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Supporting our Students
In conjunction with our 55th anniversary, we are launching the Economics Student Leadership Fund which goes to support student initiatives, enrich educational experiences, and create transformative learning opportunities.
Spring 2021 Economics events for students
As we kick off the new semester in 2021, we have an exciting line-up of events where you can connect with alumni in the industry, learn first-hand about various career paths, and chart your economics degree to fit your aspirations.
Open to all SFU Economics students and alumni, our Spring 2021 event line-up is a part of SFU's Department of Economics' 55th anniversary celebration which is centred around fundraising for the newly created Economics Student Leadership Fund. Support our students through this fund at: https://give.sfu.ca/Econ55
CFA Info Session
January 20 at 10:30am
Are you interested in a career using investment analysis and portfolio management skills? Learn more about the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and how it can propel your future career.
M. Emrul Hasan (MA Economics, 2011) is a lecturer at the UBC Vancouver School of Economics and is a CFA Charterholder who has passed all three levels of the CFA exams.
Navigating Your Career Path
February 3 at 10:30am
In the wake of COVID-19, navigating the job market can be complex as we redefine what it means to job search and cultivate new opportunities. Tailored for SFU Economics undergraduate students, this webinar will help you learn how to leverage your economics degree and get started on your career path.
With over ten years of experience in student advising, SFU Economics Advisor Azam Bhatti will share stories on common pathways taken by economics alumni, and what you can do to embark on the path to your dream job.
Hamza Abdelrahman: Alumni Speaker Series
February 11 at 12:30pm
Learn more about research assistantships (RAs) and career opportunities with research institutions in Canada and the US from alumnus Hamza Abdelrahman (BA Hon. Economics, 2020) who is currently working as a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Tips & Strategies: How to Declare an ECON Major/Minor
February 24 at 10:30am
Led by SFU Economics academic advisors Azam Bhatti and Anthea Pasin, and tailored for current SFU undergraduate students, this info session will guide you through the qualifying requirements, the process timeline, and the step-by-step process on how to declare your major/minor in Economics.
CPA/DAP Info Session
March 3 at 10:30am
Come out to this info session to learn about what’s needed to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) professional education program, what the program is like once you’re in it, and how it can open up endless career opportunities. Also covered in this session is the UBC Sauder Diploma in Accounting Program (DAP), a postgraduate diploma that covers a rigorous accounting and finance curriculum.
Greg Hamilton: Alumni Speaker Series
March 4 at 12:30pm
If you are interested in pursuing a career with the municipal government or in real estate management, join us on March 4 with alumnus Greg Hamilton (MA Economics, 1997) where he will be sharing his experiences working as the Property Endowment Fund Manager with the City of Vancouver.
Navigating Your Career Path: International Student Edition
March 10 at 6:00pm
This webinar will explore common pathways taken by economics alumni, tips and advice for international students, and what you can do to embark on the path to your dream job.