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
Webinar: How to Prepare for a Virtual Career Fair

Thu, September 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Develop your goals for attending Career Days and create an effective strategy to make the most of the career fair.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

24 September 2020 - 12:00pm Career Exploration
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Thu, September 24, 2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Get your resume ready and learn to effectively tailor your application to a particular job posting that highlights your achievements. Please bring a draft of your resume, cover letter, and a copy of any job posting to which you may be interested in applying.

24 September 2020 - 4:30pm Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: Mercer

Thu, September 24, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM See description. Mercer is a leading global HR consulting firm, recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers and America’s Best Management Consulting Firms. At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their Health, Wealth, and Career.

24 September 2020 - 5:30pm Career Exploration
UBC Graduate & Professional Schools Virtual Fair 2020

Fri, September 25, 2020 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM See description. Attend UBC’s annual Graduate & Professional Schools Virtual Fair on September 25, 2020 on CareersOnline from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST.

Connect with various schools to learn more about graduate and professional programs and explore your post-graduation options.

25 September 2020 - 11:00am Career Exploration
Webinar: How to Prepare for a Virtual Career Fair (Arts)

Fri, September 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Develop your goals for attending Career Days and create an effective strategy to make the most of the career fair.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

25 September 2020 - 12:00pm Career Exploration
Webinar: Panic to Power: Build Your Confidence

Fri, September 25, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. If your stress or nervousness is getting in your way, this workshop will offer useful information and effective coping strategies to turn your unease into motivated, productive energy that will help you approach your goals with increased comfort and confidence.

25 September 2020 - 2:00pm Career Exploration, Health and Wellness
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Mon, September 28, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

28 September 2020 - 3:00pm Career Exploration
Webinar: How to Prepare for a Virtual Career Fair

Tue, September 29, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Develop your goals for attending Career Days and create an effective strategy to make the most of the career fair.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

29 September 2020 - 5:00pm Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Career Event: CONTACT TAIWAN

Tue, September 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM See description. Please note that this is not a UBC event and is hosted by Taiwan Trade Center, Vancouver. The information you share by registering for this event may be stored on a server that is not in Canada. Taiwan Trade Center, Vancouver will not give UBC any personally identifiable information about you without your consent.

29 September 2020 - 6:00pm Career Exploration
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Wed, September 30, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Get your resume ready and learn to effectively tailor your application to a particular job posting that highlights your achievements. Please bring a draft of your resume, cover letter, and a copy of any job posting to which you may be interested in applying.

30 September 2020 - 5:00pm Career Exploration
UBC Career Day Virtual Fair

Thu, October 1, 2020 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. Connect with leading companies and organizations to explore your career and post-graduation options.

1 October 2020 - 11:00am Career Exploration
Webinar: Feeling Stuck or Unsure

Thu, October 1, 2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Bring your questions and get resources that will help you take action towards your goals.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

1 October 2020 - 4:30pm Career Exploration, Health and Wellness
Webinar: LinkedIn

Fri, October 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Identify key elements to an effective profile and get practice building your profile. We will also talk about how to network and research career ideas using alumni and employer profiles.

2 October 2020 - 12:00pm Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness
Employer Virtual Information Session: Microsoft

Mon, October 5, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM See description. Imagine having the resources to influence tomorrow's reality today and having fun while you do it. Imagine the opportunities you’ll have at a company with 163,000 employees in 211 countries, working on hundreds of products and services. No matter what your passion is, you’ll find it here.

5 October 2020 - 3:00pm Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: Imperial Tobacco Canada

Tue, October 6, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM See description. WHATEVER YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WORKING IN TOBACCO, THINK AGAIN. It's an exciting time in our business. We're a company of bold thinkers who are leading an industry transformation through innovation. Our people are incredibly talented across all functions and are helping build a new future for our business, colleagues and consumers.

6 October 2020 - 11:30am Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: Duke Marine Technical Services

Wed, October 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. Please come join us for Duke Marine Technical Services virtual information session! Duke Marine specializes in placing permanent and contract roles for all levels of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers/Designers.

7 October 2020 - 12:00pm Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: TC Energy

Thu, October 8, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. We’re more than a pipeline company. Approximately 7,300 people strong, TC Energy is a vital part of modern life. Thanks to a safe, stable network of natural gas and crude oil pipelines, along with nuclear power facilities, wherever life happens – we’re there!

8 October 2020 - 4:00pm Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: FDM Group

Tue, October 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Are you passionate about IT and business? Come check out FDM Group info workshop! The workshop will provide you with commercial awareness and understanding of what IT roles exist post-graduation as well as what duties and responsibilities entail.

13 October 2020 - 1:00pm Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: Isaac Operations

Wed, October 14, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM See description. Calling all Engineering, Science, and Math students! Join us at our virtual Information Session where you’ll learn about a career in Performance Improvement Consulting.

14 October 2020 - 11:00am Career Exploration
Employer Virtual Information Session: Toronto Finance International

Thu, October 15, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Demonstrating a work-ready skill set is more important than ever to set you apart from other students competing for work opportunities this year, amidst the pandemic. But how do you build work-ready skills outside of the workplace?

15 October 2020 - 12:30pm Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness

Pages

 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, and will continue throughout the summer months. These appointments become available for booking at 9am every Friday morning, and can be booked through Careers Online

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 your 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
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