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
Employer On-Campus Info Session: Intel of Canada

Event Overview

Intel Vancouver and what we do here
Culture of Intel Vancouver team
Overview of different intern positions: ASIC Dev/Formal/PE/SV/VP
What co-ops do on a daily basis
Q&A Session

Intel Representatives Attending

4 October 2022 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: Labatt Breweries of Canada

BUD LIGHT PRESENTS: Life at LABATT 

4 October 2022 - 5:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: Analysis Group

Event Overview

4 October 2022 - 5:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: Geotab

Geotab Campus Roadshow 2022

Event Overview

Geotab is coming to your campus this Fall and we can’t wait to meet you! Learn about how we are making an impact as the world’s leading Telematics company. 

5 October 2022 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Finding and Applying for a Job

Many graduate students feel unsure how to describe their skills and competencies to non-academic employers. This workshop will address questions about: 

5 October 2022 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group will host a virtual information session for Research Analyst career opportunities. The information session will be a unique opportunity to learn more about economic consulting, the work we do at Brattle, and our full-time Research Analyst and internship opportunities, which are open for applicants on our Current Openings page.

5 October 2022 - 5:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
UBC Career Fair – October 6, 2022

We are excited to welcome everyone back in-person for our annual UBC Career Fair! This one-day in-person career fair is open to all UBC undergraduate/graduate students, new graduates, and alumni from all programs and degrees. Connect with 70+ leading companies and organizations to explore your career and post-graduation options!

Presenting Sponsor:
• Rogers Communications

6 October 2022 - 11:00am Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: Rakuten Kobo

At Kobo, our mission is to make reading lives better. We stand for readers. We also stand for our employees – from interns to full-time staff – and supporting their growth and development.

 

12 October 2022 - 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:

12 October 2022 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: Konrad Group

Event Overview

13 October 2022 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: Asian Development Bank

Company Overview

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is the leading international development finance institution dedicated to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific. 

 

13 October 2022 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

Imagine your life in Japan with the JET Programme. Find out how you can gain valuable overseas work experience, learn about Japanese culture, and meet people from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding.

13 October 2022 - 5:30pm 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:

19 October 2022 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: BrainStation

Event Overview

20 October 2022 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Alumni Office Hours with Shirley Chan: Western Canada Sales Lead, Danone | The Journey of Personal and Professional Growth with one Organization

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

20 October 2022 - 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:

26 October 2022 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: PwC China Sourcing Initiative (CSI)

Event Overview

Please join the CSI team on October 26, 2022 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm PT for our in-person CSI info session at UBC to learn more about the opportunities with PwC China and Hong Kong!

Location: UBC Life Building (LIFE), Room 2201

  

Program Introduction

26 October 2022 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: NetEase Games

Event Overview

Students will be able to learn about NetEase Games, our studios, game projects, the exciting opportunities we offer, and how we will support them in their development.

1 November 2022 - 5:30pm 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:

2 November 2022 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On-Campus Info Session: Fortinet

Company Overview

7 November 2022 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Pages

 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