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Betty Li

Why did you decide to pursue a Master of Science in Finance and what drew you to the SFU Beedie School of Business?

First of all, the program offers a chance for students to be a part of the Student Investment Advisory Service (SIAS) Fund team to manage a portfolio. This service offers an opportunity for students to use the skills and knowledge we are learning from the MSc Finance program in a practical manner with real world scenarios. This would be incredibly valuable for my learning experience because it would make it much easier for me to understand the class content. In addition, this program also provides access to two streams - Investment Management and Risk Management. Both streams are related to two major career paths in the finance industry and are associated with two well-known professional certifications - CFA and FRM. By structuring the program into these streams, Beedie can fine-tune classes to better prepare students for the careers they want for themselves.

What has been your favourite moment or experience at Beedie so far? What are you looking forward to?

My favourite experience at Beedie thus far is all the opportunities we have to meet with alumni. These experiences are important to me because the alumni provide valuable insight into their current jobs, which tells you what kind of experience they have and shows you what you need to focus on at school to follow in their footsteps. These sorts of experiences are incredibly useful for helping you develop your networking skills, an invaluable skill that you'll need for your professional career. I look forward to future opportunities to meet and connect with all the wonderful Beedie alumni!

How would you describe SFU Beedie’s culture?

Beedie’s culture is one that is very diverse and respectful. During my time at Beedie, I have found that the school is incredibly multicultural, and everyone respects one another. This, in my opinion, is tremendous for encouraging cooperation and stimulating innovation from both students and faculty because it allows people from all sorts of backgrounds to connect and share ideas.