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Event: March 30 6:30-8:00PM
For the first time ever, our event brought back former alumni from Ascend UBC and Ascend Canada to speak in a panel and network with students at ALUMINATE. Featuring our alumni who now are at KPMG, Bain & Company, Best Buy, and Harvard Law School, it was a chance for them to share their experiences as Pan Asian professionals and speak about the impact of their Ascend experience.
HATCH: INCUBATE YOUR NEXT STARTUP
Event: February 4th, 2021
Our very first edition of HATCH, this event gave our students the opportunity to learn from amazing California-based entrepreneurs including Jonathan Javier and Jerry Won of Wonsulting, and Lucas Dickey of Fernish. Featuring networking with 8 UBC student entrepreneurs guests, students came away with the inspiration and advice to HATCH their next business.
EXECUTIVE MENTORSHIP SESSION 2020
Event: November 30th, 2020
Our annual Executive Mentorship session, despite being hosted virtually for the first time, brought together students and professionals in intimate networking sessions. Following a strict no-keynotes style, the event featured 9 professionals from companies like EA, KPMG, RBC, Telus and more.
Event: September 29th, 2020
Ascend UBC"s Annual Kickoff Event was the first event of the 2020/2021 school year, aimed at introducing attendees to Ascend as a organization, as well as providing networking oppurtunities with professionals from RBC, TD, CIBC, and Aviso Wealth. Attended by over 40 students, the event was Ascend UBC's first virtual event in the club's history.
READY, SET, ASCEND!
2020 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Event: Monday, March 9th, 2020
Hosted at KPMG’s office, the largest Ascend event of the year featured resume workshops, mock interviews, and guest speakers. Followed by small group networking with professionals and a sushi dinner, the event was attended by over 90 students.
EXECUTIVE MENTORSHIP SESSION 2019
Event: November 25th, 2019
For our annual Executive Mentorship Session of 2019, Ascend hosted a premium one-of-a-kind networking session at PwC Vancouver. Enforcing a less than 6:1 ratio between students and mentors from some of the most prestigious companies in Canada, this event guaranteed students the chance to network and create lasting connections with the professionals of Ascend's corporate chapter.
Event: September 30st, 2019
Kick-off was Ascend UBC’s first event of the year. We invited you to our speaker and panelist-focused event, intended to provide students an insight into Ascend as an organization and learn about our vision. The event featured four speakers from KPMG, E&Y, RBC, and TD who spoke about the importance of diversity in leadership, and their own personal and professional experiences throughout their career.
Event: February 1st, 2019
In partnership with Alpha Kappa Psi UBC, IGNITE conference was about inspiring and empowering future leaders, fostering community, unleashing your potential, and cross-learning. Presented by business professionals and talented members of the UBC community, the conference aimed to inspire individuals who strive for personal and professional development in the fast-changing world.
EXECUTIVE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2018
Event: November 22nd, 2018
Ascend Leadership UBC worked with our SFU Student Chapter to create an evening panel featuring a diverse group of established mentors and corporate professionals from industries such as banking, accounting, and law. This allowed students to network with seasoned professionals and receive advice in regards to their own personal growth as mentors were invited to share their own experiences, successes and challenges in their career.
Event: September 26th, 2018
In partnership with UBC Finance Association (UBCFA), Blastoff featured a panel consisting of successful upper-year students returning from their summer internships to talk about careers in finance, the recruiting process of financial firms, as well as their experiences. The topics discussed included investment banking, sales & trading, debt capital markets, and consulting.