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
Webinar: Job Search Strategies

Mon, August 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Learn the best ways to go about looking for work both online and in-person, and learn different strategies to access the hidden job market.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

10 August 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Mon, August 10, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Get your resume ready and learn to effectively tailor your application to a particular job posting that highlights your achievements. Please bring a draft of your resume, cover letter, and a copy of any job posting to which you may be interested in applying.

10 August 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Panic to Power: Build Your Confidence

Tue, August 11, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. If your stress or nervousness is getting in your way, this workshop will offer useful information and effective coping strategies to turn your unease into motivated, productive energy that will help you approach your goals with increased comfort and confidence.

11 August 2020 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Wed, August 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

12 August 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Thu, August 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Get your resume ready and learn to effectively tailor your application to a particular job posting that highlights your achievements. Please bring a draft of your resume, cover letter, and a copy of any job posting to which you may be interested in applying.

13 August 2020 - 11:00am Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Thu, August 13, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

13 August 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Mon, August 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

17 August 2020 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Mon, August 17, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

17 August 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer Virtual Information Session/Tech Talk: Cloud Assert Technologies

Tue, August 18, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. In this information session tech talk series, come learn what Hybrid Cloud is and how Cloud providers enable Hybrid Cloud scenarios.

18 August 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Feeling Stuck or Unsure

Tue, August 18, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Bring your questions and get resources that will help you take action towards your goals.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

18 August 2020 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Resume & Cover Letter

Wed, August 19, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Get your resume ready and learn to effectively tailor your application to a particular job posting that highlights your achievements. Please bring a draft of your resume, cover letter, and a copy of any job posting to which you may be interested in applying.

19 August 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Alumni Office Hours with Eddie Jang - Underwriter at Merchant Growth

Wed, August 19, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 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 Alumni, Eddie Jang. This event is open to all students and alumni.

19 August 2020 - 5:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, alumni UBC
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Thu, August 20, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

20 August 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Job Search Strategies

Thu, August 20, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Learn the best ways to go about looking for work both online and in-person, and learn different strategies to access the hidden job market.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

20 August 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: LinkedIn

Fri, August 21, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Bring your laptop to this workshop and you’ll identify key elements to an effective profile and get practice building your profile. We will also talk about how to network and research career ideas using alumni and employer profiles.

21 August 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Job Search Strategies

Mon, August 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Learn the best ways to go about looking for work both online and in-person, and learn different strategies to access the hidden job market.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

24 August 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Panic to Power: Build Your Confidence

Tue, August 25, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. If your stress or nervousness is getting in your way, this workshop will offer useful information and effective coping strategies to turn your unease into motivated, productive energy that will help you approach your goals with increased comfort and confidence.

25 August 2020 - 3:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Wed, August 26, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

26 August 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Thu, August 27, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

27 August 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Mon, August 31, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

31 August 2020 - 1:00pm 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 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, and will continue throughout the summer months. These appointments become available for booking at 9am every Friday morning, and can be booked through Careers Online

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 your 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
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