Connect with like-minded students and engage with a variety of opportunities through UC Centre for Entrepreneurship's (UCE's) eight student-run clubs.
These clubs offer a range of competitions, seminars, workshops, internships, consultancy projects, and more to help you develop transferable skills.
180 Degrees Consulting is the world’s largest student-driven consultancy, with operations in over 150 universities, spread over 35 countries. Each year the Canterbury branch trains and supports small teams of students as they carry out projects to help charities and not-for-profit organisations achieve a greater social impact.
These projects can range from marketing plans to growth strategies, and students receive the guidance of industry mentors throughout. Organisations are assisted in the development of innovative, sustainable and practical solutions, while our students build their skill-sets and make meaningful contributions.
The UC Accounting Society aims to enhance the student experience of all accounting students and others who are interested in accounting. AccSoc offers career development enhancement through a range of workshops and tutorials, combined with the opportunity to connect with others, build confidence and develop those all-important soft skills through a multitude of social events. Check them out on Facebook.
A not-for-profit UC company run by students, entré is for all tertiary students in the Canterbury region. It aims to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, to encourage innovation and creativity and to educate students in the basic elements of business development.
entré hosts competitions, workshops and networking events, including seminars designed to cover the basic knowledge essential to an entrepreneur. They are presented by industry experts. Each seminar provides relevant and practical knowledge for students hoping to enter the business world.
So, whether you are in Commerce, Engineering, Arts, Law, Science or Education – entré offers something for everyone.
Global China Connection (GCC) Canterbury is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation for UC students of all nationalities looking to engage in China’s emergence as a global economic power.
GCC aims to inspire students to pursue professional and networking opportunities and to help them succeed in a world increasingly connected to China. GCC holds events and competitions that are engaging, relevant and fun for students, including the popular See Me Live Competition, the Internship Challenge, and the China Talk Series.
Check out the GCC website or follow them on Facebook.
The Investment Society was established in 2014 to promote financial literacy and careers in the financial industry for all University of Canterbury students. We offer a broad range of events including keynote seminars, career-based and networking events, competitions (online virtual trading & cases), academic tutorials and workshops. In 2019, we are also adding a social aspect to the club with a Beer, Wine and Spirits Stock Exchange, a Night in Las Vegas and an Economics and Finance Leavers Dinner. In 2018, we started a new chapter of The Investment Society, Women in Finance, where we aim to connect women at UC with finance professionals, mentoring, and even offer some work placement opportunities at some of the leading organisations in the financial industry in New Zealand. We also recognise women studying finance at UC who are achieving excellent things in their personal, professional or academic life. If you want to find out more about the club, check out our website, Facebook page or Linkedin!
UCom is one of the largest and most established clubs on campus with a strong focus on academic, industry and social areas. It’s for anyone who wants to work hard, play hard and develop their professional and entrepreneurial skills, whatever your year and degree! UCom has academic support throughout the year as well as skills sessions and numerous opportunities to meet industry professionals. This comes alongside our fantastic social calendar. Membership provides you with tutorials for first and second-year commerce papers and gives access to unique industry and careers events to help you network for intern and graduate opportunities. As well as discounted tickets to our social events. We would love for you to join the ride!
UC Women in Business provides students with opportunities to improve their capabilities and confidence and create connections with like-minded people. Women in Business run a range of practical workshops during the year as well as social events designed to allow members to get to know each other.