August 2017 Alumni Newsletter SFU Beedie
September 2017 Edition

Featured News
Mentors in Business
Mentors in Business kick-off event
Students and their industry mentors get acquainted over breakfast to mark the start their 6-month career mentoring program.
SFU Beedie News
Workaholism may not be bad for your health
Engagement in the job is the main factor affecting the health of compulsive workers, according to new Beedie research.
Student Pitch
Students pitch new technology for business and consumers
New ways to analyse customer retail behaviour and to improve harvesting in hydroponic farms are among the potential business ideas from Tech E@SFU students.
Beedie Video Spotlights

MSc Finance: The SIAS Fund

MSc Finance students share their experiences running the nation's largest student-run investment fund.

Events & Educational Opportunities
Next36 and NextAI Campus Info Session
Wednesday, Sept. 27

Calling alumni and students from all faculties!
SFU is the academic partner of NEXT Canada, which delivers programs for exceptional entrepreneurs. SFU alumni are invited to learn about the selection process for NEXT's competitive programs. Next 36 supports 36 promising entrepreneurs with CEO mentorship, seed capital and academic instruction. NextAI is a startup accelerator for AI-enabled ventures, offering funding up to $200,000, Toronto workspace and access to mentors.

11:30 am-12:20 pm
SFU Surrey Campus,
Room SUR 2740,
250 - 13450 - 102nd Avenue, Surrey
Free but registration required; lunch provided
Click Here

Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership 5th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, Sept. 29

We are celebrating five successful years of the EMBA ABL program! We look forward to welcoming important members of this vibrant community including alumni, community partners, faculty, staff and current students.

6:00-8:30 pm
Segal Graduate School,
500 Granville Street,
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ApparelCamp: Apparel Industry "Unconference"
Saturday, Sept. 30

Sign-up today to attend ApparelCamp, a user-driven, collaborative "unconference" for people who work in the apparel industry. Join the dialogue in one of Vancouver's fastest-growing industries. This event is organized by MBA student Vanessa Fors and others.

For more information on the event, click here.

8:00-4:30 pm
SFU Segal Building,
500 Granville Street,
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Refresh Your Mindset: Self-Assessment and Reflection Workshop

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.

Outcomes include:

  • Self-assessment and reflection exercises that you can utilize during and after the workshop
  • A practical action plan for your next career step or goal

Thursday, October 5
5:45-7:45 pm
Free for Beedie School of Business alumni; registration required
Segal School of Business,
500 Granville Street,
Register through Beedie Community

Mark your calendar! Fall 2017 alumni reunions

Our fall socials give you a chance to reunite with classmates, catch up with professors and hear the latest news from Beedie. Mark your calendar to save the date!

Wed., Oct. 18:
BBA Alumni Reunion
Tues., Oct. 24:
MOT MBA Alumni Reunion
Wed., Nov. 1:
EMBA Alumni Reunion
Tues., Nov. 7:
MBA Alumni Reunion
Tues., Nov. 28:
MSc Finance Alumni Reunion
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Steamworks Brew Pub,
375 Water Street,
Karen Lee
Opening Soon!

SFU Continuing Studies supports alumni professional development

Want to hone your career skills or explore a new area? Did you know SFU alumni can waive the $75 application fee for professional development programs offered through SFU Continuing Studies. Learn more at the SFU alumni website under Benefits-Career + Professional Development.

Involvement Opportunities
Seeking volunteers for CareerTalk database

Share your experience and career journey with a current student or fellow alumni through CareerTalk. Beedie is relaunching this informational interview matching platform in the fall to connect those willing to share their expertise with those seeking to learn from it.

Through this platform, students and alumni will be able to search the profiles of volunteers by industry, functional area and other areas of expertise. Once they find someone, they will submit a request to the Career Management Centre for an introduction and then set up an interview. If you're willing to share your expertise, sign up to volunteer! Stay posted here for launch details next month!

To register, please complete a profile at this link

Meet the Pros
Tuesday, October 10

Calling all Beedie graduate alumni! Did you graduate before 2016? Share your career insights with new students in an evening of conversation about your industry, functional area(s) and company. This is an opportunity to build your brand, share your experiences and stay connected! Spots are limited so register ASAP. Light catering provided.

5:30-7:30 pm (registration and catering begin at 4:30pm)
Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, Rooms 1200 - 1500
Register by Sept. 27:

BBA Recruitment Reception
Tuesday, October 17

Calling all employers! Our annual BBA Reception is fast approaching and we are seeking companies who want to hire students for any of the following positions:

  • Co-op
  • Part-time positions
  • Internships
  • Full-time positions for new grads

9:00–11:00 am
Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Contact Haena Cho for information or registration.

Conduct an Informational Interview with an MBA Student
Ongoing in October-November

Are you in a senior-level or leadership role? We are looking for industry professionals with expertise to participate in informational interviews for our BUS 704 MBA-level leadership class.

The faculty instructor for the course is asking our MBA students to design interviews that solicit experiences and lessons that you have learned since assuming your leadership role.

The hour-long, one-on-one interviews will take place in October and November. Contact Haena Cho ( for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

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
Marketing Coordinator 15597 FortisBC September 8
Junior Staff Accountant 15581 BDO September 10
Administraive/Program Assistant 15775 Rick Hansen Foundation September 15
Director, Indigenous Affairs 15801 Industry Training Authority September 15
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
Tuesday, Sept. 26

GDBA is a fully 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. And since most credits are transferable to our MBA programs, you can use it as a stepping stone to a more advanced degree. Meet faculty, staff and alumni at this one-hour webinar.

To Register: Click here

Alumni Achievements

Congratulations to our alumni on their recent professional achievements:

Awin Ye (BBA 2012)
Advisory Manager at Deloitte in San Francisco
Andrew Davidson (MBA 2011)
Key Account Manager at Enerpro Systems Corp.
Amardeep Khosa (MBA 2016)
Director Client Experience
at BC Safety Authority
Cecilia Mkondiwa (MBA 1998)
Senior Director, Loans and Advisory Services at Women's Enterprise Centre
Fredrik Röök (MBA 2007)
Associate Director Business Development & Licensing at Debiopharm International in Lausanne, Switzerland
Gobind deep Singh (BBA 2015)
LDP Analyst at Burger King Corporation
Helen Bowman (BBA 2016)
Consultant at Deloitte Canada
Nima Sarhangpour (BBA 2012)
Manager, Information Management
at Deloitte Canada
Samantha Chan (BBA 2017)
Sales and Trading Analyst
at RBC Capital Markets
Sasha Ramnarine (BBA 2008)
Instructor, Business Law
at SFU Continuing Studies
Sean McIlmoyle (BBA 2012)
Presales Consultant at SimCorp in Toronto
Shadnam Khan (BBA 2017)
Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte

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