2020 MBA Internship Program FAB 40+ Event Series

Students and employers networking at FAB 40+ event 2019

In alignment with the University's and provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Fab 40+ Series has been cancelled. Alternative opportunities for student-employer engagement are being explored, and will be offered as appropriate. Please visit the VIU MBA Internship page for updates.

Fab 40+ : Get Engaged, Get Selected, Get Connected

March - June 2020

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.

Background

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.

2020 Fab 40+ Series: Wave One

(In alignment with the University's and provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following events have been cancelled)

  • March 4: Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Business Leader's Luncheon
  • March 6: Business in Vancouver, 2020 Women in Business Awards, Vancouver
  • March 11: BC Tech Association: Panel Series: New Decade of Social Impact, Vancouver
  • March 18: Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon, Nanaimo
  • Early April TBD: VIU Alumni Networking Event, Victoria
  • April 8: Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, Nanaimo
  • April 21: VIATEC: The Art of Understanding Legislation, Victoria

Selection Criteria

Successful applicants will be selected based on the criteria below, and will have 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

A total of up to 50 golden tickets will be awarded to students across MBA 578 and 579. Up to five (5)students will be selected to attend each event of the Fab 40+ Series.

The Application Process

Select from one of the following options to apply:

  1. Microsoft Word document or PDF, outlining how you meet the criteria above. The following questions can be used as a guideline for your response. 2 page maximum
    1. How have you shown dedication to learning in the MBA classroom and what results have you achieved?
    2. How have you developed yourself professionally, outside of classes, during the MBA program and what results have you achieved?
    3. How have you engaged with the community during your time in the MBA program?
    4. Why would you like to attend this particular event?
  2. Video pitch (acceptable formats: mpg, mp4, mov formats) 4 minute maximum

Applications must include your first and last name, section (578 or 579), and internship
coordinator name.

Select from one of the following options to submit your application/video pitch:

  • Via email to Cynthia Lange, MBA Community Engagement Coordinator , at Cynthia.Lange@viu.ca
  • Upload with the #viumba and #fab40 hashtags to a social media site (e.g. LinkedIn, Instagram,Facebook, Twitter), and email notification to Cynthia.Lange@viu.ca
  • Share via an online storage system (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox), and email notification to Cynthia.Lange@viu.ca

2020 Fab 40+ Series: Wave One

In alignment with the University's and provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following events have been cancelled

Event

Event Date

Application Deadline

Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Business Leader's Luncheon
Victoria
March 4February 13 @ 5pm
Business in Vancouver, 2020 Women in Business Awards
Vancouver
March 6February 14 @ 5pm
BC Tech Association: Panel Series: New Decade of Social Impact
Vancouver
March 11February 19 @ 5pm
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
Nanaimo
March 18February 26 @ 5pm
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
Nanaimo
April 8March 18 @ 5pm
VIU Alumni Networking Event
Victoria
April 16March 26 @ 5pm

Print Version of selection criteria and application process: FAB 40 + Series Selection Criteria and Application Instructions

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