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When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | ​Time: ​4:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Panel A: 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. | Panel B: 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Social: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Where:​ EME Building Lower Foyer UBC's Okanagan Campus

What's the Discovery Career Conference (DCC)?

Interested to learn about some innovative organizations in Kelowna and around the Okanagan? Want to hear how professionals made their way into various industries? Excited to discover some potential job and career opportunities? Keen to build your network?

Then check out the Discovery Career Conference (DCC), hosted by The Faculty of Management. The DCC empowers students and alumni to learn more about various industries, professions, and career paths by connecting them with engaging, dynamic professionals.

ALL UBC students and alumni are encouraged to attend this event. 

Participants in the 2017 DCC experienced:

  • Engaging Q&A Panel Discussions followed by a Networking Social with some of the Okanagan's top professionals
  • Learned how professionals made their way into their various industries and careers
  • Learned about some of the exciting businesses and organizations in the Okanagan Valley
  • Built networks
  • Discovered career possibilities
  • Enjoyed catered food and wine/beer 

Panel Topics 2017: 

Panel A: Careers in Our Region

Have you ever been curious about pursuing a career in our region? Are you interested in learning more about the variety of careers available, and what you need to succeed? This years panel explored career paths in the Okanagan. Attendees heard from engaging panelists and learned the benefits of pursuing a career in our region.

Jodi Webster: BA'08, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Key Rehabilitation Services

Andrew Bruce: Melcor Developments/ Urban Development Institute

Graham Hall: BMGT '12, Solve CRM 


Panel B: Entrepreneurs in the Community  

Have you ever been curious about a career as an entrepreneur? Are you interested in taking your own idea and developing a business? Interested in learning how to deal with real world problems and opportunities associated with starting your own business?  This years panel explored careers in entrepreneurship. Attendees heard from engaging panelists in regards to learning how to begin a career as an entrepreneur. 

Jared Lee: BA '10, Central Kitchen and Bar

Tyler Dyck: BSc '97, Urban Distilleries & Sun City Physiotherapy

Ariele Parker: BMGT '12, Marketer


Panel Moderator: Stephanie Baziuk

This year we were happy to announce that are Discover Career Conference 2017 moderator was Stephanie Baziuk. Stephanie is the Program Director for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. The KCC is a member-driven organization dedicated to connecting, serving and empowering the Kelowna business community. Stephanie works on the direction of the Sales Lead Networks, Women’s Leadership Network, Young People in Business and a variety of other signature programs.

The Social 

Attendees took the opportunity during the Networking Social to follow up with the individuals they wanted to engage with most. This was an excellent opportunity to learn more about the careers and industries from the people who’ve experienced them.

The Faculty of Management would like to thank all participants and panelists for making Discover Career Conference 2017 a success!

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