Workshops and events
The Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre (BCC) organizes programs and events throughout the year to help you explore your career interests, develop your skills and make connections with the business community.
Career development programs and workshops
We offer many workshops and programs to help you develop your job search skills.
Short workshops are offered throughout the year on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, personal branding, job searching and negotiations.
Job Finding Bootcamps
This multi-day programs equip you with the A-Z of job search essentials, from developing your personal brand, to researching prospective employers and uncovering hidden job opportunities. You’ll also learn networking strategies, get advice on preparing for interviews, practice employer outreach and receive feedback from coaches and peers.
Ways to make connections with employers
The BCC invests significant time and resources to develop relationships with employers, from dynamic start-ups to global brands. These are opportunities that you'll get access to as a UBC Sauder BCom student.
Company information sessions
Organizations from all kinds of industries host campus recruiting sessions during the school year. These events are a great way to learn about different companies, uncover job opportunities and connect with prospective employers. You’ll hear from inspiring leaders in a wide variety of sectors including consulting, banking, energy, telecoms, real estate and consumer packaged goods.
Fall & Spring Networking Socials
The BCC hosts a Networking Social each term covering a wide range of industries including consulting, marketing, corporate finance, high tech, and mining. Learn from business professionals as they provide insight on what it’s like to work in their position, company and industry.
Explore job markets outside of Vancouver with trips to Toronto, China and Calgary. You’ll visit companies, network with employer representatives and connect with UBC Sauder alumni.
Other ways to get connected
Case competitions and conferences
By participating in student-led case competitions, conferences and club activities. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your classroom learning and meet people from the business community including potential employers.
- The UBC Sauder Summit Global Case Competition is organized and hosted by UBC Sauder students each March.
- The Case Competition Club organizes internal and external competitions including the National Strategy Consulting Competition and Conference and the Strategy Consulting Initiative.
- UBC Sauder also hosts annual conferences include Chasing Sustainability, Me Inc., and Imprint.
Look for opportunities to get involved throughout the year!
Don't miss your chance
Learn something new and make valuable connections at workshops, information sessions and industry events.
Explore your BCom options
After your second year in the program, you can shape your own career path by choosing one of the BCom options. Here are some resources to help you make the best decision.
Option Insider: Understanding Your Career Path workshops
These workshops will help you make an informed and confident decision about your BCom option. Come out to hear faculty members speak about option courses and related career paths. Faculty and senior students will be there to share their academic and professional experiences. These sessions are offered in Term 2.
Careers In Night
This event gives you the opportunity to learn about career options from working professionals and alumni in a fun, pressure-free environment. Offered each term, Careers In Night involves speed interviews where students can ask questions and learn what people like about their jobs and how they got started.
Option Exploration Workshop
Not sure which option is best for you? The Option Exploration Workshop can help. After completing the Career Leader assessment you can take advantage of this workshop to tap into resources that will help you make an informed next step. This workshop is offered in Term 2.