Spring 2021 Economics events for students

January 14, 2021

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:

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. 

Dylan Deppiesse: Alumni Speaker Series 
January 28 at 12:30pm

Learn more about the world of data science and how you can make a career out of it from SFU Economics alumnus Dylan Deppiesse (BA Economics, 2016), a Data Analyst at IRI.

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. 

Roneil Gounder: Alumni Speaker Series 
February 4 at 6:00pm

Interested in making a career in investment banking? Learn more and connect with alumnus Roneil Gounder (BA Economics, 2012), CPA who is currently an Investment Banking Associate at Capital West Partners.

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.