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

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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
Employer On Campus Event: Isaac Operations

Tue, January 18, 2022 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM HENRY ANGUS BUILDING. Isaac Operations is recruiting Engineering, Business, Math & Science students for 2022! We’re hiring for full-time, co-op, and internship roles.

18 January 2022 - 5:30pm Career Exploration
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
How to Get Hired: The Job Search and Application

It is never too early, or too late, to start thinking about how to approach your job search and application. This panel, hosted by the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, is designed to provide you with perspectives and strategies around successful job search and applications from recent alumni who hold UBC graduate degrees. The following topics will be covered:

2 December 2021 - 4:00pm 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
Industry Nights – Building a Sustainable World: Careers in the Green Economy

Did you know that the number of jobs in Canada’s Green Economy is expected to grow by 48% by 2030? There is already $6 billion invested in Vancouver’s Cleantech sector alone! The Green Economy involves a diverse array of industries and jobs aiming to enhance environmental sustainability, requiring skills and expertise from across all disciplines.

30 November 2021 - 3:00pm Career Exploration
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

 Services

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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
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

 Resources

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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
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 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
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
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, 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
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
Online Job and Volunteer Board

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

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