The Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre organizes a range of programs offered throughout the year to help you explore your career interests, discover your hidden talents and connect you with the business community.
The first step in developing any successful career is to get a clear understanding of your strengths, aptitudes and aspirations. We provide you with access to self-assessment tools that will help you clarify your career direction. Throughout the program, coaches will help you develop and work through a personalized career development plan.
One-on-one career coaching
As a UBC MM student you will be assigned a professional career coach. Your coaching relationship begins at orientation, continues throughout your time at Sauder, and carries into your future career. You’ll get one-on-one advice and support to develop your unique professional brand, explore your career options and make powerful connections with potential employers.
Jobs board and resources
Once admitted to the MM program, you will have access to Career Options On-Line (COOL), Sauder’s jobs and events database. Through COOL, you can view and apply for job opportunities, schedule interviews, and sign up for events and coaching appointments. You will also have access to Connect, an online learning platform that connects you to all of the professional development resources available at the Business Career Centre.
Networking and recruiting events
The Business Career Centre invests significant time and resources to develop relationships with employers, from dynamic start-ups to big global brands. As an MM student you’ll be able to participate in:
- Company information sessions
Dozens of companies host recruiting sessions on campus throughout the school year. These events are a great way to learn about different businesses and job opportunities and network with prospective employers.
- Industry Exchange events
Meet a number of different companies within same industry and get a sense of what different career opportunities and businesses look like in that sector. The career centre hosts several events each term with all kinds of industries, including marketing, entrepreneurship, supply chain, finance and high tech.
- Alumni mixers and employer receptions
You'll have a number of opportunities to network with alumni and employers at cocktail receptions during the year.
- Trek Vancouver
Explore the Vancouver job market by visiting companies across a wide range of industries and meeting with management and executives.
- Student-run events
Career-related events and conferences are also run by the MM Society.
Mentorship and training programs
Advance your career with the help of an experienced industry professional in one of the following mentorship 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.
- 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.
- Finance Mentor Program
This program helps you explore career options 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 preparation.
- MM Alumni Mentor Program
Through the MM Mentor Program, Master of Management alumni provide current students with advice on how to survive and thrive during the program, as well as how to make a successful transition into the business world.
- Strategy Consulting Mentorship Program
The UBC Strategy Consulting Mentorship Program is run by alumni who work in the strategy consulting industry. The program provides high performing students (with solid academic performance and a GMAT of 700+) the opportunity to be interviewed by consulting firms, after successful completion of a mock case. Learn more >
Community Business Projects
The Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre gives you the opportunity to put your business skills to the test – and make a real difference in the community at the same time – through a volunteer consulting project with a local non-profit or social enterprise.
Career development workshops
The Business Career Centre hosts a wide range of workshops and events to help you clarify your career goals and get the skills you need to succeed in the job market, including workshops on resume and cover letter writing, networking, interviewing, personal branding and negotiations.
The David Lam Management Research Library has a wide range of resources to help you research industries, companies, and job opportunities. The library website complements these activities with a powerful research tool that provides remote access to an array of databases and resources. To help you find the information you need, the library's staff offer individualized instruction on using the many available tools.
Alumni career services
Once you have completed the UBC MM program, we are here for you throughout your career. You will continue to have access to COOL, as well as a range of online and in-person career tools and resources. The exclusive Alumni Career Services web portal hosts career management content designed for working professionals, and events like free webinars to keep you on track and help you make informed career decisions.