Community and Network Building

Building relationships inside and outside the university can help graduate students thrive and feel supported while learning from the experiences of others.

 Events

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Careers in FinTech - Connect with Professionals from RBC and more in the FinTech sector!

Tue, May 25, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM See description. Financial technology - or “FinTech” has disrupted the traditional finance industry by offering a diverse and contemporary alternative to conventional financial services. As of 2019, Canadian FinTech adoption has increased from 8% in 2015 to 50%. Canada recorded $2.7 billion of investment in the Industry in 2019.

25 May 2021 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Community Connection Series: Career Stories with Indigenous Professionals

Thu, May 13, 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM See description. The Centre for Student Involvement & Careers invites you to participate in our upcoming Community Connection Event, sponsored by CIBC.

13 May 2021 - 3:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
How to be a Savvy Networker

This webinar explores what networking is and isn’t and why it is still a valuable investment in your future. Join on May 26th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM to explore the power of curiosity, how to start a conversation, and the rewards of getting involved.

26 May 2021 - 12:00pm alumni UBC
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 course is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking.

18 May 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Pixellating Project Showcase: Modeling Polyrhythmic Experience: An Introduction to Music Research in the Digital Era

Fri, May 14, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/pixellating-20210514

14 May 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Small Talk IQ

Goodbye awkward silences and drawn-out discussions on rain. Hello best practices in conversational skills that can last you a lifetime.

26 May 2021 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Spring Career Symposium Day 2: Roadmap to Careers

For non-UBC registration for day 2 panels, please complete this form.

12 May 2021 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

 Services

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Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit: The Online Support Group

We recognize that graduate students face ongoing challenges, due to both the grad school experience itself and the impact of the pandemic on one’s life and studies. The stress and uncertainty at this time can feel isolating and overwhelming, and maintaining a sense of community is more important than ever. This support group is a nonjudgmental online community where graduate students come together in solidarity to discuss what matters most to them, support each other, and apply grace and grit to succeed in their current challenges.

Wellness Centre, Counselling Services

 Resources

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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
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 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
Event Venue Rental, Free

*As of (March 16 2020) the GSS is currently not taking reservations for any of the spaces in Thea Koerner House.*

The Graduate Student Society has several spaces within the Graduate Student Centre and the GSS available for graduate student professional development and social events as well as meetings and study groups.  Learn more about the venues, their capacity, and how to reserve a space here.

Graduate Student Society
Practical Tips for Growing Your Network (online course)

This short online, on-demand course will help you get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This course will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity.

Building a strong personal and professional network may be one of the single most important things you can do for your career.  Learn how to plan, prepare, build and foster your network and watch opportunities unfold in front of you.

Mitacs Training
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