Working towards the world's best tourism and hospitality education network by connecting faculty and students to industry, and to each other.
Student-Connect Programs & Services
Student-Connect programs and services are designed to enhance the profile of all network programs and increase the attractiveness of students to employers.
Work Experience Broadcast Service
LinkBC collects and disseminates information about opportunities for students around BC.
Employers can direct postings for co-ops, internships, volunteer opportunities and regular employment to morgan(at)linkbc.ca.
To learn more about hiring a student from one of BC's tourism and hospitality programs, click here.
Projects and Special Events
StudentConnect also features a number of projects and events designed to bridge classroom and industry-based learning.
Annual Student Case Competition
This competition provides an opportunity for students in BC's tourism and hospitality programs to demonstrate their research, presentation, and problem-solving skills by answering challenging case questions in front of a panel of industry leaders. Student participants receive free registration to the BC Tourism Industry Conference and are eligible for cash prizes and other benefits.
Annual Student-Industry Rendezvous
The basic premise behind Rendezvous is simple. Industry leaders, either from one sector (such as hotels) or from a range of sectors (attractions, hotels, food & beverage, etc.) choose top managers to represent their companies on a given day at a venue such as a ballroom or convention centre. LinkBC network schools invite their students to the event, and ensure they're adequately prepared with appropriate questions, business cards, and the right attire. The two groups "speed network" and valuable connections are made.
Orange Book Suite of Products
A suite of educational books and workshops developed in partnership with go2. Designed to elevate student work experience and transition to careers in industry, with a goal of increasing post-graduation retention rates in the sector. Products include separate books for Students (career planning), Employers (work experience guidelines), and Instructors (student engagement and retention best practice, coming in 2013).
Our Future Leaders
The BC Hospitality Foundation extends an annual invitation to students recognized by faculty for academic standing and commitment to a hospitality career. A V.I.P. experience is hosted by network ambassador Terry Bubb, which includes full conference registration for the Hospitality Industry Conference, transportation, accommodation, all onsite meals, and a gala dinner where students and their institution receive special acknowledgement by the Foundation.
A term-long provincial competition enabling BC tourism students to become leaders and agents for positive change in the world. Students identify a community (containing at least 20 people), then create, implement, and report on a project that brings positive change to their lives. Projects must be designed to impact the community in specific measurable ways. By measuring specific impacts, students see the tangible difference they make in the world.
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