Please join us for BizFest, an exciting post midterm event, where we can all get together and reflect on the semester, and get inspired again about opportunities ahead. Focussing on the School of Business Management and Centre for Human Resources, the School of Accounting & Financial Services and the School of International Business the event will enable everyone to:
• Meet other first semester students
• Participate in fun, team-building activities
• Network with senior students and faculty
• Learn about relevant professional organizations that are important to your future career
• Enjoy music, food and prizes
Date: Thursday November 8, 2012
Time: 11:40 am - 12:35 pm or 1:30 pm - 2:25 pm
Place: Senecentre, Newnham
For more information, please ask your SSC100 professor.
Students win Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE) Scholarship Award
Pictured from L to R Jennifer Wong, Allan Kwon (ACCE President), Dr G Raymond Chang, Ronald Tsoi
Green Business Management Graduate Certificate Student Jennifer Wong and Ronald Tsoi from the Entrepreurship and Small Business Advanced Diploma program (BAS) received awards for their academic achievement and student leadership from the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE).
Each student received $1,000 at the annual ACCE Gala awards dinner. All Seneca business students can join the ACCE for free, a savings of $100 and are welcome to participate in the many ACCE events at a discount.
NEW!! Nonprofit Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate to be offered in September 2013
SBM is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Nonprofit Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate. Courses will be offered starting in September 2013.
This unique two semester Ontario Graduate Certificate program prepares you for a rewarding career in the growing nonprofit and social sector of Canada's economy.
Graduates will have developed critical leadership and management skills and will have the knowledge to work in an entry-to-mid-level management position with nonprofits, charities, foundations, advocacy groups, associations, social enterprises and cooperatives. Moreover, it will facilitate the entrance into sectors such as arts and entertainment, housing, sports and recreation, anti-poverty, health and education, environmental and social change organizations.
Graduate Certificates normally require that students have a degree or three-year diploma from a recognized college/university and/or be a mature student with three to five years related work experience including references.
Contact Jane.Haddad@senecacollege.ca for more information.
BComm Degree Orientation Day
On September 6, 2012 first-year students from the Bachelor of Commerce degree programs took part in Seneca's BComm Degree Orientation Day at Newnham Campus. Throughout the day, students participated in a series of team-building activities and workshops designed to provide them with the tools they need to succeed in their programs.
In the image above, the students were working together to build a tower out of straws. This event was a collaboration between the Schools of Accounting and Financial Services; Business Management and the Centre for Human Resources; and International Studies. Feedback from the day was very positive and more events are planned.
Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) Supports SBM Bachelor of Commerce Degree
[excerpt from the Canadian Institute of Management News here]
Toronto, March 28, 2012 - Seneca is adding Bachelor of Commerce degrees in Business Management and International Business Management to its already diverse mix of business degrees.
The Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management) degree includes courses specific to the needs of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs),
The Bachelor of Commerce (International Business Management) degree prepares graduates for careers in procurement and sales marketing for multi-national organizations.
Graduates of the new degrees will have met the academic requirements for certification with the Canadian Institute of Management.
"Each of these Bachelor of Commerce degrees meets the rigorous academic requirements for Certified in Management (C.I.M.) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr.) certification with the Canadian Institute of Management," said Dr. Matthew Jelavic, National Vice-President, Education with the Canadian Institute of Management. "This speaks volumes about the quality of these degrees and their requirements and learning outcomes." After two years of verified managerial work experience graduates will be eligible for the C.I.M. designation and the P.Mgr. designation after five years of experience.
Six Sigma Training at Seneca
SBM/CHR Chair Chris Dudley (back row, centre) and students, faculty and staff join for an image at the Six Sigma Training Session last April
The School of Business Management & Centre for Human Resources organized Six Sigma Training at Newnham Campus on April 26, 27 and 30. Six Sigma is a recognized quality certification for those working or aspiring to work in management, quality insurance and engineering. Several Purchasing and Supply Management (BAO) students, as well as employees from all areas of the college took part in this training.
Upon successful completion of this three-day course, and completion of a continuous improvement plan, participants received their Green Belt Certification.
DRAGON'S DEN - BOARD GAME EVENT
<Professor Jane Forbes (centre, holding up the boardgame) joins with members of the StartmeupSeneca Business Club and the BAS students
The StartmeupSeneca Business Club and the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program (BAS) students hosted a game of Dragon's Den on March 10, 2012 and on April 3, 2012. Participants, on hearing real inventions from the past 100 years, had to predict whether the invention turned into a goldmine, success or flop. This sparked lots of discussion and laughter. It was a good time to relax, enjoy pizza, and meet other students.
Secondary Schools Business Competition
Professor Forbes (centre) was a judge for the Secondary School Business Plan Competition this past summer and was on hand for the Young Entrepreneur Awards presentation. This is the fourth year Seneca has participated in these awards.
Play Golf, Build Your Network!
Seneca Alumni, Johnson Insurance Inc., the School of Business Management & Centre for Human Resources and School of Accounting & Financial Services hosted an afternoon of golf and networking at the beautiful Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Markham on Thursday, October 11.
Open to Seneca students and recent graduates, the game gave students the opportunity to work on their game and the practice the finer points of golf etiquette; moreover, a round of golf with clients and colleagues is a great way to advance your career and lead to new networking opportunities.
The agenda included lunch, nine holes of golf (clubs and balls provided), prizes and a discussion about golf and networking from industry leaders and Seneca Board of Governors member David Tsubouchi.
Degrees of Separation
Traditionally, the learner-teacher-employer connection is one that can be lost after students finish classes and graduate from the college.
Understanding that the graduates of today need strong links to employers and that they, themselves will become employers in the future, is key to tapping into a vast opportunity to network. Reducing the degrees of separation between quality jobs and our graduates serves to improve our image and meet the needs of the labour force and the economy.
About 18 years ago, CHR faculty member Ash Patel, figured out that putting students in direct touch with clients and employers at large could be beneficial. From a slow start, the HR Network Society (HRNS) grew to a network of approximately 4,000 members. The society now has a membership that includes senior executives, middle managers, associates and recent graduates. Current students have access to the society and are able to build a sense of community that will allow them to build their own network. The HRNS allows employers to submit job postings for broadcast each week.
Most of the jobs are not open to the public and are filled by highly qualified members of the society. New graduates feed into the system and submit job postings as they become more senior. There are no fees exchanged for the service, which delivers a weekly email broadcast with the postings and other important information about the profession.
Work has started in a Global Logistics - Supply Chain Network Society (GLSCN), with 250 members in its 3rd year.
By the way, did you know that Ash Patel is an award-winning proponent of the use of tablet technologies in the workplace/classroom? Have a look at Ash's Apps, a new continuing page in the NoozL!
Around and About with BAO and APICS
As the semester gets under way, Purchasing and Supply Management (BAO) students are once again going around and about.
Pictured above is the OPM610 class with their professor Mary Drane (top left, back row).
On Oct. 12th the class had their "lean" class held offsite at a manufacturing facility in Mississauga called "Escort Manufacturing". The product manufactured there is radar detectors. Although not legal to use or sell in Ontario, Escort has a booming market in many U.S. states and in western Canada, where the devices are allowed. The group had an excellent presentation and tour of the facility. The class saw examples of pull systems, work cells, 5S, visual controls, and kanban replenishment systems (not sure what all that means? Take OPM610! to learn all about it!).
The facility was spotless, high tech and looked like a great place to work.
Toyota Canada Tour
On October 4th, 2012 a group of 27 students, all part of the Seneca College APICS Chapter travelled to Cambridge to tour the Toyota Canada Manufacturing Centre, rated the world's #1 Automotive Manufacturing facility, 2011. Students pose for an image to mark the day.
Students visit Toyota's Manufacturing Facility in Cambridge, October 4, 2012.
Two Faculty Win Prestigious Award!
Professor Mary Drane, centre, is flanked by Deans Jennifer Singh, Susan Zimmerman, and Seneca President David Agnew and Joy McKinnon, Vice-President, Academic, Seneca College
The School of Business Management was thrilled to have two professors honoured this past August with the prestigious Faculty of Business Excellence Award. Professors Mary Drane and Peter A. Miller both received awards, recognizing their excellent achievements, skills and talents. Such professors are educational leaders whose efforts have enhanced significantly our values of accountability, respect, communication, innovation and collaboration.
Professor Peter A. Miller (centre) poses for an image with Deans Susan Zimmerman (left) and Jennifer Singh.
Sharks Pond Already Swirling! November 14th
In a format based on the hit CBC series "Dragons' Den," program lead Jane Forbes and professor Peter A. Miller have been organizing Shark's Pond for the last six years. "These are final semester students," noted Miller, "and Sharks' Pond offers an opportunity for students to apply the finance, marketing, operations and human resources skills and techniques that have been learned in all their other courses."
It is a capstone project in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program, and the event is being sponsored by: Wincon Security and Investigative Services; Johnson Insurance; Direct Selling Educational Foundation and Seneca Alumni who sponsor refreshments and prizes.
Student groups have to make presentations to the five "sharks" comprised of experienced business people - Seneca Alumni and local business executives who award 'Seneca Dollars' based upon a winning presentation. They also provide plenty of feedback for students to hone their negotiating, business and marketing planning, and entrepreneurial skills. It is a sink-or-swim style competition, and the sharks have sharp teeth!
The competition is tough, but fun. All SBM/CHR students and faculty are invited to come out, watch and cheer their colleagues as they 'sink or swim'. The Sharks' Pond event is Wednesday, November 14, in room D1010 - from 11:40 to 3:00 p.m. Visitors can drop in and out between periods at 12:35 and 1:30. Plan to be there for some of the day's presentations!
Toronto Board of Trade Business (TBOT) Excellence Award Dinner - November 15
Students, faculty and administrators from the Faculty of Business will once again take part in the Toronto Board of Trade Business (TBOT) Excellence Award Dinner on November 15, 2012.
The event is a celebration of excellence honouring members of the business community who have demonstrated outstanding growth, leadership and innovation in business across many award categories. The Faculty of Business sponsors the Sustainability Award which recognizes companies that demonstrate how vibrant communities can be built through Improved social well-being, strong & diverse economies, and the maintenance and improvement of our environment through our day-to-day business practices.
Students from the Green Business Management Graduate Certificate program will assist Chris Dudley, Chair for the School of Business Management and Centre for Human Resources, in interviewing nominees in this category. Last year's winner was Bullfrog Power.
Books 24x7 - e-book database
"Radical" Rhonda Roth from the Newnham Library once again recommends a great library resource for business students and faculty. It's called Books 24x7 and is just one of the e-book databases available through the Library website library.senecacollege.ca. Books 24x7 is especially great for business because it has a whole section of the database devoted to business books called Business Pro. Business Pro offers access to thousands of business titles from the most reputable publishers and authors in the industry. These resources greatly improve the quality of the information you can use to support your research work and learning.
Books 24x7 is at your fingertips, 24x7 and you can read a page, a chapter or the entire book online if you so choose.
How do you find it? Go to the library website, select Articles to find all of our databases and select Business from the drop down menu. You will see Books 24x7 on the list. Try it and go into it and search away. You will be amazed at the range of books online that are available.
Campus Open House - November 24
Students, prospective students, parents and members of the Seneca Community are invited to join us for our Open House on Saturday November 27, 2012, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Centre for Human Resources and the School of Business Management faculty, staff and student volunteers are invited to participate in this happy opportunity to welcome visitors and prospective students to Newnham and Markham campuses. They will enjoy the opportunity to meet Seneca President David Agnew, attend presentations, campus tours and various showcasing activities highlighting all the programs that Seneca has to offer. If you'd like to participate as a student volunteer, please go here for more information.
Senior MLSE Employees Meet Seneca Business Students
On July 18th SBM/CHR Chris Dudley, SAF Associate Chair Jeff McCarthy, and students from many business programs attended Gossip Restaurant for a pre-TFC game seminar featuring a panel of Senior MLSE employees from various departments.
Apart from taking a moment to relax, the goal of the session was to introduce our students to the Sports & Entertainment industry and provide them with keys to success not only in this industry but also in their career of choice. Senior executives within Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) spoke to the overarching theme of "Developing to Win". The goal is to provide students with valuable advice on breaking into the world of business and building a plan for success.
After the event they cheered on Toronto FC as they beat the 2010 MLS Cup Champion, the Colorado Rapids by a score of 2-1!
Ontario Business Educators' Association (OBEA) Spring Conference
Once again, the Faculty of Business participated at the annual Ontario Business Educators' Association (OBEA) Spring Conference held on April 19th and 20th.
<Aniko Murtescu at the OBEA conference in April. Aniko is currently taking a professional development leave.
The Ontario Business Educators' Association was established in 1895 with a mission to contribute to the professional growth of business educators and to respond to needs expressed by members. It offers a great venue to hightlight the pathways and opportunities that Seneca students have.
SBM Welcomes New Student Advisor to the Team
Some of you have already met Sarah Tan-Sese. Sarah is SBM's student advisor while Aniko Murtescu is taking professional development leave.
Sarah is a Senecan. After earning her BA from Trent University, Sarah joined Seneca College in the International Admissions and Student Services areas. She speaks Filipino, French and Spanish. "I look forward to meeting all students in the School of Business Management," Sarah said in a recent interview. She wishes everyone great success, and hopes that you will come to see her if you are seeking advice, want to work out a scheduling problem, or just want to say hello! Welcome Sarah!
2012 Fall United Way Campaign Underway
On October 9, 2012, the Fall United Way Campaign officially got underway with a $2.00 pizza lunch event. Last year a record amount of money was raised. Over 18 Faculty of Business students, faculty and administration were part of Team Seneca that climbed the CN Tower in support of the United Way. Team Seneca raised over $17,000 in the climb with The Faculty of Business group contributing over $4,500 of the total. Chair Chris Dudley and Professor Ash Patel each raised over $1,500 for that climb.
Overall, Seneca College did so well, that it received a 2011 Spirit Award. Can we do even better this year?
Join Chair Chris Dudley, faculty, friends and family to climb to the top of the CN Tower in support of the United Way." Stay tuned for more information about what you can do to support the United Way.