How to Make the Case for a Raise

How to Make the Case for a Raise

While there’s not one ‘right way’ to ask for a raise, there are some important considerations that can help your conversation go more smoothly.

Favourite 5 Podcasts of 2017

In 2017, we launched alumni UBC 100, a year-long celebration of our 100th year and the power of our global alumni community. We hosted a packed calendar of events connecting alumni in new and meaningful ways, celebrated two UBC graduating classes in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, and expanded our social media presence and engagement… Read more

Top 5 Trek Stories of 2017

Ann Makosinski

We’re celebrating a year full of enlightening and sometimes controversial stories in Trek magazine with the Top 5 Trek Stories of 2017. The most popular articles of 2017 ranged from a Tonight Show-famous, UBC student and inventor to a UBC professor calling attention to the troubling state of the world’s fisheries. There was a story for every… Read more

How to Leverage the Holiday Season When You are Job Searching

How to Leverage the Holiday Season When You are Job Searching

The holidays can be a frustrating time for a job seeker. With most people focused on celebrating the festive season, you’re not likely to get a job offer or an interview this time of year. But don’t lose heart, there are still plenty of strategies you can use to help your job search. Network, Network,… Read more

12 UBC Alumni Named to 2017 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40

Congratulations to the 12 UBC alumni recognized on the 2017 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 list. On January 18, 2018, we celebrated the UBC alumni on the list at a special alumNIGHTS reception at the Vancouver Club. UBC Alumni on the BIV Forty Under 40 List Luke Aulin, BCom’01 – Co-Founder and CEO, RTown Dave Brett, BSc’04… Read more

Five ways alumni UBC can help you celebrate this holiday season

Holiday Central - Cocktails and Carols

Can you believe it’s almost December? The holiday season is upon us, and we wanted to share five ways we’re helping you get into the festive spirit. *We apologize in advance for how Vancouver-focused this list is. Share your favorite way to get into the holiday spirit with us on Twitter or Instagram, including @alumniUBC… Read more

The Importance of Recognition

Sometimes we can land in careers that are out of sync with who we really are and what matters to us because we have preconceived notions about what we are supposed to want.

Information for alumni contacted by IAA

Information for alumni who have been contacted by The International Alumni Association (IAA) alumni UBC has become aware that a USA-based organisation known as The International Alumni Association (IAA) has been contacting our alumni and offering a professional network service for a large financial fee. Please note that alumni UBC is in no way affiliated with this organisation, which… Read more

Should You Use a Template for Your Professional Bio?

It might be the most important paragraph (or two) you ever write. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard. Even for the strongest writers, the professional bio presents a real challenge. In the digital age your bio is your calling card, your first chance to capture the attention of potential employers or clients. So it has… Read more

The Power of Your Internal Network

In the mad rush to expand our external networks, we overlook an equally important network: our internal network, the network we build inside our current organization.

How to go from Employee to Entrepreneur

In June, alumna Candy Motzek, BASc’85 presented a live webinar to UBC alumni on how to shift from the role of employee to entrepreneur. She received so many questions that she decided to answer some of them in our Career Blog. If you missed her webinar, you can view the archive here. Do you have… Read more