Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

UBC Centre for Student Involvement & Careers (CSI&C) offers a variety of services and resources aimed at assisting graduate students with career guidance and development, including weekly drop in and advising sessions. Events include employer information sessions, recruitment fairs, and workshops.

 

 Events

Title Description Date Theme
Employer On Campus: Sense Engineering

Mon, January 27, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM See description. Sense Engineering is a client-centric, building science and structural engineering consulting firm specializing in both existing and new buildings. We put our Clients’ needs first, explain their options clearly, and offer sensible solutions.

27 January 2020 - 5:30pm Career Exploration
Preparing for the Non-Academic Job Market

This session teaches you how to think about the non-academic job search, and how non-academic employers think about people with graduate training and about job applicants in general. It shows you how to prepare to conduct a non-academic job search, should you ever want or need to, and discusses the mechanics of a search.

28 January 2020 - 9:00am Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness
Design Your Life

What do you want out of life, at UBC and beyond? This interactive session draws on the principles of Design Thinking to help participants begin to orient their plans and philosophy regarding their career and professional life, and for locating career within life overall. We’ll also use practical skills and exercises to develop tools for evaluating and investigating alternatives and choices.

28 January 2020 - 12:30pm Career Exploration
Employer On Campus: Ledcor

Tue, January 28, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM See description. The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America's most diversified construction companies, serving the civil & infrastructure, oil & gas, pipeline, building, mining, power, and telecommunications sectors. Ledcor also owns operations in property investment, forestry, aviation, and marine transportation services.

28 January 2020 - 6:00pm Career Exploration
Employer On Campus: Splunk

Tue, January 28, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM See description. Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make companies more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. What can you do with Splunk? Come and find out.

28 January 2020 - 6:00pm Career Exploration
Employer On Campus: Communications Security Establishment

Wed, January 29, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. Imagine yourself working for an organization where you can explore a variety of new experiences, new ways of working… and make a real difference.

29 January 2020 - 12:00pm Career Exploration
My Career Story: Journeys in Entrepreneurship

Wed, January 29, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM See description. Considering entrepreneurship as a potential career direction or interested in learning more about what it means to be an entrepreneur? Join fellow UBC students for a special afternoon session hosted by UBC President & Vice-Chancellor, Santa J. Ono and Director, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Kim Kiloh.

29 January 2020 - 4:30pm Career Exploration
Employer On Campus: Asana

Wed, January 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM See description. We believe interviewing is a skill that can be learned and practiced, and we want to empower you to showcase your engineering skills in technical interviews.

29 January 2020 - 6:00pm Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness
Calgary Economic Development Information Session

Tue, February 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Why consider Calgary to kick-start your career?
There’s a lot more happening in Calgary than you might expect.

11 February 2020 - 12:00pm Career Exploration
Employer On Campus: New Gold Inc.

Tue, February 11, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM See description. New Gold is a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company. The Company has a portfolio of two core producing assets in a top-rated jurisdiction: the Rainy River Mine and New Afton Mine, both located in Canada. The Company also operates the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico (which transitioned to residual leaching in 2016).

11 February 2020 - 6:00pm Career Exploration
Employer On Campus: Teck

Wed, February 12, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM See description. Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on copper, zinc, steelmaking coal and energy.

12 February 2020 - 6:00pm Career Exploration
Panic to Power

Are you feeling uncertain or worried about getting experiences and making connections necessary for your journey at UBC and into meaningful work? Is the stress around pursuing your goals making you feel avoidant and unmotivated rather than confident and focused? You are not alone!

18 February 2020 - 2:00pm Career Exploration, Health and Wellness
Industry Ready Resumes

Many graduate students feel unsure about how to move from an academic-style CV to a resume format (widely used to apply for most types of jobs outside of academia). This workshop will address common questions about how to highlight accomplishments, transferable skills, and appeal to non-academic employers in a range of sectors.

Facilitator

12 May 2020 - 12:30pm Career Exploration

 Services

Title Description Theme
One-to-One Advising, Career

Advising is available by appointment at the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers in Brock Hall.

Career Exploration
Graduate Career Advising

Graduate drop-in career advising hours take place on Fridays, from 10:00 a.m-12:00 pm. No appointment required-- please come to the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (Brock Hall, Room 1036, 1874 East Mall), and check in at the front desk.

Career Exploration

 Resources

Title Description Theme
Online Job and Volunteer Board

Careers online is an online job and volunteer board for UBC students and alumni

Career Exploration
Career Resources for Students of Colour

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness
Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive.

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness
Career Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive.

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness
Career Planning, Graduate

Visit the graduate student career page for tools, resources, advice, and video stories to help guide your career planning and exploration.

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness
Individual Development Plan, Sciences

My IDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences.  This website was developed by AAAS/Science, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and experts from several universities (see authors on their site). 
Note: This website is not hosted in Canada, and your personal information may be stored or accessed outside of Canada.

Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration
Individual Development Plan, Humanities and Social Sciences

ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The ImaginePhD project is powered by the Graduate Career Consortium (https://gradcareerconsortium.org/; GCC).
Note: This website is not hosted in Canada, and your personal information may be stored or accessed outside of Canada.

Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration
Individual Development Plan, Health

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has developed an online Individual Development Plan (IDP) and resources.  The IDP is a tool that supports graduate students and PDFs in actively preparing for the career(s) of their choice by exploring career paths, establishing career goals, and identifying skill gaps, culminating in an action plan to achieve their career goal(s).

Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration
Resumes, Covers Letters, and CVs

This site provides samples and video tutorials to help target and tailor you resumes, cover letters & curricula vitae.

Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness