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 1-1 career advising. Events include employer information sessions, recruitment fairs, and workshops.

 

 Events

Title Description Date Theme
Alumni Office Hours with Tamara Osseiran, Product Designer II, Yahoo!

Thu, October 21, 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM See description. How I Broke Into Product Design Without a UX Background

21 October 2021 - 3:30pm Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: Interfor

Tue, October 26, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Interfor has a plan to unleash your potential and launch your career. We provide practical, meaningful experiences working alongside the best in the industry – dedicated people who care about your success. Plus, you’ll be working with the industry’s latest technologies and innovations.

26 October 2021 - 12:00pm Career Exploration
Resume & Cover Letter

Cover Letters and Resumes are crucial elements of a job application package. This workshop will help you understand:

  • The purpose of a resume versus a cover letter
  • How they are structured, and
  • Strategies for using those document to highlight your accomplishments and motivations

The live session will include opportunities for Q & A.

26 October 2021 - 12:30pm Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness, Writing and Communication
Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success

Quick – tell us the top five things you are good at! Can you do it? Or would it be easier to tell us the things you’re not good at? The truth is many of us spend more time focused on (and trying to fix) what we’re not good at, instead of discovering, appreciating, and cultivating our strengths.

27 October 2021 - 10:00am Career Exploration, Health and Wellness
Employer Virtual Information Session: RBC Capital Markets

Thu, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. RBC Student Career Series - Capital Markets

Curious about a career in Capital Markets? Not sure what Capital Markets is all about? Join us during this panel session to learn more about the recruitment process as well as roles and opportunities in RBC Capital Markets. Q &A session will conclude the event.

28 October 2021 - 12:00pm Career Exploration
UBC Career Day Virtual Fair 2021

Tue, November 9, 2021 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Attend UBC’s annual Career Day Virtual Fair on November 9, 2021 on CareersOnline from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST.

9 November 2021 - 11:00am Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: FDM Group

Wed, November 10, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Are you interested in full-time jobs in Programming and Technology?

10 November 2021 - 12:00pm Career Exploration
Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School Strategy

Take the lead of your education and hone your career intentions!
Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional opportunities they may engage in during their graduate journey.  There are also many ways to define success both within and after graduate school.

17 November 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration
Industry Nights – Building a Sustainable World: Careers in the Green Economy

Tue, November 30, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Industry Nights – Building a Sustainable World: Careers in the Green Economy

30 November 2021 - 3:00pm Career Exploration, Community and Network Building
Grad Wellness Series: Career Uncertainty

This is the second session in the Graduate Wellness series.  The sessions are designed to offer additional mental health and wellbeing support geared specifically towards graduate students and centered around known stressors many graduate students are faced with.  The series is a partnership between the Office of the Vice-President Students, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and graduate studen

9 December 2021 - 12:00pm Career Exploration, Health and Wellness
Interviews

Interviews are one of the most stressful elements in the job search process. This workshop will cover the following aspects of the interview process:

19 January 2022 - 1:00pm Career Exploration, Writing and Communication
Negotiating Job Offers

Negotiation is a common part of the hiring process, and many applicants find this part intimidating. This workshop will cover:

  • Benefits of negotiating your job offer
  • Things you can negotiate, and
  • Tips and strategies for job negotiation

This session also includes an interactive part to practice job negotiation with your peers.
 

2 February 2022 - 12:30pm Career Exploration, Writing and Communication
Academic CV

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.

10 February 2022 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness

 Services

Title Description Theme
One-to-One Advising, Career

Current UBC graduate students and recent alumni (within 1 year of graduation) can access individual advising appointments via Zoom, Skype, or phone. Topics for these conversations include: career options/exploration, job search, networking, interviews, resume, academic CVs. etc. To book an appointment, please log in to Careers Online .

If you are having difficulty identifying an appointment time that works with your schedule, please email to request an alternate time

Career Exploration
Graduate Career Advising

Same-day "drop-in" appointments are available on Friday mornings. These appointments become available for booking at 9am every Friday morning, and can be booked through Careers Online

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 your resumes, cover letters & curricula vitae. See here for additional examples of grad-specific Cover letter, CV and resume templates.

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
Your Next Step page

Your Next Step brings together valuable career resources from across UBC to help graduating students and alumni make the most of their talents, interests, and education in a changing world of work.

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building
LinkedIn Learning

All degree-seeking UBC Vancouver students have full access to LinkedIn Learning, a platform for online learning focused on technical skills and professional development, until July 2022. Develop employable skills and test out career options by accessing 16,000 short videos, audio segments and courses.

Course topics include: 

Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness, Writing and Communication