Student Initiatives and Government
Some of the best learning opportunities at UBC and at UBC Sauder are managed and delivered by students just like you.
As a UBC BCom student, you are member of both the UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS). Funded by your student fees, elected representatives in both societies facilitate services and opportunities to enhance your student experience, including conferences, clubs, and social events.
Key activities include:
- annual conferences focusing on leadership, research, sustainability, strategic consulting, entrepreneurship, career exploration, corporate and personal branding
- numerous opportunities to volunteer and gain leadership experience
- career and academic services including social and professional events
- over 370 student clubs in which to make friends and have fun
Student conferences can help you build on your classroom learning, meet others with similar interests and goals, and develop communication, organizational, leadership, and networking skills.
Each of the major conferences hosted annually by the CUS provides an excellent opportunity to increase your business acumen and meet potential employers. Want to get involved to help organize and run one of these amazing events? Check the CUS website and weekly CUSunday newsletter for hiring notifications.
Here are some conferences that you can get involved with:
- Me Inc.
An exploration of career options that focuses on the alignment of career choices with individual goals and personalities.
Focuses on branding, both corporate and personal, for success.
- National Strategy Consulting Conference (NSCC)
Provides students from Canada’s top universities with the opportunity to hone their abilities in analyzing problems, solving cases, and learn about strategic consulting.
CUS External Conferences
Interested in attending an external student conference? ExCo provides opportunities for UBC Sauder students to explore conferences world-wide through reimbursement of conference, accommodation, and travel expenses.
Student clubs and services
At last count, there are over 370 AMS student clubs for you to choose from at UBC. Dabble in the arts, join a cause, dance the night away, gaze at the stars, work up a sweat, catch the snitch - the possibilities are endless.
These include CUS-sponsored clubs, each focusing on a different business discipline or topic. Club membership is a great way to explore interests and learn about potential career paths.