Happy Spring from BCIT and the BCIT Alumni Association!   
BCIT Alumni Association giving makes a big impact


In 1985, Wham's Careless Whisper topped the pop charts, Michael Jordan was the NBA's rookie of the year, the final episode of The Friendly Giant aired on CBC Television, and your BCIT Alumni Association made its first donation to BCIT. Since then, we've awarded nearly 850 student scholarships and bursaries totalling $945,000, and philanthropic giving adding up to a phenomenal $1.3M. 
 
Through two endowments and the Legacy of Leadership campaign, we recognize excellence in BCIT students and help them overcome financial obstacles. With your ongoing support, the BCIT Alumni Association is proud to continue our partnership with the BCIT Foundation to prepare and support tomorrow's leaders and innovators.

"I am writing you to thank you for the funds that I received through BCIT. I cannot express my gratitude enough as, if not for these funds, I would have had a very difficult time completing my studies this year to the level that I have. I am very grateful for the peace of mind the bursary affords... Your contribution has been crucial to my success." 
---   Legacy of Leadership Award Recipient
 
How can you help? Read below for information on our affinity programs that generate funds for BCIT student awards and more. 

On the career track or the race trail, this ultra-running alumna embraces the unexpected   
Sometimes in life, things don't go quite as expected. For BCIT grad, Kelsy Trigg, the unexpected ---   whether in her career or on the race trail  ---   can offer surprising and rewarding opportunities.  Read more. 
BCIT grad bids Vancouver 'Auf Wiedersehen' to lead digital retail strategy for adidas    
When two-time BCIT grad Rashpal Ahluwalia was starting his career, he knew he wanted to work in Europe one day. Now he is working for adidas in Germany and shaping digital retail strategyRead more. 
Fueled by tenacity and hard work, Candace McKibbon's career takes off at YVR 
She started out scanning boarding passes and is now working her dream job as a terminal duty officer for the Vancouver Airport Authority. Candace McKibbon shares her flight plan for success.   Read more.  
 Catch up on all the latest BCIT News and BCIT Alumni Stories.
Alumni Opportunities

Last call for you to complete your BCIT Alumni Survey   
We'd love to hear from you! Share your thoughts on how we can best serve your needs, and help strengthen your Alumni Association. Take the short 10-minute survey before April 3 and enter to win one of three $1,000 pre-paid MasterCards.   Take the survey. 
WANTED: Employers who are hiring BCIT alumni
Are you actively looking to hire high-achieving, BCIT job-ready graduates for specific positions in your organization? Register to attend the BCIT Student Association's Industry Days Career Fair taking place on May 2, 2018. A Career Specialist is ready to help you. Contact the Student Association.
50% off MacKay CEO Forums for BCIT alumnae
Are you a female BCIT alumna CEO or Executive looking to hone your leadership skills? In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, MacKay CEO Forums is extending 50% off the membership rate to the first 50 women who join between now and June 8, 2018.
Sign up here.
 
Upcoming Events



April 4 
BCIT Presentation Idol 2018 Final Round 
Don't miss the exciting finale of BCIT's Presentation Idol! Watch BCIT engineering and technology students compete for awards as they demonstrate their presentation skills and their passion for technology or innovation.   Find out more.
April 11 
BCIT International Operations Management Showcase
Where else can you hear from UBER's Michael Van Hemmen, enjoy a buffet dinner and network? Join us for this popular event, where BCIT students will connect with industry and alumni, and showcase their innovative term projects.  Register today .
April 18 
BCIT Interior Design Year-End Exhibition 
Love everything interior design? Attend the Interior Design show, and see some of the best student capstone projects and portfolios from the current school year. It's also a great chance for BCIT alumni to reconnect with fellow grads and faculty!  Join us .
Alumni Card and Affinity Partner Benefits 
There are more than 175,000 BCIT alumni across the globe. Enjoy your group benefits and savings from our trusted affinity partners, and know by doing so, you are giving back to help BCIT and future students.   



Your purchases can give back
With every purchase you make with your  BMO BCIT Mastercard , the Bank of Montreal helps support BCIT at no additional cost to you. Start with 4% cashback on everything you buy for your first four months. Plus there's no annual fee. Terms and conditions apply.
Get the best mortgage rate
Our partners at Dreyer Group want to send you to Whistler! Dreyer Group Mortgage Brokers provide home financing and advice for mortgages.  Find out more and enter for your chance to win.
Protecting you and your loved ones
Would you be protected in the event of a death, serious illness or disability? The right amount and type of insurance can make all the difference.  With the BCIT Group Insurance Program you have access to affordable group rates on Critical Illness, Life, Long Term Disability and more.



Travel to Thailand
Visit Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Bangkok and enjoy night markets, island hopping, lush landscapes, and stay with a hill-tribe community. Hike, bike, raft, snorkel, sail and wander ancient ruins and enjoy a thai-sty cooking class. Start packing, adventures await!   Merit Travel's knowledgeable tour experts are ready to help you on your way !
We've got you covered
As a BCIT graduate, you can save with preferred group rates on home, condo and renter's insurance. Plus, by choosing TD Insurance you also give back. TD Insurance helps support student awards, and alumni and student activities. A win-win for you and BCIT.   Check out these savings  and take advantage of your alumni privileges!
BCIT Alumni Card 
Enjoy exclusive benefits and preferred rates on a variety of services such as BCIT part-time studies courses with your BCIT Alumni Card. There are two types of membership fees for new cardholders: $35 for a 5-year term or $65 for a 10-year term, making it one of the best values around.  Apply for your card!
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