Career advancement rates No. 1 in new study co-written by Schulich prof

An award-winning research study has delivered some surprising findings about what today’s business students want from employers when considering their first jobs, wrote The Toronto Sun Aug. 29. The study was co-authored by Ronald Burke, professor in York’s Schulich School of Business, and Professor Ed Ng of Trent University.

According to the study, which was recently selected as a Highly Commended winner at the 2007 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, the most important thing business students look for from potential employers was having opportunities for career advancement. The paper, entitled "The next generation at work: Business students views, values and job search strategy implications for universities and employers," explores the career expectations and job search behaviours of the next generation of workers (Generation Y). The study was commissioned by a consortium of 30 large Canadian companies and was based upon a sample of 20,271 university and college students across Canada. Ng told the newspaper that students ranked compensation only sixth in importance.

Some great jazz from Brubeck

Matt Brubeck is the cello-playing son of jazz great Dave Brubeck, and a member of York University’s Music Department, wrote CanWest News Service Aug. 29 in a review of his latest CD that earned four stars out of five. David Braid is a National Jazz Award and Juno winning pianist from Toronto, who has worked with, among others, York music instructor Mike Murley, Metalwood and Phil Nimmons. Together, they form a summit of creativity to blend jazz with classical music in this charming, sometimes brilliant, and always intriguing debut. Brubeck grew up in San Francisco and has clearly inherited his father’s restless energy as a composer – The Return of Dr. Spookulus is a danse macabre in an unusual time signature; Huevos Verdes y Jamon (Green Eggs and Ham in Spanish, you lovers of Dr. Seuss) combines Latin and African rhythms.

New goalie for men’s hockey Lions

Former Kitchener Rangers goalie Carlo DiRienzo will suit up for York University’s hockey team this season, noted The Record (Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo) Aug. 29.

Schulich expert to discuss charitable giving

An expert in taxation and estate planning is coming to North Bay Sept. 5 to meet the city’s leading financial and legal advisers, wrote the North Bay Nugget Aug. 29. Jamie Golombek, an instructor in York’s Schulich School of Business and vice-president with AIM Trimark Investments, will outline the benefits of charitable foundations at the Royal Canadian Legion. Golombek teaches a personal finance course in the MBA Program at Schulich.

York student will write a column for local paper

Laurie Sadowski, a volunteer, author and master’s student at York University, will be one of 12 writers to contribute a column to the latest in a series titled “Niagara Voices”, wrote the St. Catharines Standard Aug. 29.