BUEC Buzz blog
Around this time last year, I wrote a blog post extolling the many benefits of Bloomberg Markets Certification (BMC), especially the value of having this free, 8-hour, self-paced course listed on your resume if you're in accounting or finance.
The benefits haven't changed, but the program has. Bloomberg has just announced that an updated, third edition of BMC is now available. Changes include... <Read on for details>
Our Vividata Target Snapshot database has new data and new functionality -- just in time for the busy fall semester!
I'm still exploring it and discovering all the changes, but thought I'd pause to list what I've learned so far:
Data: Data from the 2016 Q4 survey wave has been added. The data was gathered during the period of 06/30/2016 and 06/30/2017. Sadly, it appears that the older data has been supplanted. That's a pity as it is often useful to compare data across time periods.
Functionality: ... <Read on for the incredibly useful details...>
Did you know...
Archers are overrepresented, given their numbers in the Canadian population overall, among those who consider themselves cutting edge when it comes to electronics (i.e., the first to buy new electronic gadgets) AND archers are also overrepresented among Canadians who report having taken on the care of an elderly relative in the last year?
Canadians who fit in the “Driving Miss Daisy” psychographic cluster are overrepresented among those who have 3 or more cats, yet significantly underrepresented among those who possess more than $1 million in securities and savings?
... and more ...
With the BREXIT vote dominating the news for the last week, I thought I'd quickly highlight the following 2016 ebook in the SFU Library collection:
From the publisher:
"Routledge Handbook of the Economics of European Integration provides readers with a brief but comprehensive overview of topics related to the process of European integration in the post-World War II period. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date and concise research, written by a collective of experts on their own subjects."
I was just compiling a short list of Economic/News History Resources to share with a class tomorrow, when, as often happens, I got so excited about the cool stuff that I thought I'd share the list widely...
Our Passport* database has had some much-needed improvements made to its interface lately. For such an incredibly rich database, it used to be frustratingly hard to dig your way down to its treasures, so these improvements are very welcome.
Do you need academic writing, study strategies, or time management help this term but are off campus during the week? Maybe you're working a summer job while trying to squeeze in a couple classes... with almost no spare time from Monday to Friday?