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MBA Internship Program FAB 40

FAB 40 : Get Engaged, Get Selected, Get Connected

FAB 40

Developed on the knowledge that strong connections lead to opportunities in Work Integrated Learning (e.g. internships and co-ops) and employment, FAB 40 is a competition-based series of select networking opportunities across Vancouver Island and Mainland Vancouver.


Originally an annual exclusive networking event in Vancouver hosted by the VIU MBA Internship Program that brought select employers in the region to meet the top 40 MBA students, FAB 40 has shifted focus to bring the students to the employers. From Chambers of Commerce, to technology and entrepreneurship organizations, to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade; VIU MBA students will get exclusive access to learn and network alongside emerging and established professionals in the region.

The 2020 FAB 40 Series included the following events

  • Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Business Leader's Luncheon
  •  Business in Vancouver, 2020 Women in Business Awards, Vancouver
  •  BC Tech Association: Panel Series: New Decade of Social Impact, Vancouver
  •  Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon, Nanaimo
  •  Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, Nanaimo
  •  VIATEC: The Art of Understanding Legislation, Victoria

Selection Criteria

Successful applicants were selected based on the criteria below, and had the opportunity to select a networking event to attend based on their availability and area of interest.

  • Contribution and dedication in the classroom
  • Level of engagement and contribution outside of the classroom
  • Connection to the event for which you are applying