Career Exploration

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
Interviews (12:30 pm)

Wondering how to talk about your skills and experiences? Worried about discussing your strengths and weaknesses? This workshop will offer strategies and tips tailored to graduate students for interviewing across a range of fields. We’ll also discuss negotiation as a common part of the hiring process.

Facilitator:

1 June 2020 - 12:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Interviews (4:30 pm)

Wondering how to talk about your skills and experiences? Worried about discussing your strengths and weaknesses? This workshop will offer strategies and tips tailored to graduate students for interviewing across a range of fields. We’ll also discuss negotiation as a common part of the hiring process.

Facilitator:

1 June 2020 - 4:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Alumni Office Hours with Harriet Ho - Senior Analyst, Analysis Group

Thu, June 11, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM See description. The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, in partnership with the UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees, is excited to bring you a virtual mentorship and networking opportunity to connect with UBC Alumna, Harriet Ho. This event is open to all students.

11 June 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, alumni UBC
Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond: Being Strategic in Graduate School

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

18 June 2020 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar – Quiet Leadership

For full event details and to register visit alumniUBC.  Description: Do you feel like your career path or leadership effectiveness is somehow hindered by your temperament? Are you overlooked for leadership roles because of your quiet nature?

18 June 2020 - 12:00pm alumni UBC
Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond: Being Strategic in Graduate School (via Webinar)

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

18 June 2020 - 12:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond: Being Strategic in Graduate School (4:30)

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

18 June 2020 - 4:30pm Library Research Commons
Academic CV (12:30 pm)

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.

23 June 2020 - 12:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Academic CV (4:30 pm)

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.

23 June 2020 - 4:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Networking Skills

You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network,” but have you ever wondered how to get one? This full-day course is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking.  We will cover who-what-where-when and why to network and participants will have the opportunity to practice what they

15 October 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Career Professionalism

When working with others, we often forget the impressions and impact we have on those around us. We often dismiss just how important our personal reputation impacts the way we are perceived and in turn, how others relate to us and ultimately, what opportunities are opened to us.

26 November 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training

 Services

Title Description Provider
One-to-One Advising, Career

Advising is available by appointment at the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers in Brock Hall.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Graduate Career Advising

Graduate drop-in career advising hours take place on Fridays, from 10:00 a.m-12:00 pm. No appointment required-- please come to the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (Brock Hall, Room 1036, 1874 East Mall), and check in at the front desk.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

 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, Covers Letters, and CVs

This site provides samples and video tutorials to help target and tailor you resumes, cover letters & curricula vitae.

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