-time program that prepares candidates for the challenges of the rapidly changing world of finance.

6:00 – 7:30 pm
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.

Senior BI Analyst, Visier Solutions (Job ID 14017)
December 13, 2016
Sr. Accountant - Fixed Assets & Projects, Best Buy Canada Ltd. (Job ID 14024)
December 13, 2016
Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Make a Future: Careers in BC Education (Job ID 13946)
December 16, 2016
Senior Industry Consultant, WorkSafeBC (Job ID 13981)
December 22, 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.

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

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Adeelah Saad (BBA 2014)
Account Manager at Dempsey Corporation - Global Distribution
Anindya Chowdhury (MBA 2015)
Manager, Business Analytics at G&F Financial Group
Fatima Zaka (BBA 2012)
Accounts Payable Specialist at Enterprise Paper Co Ltd
Jesse Gare (MSc 2008)
Faculty member at New York Institute of Finance
Valia S. Lestou (MOT MBA 2008)
Oncology Medical Manager at Servier Canada
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