Mentorship and Training Programs

Build your experience and develop new skills with the help of industry professionals in one of the following mentor or training programs. The style and format of the programs vary. Some are geared at getting you recruitment-ready, others are skills focused, but all will help you advance your career.

Program topics include:

Brand Management Mentorship Program

This intensive, recruitment-focused program aims to help UBC Sauder students land coveted brand management positions with top global brands.The program is facilitated by Professor Tim Silk and led by UBC Sauder alumni marketing professionals who have successfully gone through the process. They’ll share their insights into what it takes to be successful in the interview process as well as on-the-job. Learn more >

Capital Markets Training Program

Find out if a career in the capital markets and investment banking is right for you. Through a series of applied, in-depth training workshops led by finance professionals, you will gain the industry knowledge and technical skills needed to break into this area.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Program Partner

The UBC Sauder School of Business is a CFA Institute Program Partner, an internationally recognized designation certifying that the UBC Sauder BCom meets the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. As a CFA Program Partner, UBC Sauder gives its students the edge they need in pursuing this professional designation and careers in positions as financial analysts, portfolio managers, and investment advisors. To learn more and for questions about the CFA Institute Program Partnership, visit the CFA Institute.

Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) Recruitment Program

The CPA Recruit is an annual recruitment campaign where local and national CPA firms hire accounting students and graduates for full-time, summer, or co-op positions. The Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre and UBC Accounting Club work together with BCCPA to coordinate the campaign and will support you along the way. If you're interested in pursuing a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant, this program is for you.

Consulting Toolkit Program

To land a coveted internship or full-time management consulting position you’ll need to excel at case interviews. The Consulting Toolkit Program provides you with a ‘toolkit’ for effectively structuring and communicating your thoughts during a consulting interview. The program includes a series of workshops and mock interviews led by an experienced consultant. Learn more > 

Executive Mentorship Program

The Executive Mentorship Program (EMP), facilitated by the Commerce Undergraduate Society, engages senior BCom students in actively developing lasting relationships with professionals in the industry. You’ll be paired with an experienced professional in the business community, most likely in your option of study. During the year you will be given the opportunity to connect with your mentor over a series of one-to-one meetings and annual events hosted by the EMP student leadership team. Whether you choose to take on a more formal or casual interaction with your mentor is up to you and there is room for creativity and fun.

Finance Mentor Program

This program aims to help you explore career opportunities in the finance sector and prepare for summer recruitment. We offer three mentor program streams: Capital Markets, Commercial Banking and Women in Finance. Students are paired with an industry professional and complete a range of activities, including workshops, resume review and interview prep.