January 2018 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
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January 2018 Edition

SFU Beedie News
Professor Elected
Wearable tech and carbon capture companies win SFU science and tech start-up competition
Join the next Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization cohort.
Distiguished Teaching Awards
Beedie partnership in Peru creates community engagement for social change and global responsible leadership
Sharing Beedie's philosophy of experiential learning and promoting social responsible business on a global platform.
Events & Educational Opportunities
Management of Technology MBA Alumni Social
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Last chance to register

Attend this casual event to connect with former classmates and make new connections with other Management of Technology alumni while enjoying some delicious appetizers and beverages in a relaxed environment.

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Steamworks Brew Pub, 375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $10.00
Inquire: beedie_events@sfu.ca

Register by Jan.19: Click Here

Calgary: SFU Alumni Lunch and Learn
Monday, January 29, 2018

Join fellow alumni at a lunch and learn. Hear an exciting presentation on the "Impacts of Oil + Gas Industry on Canadian and US Econom" delivered by speaker Allan Fogwill, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI), and SFU alumnus!

Time: 11:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Bankers Hall Atrium, 315 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB
Cost: $5.00 - $10.00
Registration: Click Here

Academia's Emerging Crisis of Relevance and the Consequent Role of the Engaged Scholar
Thursday, February 1, 2018

To what extent should academic scholars engage in public and political discourse? Please join us for a discussion about the role of engaged scholarship with visiting scholar, Dr. Andrew (Andy) Hoffman.

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business
Room 2300(2nd floor), 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Complimentary, RSVP required.
Inquiries: beedie-events@sfu.ca.
Registration: Click Here

Refresh Your Mindset: Self-Assessment and Reflection (Beedie Career Series Workshop)
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 2300, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $10.00
Registration: Click Here

Vancouver Job Market (Beedie Career Series Workshop)
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
Cost: $10.00
Registration: Click Here

Involvement Opportunities
Host an Extern at your workplace this Spring

Externship Program by SFU Beedie School of Business is our newest experiential learning program that allows graduate-level business students, who do not yet have any Canadian work experience, the opportunity to pair up with industry professionals in order to immerse themselves in the local workplace culture.

As an Externship Host providing a student with a 1-week job shadowing opportunity, your benefits to participating include, but are not limited to:

  • DEVELOP YOUR MENTORSHIP SKILLS while gaining a fresh perspective on your organization
  • BUILD YOUR BRAND amongst graduate students soon to enter the workforce
  • SUPPORT EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING and help students transition to a career in Canada

For more information and to register as an Externship Host, please visit: beedie.sfu.ca/careers/employer/externship-program or contact Beth Ren at jier@sfu.ca.

Mentors in Business (MiB)

As a mentor in our MiB program, you would meet with your matched student (from BBA to graduate level) for one hour a month and attend four optional events for a total time commitment of 10-15 hours over six months, starting January 2018. For all of the details, please visit the MIB registration page. You can also see why other mentors have participated in past cohorts.

To get involved, apply soon so we can find the best match for you and your potential mentee. Submit an application online.

CareerTalk: Career Conversations Database

For those interested in speaking with students to provide 30-minute career conversations and informal mentoring, we have our CareerTalk program. CareerTalk connects students looking for someone willing to have an informational interview with them. As a volunteer, you could choose to chat in person, on the phone or via Skype for an informational interview, resume critique or mock interview.

To register, please complete a profile at this link.

Hot Jobs
Title Job ID Company Apply by
Client Relationship Associate 16551 Orbis Investments Jan. 13
Inventory Allocation Coordinatore 16542 JYSK Jan. 15
Executive Director 16586 The Medfall Group Jan. 18
Communications Manager 16476 Lighthouse Labs Jan. 26
Wealth and Management Associate 16544 Manulife Asset Management Jan. 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
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 PST
Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Click here
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Wilfred Cheung (MBA 2008)
Sub-Region Lead, Health Systems Strategy, Integration & Planning at Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
Angela Daminato (MBA 2012)
Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking
Valia Lestou (MOT MBA 2008)
Medical Affairs Lead and Medical Strategist to the President at MedPlan Communications
Peter Woo (BBA 2008)
Sr. Project Manager, New Business-Marketplace at Amazon
Ken Lee (MBA 2011)
Senior Data Scientist at Amazon

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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