Upcoming BCC Programming

Happy Friday from the BCC!  We hope you enjoyed your summer, and we look forward to interacting with you this Fall.  We hope you enjoy the Labor Day long weekend!

Below are some upcoming events in September.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up on COOL! *Please remember to click the “Information Session” tab & “Workshop” tab to ensure you see upcoming events/workshops*

If you can’t register, please contact Carly Boettcher, Graduate Career Assistant at carly.boettcher@sauder.ubc.ca.

Date  Event Location Start Time End Time
5-Sep-13 BMO Cecil Green 6PM 8PM
9-Sep-13 National Bank HA 969-9th Floor 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
10-Sep-13 RBC Cecil Green 6PM 8PM
12-Sep-13 Shell (Campus Wide) Macleod Room 202 6PM 8PM
14-Sep-13 Capital Markets In Depth Session HA 491 9AM 12PM
16-Sep-13 TD Canada Trust Cecil Green 5:30PM 7:30PM
17-Sep-13 Imperial Oil (Campus Wide) Kaiser 2020/2030 12PM 2PM
17-Sep-13 P&G Birmingham/CA Hall 6PM 8PM
25-Sep-13 P/T MBA Welcome Back  V Lounge, Upper Level of Earls Restaurant, 1095 Mainland Street 5:30PM 7:30PM
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BMO: Interested in Capital Markets?

BMO Capital Markets is one of Canada’s leading investment dealers providing a full range of financial services.  We are a leader in key areas including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory services, equity research, sales and trading, and project and leveraged financing.

We are a performance-motivated investment and corporate banking firm built on principles of excellence, integrity and professionalism.

Our environment is one of momentum and enthusiasm.  We reward innovation and dedication with challenging career responsibilities and professional development.

Sign up on COOL to attend our BMO Capital Markets Information Session on Thursday, September 5th at 6:00-8:00 pm at Cecil Green Park House, 6251 Cecil Green Park Rd on UBC Campus.  This is a great opportunity to learn about BMO and meet representatives from the company!

Business Attire is required.

Questions? Please contact Carly Boettcher, Graduate Careers Assistant at: carly.boettcher@sauder.ubc.ca

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Investment Banking Fall Recruitment Preparation: Aug 21

Always dreamed of a career in investment banking?  The world of finance, like any other global industry, is founded on the basic principle of “relationships”. From multi-billion dollar IPOs to industry-changing strategic mergers and acquisitions, every transaction is based upon the relationships between the professionals and their clients.

This workshop will be facilitated by current and former Investment Bankers from National Bank Financial, CIBC World Markets and RBC Capital Markets who will give you an overview of what you can expect during the intense recruitment period and provide that insider’s view of what employers are looking for from you.

This session is for you if you will be applying to Investment Banking/Capital Market positions this fall.

Consider this a must attend if you will be applying for these positions in September.

Sign up on COOL today if you would like to attend this session!

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Time: 6:20-8:20 PM

Location: Robson Square Theatre (c300)

800 Robson St, Vancouver BC

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NOTICE: Carpet Cleaning in MBA areas on June 29

Please be advised that the next quarterly carpet cleaning is scheduled for this Saturday, June 29 from 5:00 pm to midnight.

The areas that will be affected will be:

  • DL 125 (Amphitheatre)
  • MBA breakout rooms
  • MBA Lounges
  • MBA Foyers
  • MBA Classrooms (HA132 and HA133)

During this time, we request no one to be in those areas. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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MBA Happiness Index®

Dear MBA students,

We are pleased to have been selected alongside other leading international business schools to take part in a survey to be published by Forbes that looks at MBA Happiness.

While many media assessments of the impact of an MBA focus on salary, career progression, ROI and satisfaction, no one has thought to ask the same group how happy they are as a result of their MBA experience.

We trust that your journey in UBC MBA is proving to be mostly positive, and would therefore be grateful if you could take 3 minutes to answer this brief survey, which does not require you to share any personal contact details.  Please participate before April 29th.

Thanks for your attention.  We look forward to sharing the results with you.

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MBA Society – Referendum

On Friday evening, the MBA Society will hold a referendum to vote for your Cohort on the increase of student fees for future classes from ~$260 to $400.  This increase will provide the future MBA Societies with a larger budget for hosting events and grant students the ability to participant in more activities outside of the classroom.

The Presidents from the current part time and full time classes will be present to discuss and administer the vote.

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Specialization Declaration – REMINDER

PT MBA Cohort 9 Students:

Some of you may have already done this, but for those of you who have not and want one, you will need to declare specialization(s)/sub-specialization(s) by no later than April 10, 2013.

If you do not wish to specialize, you do not need to.  Any student not wishing to specialize will automatically be on the system as “MBA” (no specialization listed) and do not need to submit any application.

It is possible for a student to have a maximum of two items noted on a UBC transcript provided they meet the requirements by the time of graduation.  For an MBA student, this can be any combination of Specialization or Sub-Specialization:

1 specialization
1 sub-specialization
1 specialization and 1 sub-specialization
2 specializations
2 sub-specializations

Specialization and Sub-specialization descriptions can be found on the Current Students section of the Sauder website under the “FT MBA Specializations” tab.

Any student wishing to have any of the above noted on their transcript must email askmba@sauder.ubc.ca with the following information:

  • In the body of the message include:
    • Full Name
    • Student Number
    • Specialization and/or Sub-specialization choices (maximum of 2)

Any student wishing to change their specialization or sub-specialization should email askmba@sauder.ubc.ca with the same information above, noting in the subject that it’s a SPECIALIZATION CHOICE CHANGE.


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U-Pass at Robson Square – Update

Please note that, now that the UBC Bookstore at the downtown campus is closed, U-Passes can still be picked up at Robson Square.  There are two U-Pass Machines located in the Robson Square lobby. As before, you only need to swipe your UBCcard and the U-Pass will be dispensed.

The staff at the Reception Desk is also able to issue U-Passes and can answer any questions students may have.

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HKCBA “Hong Kong Connection” Annual Spring Dinner


Interested in meeting many influential people at this gala event? The Hong Kong Canada Business Association  is hosting their annual spring dinner event with over 600 guests. If you  would like to volunteer, and meet many in our local community, respond to the contact email below. Please note the timing of the commitment is for the better part of the day.

Each year this signature dinner attracts over 600 guests and is being recognized as one of Vancouver’s most successful and premier business networking functions.  Join as a volunteer will certainly provide you great opportunities to make friends and gain valuable business contacts in the local Canadian and Chinese business community.  After this event, all volunteers will also be invited to join the “Volunteer Appreciation Dinner” to meet and greet our HKCBA Board of Directors!  Click here to view our board of directors list.  Don’t forget to circulate this to your friends who are interested to volunteer too!

Time: Full Day Availability Preferred (1:00pm to 9:30pm)

Dress Code: Business Formal Attire

Meeting Location: 3rd Floor Oxford Room, Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver

**Dinner will be provided during the event day.

Please CONFIRM your availability and interest to vancouver@hkcba.com

An official HKCBA thank you letter will be presented to you as a token of our appreciation.

More Information about the event: http://vancouver.hkcba.com/cgi/page.cgi?aid=212&_id=1&zine=show

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Assertiveness for Women Workshop: April 18

The ability to assertively communicate is crucial for success in any career that requires effective teamwork and collaboration. For women, assertive communication is an especially critical skill for developing confident professional identities. This interactive workshop will focus on the differences between communication styles, features of assertive language, and strategies for common challenges like managing expectations, and giving/receiving feedback.


Barbara Casson and Marcia Choi are partners in a results oriented consulting firm specializing in inter-professional team development and leadership education. Passionate about the work they do, they believe that effective working relationships, clear purpose, and collaborative practice form the foundation of high-performance teams and organizations.

With over 40 years of front-line experience, they have distinguished ourselves as realistic and authentic leaders who provide practical and thoughtful solutions.

Please sign up on COOL if you are interested in attending this workshop! Females Only.

*This workshop will count towards workshop credit requirements for those females who sign up and attend this session*

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