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
Interviews (12:30 pm)

Wondering how to talk about your skills and experiences? Worried about discussing your strengths and weaknesses? This workshop will offer strategies and tips tailored to graduate students for interviewing across a range of fields. We’ll also discuss negotiation as a common part of the hiring process.

Facilitator:

1 June 2020 - 12:30pm Career Exploration
Interviews (4:30 pm)

Wondering how to talk about your skills and experiences? Worried about discussing your strengths and weaknesses? This workshop will offer strategies and tips tailored to graduate students for interviewing across a range of fields. We’ll also discuss negotiation as a common part of the hiring process.

Facilitator:

1 June 2020 - 4:30pm Career Exploration
Alumni Office Hours with Harriet Ho - Senior Analyst, Analysis Group

Thu, June 11, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM See description. The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, in partnership with the UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees, is excited to bring you a virtual mentorship and networking opportunity to connect with UBC Alumna, Harriet Ho. This event is open to all students.

11 June 2020 - 2:00pm Career Exploration, Community and Network Building
Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond: Being Strategic in Graduate School

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

18 June 2020 - 9:30am Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration
Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond: Being Strategic in Graduate School (via Webinar)

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

18 June 2020 - 12:30pm Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration
Academic CV (12:30 pm)

Your CV is one of the most important components of your profile as an academic and researcher. If you have questions about organization, structure, or how to use the CV to highlight your accomplishments, you may benefit from this workshop.

23 June 2020 - 12:30pm Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration
Academic CV (4:30 pm)

Your CV is one of the most important components of your profile as an academic and researcher. If you have questions about organization, structure, or how to use the CV to highlight your accomplishments, you may benefit from this workshop.

23 June 2020 - 4:30pm Academic Support and Success, 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
Career Coaching Opportunity: Appointments available to book

Over the past several months, several colleagues on campus participated in UBC's Coaching for Career Influencers Program.  As part of our ongoing development as learner coaches, we are required to engage in a minimum of 20 x 30-minute career coaching conversations.  These mutually beneficial one-to-one coaching conversations, exclusive to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, offer you a safe and confidential space to explore a concern or challenge you are experiencing and to work with you towards defining actionable goals for yourself, all while helping us enhance our coaching skills.

Academic Support and Success, 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
The UBC Hub, Online Career Mentors

Create a free profile on The UBC Hub to connect with a UBC alumni mentor from anywhere in the world. Gain insight on global job markets and industries, receive feedback on your job search materials and online profile, or conduct informational interviews.

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building