Career

Get involved by exploring experiences, networks, and identity and utilizing tools and resources to help prepare for your next steps after graduate school.

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Info Session

Do you want to study at the University of Toronto Medical School?

1 February 2023 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: Industrial Light & Magic

Event Overview

2 February 2023 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Alumni Office Hours with Spencer Kent: Executive in Charge, Industrial Light Magic | Networking as an Introvert, and the Impacts of My Network on My Career

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers is excited to bring you a virtual mentorship and networking opportunity to connect with UBC alumni, Spencer Kent. This event is open to all students and alumni.

2 February 2023 - 3:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Info Session: Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC)

Event Overview

Have you ever wondered about working in a dynamic industry as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)? There are many CPAs who have interesting and lucrative careers with non-business degrees.

 

8 February 2023 - 8:00am Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Careers in Communication and Knowledge Mobilization (Panel)

 

Are you interested in careers in the fields of communication, policy, and knowledge mobilization?

8 February 2023 - 4:00pm Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Cover Letters

Cover letters are a potential opportunity to highlight your motivation and experiences. This session will cover

14 February 2023 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Alumni Office Hours with Prajju Mantha: Senior Sales Operations Analyst, Dell Technologies | The Impact of Interdisciplinary Thinking in Designing my Career Path

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers is excited to bring you a virtual mentorship and networking opportunity to connect with UBC Alum, Prajju Mantha. This event is open to all students and alumni.

16 February 2023 - 3:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: Government of Canada – Public Service Commission

Event Overview

1 March 2023 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: GHD

Event Overview

At this event we are looking to target both Co-op, New Grads and Alumni who are enrolled in the engineering space, notably civil, chemical, environmental, and geological. We will have industry experts speaking about GHD and our amazing opportunities.

 

8 March 2023 - 5:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

22 March 2023 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
WorkBC In-Person Drop-in Career Advising – UBC Alumni Centre

Come and meet with a WorkBC Career Advisor. Open to All. No Appointment Necessary

Location:

Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
First Floor – Check-in at the front desk

What we offer:

29 March 2023 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Alumni Office Hours with Hatim Hanafi: Product Strategy & Analytics, Microsoft | Adjacent Possibilities and Following your Gut into Building a Successful Career

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers is excited to bring you a virtual mentorship and networking opportunity to connect with UBC alumni, Hatim Hanafi. This event is open to all students and alumni.

30 March 2023 - 3:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
WorkBC In-Person Drop-in Career Advising – UBC Alumni Centre

Come and meet with a WorkBC Career Advisor. Open to All. No Appointment Necessary

Location:

Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
First Floor – Check-in at the front desk

What we offer:

5 April 2023 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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:

12 April 2023 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
WorkBC In-Person Drop-in Career Advising – UBC Alumni Centre

Come and meet with a WorkBC Career Advisor. Open to All. No Appointment Necessary

Location:

Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
First Floor – Check-in at the front desk

What we offer:

12 April 2023 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
WorkBC In-Person Drop-in Career Advising – UBC Alumni Centre

Come and meet with a WorkBC Career Advisor. Open to All. No Appointment Necessary

Location:

Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
First Floor – Check-in at the front desk

What we offer:

19 April 2023 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Negotiation

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

25 April 2023 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
WorkBC In-Person Drop-in Career Advising – UBC Alumni Centre

Come and meet with a WorkBC Career Advisor. Open to All. No Appointment Necessary

Location:

Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
First Floor – Check-in at the front desk

What we offer:

26 April 2023 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
WorkBC In-Person Drop-in Career Advising – UBC Alumni Centre

Come and meet with a WorkBC Career Advisor. Open to All. No Appointment Necessary

Location:

Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
First Floor – Check-in at the front desk

What we offer:

3 May 2023 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
WorkBC In-Person Drop-in Career Advising – UBC Alumni Centre

Come and meet with a WorkBC Career Advisor. Open to All. No Appointment Necessary

Location:

Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
First Floor – Check-in at the front desk

What we offer:

10 May 2023 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

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 Services

Title Description Provider
One-to-One Advising, Career

Current UBC graduate students and recent alumni (within 1 year of graduation) can access individual advising appointments in person or as virtual appointments. 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 .

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

 Resources

Title Description Provider
Online Job and Volunteer Board

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

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Planning, Graduate

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

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate Pathways to Success
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.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate Pathways to Success
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).

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate Pathways to Success
Resumes and Cover Letters

This site provides samples and video tutorials to help target and tailor your resumes and cover letters. See here for additional examples of grad-specific resume and cover letter templates.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Business Concepts for Life Scientists (Online, Self-paced)

The purpose of this online, on-demand course is to enhance PhD scientists’ understanding of foundational business concepts. This business coursework is unique because it is designed to prepare scientists for career transitions into both academic and non-academic settings. The course comprises a series of three modules - Business Strategy, Finance and Business Development.

iBiology
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.

alumni UBC, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

alumni UBC, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
InterSECT Job Simulations

InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. Our goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals consider the following questions:

What are my professional interests and skills?
How do my interests and skills translate to potential careers?
What are my career options?
Which careers haven’t I considered?

Graduate Pathways to Success
GPS Workshop Materials, Recordings

Materials, handouts, and recordings from many past Graduate Pathways to Success sessions, including our career and statistics series, are posted online here (cwl login required)

Graduate Pathways to Success
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 2023. Develop employable skills and test out career options by accessing 16,000 short videos, audio segments and courses.

Course topics include: 

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning

January 2022–February 2023
The Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning is a year-long teaching development program that supports graduate students seeking future roles as faculty. Apply by October 31, 2021.

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Book List: Succeeding in Grad School and your Career

Below is a list of recommended reading to help you navigate grad school and strategize for your career.  These are some examples and there are many more!  Many have very similar topics.  Pick one or two depending on where you are in your program.  You do not need to read them all! They range from helping you choose your research project, to navigating each stage of your program, to helping you select opportunities for career planning. (Note: many of these are available through the UBC library)

Graduate Pathways to Success
Curricula Vitae

This site provides samples and information about curricula vitae . See here for additional examples of grad-specific CV and samples.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers