About Creating Connections

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Creating Connections had its inception in 2006 as a forum for business professionals to connect with future School of Business graduates of Capilano University. The event enables business leaders to meet with some of the best and brightest future graduates and an excellent opportunity for these students to interact with potential employers.

Join us for this formal and fun networking reception with delicious appetizers and to meet the talented graduating students of Capilano University School of Business.


What Attendees Had to Say
“Creating Connections has been a great experience for me. Each year I take so much away from the keynote speaker and I’ve always made meaningful connections which has been a vital part in achieving my goals.” – Zofia Rodriguez, BBA Student (Creating Connections 2014)


“I attend various career fairs and University events throughout the year and I was impressed with the caliber of the students I spoke with at your event.  I am already scheduled to meet with some of them to discuss career opportunities.”  – Darin Calderwood, BBA Alumnus 1999 Freedom 55 Financial (Creating Connections 2014)

“The event was amazing as always! Thank you very much for the invitation, the keynote speaker was so inspirational and engaging.” – Tamara Oceguera, Davidson & Company, BBA Alumnus 2013 (Creating Connections 2014)

“We were really impressed by the effort that had gone into the event, and even more impressed with the excellent young people who are all in the process of planning their careers. Some really engaging, smart and enthusiastic people that are a credit to Capilano University.” – Jamie Scarborough, Co-Founder at Sales Talent Agency (Creating Connections 2013)

 “Creating Connections is a great way for Capilano Students to connect with potential job opportunities in their community.  This was my second year attending Creating Connections and I still found incredible value and relevance in what was offered.  This year, I walked away with four new business connections and some great new networking insight.  It really is a must attend for anyone in the business program, regardless of if they have a job lined up or not.” – Peter Spratt, BBA Alumnus 2013 (Creating Connections 2013)

“I had no idea what a positive impact Creating Connections would have on my life. I left the event with connections that have helped me beyond anything I could have imagined. Creating Connections was absolutely amazing and it is so important that events like this continue to happen. ” – Daniel Dubois, BBA Student (Creating Connections 2013)

“It was truly inspiring for me to be there amongst our future leaders. I was so impressed with so many of these students….their confidence, intelligence and of course, their enthusiasm.” – Mike Boehm, Director, Business Development, KPMG (Creating Connections 2012)

“Each year I am more impressed with the caliber of students that are participating in these opportunities. I see a ‘change in the tide’ from the earlier notion of what “Gen X’s and Y’s” are all about. This year’s class is far more polished, prepared, and savvy about the world that they are entering into in their career paths.” – Elizabeth Bonner, Member Relations Manager, HRMA (Creating Connections 2012)

“The enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit is abound at Capilano University.” – Abi Tur, Vice-Chair, Recruitment Chair, CGA-BC, North Shore Chapter (Creating Connections 2012)