Upcoming Interview? Get a Mock Interview

Practicing your messaging and strategy for a specific job opportunity is an excellent way to increase your success probabilities. The next time you are invited for a 1st or 2nd interview, please tell your career manager. If there is enough lead-time, we will try and schedule a mock-interview session with another member of the careers team to simulate interviewing with someone who doesn’t know you intimately. The feedback and insight from an employer’s perspective will be valuable.

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Sauder Student Experience Survey – Reminder

This is a reminder to please fill in the Sauder Student Experience Survey by no later than 9:00am, Monday, December 10, 2012: https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g20a1

Below is a copy of the original e-mail message that was sent out on behalf of Murali Chandrashekaran,   Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs.


I invite you to participate in a survey which seeks to gather information on your experiences thus far at Sauder.  I am totally committed to the value of delivering superior service and student experience, and that is why this survey is being conducted — to provide insight into what we can improve upon, as well as what we can continue to do well in order to ensure that we continue to provide a valuable experience for you.


This is the second time we are conducting a comprehensive survey of total student experiences, and I encourage you to participate and provide your input.  The survey should take you no more than 30 minutes to complete.  Once the data are analysed, we will articulate an action plan to build on strengths and address areas of improvement.

This email is sent to you on my behalf by Laura Nightingale, who is managing the survey for us. Any inquiries may be directed to her laura.nightingale@sauder.ubc.ca

To access the survey, just click on the following link; no user ID or password is required.


Thank you for your cooperation!



Professor Murali Chandrashekaran
Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs
Director, Robert H. Lee Graduate School
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia

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“Miss Representation:” Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Sauder’s Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre, in partnership with the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle, invites you to attend a special screening of the award-winning documentary film Miss Representation.

Join us on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at the Sauder School of Business to watch this provocative film and participate in a thought-provoking panel discussion with industry experts.

Men and women welcome!

Space is limited, get your ticket online now!

Film Details
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in North America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. www.missrepresentation.org

Panel Discussion
After the screening, learn more through an informative discussion on women and media with panelists:

Bob Elton, former CEO of BC Hydro and member of the Minerva Board of Directors
Darlene Forst, Producer at Skydance Entertainment
Candace Newton, Radio/Television Producer and Co-Founder of LivingNew Productions

Mary Lynn Young, Associate Dean of Faculty of Arts at UBC, will moderate.

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Graduation Information – application to open in December, specific grad date to be released in January

The online application for graduation will open in December – the graduation office has not given us an exact date yet but we will notify you via email when the application is open and what your next steps should be. The application stays open until the end of February.

The 2013 Spring congregation dates are May 22-24 & May 27-29. We are in regular contact with the graduation office and they have not released the specific date and time for the MBA graduation in May yet. They have let us know this information will be released in January, at which time we will communicate it to you via email as well.

More information about the graduation process can be found here: http://www.students.ubc.ca/coursesreg/graduation/

If you have any questions you can direct them, as always, to askmba@sauder.ubc.ca

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Guest Speaker: Mr. Thulasiraj Ravilla from the Aravind Eye Care System

You are invited to a talk by Mr. Thulasiraj Ravilla from the Aravind Eye Care System on “Innovations – How low-cost eye care can be world class”

Date: Friday, November 30th
11:45 am – 12:45pm (catered lunch provided)
HA 098
Please RSVP to the Google doc by Thursday, November 29th

Our speaker
Thulasiraj is an active member of the senior leadership team since 1981 of Aravind Eye Care System.  He brought in the management competence to the organization through effective systems and processes.  Thulasiraj along with his team have mentored over 270 eye hospitals across the globe to enhance their eye care services through a process of training, capacity building and consultancy resulting in doubling of their output within a year of engagement.  He has served as an Advisor on several national and international bodies; he was the South East Asia’s Regional Chair for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (2000-2005) and was the founder President of Vision 2020 The Right to Sight: India. He has been a Technical Advisor to India’s National Programme for the Control of Blindness and to the World Health Organization.

Thulasiraj was named as a Social Entrepreneur in 2005 by the Schwab Foundation (World Economic Forum) and adjudged the “Hospital Administrator of the Year in 2008” in India by Modern Medicare and GE Health group.  He received the International Gold Award of Chinese Ophthalmological Society in 2009. He was an invited speaker at the TED – 2009 meeting in India. He is a regular invitee to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos.

The Organization:
Aravind Eye Care Hospital (http://www.aravind.org/) is an ophthalmological hospital with several locations in India.   It was founded by Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy in 1976.  Since then it has grown into a network of eye hospitals that have seen a total of nearly 32 million patients, and performed nearly 4 million eye surgeries, majority of them being very cheap or free. The model of Aravind Eye Care hospitals has been applauded all over the world and has become a subject for numerous case studies. The Aravind Eye Care System has won the Gates Award for GlobalHealth, the Champalimaud Award for eye care services, and most recently the Conrad Hilton Humanitarian award. Aravind was also listed amongst the 50 most innovative companies in the world by the magazine Fast Co.  Students from UBC MBA will be visiting the Aravind Hospital as part of the Global Immersion program in Feb 2013.

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National Investment Banking Conference – Jan 9-10 2013 – Registration Open!

The 4th Annual National Investment Banking Conference aims to provide delegates with an unparalleled opportunity to learn about all aspects of investment banking and the capital markets. The two-day Conference is held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Vancouver on January 9th – 10th, 2013.  By attending the workshops and panels led by practicing industry professionals, delegates will gain a well-rounded understanding of several different aspects of the investment banking industry.

NIBC 2013 will also feature three highly interactive simulations in Investment Banking, Asset Management, and Sales & Trading, provided by leading Wall Street training provider, MDA Training. With over 130 industry professionals involved and 300 students from across North America attending, a Wine & Cheese, 5-Star Gala Dinner, and two evening events, NIBC allows students to not only develop a comprehensive understanding of the capital markets, but also a rare opportunity to connect with a network of current and aspiring industry professionals.

Early bird pricing for Sauder Students ($120) is available until November 30th, 2012, and it is $55 less than a regular ticket.

National Investment Banking Conference Key Information:

  • Held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, on January 9th – 10th, 2013
  • Three interactive simulations on Investment Banking, Asset Management, and Sales & Trading
  • Workshops and panels on topics such as IPO, M&A, Investment Banking Valuations, Private Equity, and Sales & Trading
  • Early Bird Tickets ($120) can be purchased at nibc.ca
  • The deadline for the discounted registration price is November 30th, 2012; prices will increase by $55 after the deadline
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CFA Society – Guest speaker Event

The CFA Society is hosting Randy Smallwood of Silver Wheaton on November 29th and would like to extend the invite to our MBA students. They are offering a discounted price of $25.00 for the presentation and a 3-course lunch.

The event takes place at the Fairmont Waterfront hotel between 12:30-2pm on November 29th.

You can register by calling Virginia at CFA at 604.985.9889 or emailing Virginia at info@cfavancouver.com

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Sauder Celebrates – Blue Chip Cookies on Nov. 20th

On Behalf of the Undergraduate Office:

Dear Sauder Community:

Need a break?

You are cordially invited to celebrate the end of the year and end of term with our graduate and undergraduate students, and members from the Dean’s Office.

Blue Chip cookies and hot chocolate or apple cider will be served in the CA Hall on Tuesday from noon to 2pm while quantities last.

Please consider the environment and bring your own mug.

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Update – P6 Exam Schedule

Please note that exam date/time for BAFI 516 001 has been updated and you can review the updated P6 exam schedule here

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CLC Guest Speaker: Larry Summers

Save the date for an influential speaker!

On November 19th we will be hosting Larry Summers, former Director of the United States’ National Economic Council, and former President of Harvard University. Mr. Summers has advised the governments of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on economic policy. He will give us an insider’s view on the economic policies pursued by President Barack Obama’s government.

You’ll receive an invitation to register,  on Friday Nov. 16th at 12:30pm. 

Please register for the event at this link if it does not conflict with your regular class scheduling.

We will be hosting Mr. Summers on Monday, Nov. 19th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm.

This event is only open to Sauder student, staff, and faculty. We will not be able to accommodate request for non-Sauder guests.

We will be webcasting the event to two overflow rooms: HA254 and HA296.

You can watch a clip of Mr. Summers here.

Conversation Series made possible with contributions from the Sauder Development and Alumni Engagement Office.

Questions or comments? Email Alex Monegro at alex.monegro@sauder.ubc.ca

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