February 2018 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
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February 2018 Edition

SFU Beedie News
Joy Cramer
Joy Cramer to lead Indigenous programs
SFU Beedie is proud to announce Joy Cramer as the new Director, Indigenous Programs to lead the school's strategy to grown Indigenous programming, integrate Indigenous learning into the mainstream curriculum, and increase engagement with Indigenous communities.
Events & Educational Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity for the 2018 WXNWisdom Top 100 Mentoring Program
Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

As the official national Education Partner of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), the Beedie School of Business has an opportunity for SFU Beedie Alumni to apply for 23 scholarships for the 2018 WXNWisdom Top 100 Mentoring Program. In this program, WXN matches high-performing women with mentors from their outstanding community of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.

Throughout a 9-month period, program protégées benefit from:

  • three classroom sessions on topics such as leadership and career strategy
  • four one-hour meetings with their mentors to discuss their objectives and milestones
  • peer networking opportunities through social events throughout the program.
The classroom sessions, delivered by the Beedie School of Business, take place in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. Scholarship includes a complimentary WXN membership

Interested applicants should apply by providing the following four documents/forms (please read carefully).
  1. Click here for the WXNWisdom Top 100 Mentoring Program application
    Disregard the payment terms at the bottom of the form as this will be covered by SFU Beedie if you are selected for the scholarship.
  2. Click here to fill out the SFU Beedie Top 100 Mentoring Scholarship application and attach the following documents to the form.

In Conversation with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus
Monday, February 5, 2018

What does a world with zero poverty look like? Is it achievable? On February 5, join Nobel Peace Prize winner, Professor Muhammad Yunus, for a fireside chat as he discusses his life work and vision for "A World of Zero Poverty".

Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
This event is viewable via livestream

Self-Assessment and Reflection in the Job Search
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Where you are and where you aspire to be in your career are not always aligned. This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to self-assess, reflect, and create an action plan to put your foot in the "right" direction.

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Room 4600, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click Here

Vancouver Job Market
Thursday, February 15, 2018

They call it a job market for a reason – supply and demand are definitely at play when you are looking for your next role. This workshop will provide an overview of where the jobs are in Vancouver and where the growth (and decline) is expected.

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Room 2300, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click here

Investing for 2-Degrees: How can Investors Make the Transition
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The SFU Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, and the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) invite you to attend a special learning and networking event on the topic of "Investing for 2-Degrees: How Can Investors Make the Transition?"

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click Here

Developing a LinkedIn Profile
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Most people have a LinkedIn Profile but don’t know how to utilize the site to their advantage. This interactive LinkedIn workshop shows where the power of LinkedIn resides and how to tap into that power

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Room 2300, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click Here

Interviewing Skills
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Preparing for your job interview could very well be one of the most important moments of your career. Landing the perfect job can be a challenge, but with the determination and passion you will need to begin a successful career, you can easily overcome this challenge, and bring a lot of valuable experience with you to the next interview if you don't get the job.

Just a little preparation and thought ahead of time can have wondrous effects on your interviewing skills. This workshop will go over the issues and provide an in-depth analysis of the interviewing process. With some independent practice, this workshop can help you prepare successfully for any job interview!

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Room 2300, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click Here

Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain and the Future of Work
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Blockchain technology is making headlines. Some claim that it will fundamentally change the way we transact, but most people have a hard time understanding exactly what it is.
Blockchain is the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, allowing for the decentralized exchange of value and information. Such an innovation could ring a new layer of security and transparency to a number of industries.
Join us on March 6th for an introductory panel, which will explore the wide-ranging applications of blockchain and the implications for business here in BC and in the global economy.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Segal Rooms, 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
For more information: Click Here

Job Search Strategies
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Searching for a job can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, you can skillfully navigate your chosen career path. This workshop will cover proven strategies to help you secure more interviews and navigate the hidden job market.

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: 4600, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click Here

Professional Business Resumes
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Resumes. Everybody's got one. What makes some stand-out from the rest? This hands on workshop is designed to help you focus your resume on your accomplishments that will position you for where you want to go next.

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: 4600, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click Here

Networking Your Way to Success
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Networking is a key component to a successful career and personal life. Many people struggle to make connections at professional events through online tools or in day-to-day life.
Gain an understanding of the importance of a professional network to career health. Learn how to build your network, how to recognize and make the most of your existing network and how to grow your network successfully.

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: 4600, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click Here

Dating and Cover Letters…Make the Connection
Thursday, March 29, 2018

The cover letter is often the first impression that an employer has of you. Is it a good one? Is it targeted? Does it highlight the best of you? Or, is it all about what you want to tell the recruiter?

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: 2300, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Registration: Click Here

Involvement Opportunities
Host an Extern at your Workplace this Spring!

Externship Program by SFU Beedie School of Business is a new experiential learning initiative brought to you by the Graduate Career Management Centre. This program allows you to gain a fresh perspective on your organization by inviting an international graduate student for 1 week of job shadowing. You will be able to show your organization in a way that words can't, and help build future business professionals who will provide you various insights from diverse backgrounds.

We are seeking industry professionals to provide these international graduate students with a platform to observe and explore local workplace culture. These students are ready and willing to learn about your day-to-day as a busy professional; meet their aspirations with a working-world opportunity, and see what they have to offer!

For more information, visit here or contact Beth Ren at jier@sfu.ca.

Be a Guest Speaker at SFU Beedie School of Business: BUS 557 – Leadership
Thursday, March 1 or Thursday, March 22

Currently seeking industry professionals to share their industry experience and insights on leadership with MBA students. You will speak for about 15 minutes followed by questions from the students. How you choose to present is largely up to you (PowerPoint is not required).

Time: 2:30pm
Location: SFU Surrey Campus
Topic: Leadership – what it takes to lead and influence a team and/or organization.

Register online here or contact Haena Cho, Employer Engagement Manager at haena_cho@sfu.ca

Industry Guest Facilitator for Salary Negotiations – BUS 485
Thursday, March 8

Participate as an Industry Guest Facilitator at this one on one salary negotiation session for our BBA students. This activity is part of our BUS 485 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution course for the fall term. We invite HR Managers and Directors to simulate how a student could effectively negotiate salaries with employers.

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Location: SFU Surrey Campus
Topic: Leadership – what it takes to lead and influence a team and/or organization.

Register online here or contact Haena Cho, Employer Engagement Manager at haena_cho@sfu.ca

Help Students Build Confidence Networking and Interviewing
Tuesday, March 27
Participate in the "Meet the Pros" networking event and one-on-one mock interviews, where you will provide 3rd year business students meaningful feedback on how they can improve the delivery of their personal brand in different settings.

Two sessions to choose from

Session 1:
10:30am-12:30pm – Meet the Pros Networking Event
12:30pm-2:30pm – One-on-one Mock Interviews


Session 2:
2:30pm-4:30pm-Meet the Pros Networking Event
4:30-6:30pm – One-on-one Mock Interviews

LocationSFU Burnaby Campus

Register online here or contact Haena Cho, Employer Engagement Manager at haena_cho@sfu.ca

Seeking Industry Guest Panelists for BUS 303 – Business Decision Making
Thursday, March 29 and Tuesday, April 3

By sharing your own real-world experiences in a panel discussion, you will provide students with a richer and realistic understanding of decision-making in the workplace. Here, you will share a dilemma you have faced in the workplace, what you did as a result and what you learned from it. There will be a Q&A and discussion at the end.

The panels will take place on the following dates (indicate which date works for you):

March 29: 11:50am to 1:10pm – Burnaby Campus
April 3: 11:50am to 1:10pm – Surrey Campus

Register online here or contact Haena Cho, Employer Engagement Manager at haena_cho@sfu.ca

Hot Jobs
Title Job ID Company Apply by
Associate Director 16776 Beedie School of Business February 5
Operations and Administration Team Members 16775 Raymond James February 7
Technical Product Manager 16763 BC Public Service Agency February 8
Quality Assurance Auditor 16745 Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club February 16
Commercial Banking Associate 16714 TD Canada Trust February 16
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Upcoming Info Sessions
Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership Webinar
Thursday, February 15

SFU Beedie's Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership (EMBA-IBL) gives you a 360-degree view of organizations, a strategic mindset and a conceptual framework for new levels of responsibility.

The EMBA-IBL is a dynamic program that integrates content to meet the needs, values, understandings, protocols, and interests of Canada’s Indigenous people while providing you with the strategic management skills to take on new responsibilities at work.

Join us to learn first-hand about how both you and your organization can benefit from this program.

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Click here
MBA 101
Saturday, February 17

Join us at this one-day event where you can attend an MBA class, learn about our wide range of MBA programs, and network with our professors, students and graduates. We'll also have a career development seminar, and a Q&A session with our alumni who will talk about how their Beedie MBA has changed their careers.

10:00am – 3:00pm
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Click here
Full-Time MBA Webinar
Wednesday, February 21

With a maximum of just 55 students, the personalized SFU Beedie MBA learning experience lets you explore your interests, discover your strengths, and take risks in a collegial, supportive environment. This informational webinar will give you the opportunity to get an insider's perspective on the student experience from one of the program's current students, Ewelina Kowalska, and to learn more about the program itself from our Recruitment and Admissions team.

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Click here
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Amandeep Grewal, (BBA 2011)
Associate, Raymond James
Jeff Nehajowich (MBA 2009)
Supply Chain Manager at Capital One
Zahra Jiwani (MBA 2005)
Marketing Lecturer at Simon Fraser University
Robert Abenante (BBA 2005)
President and CEO, Abattis Bioceuticals Corp
Ashley Bennington (MBA 2005)
Professor, School of Business, Humber College

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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