April 2018 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
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June 2018 Edition

Featured Story
Joy Cramer
Alumni recognized with award at BASS Celebration Gala

Co-founders Amit Sandhu (SFU BBA), Punit Dhillon (SFU BA, Bus Minor) and Rattan Bagga were recognized last month with the Community Impact Award for The Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL) at the recent BASS Celebration Gala.

SFU Beedie News
Joy Cramer
In Conversation with the Right Honourable Paul Martin: Advancing Reconciliation With Education
On May 29, the SFU Beedie School of Business Indigenous Program hosted a public event with former Prime Minister Paul Martin where the discussion centred around how education can help to set the path forward in the current time of reconciliation. Check out photographic highlights of the event and watch the full video here.
Professor Elected
SFU Beedie alumni honoured in Ready to Rocket list of BC tech sector companies
Nine companies headed by alumni from SFU Beedie in the areas of cleantech, ICT, life sciences and health were named on the 2018 Ready to Rocket list which profiles BC technology companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth.
Distiguished Teaching Awards
Self-sufficiency the goal of SFU Beedie MBA grad's work as CEO of Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Zain Nayani (MBA 2012) is working with the Kanaka Bar Indian Band to help them prepare for the future and achieve self-sufficiency in energy, food, employment and finance.
Involvement Opportunities
Get involved in JDC West 2019

SFU Beedie will host JDC West, Western Canada's largest business competition, in January 2019. An estimated 1300 people will attend to host and compete. Watch this video to see what it means to partner with the competition.

Help Students Build Confidence Networking and Interviewing

Help support the career readiness of students by participating in the “Meet the Pros” networking event and one-on-one mock interviews. These events provide the opportunity for business professionals to provide 3rd-year business students with meaningful feedback on how they can improve the delivery of their personal brand in different settings. To learn more about the event, check out our video: https://bit.ly/2jrYrLh

Thursday, July 19 – SFU Burnaby Campus
10:30am-12:30pm – Meet the Pros Mock Networking Event
12:30pm-2:30pm – One-on-one Mock Interviews
Friday, July 20 – SFU Burnaby Campus
10:30am-12:30pm – Meet the Pros Mock Networking Event
12:30pm-2:30pm – One-on-one Mock Interviews

Register online here.

Alternatively, contact Haena Cho, Employer Engagement Manager, at haena_cho@sfu.ca for more details.

Junior Achievement British Columbia is Looking for Volunteers

Junior Achievement is the largest non-profit youth education organization in Canada dedicated to inspiring and preparing youth to succeed in a global and ever changing economy. They are always looking for volunteers just like you, to facilitate business education & financial literacy programs in the classroom with students from grades 5-12. With your support, they inspire youth to make better financial decisions, develop a career plan, and become innovative leaders. They have programs running throughout the school year from September to June. For more information: http://jabc.ca/programs/ and a list of current opportunities: http://jabc-community.org/page.aspx?pid=450

Events & Educational Opportunities
Mark your calendar!

Save the date for some exciting summertime alumni events! Stay tuned for more info.

SFU Beedie All Alumni Reunion in Toronto
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baseball and BBQ Alumni & Family Event
Date: July 29, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm onwards
Location: Nat Bailey Stadium

Career Workshop: Developing a LinkedIn Profile
Thursday, June 14

Harness the power of LinkedIn by learning what to include in your profile to showcase your personal brand. Find out tips and tricks on how to build and maintain your network, and how to draw attention to your profile. This is an interactive workshop…Bring your laptop (not just your phone).

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

Careers in business conference and job fair
Friday, June 15

Do you want to receive exclusive words of wisdom from successful Vancouver professionals? Are you interested in engaging with recruiters and executives from different industries? Then join fellow alumni at the Careers in Business Conference! The conference will open with an interview with keynote speaker, Wendy Bennison, CEO of SAXX Underwear, followed by several concurrent breakout sessions. For more information on session topics and to register, please click here.

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business

Career Workshop: Vancouver Job Market
Thursday, June 21

They call it a job market for a reason – supply and demand are definitely at play when you are looking for your next role.

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

Alumni Event in San Francisco

Join fellow alumni for a social in the Bay Area or San Francisco! Chat with friends – old and new – over complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages. In addition, you'll be treated to a short presentation by Dr. Angelica Lim, an AI Roboticist, an SFU alumnus and recently was featured in Forbes as one of the leading women in AI. We'll also have co-op students – our future alumni – in attendance. It'll be a great opportunity to share your wisdom with them!

Bay Area
Date: Monday, June 25
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Plug and Play Tech Centre, 440 North Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale
RSVP by June 20
San Francisco
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery, 661 Howard St., San Francisco
RSVP by June 20

Career Workshop: Interview Skills
Tuesday, June 26

Interviews can be intimidating, but a little preparation and thought ahead of time can have wondrous effects on your interviewing skills.

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

Career Workshop: Who You Are Matters
Wednesday, June 27

Explore the next steps on your career journey through the interactive Who You Are Matters!® workshop. This guided career discovery experience introduces you to a narrative framework grounded in current research and thinking.

Time: 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Room 2995, SFU Surrey Campus, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
Registration: Click here

Perspectives on China's Economic Reforms after the 19th CPC National Congress
Thursday, June 28

The 19th CPC National Congress was the most important meeting in China. President Xi's speech had shaped the development blueprint for the next 5 years and even longer. In this presentation, Dr. Chen will share his viewpoints on the implications and challenges facing China's economic reforms. In particular, Dr. Chen will provide detailed analyses on the issues of “External Liberalization”, “SOE Reforms”, as well as “Made in China 2025”. This event is hosted by the SFU Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies.

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Room 4600, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Registration: Click here

Career Workshop: Job Search Strategies
Thursday, July 5

Searching for a job can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, you can skillfully navigate your chosen career path.

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

Career Workshop: Professional Business Resumes
Thursday, July 12

Resumes. Everybody's got one. Designed to help you focus your resume on your accomplishments, this hands-on workshop will position you for where you want to go next.

Time: 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Room 2300, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Registration: Click here
Alumni Spotlight

Sasha Ramnarine (BBA 2008)
Visiting Lecturer

What is the most rewarding part about teaching at SFU's Beedie School of Business?

My mission in life is to inspire and touch the hearts of as many people as I walk the path of life and this has been fulfilled by teaching at SFU. Teaching at SFU Beedie has provided an opportunity for me to share the knowledge and experiences that I have gained since graduating from Beedie to future leaders and entrepreneurs on many areas including business, career development, and law and ethics. One of the best aspects about this opportunity is the ability to continuously grow my teaching abilities by working with a talented and inspiring team at SFU Beedie. This experience is rewarding for me as it has allowed me to 'pay it forward' to future business leaders of our economy and society.

Join the SFU Beedie Faculty

The Beedie School of Business is looking for professors, lecturers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, subject experts and alumni to enhance student experience by teaching part-time in our programs. If you are interested in joining our team, visit our Work for Us page for more information.

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Upcoming Info Sessions
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Experience online learning, SFU Beedie style! The webinar will be hosted on Canvas, the engaging online learning environment used by Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) students and faculty. Academic Director, Tom Brown and Recruitment Manager, Brianne Jakobsen will be on hand to give a tour of the software, talk about how to pathway from the GDBA to SFU Beedie MBA programs, and provide tips on submitting a strong application.

To Register: Click here
Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Wilfred Cheung (MBA 2008)
Director of Planning and Integration, Mid-West and North Toronto SubRegions at Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
George Djordje Garabandic (MBA 2016)
Principal Consultant at DNV GL
Madhav Goyal (BBA 2015)
Business Analyst (Publisher Intelligence) at Google
Amandeep Grewal (BBA 2011)
Treasury Manager at Hyperwallet
Ishaan Gupta (MBA 2015)
Senior Advisory at Providence Health Care
Derek Hansom (MBA 2017)
Marketing and Recruitment for June in Vancouver at SFU Beedie School of Business
Marnie Larson (MBA 2005)
Board Director at the Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC
Anastasia Lavrik (MScFin 2014)
Quantitative Analyst at Powerex
Jennifer Liu (BBA 2017)
Social Media Specialist at EVBox
Greg Malpass (BBA 1999)
Executive Chair of the Board of Directors at Traction Guest
Steve Mossop (BBA 1990)
CEO at Angus Reid Forum
Erica Rizzo (BBA 2012)
Talent Acquisition Manager at MetaLab
Leanne Sersun (MBA 2002)
Founder of Katie's Selection
Eva Tidlund Dirkse (MBA 2012)
Senior Account Manager at Listen
Fiona Xu (BBA 2011)
Investment Analyst at Industrial Equity Partners

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