World Cafe is an opportunity for Business Management students and alumni to gain valuable insight from a variety of industry professionals.
September 22, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
3700 Willingdon Ave
The Industry World Café is based on the World Café model which is a “method” for creating a living network of collaborative dialogue around questions that matter to the real-life situations of your organization or community.” Simply put, in the world of Management, the Industry World Café will provide you, our emerging professionals, the opportunity to have “conversations that matter” with current managers that allow for ideas and insights to be shared, and emerge with the wisdom of the group for all to experience.
BC’s economy offers a considerable range of industries and career opportunities for students coming from BCIT’s Business Management Diploma Program. As such, the purpose of the Industry World Café event is to help students graduating from this program to broaden their views of the available career and employment opportunities by introducing them to practicing managers from a range of industries in British Columbia.
The event is structured so 20 participants from a variety of industries will host tables with 5-7 students and Alumni and lead a discussion with respect to the employment opportunities and challenges related to their specific industries and lines of work. Students will rotate from table to table every 20 minutes. Close to 100 current Business Management students will be attending as well as over 50 alumni. The evening begins at 7pm on September 22, 2016 and will be held in SW1 Gateway.
|Karen Chan||Manager, SR&ED Tax||KPMG|
|Scott Dore||VP, Sales||Centra Windows|
|Tanya Stewart||Account Manager||Waste Management|
|Stephen Wu||Economic Investment Strategist||City of Surrey|
|Evelyn Gut||General Manager||IHG Hotels and Resorts|
|Jim Shopland||President||Shopland Health Connections Inc.|
|Gonzalo Valdes||Director Logistics - Mining & Metals||FLUOR Canada Ltd.|
|Darren Frew||Director of Planning and Communication||BC Bioenergy Network|
|Aldrich Ang||General Sales Manager||Jim Pattison Auto Group|
|Wilson Lee||Founder & CEO||Wun2Free Entertainment|
|TBD||Program Manager, Power Smart Sustainable Communities||BC Hydro|
|Ryan Lepp||North American Sales Manager||Conifex Fibre Marketing Inc.|
|Verna Chow||Regional Sales Manager||Sony Mobile Communications|
|Brent Johnson||General Manager||Vin65|
|Eric Coronado||Property Manager||Gateway Property Management|
|Brenda Rigney||VP of People Operations||Earls|
|6:30 PM - 7:00 PM||Table Hosts arrive and are greeted by student volunteers
Students and alumni register and find a seat at a table
|7:00 PM - 7:05 PM||Welcome by Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT|
|7:05 PM - 7:10 PM||Brief overview of the evening, instructions|
|7:15 PM - 7:35 PM||Session 1|
|7:35 PM - 7:55 PM||Session 2|
|7:55 PM - 8:10 PM||Break|
|8:10 PM - 8:30PM||Session 3|
|8:30 PM - 8:50 PM||Session 4|
|8:50 PM - 9:00 PM||BCIT representative thank you, Table Hosts receive gifts, draw for students|
|9:00 PM||Event ends|
Registration closes September 22.
Program Head, Business Management Diploma
SE6 Office 303
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2