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

SFU Beedie News
Sandra Horvath
Top 25 under 25
Surrey Board of Trade recognizes young role models in the community, including 12 students and alumni from Beedie.
Vision 2020
SFU team takes first place in The Global Challenge finals
Students travelled to the U.K. and took top spot on May 1 in the international competition.
Finance students are London-bound
MSc in Finance team heads to global finals of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge.
Prosperity Panel
Inaugural BTM student case competition
Beedie students take third place in Canada’s first-ever business technology management student competition.
Beedie Video Spotlights
MBA 101

Net Impact Challenge

SFU hosts MBA students in North American sustainability case competition.

MBA 101

Business Analytics Hackathon

Students predict customer behaviour for an online grocery service.

Events & Educational Opportunities
Edmonton: Art Gallery Tour + Social
Wednesday, May 10

SFU alumni and friends are invited to a private tour at the Art Gallery of Alberta and social at The Oil Lamp. Come gain an insider's perspective on the exhibitions and expand your network.

5:30 - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta
$15 per person (savings of $30 per ticket, sponsored by the SFU Alumni Association; fee includes Art Gallery entrance, tour, appetizers, and one beverage).
By May 8th

Acing the Interview
Thursday, May 18

Preparation is key to landing that coveted job once you get an interview. This workshop provides an in-depth analysis of the interview process.

Topics will include:

  • What employers want
  • Behavioral and situational interviews
  • Preparation tips and tools

5:45 - 7:45 pm
Room 2300
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville St, Vancouver
Free for Beedie students and alumni (must register in advance).
Register by logging into Beedie Community

2017 SFU Alumni Association AGM and Special Presentation
Thursday, May 25

The SFU Alumni Association invites you and a guest to its upcoming AGM, featuring a special presentation from leaders of Vancouver's dynamic arts and culture scene. With more than 250 alumni and friends in attendance each year, it is a great opportunity to connect with and expand your alumni community.

5:00 - 8:30 pm
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Event is free but registration is required.
Click here

Hong Kong: CUA Luncheon Briefing on Real Estate Investments
Wednesday, May 31

Join a Canadian University Association Hong Kong (CUA) Luncheon Briefing to learn about real estate investments from John Lam, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Nan Fung Property. Lam will share his views on whether now is the time to invest in Hong Kong real estate. Space is limited; seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

12:00 Registration; 12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch/session
Hong Kong Bankers Club, Hong Kong
SFU Alumni (Member Price): $250HKD per person
Register with Macy Lau via email

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.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
$20 which includes lunch buffet, four 90-minute sessions, networking opportunities and morning and afternoon snacks.
Click to register.

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

Mock Interviews: Prepare Graduate Students for Job Interviews
May 29, 30, 31

We are seeking volunteers to spend a day (or half-day) conducting mock interviews with our graduate students. This program provides students an opportunity to experience all of the interview jitters and challenges, while receiving feedback in a safe environment. All interviews will take place at the Segal Campus in downtown Vancouver.

May 29: 9:00 - 4:00 pm
May 30: 9:00 - 4:00 pm
May 31: 9:00 - 4:00 pm

Email us your preferred dates and times mbacareers@sfu.ca.

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 internship 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
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
Product Marketing Specialist 14893 Speed Shift Media May 7
Manager of Health and Safety 14922 Make a Future: Careers in BC Education May 7
Financial/Investment Advisor 14556 Raymond James Ltd. May 12
Senior Human Resources Manager 14954 Make a Future: Careers in BC Education May 21
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
Wednesday, May 10

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) is an online program that provides business fundamentals to working professionals from around the world. It combines theory and application, while offering you the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere, with most credits transferable to our MBA programs.

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Click Here

Part-time MBA Info Session
Tuesday, May 30

Visit SFU’s Surrey campus to learn about the part-time MBA program. See a mini-case delivered by one of our renowned faculty members, listen to alumni and students share their experiences and hear from the Career Management Center about how an MBA can advance your career.

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Click Here
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Anastasia Lavrik (MSc 2015)
Financial Engineer at FINCAD
Christina Wu (BBA 2008)
Community Manager at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Belgium
Jerry Su (MSc 2011)
Manager at TD in Toronto
Matt Taron (GCSTC 2016)
Technical Sales Representative at Anton Paar Canada
Naveed Jivani (MBA 2005)
Divisional Planning Advisor at ICBC
Peter Young (MBA GAWM 2006)
Senior Data Analyst at Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

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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