Networking = Building Community

Workshop Facilitators: Ryan St. Germaine | CEO at, Tech Talent Meetup and BC Tech Jobs

Dalena Nguyen | Community Manager|

Date: October 23rd | 2017

Time: 5:30 to 6:00 registration and networking

6:00 to 7:15 pm workshop

7:15 to 7:30 wrap and questions

 Location: BC Tech Innovation Hub - 101-887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

“Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts – this is the secret of success.” Swami Sivananda. Learn the importance of building relationships instead of collecting business cards and developing lifelong connections to further your career.”

This workshop will provide practical advice on how to:

  • Develop your own personal strategy to networking
  • Enter a room and approach both individuals and small groups with confidence 
  • Demonstrate sincere curiosity and use active listening to develop meaningful connections
  • Use networking as a way to build community, not just a job search tactic
  • Differentiate between networking styles in various situations
  • Convey your goals and needs when networking with authenticityTo register contact:


Leaving a Lasting Impression and not Just a Footprint

Date: Nov. 8th, 2017

Time: 5:30- 7:30 pm

Presenter: Sam Thiara, Chief Motivating Officer at GradusOne

Location: TBA

Presenter: Sam Thiara, Chief Motivating Officer at GradusOne

Sam has mentored hundreds and engaged with thousands of students and professionals over the last many years and as a result, is Co-Founder and Chief Motivating Officer of GradusOne, an organization to help high school/post-secondary and recent graduates in their life, career and helping them create an autobiography worth reading.

 Through storytelling and reflections on life's journey, Sam shares the tools, meaning and importance of building authentic relationships in life and in business.

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Behind the Business: Steamworks – Tour and Holiday Networking

Date: November 29th, 2017

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: Steamworks

Enjoy some holiday cheer, Invite your mentor and join other Access students and alumnus for a “Behind the Scenes Tour” of one of Burnaby’s most iconic brewing companies. After the tour, enjoy light snacks and a beverage while getting to know other program participants, mentors and Access alumnus.



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