BCIT Business and Media Career Exploration Program

  • Get an early start on determining and enhancing your future career
  • Discover your passions and what makes you uniquely YOU
  • Explore Career suitability and options and gain media and communication skills that will set you apart in today’s employment landscape

Invest now in your future!

BCIT Business Global Relations, in partnership with the Broadcast and Media Communications Department, invites domestic and international high school students to participate in the Business and Media Career Exploration Program.

Over the course of two weeks, explore career suitability and options by discovering your values and personality strengths. Gain multimedia experience to enhance employment opportunities and develop your communication skills for personal and professional growth.

This two week program is offered in July and August.

  • June 29-July 10, 2020
  • August 10-21, 2020
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Week 1 – Multimedia Storytelling:
  • Explore broadcasting to enhance your presentation skills
  • Engage in hands on media training to advance your career success
  • Learn communication and media skills employers rate as top priority when hiring
  • Areas of interactive study include interviewing, writing, story-telling, announcing, photography, podcasting.
Week 2 – Career Exploration and Planning:
  • Assess professional interests and career suitability
  • Learn about top future career choices and job market trends
  • Develop and present a personal career plan

Program Details

Canadian and international high school students from 14 to 17 year olds are welcome.
Career Exploration areas:
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Logistics
  • International Business
  • Digital Arts
  • Broadcast and Media Communications
  • Career suitability testing and individual coaching
  • Interactive career labs exploring BCIT’s School of Business programs
  • Interaction with industry professionals
  • International cuisine lunches
  • Optional weekend sightseeing packages
  • $1,150 – International students
  • $950 – Canadian citizens and permanent residents

How to apply:

To start your business and media career exploration adventure at BCIT, apply online by April 15, 2020. Register by March 15, 2020 to save $100.

Summer program location

The BCIT Burnaby Campus is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Canada Way:
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

More Information

If you have questions, please email cep@bcit.ca or call 604-432-8898

OzTrekk – Operation Med School


Did you know that you can apply to medical school right after graduating from high school?

In Australia, your dream of becoming a doctor can start much sooner!

OzTREKK represents 6 Australian medical schools that offer “direct entry” from high school. With a medical degree from Australia, you are able to have the option of either practicing as a doctor in Australia or returning to Canada.

In order to help you make an informed decision, we will be hosting a webinar exclusively for Vancouver OMS students to tell you more about your options of studying medicine in Australia.

Study Medicine in Australia 101

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. PST

Join the webinar to meet OzTREKK Medicine Admissions Officer Amanda Rollich, who has worked with the medical programs for more than five intakes! Amanda will share her insight regarding the universities and their undergraduate-entry med programs, admission requirements, financing options, and how to return to Canada to practice as a doctor.

Each year, OzTREKK helps thousands of Canadian students with the application process to study in Australia. We assist you with everything from submitting your applications to relocating to sunny Australia! And since we are funded by the Australian universities, all our services are completely free.

We hope you can attend! If you are unable to attend but would like a recording or further information please contact Kati at kati@oztrekk.com

Here is the link to the online webinar



Skills Canada Competition. Vancouver May 28th and 29th

The 26th Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) will be held May 28 & 29, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Center, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The opening ceremony will be held on May 27 and the closing ceremony on May 30.

Skills Canada BC is an affiliate of the organizers of the Skills Canada National Competition, an annual event. SCNC is an Olympic-style competition which showcases Canada’s best in skilled trades and technologies as they compete to become the national champion in their respective sector. Students placing gold at the BC Provincial Skills Competitions will advance to SCNC to represent their province in their Skill Area.

If you are interested please come see Ms. Bramley as she will need to register you.

Attend Big Info

Join us for the BCIT Big Info Night on Wednesday, February 19. Meet faculty, students, and grads who will help you learn about over 300 programs to make your career a big deal. Check out interactive tech demos at the Welcome Showcase.

One Place. Endless Possibilities.

People walking around at Big Info.Big Info is the largest program expo and information session at BCIT. Held only twice each year, it’s your chance to find out about all our programs – from businesscomputing, and health to engineeringtrades, and applied sciences. Learn about certificate, diploma, and degree offerings, as well as full-time and part-time programs.



Date: Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Buildings: SW1, SE2, and SE6

Register at :https://www.bcit.ca/about/visit/big-info/

Operation Med School Open House March 8th


On behalf of the executive team of Vancouver’s Operation Med School Conference 2020, we are excited to announce registration is now open! We are contacting you all to reach out to schools within our community as this conference is aimed towards high school students. 
Our Sponsors and Partners Include:
– Doctors of BC
– MD Consultants
– BC Children’s Hospital
– UBC 
OMS hosts annual conferences that provide youth with the unique opportunity
to explore the medical field through workshops and panels led by medical professionals. Our mission is to ‘inspire, inform and encourage students to follow their medical dreams and head bravely into future endeavors. This upcoming spring, we will be hosting
the 2020 Vancouver Operation Med School Conference at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at the University of British Columbia. 

The deadline is March 2, 2020, 11:59 PST and the link is below:
Our website below has more information about our conference


Justice Institute of British Columbia Open House

Open House 

 715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC

March 4, 2020

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


JIBC continues to receive inquiries from high school counsellors, career advisors, educators, students and parents, like yourselves, who are interested in learning about the Institute and its programs that lead to careers in public safety. The focus of this event is to provide meaningful information to prospective students.

JIBC is a public post-secondary institution that offers innovative education and training in the fields of law enforcement, firefighting, paramedicine, corrections, emergency management, leadership, conflict resolution and other related disciplines.

Students will learn how JIBC programs can prepare them for a career in public safety.
Our programs are focused on applied learning and our expert faculty are active in their professional fields. We also provide a range of student support services that contribute to the success of our students.

Event highlights:

  • Visit the career fair in the gymnasium between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Speak with Program Advisors from various JIBC programs and learn what it takes to be competitive in these careers
  • Networking with recruiters from various public safety fields to learn what it takes to be competitive in these careers
  • Take a tour of the New Westminster campus
  • Watch one of our presentations in the theatre to learn about the many JIBC programs available in law enforcement, paramedicine, emergency management, firefighting, conflict resolution, leadership and more
  • Watch live demonstrations from program areas in law enforcement, paramedicine, firefighting and emergency management

There is still time to register if you haven’t yet. If you have classes, groups of students, or staff that wish to attend, please register at openhouse@jibc.ca

We look forward to seeing your staff and students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Open House!

Please contact Jas Jagpal at jjagpal@jibc.ca if you require additional information or have questions about the event.

Vancouver Film School Open House February 8th

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VFS Open House | 8 February 2020 | 10am – 1pm

FREE, perfect for any student as all 13 programs are open to explore.

Parents, teachers, and guidance counsellors are also welcome to attend.


At Open House you can,

  •          Discover the VFS student experience
  •       Get the latest program and scholarship information
  •          Meet VFS faculty, admissions staff, and esteemed alumni
  •          See live student performance, creative works and film projects
  •          Learn how to apply to VFS

Vancouver Film School offers programs in: Animation, Writing, Acting for Film & Television, Game Design, Programming, Motion & Interactive Design, Film Production, Make Up, Sound Design, and VR/AR development.

More details and to register: https://vfsopenhouse.eventbrite.ca/?aff=Outreach

At this event, we will also be hosting in-person auditions for our 1-year and 4-month Acting programs. As well as, free 1-on-1 creative portfolio development sessions for those looking for feedback on their animation or design portfolios. Both activities require separate registration prior to the event.