Career Webinars

Career Webinars - Sponsored by Manulife

Upcoming Live Career Webinars

Webinar - Overcoming Fear in the Second Act of your Career - Sponsored by Manulife

Webinar: Overcoming Fear in the Second Act of your Career

September 19, 2019

People are creatures of habit, associating change with risk and seeing it as something to fear. However, diving into the unknown can lead us to some of the best decisions of our careers, or lives. Nikola Girke, BHK’99, is a four-time Olympian in the sport of sailing and is one of only a few elite… Read more

Networking with Style - Featuring Katherine Lazaruk, BMus'93, BEd'95 - Sponsored by Manulife

Webinar: Networking with Style

October 2, 2019

Have you ever attended a professional event and felt nervous and awkward when starting a conversation with strangers? Perhaps you find it difficult to engage in small talk and end up wondering if the conversation was meaningful or impactful? If you’ve ever wondered what to say, or how to network effectively, articulate your professional brand,… Read more

Latest Career Webinars

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Your Best Team - featuring Magdalena Blasiak, BA'99

Webinar - Your Best Team: What does it take to succeed? Featuring Magdalena Blasiak, BA'99. Sponsored by Manulife
Who runs the world? Teams! At the heart of any organization you will find people. And what do people do? They work together on projects and initiatives. In this webinar, we will explore concepts of team development, teaming virtually and how any team can move from dysfunction into function.

Working in the Age of Automation: Myths and Realities, featuring Viet Vu, BA’16, MSc

Webinar - Working in the Age of Automation: Myths and Realities, featuring Viet Vu, BA'16, MSc (LSE). Sponsored by Manulife.
In this webinar, Viet Vu, BA’16, MSc, a researcher from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, will help you understand the impact of automation to Canadian workers and economy and will demystify myths surrounding automation: what it is, how it happens, and what it means for the future of work. Viet will address some of the biggest fears and misconceptions of automation and will focus on what actions each of us can take to ensure we maximize the benefits of automation for all.

Thriving in the Workplace featuring Miranda Massie, BA'08

Webinar - Thrive in the Workplace: Understanding Stress, Burnout and the Importance of Workplace Wellbeing, featuring Miranda Massie, BA'08. Sponsored by Manulife
Maintaining a successful career is so much more than landing the perfect position. A prosperous worklife also involves self-management, skill development and ongoing resilience. Building this resilience begins with self-awareness and knowledge. Join Miranda Massie, BA’08, Health Promotion Specialist at the University of British Columbia, for this informative session on stress, burnout and workplace wellbeing. Participants will learn about the relevance of workplace wellbeing to overall health (individual and organizational). They will gain an understanding of the stress response and how to recognize stress in themselves. Participants will take away knowledge about burnout and effective coping strategies to support successful and sustainable careers.

Say YES to Success featuring Dr. Pedro Cortina, MEd'06

Say "Yes" to Success, featuring Dr. Pedro Cortina, MEd'06
Have you ever noticed how often we create barriers to our own success? Whether it’s caused by self-doubt, negative anticipation, or a general feeling that things are not going our way, a negative mindset can lead us to hold back, doubt our own potential, and sabotage our career success. In this webinar, Dr. Pedro Cortina, Managing Partner at the Innerland Institute, will lead us on an exploration of the ways to identify and transform these self-made obstacles into clear and actionable opportunities.

Think for a Living: The Rise of the Knowledge Worker and Gig Economy - featuring Jody Shakespeare

Webinar - Think for a Living: The Rise of the Knowledge Worker & Gig Economy - Featuring Jody Shakespeare. Sponsored by Manulife
What you need to know about the trending gig economy, how to use your knowledge to cash-in and ways to mitigate your risk as a contractor.

Worlds Collide: Social Change and Finance featuring Andrea Barrios, BCom'10

Webinar - Worlds Collide: Social Change and Finance, featuring Andrea Barrios, BCom'10 - Sponsored by Manulife
There is a new movement capturing the attention of mainstream investors as an emergence of a new set of financing solutions – spurred by innovative collaborations between public and private sectors – have overcome traditional barriers to channel private investment for environmental and social good. Join Andrea Barrios, BCom’10, Innovative Finance Analyst at the Rockefeller Foundation, live from New York City and learn how you can leverage your career and find new opportunities in this emerging space.

Similar but Different: Tips and Tricks for Living and Working in the United States featuring Barney Ellis-Perry, BA'87

Webinar - Similar but Different: Tips and tricks for living and working in the United States with Barney Ellis-Perry, BA'87
Moving to the US can be daunting but rewarding. Join UBC alumnus, Barney Ellis-Perry, BA’87, reporting live from LA, for a conversation covering five topics everyone needs to consider: legal, financial, social, work culture and health care. Participants will leave the session with a list of key questions they need to ask their future employer, their other half, and themselves before they look south.

Cover Letters that Connect by alumni UBC

Webinar: Cover Letters that Connect. Sponsored by Manulife.
Never underestimate the power of a well-written cover letter. This webinar will give you the strategies to craft a cover letter that stands out and makes an authentic connection.

Dealing with the Dollars featuring Natasha Jeshani, BA'05

Webinar - Dealing with the Dollars: The HR Insider Guide to Talking About Money During the Job Search. Featuring Natasha Jeshani, BA'05
Talking about money can be one of the most challenging aspects of a job search. In this webinar, UBC alumna, HR & Recruitment Consultant and author Natasha Jeshani, BA'05 guides you through the process of how to have effective money conversations and provides valuable negotiation strategies.

Stepping Up to Leadership featuring Katherine Lazaruk, BEd'95

Stepping up to leadership: How to leverage your professional presence for career advancement
Professional presence is a key factor in career advancement. Join UBC alumna Katherine Lazaruk to learn strategies to leverage your presence to help you move into leadership, and gain insights on what successful leaders have in common and how to develop your own leadership style.

How to Give Effective Feedback, Strategies for Leaders, facilitated by alumni UBC

Webinar - How to Give Effective Feedback: Strategies for Leaders. Sponsored by Manulife
The ability to provide meaningful feedback is a vital skill for anyone who leads a team. If you are in a leadership role, or aspire to be, this webinar will give you some practical strategies to master the art of effective feedback.

How to Use Career Conversations to Advance Your Career featuring Shagufta Pasta, BA'08

Webinar: How to use Career Conversations to Advance your Career Featuring Shagufta Pasta, BA'08 - Presented by Manulife
Learn how to leverage this powerful career building tool.

Online Resume Workshop hosted by alumni UBC

Webinar: Online Resume Workshop - Sponsored by Manulife
This interactive online workshop hosted by alumni UBC provides valuable strategies to help you craft a resume that stands out at every stage of your career. 

Take Your LinkedIn Presence to the Next Level featuring Ian Christie BA'89

Take Your LinkedIn Presence to the Next Level, Featuring Ian Christie, BA'89
Learn all the tools and strategies you need to elevate your LinkedIn presence and leverage this platform effectively for your career growth.

How to Effectively Connect and Engage with a Professional Mentor featuring Amielle Lake, BA'02

Webinar - How to Effecively Connect and Engage with a Professional Mentor, Featuring Amielle Lake, BA'02
Learn strategies to find a mentor and ways to strengthen and leverage this vital professional relationship.

Write a Powerful Professional Bio

Live Webinar: Write a Powerful Bio - Sponsored by Manulife
This webinar will guide you through a step by step process to write a compelling professional bio you can adapt for various platforms.

Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur featuring Candy Motzek, BASc '85

This webinar explores your mindset, resources, finances and the things no one tells you about being an entrepreneur.  Hear from a fellow UBC graduate who

From Boss to Leader: 3 Keys to Authentic Leadership featuring Rosalyn C. Raindancer BA’06

Learn more about the differences between a boss and an authentic leader.

Marketing Your Best Self Online featuring Nicola Fairweather

Nicola Fairweather - Marketing Your Best Self Online
Learn how to develop a professional online brand and market yourself effectively across all social channels.

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