July 2017 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie: Want to make a difference? Coach, judge or mentor students.
July 2017 Edition

SFU Beedie News
Beedie invites donations to support Indigenous students
The new Klahanie R. Rorick Memorial Fund has been set up for Indigenous graduate students at Beedie who experience hardship during their studies. To donate, visit SFU's Giving page and search by the fund name.
Jack Austin
Hon. Jack Austin receives honorary Doctor of Laws degree
SFU recognizes Austin's achievements in business, law and politics, and in shaping international relations between Canada and China.
David Hannah
Beedie recognized for contribution to management education
David Hannah is honoured for his innovative methods in teaching the fundamentals of teamwork to students.
Raymond Zeng
New graduate Raymond Zeng wins Governor General's Silver Medal
Zeng was one of two undergraduate students given the award for achieving the highest cumulative GPA at graduation.
Orello Hearing wins Hong Kong-Canada Investment Pitch Competition
SFU start-up takes first place, winning $10,000 cash prize, legal assistance and travel to a Hong Kong business conference.
TalentMarketplace advances in competition
Three Beedie alumni who co-founded TalentMarketplace are in Round 3 of the 2017 BCIC-New Ventures Competition, joining other SFU start-ups. Congratulations and good luck!
Beedie Video Spotlights
Best Beedie Moments

Best Beedie Moment

Congratulations to our spring 2017 convocation class! From case competitions to meeting like-minded people, graduates share their their best Beedie moment!

Events & Educational Opportunities
Defining Your Path: A panel discussion
Monday, July 10

Join moderator Emily Rousseau (Stantec), EMBA alumna, and a panel of female business leaders who share their career challenges and successes. Speakers include Jennifer Duff (Providence Health Care), Sim Perera (BMO Financial Group) and Cameila Cirjoi (SAP). Hosted by the Graduate Business Women's Council.

6 - 9 pm
Segal Graduate School - Room 1200, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Free, but registration required
Registration and more details:
Click here

Toronto: SFU Alumni + Friends Social
Thursday, July 20

Calling all Toronto alumni to come out for a summer social at PJ O'Brien! Meet Beedie School of Business students who are on tour - network with these outstanding students managing SFU's student-run investment funds and share your career advice! Family and friends are welcome to attend.

6 - 8 pm
PJ O'Brien Irish Pub & Restaurant,
39 Colborne Street, Toronto
Event Fee:
Alumni/guests: $10 (+Eventbrite fee);
SFU Co-op students: $5 (+Eventbrite fee).
Includes one beverage and appies.
Register by July 18:
Click Here

Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership Program 5th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, Sept. 29

Save the date as we celebrate five successful years of the EMBA ABL program. We look forward to welcoming important members of this vibrant community including alumni, community partners, faculty, staff and current students. Registration will open in the summer, so stay tuned!

6 - 8:30 pm
Segal Graduate School,
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Involvement Opportunities
Volunteer as a coach or judge for case competition training

Join fellow alumni to support our students' success in case competition training. Our network of alumni volunteered over 3000 hours to help mentor and support the next generation of students. Sign up as a judge or coach - current needs are coaches in the fields of accounting and finance for SFU JDC West. Contact Paula Broderick for more information.

Co-op postings for students
Start dates in Sept., Jan., May

The best co-op employers are usually our very own SFU Beedie School of Business alumni! Business co-op students are available to start in September, January and/or May for a 4, 8, or 12-month work term. Students concentrate their studies in MIS (IT), HR, accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, operations and international business.

Post a job online or send your job posting to us. Check out the Beedie co-op site for more information, or feel free to talk to a coordinator.

Help Students Learn the Art of Networking
Tuesday, July 11

Join us for the Meet the Pros networking event at the SFU Burnaby campus hosted by the Career Management Centre and faculty of BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing course. Along with other industry professionals, you, "the pro" will be engaging with students to help them build and practice their networking skills.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: SFU Burnaby Campus (West Mall Centre)

Please register here or contact the event coordinator, Haena Cho indicating which session(s) you'd like to participate in.

Be an Industry Guest Facilitator for the BUS 343 Personal Branding Tutorials
Tuesday, July 18, and
Thursday, July 20

We invite alumni and business professionals across various industries to return to campus as Industry Guest Facilitators at BUS 343's Personal Branding Tutorials. Your role is to interview and interact with students and provide one-on-one feedback to improve their personal branding pitches and help prepare them for the "real business world". You'll provide immediate feedback to each student and speak about your own career journey.

July 18, 2017, 12:30 pm - 3:30pm at SFU Burnaby, West Mall Centre
July 20, 2017, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm at SFU Surrey

Please register here or contact the event coordinator, Haena Cho indicating which session(s) you'd like to participate in.

MBA Internship Program

The full-time, 12-month MBA prepares students to see the big picture of business. Starting in September 2017, MBA students are available for 4-month (or longer), full-time internships.

If you have a research, process improvement, or other high-level project in the following categories, contact Doug Leong, Associate Director, MBA Careers, to find out about this year's MBA class and internship opportunities:

  • Market research and competitive intelligence
  • Corporate finance and financial analysis
  • Operations management and supply chain analysis
  • Business development and sales forecasting
  • Project management and analysis
  • Marketing and brand management
  • Information technology management
  • Sustainability
  • Product management

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
Human Resources Advisor 15364 Burnaby School District July 7
Supervisor: Policy, Research and Administration 15353 Ministry of Finance July 9
Player Development Specialist 15343 BCLC July 21
Social Media Specialist 15345 BCLC July 21
Project Coordinator 15359 ABC Recycling July 31
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
Part Time MBA Information Session
Thursday, July 13

The SFU Beedie School of Business Part-time MBA is designed for working professionals. Over 24 months, you'll progress through the program with a small, diverse cohort of fellow professionals who all bring different perspectives to the table. Join the information session to learn how this program can support the next step in your career.

6 pm
SFU Surrey Central,
Room 5240, Surrey, BC
Click Here
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Alexandria Mitchell (Radius Fellow 2016)
Principal at IM Strategies
Elizabeth Berry (EMBA 2015)
Vice President, Industrial Development at Beedie Development Group
Haofei Ma (MSc Fin. 2016)
Financial Engineer Intern at FINCAD
Jason Tonin (EMBA 2012)
Vice President, Land Development at Beedie Development Group
Maria (Del Guercio) Szymczak (MBA 2013)
Associate Director, Graduate Programs at Beedie School of Business at SFU
Sarah Jiang (BBA 2010)
Senior Property Accountant, Colliers International Canada in Toronto
Tabitha Tao (MOT MBA 2016)
SEM/Paid Social Channel Media at Move, Inc.
Valerie Zuccolo (GDBA 2009)
Associate Director, Custom and Corporate Programs at Beedie School of Business at SFU
Vanessa Connolly (MBA 2017)
Senior Manager, External Relations at FortisBC
Yi Wang (BBA 2009)
Senior Accountant at Volvo Financial Services in China

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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