Networking Tips and Tricks

It is time to be prepared for the Spring recruit season. Here are some tips and tricks for you to be aware of when going to networking events.

  • Do your research – networking events can be overwhelming. Do some research on the firms attending to help you prioritize your time at the event and maximize the interactions. It is helpful to know which firms you would like to network with as it can take time before you get a chance to speak with recruiters one on one.
  • Ask questions – come prepared with firm specific questions. Lots of general information can be acquired from firm websites, so use this resource to ask specific questions. Recruiters spend much of their day answering the same questions over and over again, so having some unique questions or topics of conversation will allow for a more engaging conversation that will make you stand out from other recruit candidates.
  • Be yourself – firms are looking for authentic candidates. They value who you are and are looking for individuals with a variety of characteristics that don’t necessarily fit a cookie cutter checklist.
  • Bring your business cards – without a business card, recruiters are highly unlikely to remember you. They generally sort the cards they receive throughout the day. Therefore, if you have no card to give they can’t even sort your name into their “yes”, “no” or “maybe” piles, thus, reducing your chances of being rememberedby a recruiter.
  • Follow up – within 24 hours you should follow up with recruiters or whomever you spoke with to thank them for their time. To jog their memory of who you are, mention something you spoke about during your conversation; which means you should take notes immediately after your interactions, if possible, or after the event while the details are fresh in your memory.

KPMG Get the Scoop on Tax Network Event

Get the Scoop on Tax networking event is a great opportunity for the best and brightest young professionals to learn why KPMG is a great place to grow your career! During this event, you will discover all the opportunities that KPMG has to offer, and network with tax professionals from different areas of the business.

Priority will be given to first-time students.
Deadline to apply is April 14th, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday April 18th, 2019 
Time:1pm – 3:30pm
Location: KPMG Vancouver Office | 4thfloor, 777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver 
Dress code: Business formal

To apply: Please complete the survey here. 



Find out if you’re eligible for a free tax return

You must fulfill ALL of the following requirements to be eligible to register for a free tax return:

If you have any questions, regarding your eligibility,  please email us :

  1. Must need help with tax return for the tax year 2018 only
  2. Must be a currently enrolled Langara student (OR planning to take courses in summer)
  3. Annual income must be lower than $35,000
  4. Must only have income from one or more of the following sources:
    • Employment (salary and commission income)
    • Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
    • Interest (under $1,000)
  5. Must not have these tax situations:
    • Have your own business
    • Have rental income
    • Have capital gains or losses such as selling houses or capital investments
    • Have immigrated to Canada in 2018

Register for a time that works for you

If you find yourself eligible, please check the following tax return preparation schedule. Find a date and time that works for you, click on the registration link for that slot and finish your registration.

Date Time Location Registration Link
April 5, Friday 10:00am – 2:30pm L208 Session 5 


Don’t forget to bring the following documents with you on your tax return day

  • A piece of government issued photo ID
  • Your Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Tax forms that are applicable for you: T4 (employment income); T2202A (tuition); T5 (interest); T4A (Commission, scholarships, RESP payments etc.)
  • An unofficial enrolment letter showing you’re enrolled in either the spring 2019 semester, or the summer 2019 semester, or both. (letter can be acquired from your mylangara student account, a digital copy saved on your phone is fine)
  • 2017 Notice of Assessment from CRA and a copy of 2017 T1 Return
  • A USB drive to save your tax return documents