Beedie PhD student Simon Pek is earning recognition for an organization he co-founded
January 2017 Edition
SFU Burnaby
SFU Beedie News
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Non-profit shortlisted for innovation award
Beedie PhD student Simon Pek is earning recognition for an organization he co-founded called Democracy in Practice.
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Shanghai alumni reunion
Dean Ali Dastmalchian hosted Beedie alumni and friends in Shanghai, China on Dec. 20.
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Two Beedie student start-ups tapped as finalists
Two Tech entrepreneurship@SFU students were named finalists in the EO Global Students Entrepreneur Awards regionals.
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Scale-up event inspires us to dream big
Successful entrepreneurs shared insights at Scaling Up: Growing Multi-Million Dollar Companies in Vancouver.
Beedie Video Spotlights
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Looking for bright Beedie talent?
Tap into Beedie’s Career Management Centre.
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Consider a global MBA
Learn about Americas MBA for Executives.
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,

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
Involvement Opportunities
Beedie Speakers on Campus Program

If you enjoy speaking to students, sharing your expertise and experiences in order to enhance the learning experience, then join the Speakers on Campus Program. Guest speakers are regularly needed for a variety of activities, including panels, student club events, and in-class special topic experts.

To volunteer your time and share your expertise, please register here or contact Haena Cho.


Introducing ‘Externships’ a new experiential learning initiative from SFU Beedie School of Business! Gain the talents and fresh perspectives of an international student from our graduate programs and offer 1-week of full-time job shadowing. We are now seeking managers and higher-level professionals to offer Externships for April 2017.

Contact Haena Cho to get involved.

Help Students Learn the Art of Networking
Thursday, March 16

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.

Session 1: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: SFU Burnaby campus

If interested, contact the event coordinator, Paulette Sangalang, and indicate which session you will be attending.

Be an Industry Guest Facilitator for the BUS 343 “Marketing Me” event
Thursday, March 23

We invite alumni across various industries to return to campus as Industry Guest Facilitators. Your role is to listen and provide feedback on students’ personal branding pitches to help prepare them for the "real business world" so they can network and pitch themselves or their business. You’ll provide immediate feedback to each student and speak about your own career journey.

Time: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: SFU Burnaby campus

If interested, contact the event coordinator, Paulette Sangalang, and indicate which session(s) you could participate in.

Hot Jobs

Responsible for hiring/recruiting at your current organization? Remember to subscribe to the SFU Beedie Employer e-newsletter to access Beedie students and alumni:

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.

Director, Major Projects, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 14078)
January 8, 2017
Senior Financial Services Coordinator, WorkSafeBC (Job ID 14088)
January 12, 2017
Upcoming Info Sessions
MBA Sample Class in Mexico City
Monday, January 23

Test drive the SFU MBA program. Join us for a sample class taught by Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at the Beedie School of Business, Dr. Ian McCarthy. Location is Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel, Cuidad de Mexico.

6:30 pm
Click here.

Online Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
Thursday, January 26

An interactive online session to learn how the GDBA program combines theory and application to provide working professionals with business fundamentals.

6:00 pm
Click here.

Full-Time MBA
Wednesday, February 1

Discover how the personalized SFU Beedie MBA learning experience lets you explore your interests, discover your strengths and take risks in a collegial, supportive environment.

6:00 pm
Click here.

Management of Technology (MOT) MBA
Wednesday, February 8

The 24-month, part-time MOT MBA accepts a cohort of approximately 45 working students with diverse resumes, all of whom share a passion for technology and a desire to solve complex problems in innovative ways.

6:00 pm
Click here.
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Angie Rai (MBA 2012)
Head of Content at
Catherine Dangerfield (EMBA 2007)
VP and Market Manager at TD Private Wealth Management
Cecilia Yeung (MSc 2011)
Director at Shanghai Xiangda Equity Investment Fund Management
Craig Mewis (MOT MBA 2016)
Junior Management Consultant at Entreflow Services
Ivan Ma (BBA 2012)
Investment Banking Analyst at Capital West Partners
Jessalynn Go (MBA 2015)
Senior Consultant - Strategy & Operations at KPMG Canada
Julia Luu (BBA 2015)
Sales and Forecasting Analyst at Earth's Own and Happy Planet
Louise Thompson (EMBA 2011)
Director of Stewardship at BC Marine Trails Networks Organization
Ryan Gillespie (BBA 2009)
Senior Consultant at ALS International
Wahiba Chair (MBA 2009)
Event Organizer & Host at #YVRSocial
Youssef Falsafi (MBA 2014)
Project Manager at Central 1 Credit Union

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