Beedie students get creative for the United Way
First-year students from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business will showcase their creative business skills during Market on the Mezz at SFU Surrey on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Among their wares: Japanese-style hand-warmers, SFU-branded T-shirts, and a wide variety of baked goods, as well as novelty photo booths, games and raffles.
Now in its third year, the BusOne program provides support to first-year students transitioning from high school to university through a series of weekly workshops on the numerous extra-curricular opportunities available at the Beedie school.
The workshops focus on academic, personal and social growth, covering topics such as career exploration, cooperative education and international opportunities. They feature guest speakers from SFU services such as the Career Management Centre and Venture Connection.
“The Market on the Mezz is a fantastic opportunity for our first-year students to practice the business skills they have gained so far while raising money for a worthwhile cause,” says Casey Dorin, executive director, undergraduate programs.
Other fundraisers for the United Way at SFU Surrey include an annual bake sale on Nov. 21 (8:30 a.m. – 12 noon) and a crafters’ market featuring community artists’ Christmas crafts on Nov. 29, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Simon Fraser University is Canada's top-ranked comprehensive university and one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 120,000 alumni in 130 countries.
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