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March 2017 Edition
Learn about Beedie graduate programs at MBA 101!
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On Saturday, March 18, Beedie holds its annual MBA 101 event at the Segal Graduate School. At this half-day event, you can experience an MBA class with Associate Dean Ian McCarthy, learn about our range of MBA programs, and discover what a Beedie MBA can do for your career through a career development seminar and alumni Q & A session. Finally, meet professors, students and graduates at a networking reception.

Sign up now for this complimentary event!

SFU Beedie News
Venture Prize
Innovative hearing aid wins venture competition
Orello Hearing Technologies, a potential disrupter in the hearing aid market, wins Best Overall in the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition.
Youth Award
MBA alumna helps Downtown Eastside residents gain job skills
Anna Migicovsky wins British Columbia Social Innovation Youth Award for her work.
Brent McFerran
Beedie consumer psychologist recognized
Brent McFerran wins an Early Career Award from the Society for Consumer Psychology for his scientific research.
Vancouver skyline
Net Impact rankings on social and environmental impact
Beedie listed among top 50 business schools for Environmental Sustainability Programs.
Events & Educational Opportunities
Introduction to a new crowdfunding business model: An innovative mechanism for establishing business partnerships
Saturday, March 4

UBC Asia Forestry Research Center, Grizzly Bear Institute of Canada and SFU Jack Austin Center for Asia Pacific Business Studies host a discussion on the Chinese version of crowdfunding. This business model first appeared in China in 2013 and is increasingly popular among entrepreneurs.

3:30 - 5:30 pm
UBC FSC 1221, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver
Mandarin (with English translation)
Registration link

What and How Entrepreneurial Startups Learn: Identifying the Types of Knowledge that Flow Through Network Ties
Wednesday, March 15

The CPA Innovation Centre presents research drawing on six cases of private start-ups in the Chinese synthetic dye industry. Johann Peter Murmann, Professor of Strategic Management at the AGSM - UNSW Australia Business School, identified eight types of knowledge that flow through entrepreneur-incumbent networks during the foundation of start-ups and explored why variation in the knowledge obtained produced significant differences in long-term performance.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Presentation & QA
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Room 2300 (2nd floor)
Registration link

Beedie Career Management Centre workshop series Spring 2017 Schedule

Beedie offers a series of workshops every term 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
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

C2U Expo 2017 - For the Common Good
May 1 - 5

C2U Expo is a biannual conference that explores community-college-university partnerships as catalysts for social innovation. This year's event will attract hundreds of delegates from around the globe to Simon Fraser University.

Surrey and Vancouver, various locations

Save the Date - SFU Beedie Alumni Family Event
Sunday, June 25

Join us for a day out at Nat Bailey Stadium for an all-you-can eat BBQ and a Canadians baseball game. Friends and family welcome!

Food service starts at 12:00 pm and the game starts at 1:00 pm
Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Stay tuned! Registration information will be shared at a later date.

SFU Events

Check out upcoming events held by SFU that are open for alumni. For the full calendar of events, click here.

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 to get involved.


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 Beth Ren 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, psangala@sfu.ca 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.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: SFU Burnaby campus

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

Mock interview with an MBA student
March 1 - 31 (ongoing)

Conduct a mock interview with an MBA student. Support our students by providing them with an opportunity to hone their interviewing skills in the functional area / industry that they are interested in.

When? A mutually agreed upon day and time with a matched student - with a timeline between March 1st and March 31st , 2017

Where? A mutually agreed upon location with the matched student

If you're interested in participating, please contact Haena Cho for more details.

Hot Jobs

Update to Beedie Community Job Board

We have made changes to the Job Posting service on Beedie Community! After logging in to Beedie Community and navigating to Jobs / Interviews, you will now have two options:

  • Current Student/New Grad Job Board: Select this option if you have up to 3 years of experience. This is a great way to find early-career opportunities.
  • Experienced Hire Job Board: Select this option if you are an alumni of our graduate programs and/or have 3 years or more experience. These job postings will appeal to those with more advanced experience levels.

Alumni have lifetime access to Beedie Community. Log in to Beedie Community today!

Title Job ID Company Apply by
Senior Manager, Commercial Services 14494 BC Public Service Agency March 6
Consultant, Technology Risk Consulting 14560 KPMG March 7
Business Analyst 14495 WorkSafeBC March 9
Senior Business Development Executive 14586 Domain7 March 23
Financial Associate/Advisor 14248 Investors Group Financial Services Inc. March 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
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) webinar
Thursday, March 9

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

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Click here.
Amazon Information Session
Wednesday, April 19

Join Amazon at its Vancouver office to learn about its hiring plans for accounting and finance professionals based in Seattle. Amazon is seeking dynamic people with a minimum of 2 years of experience who thrive in a fast-paced environment. If you are willing to relocate and would like to learn more, reserve a spot by emailing vanrecruiting@amazon.com by April 5.

6:00 - 8:30 pm
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Amanda Blair (MBA 2009)
Change Management Lead - Stanton Territorial Hospital Renewal Project at Government of Northwest Territories
Charles Achampong (MBA 2005)
Director, Academic Partnership Engagement at Scotiabank in Toronto
James McGregor (MOT MBA 2004)
Partner, Technology Advisory, Deloitte Canada
Khosrow Mossannen (MOT MBA 2008)
Co-Owner/Investing Partner, Member of Board at Shams International Transport Co.
Lindsay McIvor (MBA 2013)
Sustainability Reporting (Consultant) at Teck Resources
Luque Wang (MOT MBA 2012)
Marketing Operations Manager, Global Strategy & Operations at GE Digital
Pam Hernandez (BBA 2010)
Product Manager at Ticketmaster in London
Tunde Oladimeji (MOT MBA 2016)
Senior Software Engineer at Intel in Texas

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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