BCIT grads are in demand! Whether you want to build your brand on campus or are actively recruiting, we connect employers to BCIT talent.
In addition to offering free recruitment opportunities through Career Track, BCITSA Career Services increases professional connections between employers and students through a variety of events and services throughout the school year. Connect with us to learn more and to get involved!
Build Your Brand at BCIT
BCIT Student Association offers unique opportunities to build your brand on campus. Our members are BCIT students, so we know what students want and we know how to reach them. Connect with the future workforce and contact us to discuss your branding strategy at BCIT.
Sponsorship is an excellent way to build your brand on campus and to increase brand recognition. Establish your company as an employer of choice or market your products and services on campus.
Employers are invited to sponsor Career Services events such as Industry Days, Industry Connections Events, and Industry Week. The SA also provides sponsorship opportunities related to the many social events hosted on campus throughout the school year, such as Frosh Fest celebrations and health and wellness events.
Advertise at BCIT
Build a strong presence at BCIT through the following advertising opportunities:
- Student Handbook Advertising – every student that visits the SA Centre gets a copy of the annual Student Handbook and the Handbook is distributed widely across all BCIT campuses (11,000 copies printed each year). The handbook is revised each spring. Employers and companies who would like to advertise in the handbook are encouraged to contact our marketing department in April.
- LINK Magazine Advertising (Print & Web)
- Room Sponsorship & Rental
- Digital Signs & Advertising
- Web Banners
Employer Information Sessions ($300 +tax)
Employer Information Sessions are company presentations geared towards students and alumni from specific programs. These sessions are designed to make students aware of employment opportunities open to them upon graduation, and are an excellent way to market your company to students, alumni and new grads. Review our Employer Information Session Guide for Success to get the most out of this opportunity.
Industry Spotlight Days ($300 +tax)
Industry Spotlight Days happen one to two times a month between September and April at BCIT. Industry Spotlight Days feature a full day of industry-themed Employer Info Sessions. Contact Career Services to learn more about when employers from your industry will be on campus, or see the Upcoming Events page on our website.
Networking Events ($500 + Catering + tax)
Career Services organizes industry-specific networking events to provide a professional and comfortable environment for students and employers to connect. We customize networking events to your needs.
Recruit BCIT Students
BCITSA Career Services offers a direct link to BCIT students and alumni and we work to help employers meet their HR and hiring needs. If you don’t see a service that suits your needs, please call us and we would be happy to discuss how we can work together.
Job Postings (free)
Career Track is an online job portal exclusive to BCIT students and alumni. Employers post jobs for free. Career Track allows students and alumni to upload their resumes and cover letters and apply for jobs directly online. Career Services further markets job postings to students and alumni by sending out targeted job e-blasts. Job e-blasts feature new Career Track postings and are targeted to students and alumni from relevant BCIT programs.
BCITSA Career Services understands the skills and competencies of BCIT students and how they fit into the labour market. We help employers tap into these skills. If you aren’t sure how to write a job description or a job posting, we can help. Contact us to discuss your recruitment needs.
Industry Days ($500 +tax)
Industry Days Career Fairs are industry-specific recruiting events as well as an opportunity to build your brand on campus. Employers must be actively recruiting. Our events are intimate events where employers and students can interact and discuss job openings. Industry Days events in 2017-18 are:
Tech Industry Days – September 25 @ BCIT Downtown Campus
Tech Industry Days – January 23 @ BCIT Burnaby Campus
BIG Business Industry Days – January 24 @ BCIT Burnaby Campus
Construction & Engineering Industry Days @ January 25 @ BCIT Burnaby Campus
Industry Days – May 2 @ BCIT Burnaby Campus
Space may be reserved for interviews or for employer office hours:
$75 up to 4 hours
$100 up to 8 hours
We schedule interviews with BCIT students and alumni for you:
$100 (1-10 candidates)
$155 (11 – 20 candidates)
$200 (21-30 candidate)
+ $50 (+tax) to reserve a private room or office for interviews.
Recruitment Table ($200+ tax)
Recruitment tables are a very effective way to sell immediate job openings to students. Set up a recruitment table in a high traffic area on campus and connect with students while promoting your business. Recruitment tables are most effective when employers are outgoing and actively reaching out to students with opportunities. Recruitment tables are available throughout the year although it’s best to avoid mid-terms and finals. A Career Specialist can guide you on the best time to reach your target student group.
Have something else in mind? We tailor services based on consultations with employers and design events to meet specific recruitment or marketing needs.
Get involved! Bring your expertise to campus and give back to the BCIT community. There are a variety of ways in which you can help to shape the workforce of tomorrow by volunteering with BCITSA Career Services. Become a mentor or facilitate a workshop on career or professional development topics. Contact us to find out how you and your company can benefit from working with us.
Throughout the school year, the SA provides many opportunities to engage with student through speaking opportunities. Speakers and topics are typically related to Career Services and our Peak Leadership program. Contact us for more details.
Do you want to make a positive influence on the next generation? Volunteering your time in the BCIT Student Association Mentorship Program may be the opportunity you are looking for.
Develop and practice a more personal style of leadership
Share your passion and career knowledge
Enhance your coaching, counseling, and listening skills
The Mentorship Program is based out of the BCIT Student Association’s Career Services and Entrepreneurial Services departments. We are very excited to be able to offer students at BCIT the opportunity to be mentored by professionals in Metro Vancouver to gain business insight and hone the soft skills that will ultimately lead to their professional success. Through the Mentorship Program, we offer two streams: Career Mentorship and Entrepreneurial Mentorship.
Share their experience in career development and work-life balance and help their mentee gain a better understanding of employer expectations, job requirements, and accessing the hidden job market. Career mentors are typically matched with final year students from a related field.
Share their business development experience and provide guidance and support to their mentee as the mentee develops their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge. Entrepreneurial mentors are typically matched with students/alumni that are in the idea development phase or have a business that has been in operation for no longer than two years.
Every match forges a different path; occasionally with surprising outcomes! Volunteer to be a mentor today! We accept mentors in all industries. Click here to fill out our Application. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know that a lot of the times it’s easy to get stuck in the 9-to-5 grind and to put yourself in cruise control, so being able to properly reflect on what it means to work in the industry with a mentee really helps me put my goals and my values into perspective; lately I’ve found that I started taking a lot of the same advice that I’ve been offering to my mentee! – Aaron
We were extremely impressed with how well-run and professional it ran. – Sarah McKay, Unbounce
BCITSA Career Services offers event planning and advertising targeted for the student body that Midwest Surveys Inc. needs to attract and recruit. Based on our experience, we would recommend working with the Career Services staff for any recruitment campaign’s that your organization is undertaking. The Career Specialists are knowledgeable and work hard to establish and develop a relationship between the student body and the employer’s they work with. – Midwest Surveys
The Career Services of the Student Association have helped me a lot with cover letters, résumés, interviews, suggestions, and advice for my job hunt. All staff are very skilled, resourceful, and up to date with the market. Besides that, they have good online resources that address the demands of the industry. I strongly suggest students use these services. – Rafael Rozon, Computer Systems Technology Diploma Graduate 2015
Kudos to you and your team! It was great meeting you in-person. Everything was well organized and seemed to go smoothly. It was great connecting with the students and learning more about their experiences and what they are looking for. – Chris Lo, City of Burnaby
It was a pleasure to attend the event. I was impressed by the level of engagement the attendees had and the high level of questions asked. Please keep me in mind for future events. – S. West, Lower Mainland Medical Imaging