To support aspiring CPAs, CPABC hosted its popular Connect Networking Night on November 22, 2018, at the Vancouver Lookout observation deck atop Harbour Centre. The theme for the event was “Building Relationships,” and that’s exactly what attendees had the chance to do, as post-secondary students from across the Lower Mainland met with CPABC members and a range of employers from industry, government, and public practice in an informal setting. Employers who attended the event include:
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Clearline CPA
- Hootsuite Inc.
- LLT LLP
- Martin & Henry Chartered Professional Accountants
- Randstad Finance & Accounting
- RHN CPA
- Trez Capital
Students and employers alike had positive things to say about the event. One UBC student described it as a great opportunity to hear stories from working professionals and said it reaffirmed their interest in accounting. A student from BCIT said the uniqueness of the venue, which features a 360-degree aerial view of the city, “helped to create conversations.” And one employer said the open networking format allowed students to engage in a “fun and relaxing way.” The event included fun ways to engage students and members including sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres, a caricaturist, a photobooth. Check out the event photos!
Thanks to everyone who came out and stay tuned for information on our next Connect Networking Night taking place in 2019.
*All photos taken by Aaron Aubrey