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Attend the Study Abroad Info Session on Feb 21

Do you want to escape the rain in BC?  Do you have the urge to explore different cultures and meet new friends?   Do you ever wish that when you look outside your classroom window you could see the Alps, the Eiffel Tower or the bright Australian sun?  If so, come on out on February 21 to a new info session on exciting opportunities for business students to studying overseas!  Come hear the exploits from returning study abroad students or students that are visiting UFV.  You can go for an entire semester or just for a few weeks.

The Study Abroad coordinator from UFV International will answer all your practical questions on how to get you overseas next semester, including available scholarship money!  Come and mingle with veteran, visiting and future study abroad students and enjoy a slice of Italian pie!  If you are interested in going next term or another term down the road, you won’t want to miss this session.

When:  February 21
Time: 12:00-1:00pm – free pizza!
Where: C2431

For further info contact

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Pacific Venture Capital Conference and Competition

The Pacific Venture Capital Conference and Competition (PVCC) competition is targeted towards students who wish to increase their breadth of knowledge towards Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship, with the added bonus of refining hands-on Capital Markets skills on a professional level.

PVCC is an international competition and conference designed for two types of student innovators: ones with start-up ideas, and ones with a passion for seeing those start-ups come to life through valuations. The competition is a global stage for undergraduate and MBA students to present business ideas and financial valuations to an audience of entrepreneurial leaders, senior venture capitalists, and top industry professionals across North America.

Since its first inception in 2012 with 2 universities, PVCC has grown today to over 40 participating universities around the world, with over 400 competitors and 350 conference attendees. Over the years, our keynotes have introduced high-profile business delegate speakers – including those from Google, Hootsuite, and Dragon’s Den.

The competition is now accepting student teams, and teams are strongly encouraged to register in the week of Jan.24-29, although they may still register up until February 4th for the Entrepreneurship stream accommodating flexibility in circumstances – the dates Jan. 31 and Feb. 4 mark the hard deadlines for submission of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital stream deliverables respectively.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to stand out in their pursuit of a career in Finance, or students from wide-ranging disciplines wishing for a boost in creating and fine-tuning Entrepreneurial start-up aspirations. Aside from the competition side of events, I am similarly hoping to promote the Conference taking place March 23rd at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, for which students may sign up for in the coming weeks.

For more information visit the PVCC 2017 website or PVCC 2017 Facebook event page. Or contact Dr. Mike Ivanof, who is mentoring the UFV team, at the School of Business

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High Tech Organic Agriculture in a Localized Globalized Economy

Krystine McInnes, CEO of Athena Organic Farms will explain how her multi-sited food hub operation uses a sustainable business model that combines small lot regional food production and high tech precision agriculture systems.

Come listen to her speak on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:10pm in Abbotsford A305.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information contact Garry Fehr at

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Study Abroad Expo

Interested in studying abroad but don’t know how to get started? Come to the Study Abroad Expo on February 1, 2017.

Find out about all of the amazing options available to you. Learn about eligibility requirements, application procedures, and the great scholarships available to you. Each student approved to study abroad is eligible for up to $4,000! And that doesn’t even include scholarships external to UFV or incentives from the partner institution.

Visit all of the booths and enter for a chance to win a $500 Air Canada gift Card. All entrants must have a valid UFV student ID to be eligible.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
11:00-4:30 pm

Student Union Building Atrium

Free food, SWAG, and more.

For more information, email

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Resume Help

Coaching2Go provides students with the opportunity to receive help with their resume and cover letter on a drop in basis at an accessible location outside of the Career Centre. Career Coaches can also advise students on other career related topics such as: interview skills, job search skills and Career Centre services. Please see the details of Coaching2Go below:

Dates: January 17th & 31st, February 14th & 28th, March 14th & 28th
Location: In front of the Library (Building G)
Time: 11am–2pm

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