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
Industry Nights - Spotlight on Cannabis

Mon, November 18, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM See description. Industry Nights – Spotlight on Cannabis
At this exclusive event for UBC students, alumni and faculty you are invited to discover all the opportunities within the Cannabis industry, now valued at $5.7 Billion dollars in Canada, and how you can position yourself for a career in the sector.

18 November 2019 - 6:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Employer On Campus: Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

Wed, November 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM See description. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is very interested in hosting an information session at UBC to promotion its student and full-time job opportunities this fall.

20 November 2019 - 6:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

21 November 2019 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond (via Webinar)

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

21 November 2019 - 1:30pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
University Of Southern California Information Session

Mon, November 25, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM See description. University of Southern California is one of the premier research institutions in the United States. Learn more about paid summer research programs, as well as Master's and PhD programs in engineering & computer science.

Location: Forest Sciences Centre - Room 1003

25 November 2019 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Graduate Students: Interviews and Negotiation (WEBINAR)

Tue, November 26, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. 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.

26 November 2019 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Interested in Working in Local Government in Northern BC? Drop-in Sessions To Learn About 12 Month Internships Starting in May 2020

Wed, November 27, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM See description. Graduating soon and interested in pursuing a career in Local Government in Northern BC?

Come and meet in small groups for twenty minutes with representatives from Northern Development Initiative Internship Program for a conversation about your options and career paths in local communities.

27 November 2019 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Study Medicine in Australia!

Thu, November 28, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM See description. On November 28 OzTREKK and a current Canadian medical student from the University of Queensland (Nic) will be hosting an information session about studying Medicine in Australia!

28 November 2019 - 5:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Graduate Students: Panic to Power

Wed, December 4, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. Is the stress around pursuing your goals making you feel avoidant and unmotivated rather than confident and focused? You are not alone!

4 December 2019 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Beijing, Smith School of Business Information Session

Mon, January 13, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM See description. The Master of Finance – Beijing program is an incomparable learning experience for people with financial aspirations. The program, offered in Beijing, provides the highest quality training and covers applied financial knowledge and skills that are used globally.

13 January 2020 - 6:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within has participants analyze successful entrepreneurial ventures and identify what it took for those entrepreneurs to reach their goals. Using an interactive, team-based approach, this full-day workshop builds awareness of the current Canadian entrepreneurial landscape and resources available to those looking to start their own business.

19 February 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

 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.

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