MBA 101 is happening on March 19!
March 2016 Edition
SFU Burnaby

Learn about Beedie's graduate programs at MBA 101!
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Beedie's annual MBA 101 event is happening on Saturday, March 19 at the Segal Graduate School of Business. At this event, you will get an opportunity to learn about the wide range of programs that Beedie has to offer. There will be a mini lecture taught by Associate Dean, Ian McCarthy, a panel featuring alumni, and a career development seminar. The day will wrap up with a networking reception with professors, students, and alumni.

Sign up now for this complimentary event. Space is limited.

Sign up here.

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In Case You Missed It
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As part of the Conversation Series hosted by HQ Vancouver and Beedie School of Business, we welcomed executives from some of the B.C.’s top companies of premium and performance apparel and heard about why they decided to locate their headquarters in British Columbia. To hear what was discussed, follow the link below.

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Events & Educational Opportunities
Alumni Celebration with Ryan Beedie
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Please join us at the Alumni Celebration where Ryan Beedie will be interviewed by Riaz Meghji, co-host of Breakfast Television Vancouver.

Location: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Time: 6:00pm

Click here to learn more about the event.

Opportunity Fest 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This marketplace-style festival of student creativity gives our students the opportunity to showcase their products and ventures to the wider community. Innovative products, solutions and projects, including product prototypes and business plans will be exhibited. Judges from industry, academia and the wider community will engage with student teams, evaluate their endeavours and award a number of cash and gift prizes for a variety of categories.

Click here to learn more.

Involvement Opportunities
Join the Beedie Speakers on Campus Program

If you enjoy sharing your expertise and experiences with students in order to enhance the learning experience, we invite you to join our Speakers on Campus Program. We regularly seek guest speakers for a variety of activities including panels, student club events, and in-class special topic experts. To get started, please fill out the registration form or reach out to


We've launched a new online system to connect current students to experienced alumni and working professionals for informational interviews, mock interviews and resume critiques. We regularly seek alumni and working professionals to be advisors to ensure that there are individuals from all functional areas and industries available to connect with students. To register to be an advisor, click here. If you have questions about the program, feel free to connect with Christine Sjolander.

Busy Year Ahead? Hire a Co-op Student

Do you have a co-op work experience opportunity that would be perfect for a Beedie undergraduate student? We welcome you to post your job at, or contact us for more information at

Upcoming Info Sessions
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Saturday, 19 March 2016

On Saturday, March 19, Beedie will be hosting MBA 101 at the Segal Graduate School of Business. At this half-day event, you will get a chance to learn about all the different graduate programs Beedie has to offer. The day will be filled with panels from alumni, and employers, and also a sample lecture from Associate Dean, Ian McCarthy. At the end of the day, you will get the opportunity to network with alumni, faculty, and other potential students.

Click here to register for this complimentary event.

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.

Director of Business and Finance, BC Public Service Agency (Job ID 11771)
March 6, 2016
Human Resources Manager, Make a Future: Careers in BC Education (Job ID 11829)
March 25, 2016
Senior Accountant, Global Container Terminals (Job ID 11707)
March 31, 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.

Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Stephanie Hayes (MOT MBA, 2003)
Senior Business Advisor at QuickShot Media
David Yu (BBA, 2008)
HR Analyst at Central 1 Credit Union
Rafael Gi (BBA, 2012)
Strategy Director at Rethink
Michelle Liu (BBA, 2013)
Senior Manager at Scotiabank, Global Risk Management
Gordon Cumming (BBA 1996)
Fellowship, Chartered Professional Accountant
C.Y. Tay (BBA 1989)
Fellowship, Chartered Professional Accountant
Paul Hamilton (BBA 1984)
Senior Investment Advisor at Nesbitt Burns, and Vice President, Business Development Manager, B.C. Division

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! We would love to feature you in the next newsletter. You can send the info along with your name, program, and graduation year to

QS World Rankings
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Have you hired a fellow SFU graduate?
Simon Fraser University (SFU) participates in the QS World University Rankings. One of the 6 indicators that QS uses for ranking purposes is the reputation of the institution among employers. The data for this indicator is collected using an Employer Questionnaire that QS administers online to employers. SFU values your privacy and we did not want to give your contact details to QS, so we are asking you to voluntarily sign up to participate in the employer survey.

We invite you to share your views and contribute to the QS World University Rankings. The results of the questionnaire will be used to determine the Employer Reputation Index indicator used for ranking purposes. The index accounts for 10% of the global weighting for the World University Rankings and is one of the key features of the rankings that will be published next autumn. Thank you in advance. Here's the link to participate.

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