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
Employer Virtual Info Session: Untether AI

Join us on Tuesday, January 25th for an Information session with Untether AI! Untether AI is developing a groundbreaking new architecture that will bring neural net inference to new heights.

25 January 2022 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: Rogers Communications

Looking to make more possible for all Canadians? How about the opportunity to contribute to real work and develop key skills while at the same time, launching a meaningful career? Join the Rogers Information Session to learn more about our Co-op Program and opportunities for this summer.

31 January 2022 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: Isaac Operations

Isaac Operations is recruiting Engineering, Business, Math & Science students for 2022! We’re hiring for full-time, co-op, and internship roles. We invite you to join us at our virtual info session where you’ll learn about starting your career in the exciting, challenging, and rewarding industry of Operational Performance Improvement Consulting.

1 February 2022 - 5:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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 Graduate Pathways to Success, 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.

10 February 2022 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: KAMENGO

Kamengo is hiring a Project Engineer (EIT) in our Vancouver office.

10 February 2022 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Community Connection Series: The Glass Ceiling is Man Made – Empowering Women in the Workplace

The Centre for Student Involvement & Careers invites you to participate in our upcoming Community Connection Event, sponsored by TD and Rogers Communications. The event is open to all students.

17 February 2022 - 3:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Info Session: Isaac Operations

Isaac Operations is recruiting Engineering, Business, Math & Science students for 2022! We’re hiring for full-time, co-op, and internship roles. We invite you to join us at our virtual info session where you’ll learn about starting your career in the exciting, challenging, and rewarding industry of Operational Performance Improvement Consulting.

3 March 2022 - 5:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Mastering the Elevator Pitch - Boost Your Career (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to help the participants actively share the draft of their Individual Develoment Plans (IDPs) with their peers. They will be afforded the opportunity to provide and receive feedback from their peers.

9 March 2022 - 9:30am Mitacs Training
Professional Communication: From Classroom to Workplace

Tue, March 15, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

15 March 2022 - 11:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Professional Communication: Building a Strong Resume

Tue, March 22, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

22 March 2022 - 11:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Professional Communication: Crafting a Compelling Cover Letter

Tue, March 29, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description.

29 March 2022 - 11:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

 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 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

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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

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, 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.

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
"Your Next Step" Podcast

Do you want to feel inspired and motivated? Find out how, in the middle of a pandemic, our alumni from around the world are rethinking what it means to be a leader. Your Next Career Step is a podcast miniseries with a new episode airing every two weeks. On the first four episodes, we explore the idea of ‘Adapting through Change’. Now we will be taking you on a journey about exploring your possibilities.

alumni UBC
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 2022. 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