SFU Beedie School of Business: Alumni Community Newsletter June 2017
June 2017 Edition

SFU Beedie News
SFU-grown company lands first NHL client
HockeyData to provide data and analytics on upcoming players to Washington Capitals.
Enoch Weng
First in family to earn a university degree
Beedie's Enoch Weng graduates in June, having overcome many personal challenges to reach his goal. Read about Weng and others.
RADIUS Ventures announces health focus with $25K investments
RADIUS to invest $25K in Slingshot Accelerator social ventures that help people live healthy lives.
Gervase Bushe
Gervase Bushe wins award for transformational leadership article
Organizational Development Journal gives best article award (2016) to Bushe's research team.
Simran Arora
Student's unique venture supports workplace re-entry
Simran Arora's Enactus venture, Coast Cards, provides transitional jobs to help five recovering substance-users.
Coast Capital
Coast Capital Savings invests additional $1 million
Coast Capital furthers SFU's Venture Connection program, encouraging entrepreneurship in students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Beedie Video Spotlights

Talent, meet experience

Fast-moving concAUCTION matches Radius Ventures fellows with industry expertise

Industry Scholars

Scholars set research agenda with industry

International researchers and extractive industries advance sustainability research

Events & Educational Opportunities
London: Alumni and Friends Social
Wednesday, June 14

SFU alumni based in the UK are invited to join our university's London Field School for an exciting evening on "Jane Austen and Canada: From Anna Lefroy to Joan Austen-Leigh" from leading scholar and Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dr. Peter Sabor. Can't make the lecture? Come join the social!

7 pm start
Lecture - Connaught Hall (36-45 Tavistock Square); Social - The Marquis Cornwallis (31 Marchmont Street, London, UK)
£5 per person, includes the lecture, 1 drink + light appetizers
By June 12th Click here for details

Victoria: President's Alumni and Friends Reception
Wednesday, June 14

Reconnect with friends and expand your professional network while learning more about a program at SFU that is rapidly gaining momentum, the Big Data Initiative. Learn about the impact of big data on technological advances in your daily life.

5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Union Club,
805 Gordon Street,
Victoria, BC
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided
Details and Registration:
Click here

Branding Yourself as an MBA
Saturday, June 17

This one-day boot camp provides practical tips and advice for embarking on the next step of your professional journey. Concurrent sessions occur throughout the day. Attend the sessions that are of most interest to you.

9 am - 5 pm
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
$20 which includes lunch buffet, four 90-minute sessions, networking opportunities and morning and afternoon snacks.
Login into Beedie Community to register

We're going to a Canadians Game!
Sunday, June 25

Join your fellow Beedie School of Business alumni to cheer on the Vancouver Canadians as they play Spokane at Nat Bailey Stadium. Make the celebration even better by inviting your family or bringing a friend. Children welcome!
Deadline to register is June 11, but seats are limited so register early.

Food service starts at 12:00 pm and the game starts at 1:00 pm
Nat Bailey Stadium,
4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Adult $20
Child 4-12 $15
Children 3 & under are free
Login into Beedie Community to register

San Francisco: SFU President's Alumni and Friends Reception
Tuesday, June 27

Reconnect with friends and expand your professional network. Hear from an internationally recognized leader in visual modelling and computer graphics, and SFU's new Dean of Applied Sciences, Dr. Eugene Fiume.

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Grand Hyatt,
345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
By June 20th, Click here for details.

San Francisco: Digital Moose Lounge All-Alumni Canada Day Reception
Thursday, June 29

Join Canadians from across the country and around the Bay Area in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday! Enjoy Canadian-themed food and drinks, hear inspiring speakers, visit with representatives from SFU.

6:30 - 9 pm
Computer History Museum,
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA
Details and registration:
Click here
Involvement Opportunities
Save the Date: MBA Recruitment Reception
Friday, June 9

Meet more than 150 MBA and Master of Science in Finance students and alumni interested in full-time, post-MBA jobs and fall internships opportunities. Promote your organization's brand to Vancouver's future business leaders. This event fills up fast, so register today.

8:00 - 9:30 am
Click here

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.

Mentors Needed for Mentors in Business (MiB) Summer 2017

We invite alumni and industry professionals to be mentors in the next Beedie School of Business Mentors in Business (MiB) program. The MiB connects graduate and undergraduate students with mentors - including CEOs, VPs, and Senior Directors - from the business community who want to inspire and share their knowledge. The MiB program runs twice/year for a six-month duration; mentors and mentees meet on a monthly basis and attend organized events.

To learn more about the Summer 2017 cohort, email the Program Manager at mentorsinbusiness@sfu.ca.

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
Principal/Advisor Business & Process Improvement 15092 Rio Tinto Aluminum June 2
Bilingual Customer Service Specialist - German and English 15030 Hyper Wallet June 2
Underwriting Assistant 15125 Intact Insurance Company June 2
Senior Audit Services Advisor 15140 ICBC June 7
Credit Analyst 15061 Mortgage Analytics Group June 9
Event Marketing Coordinator 15096 Legacy Promotions Inc. June 16
Corporate Finance Analyst 15029 Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd. July 15
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
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Online Info Session
Tuesday, June 27

The GDBA is an online program that provides core business skills to working professionals from around the world. It combines theory and application, while offering you the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere. And since most credits are transferable to our MBA programs, you can use it as a stepping stone to a more advanced degree while keeping control of your schedule.

6:00 pm
Click Here
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Lupin Battersby (GCSTC 2016)
Knowledge Translation Specialist at BC Support Unit
Patrick Boyd (BBA 2006)
Director, Digital Change Management & Adoption at Standard Chartered Bank
Jessie Kandola (BBA 2009)
Assistant manager at Remax Metro Realty
Miranda Mandarino (GDBA 2013)
Instructor, Beedie School of Business

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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