Time is Of the Essence: The Eight Hour Dilemma

Forest Kong, BA'18

“When one chapter closes, another opens”. Gone were the long bus rides to campus, the weekly VSEUS meetings, and days of frantically cramming for exams the night before. The idea of having to face new challenges in life seemed so expectable, yet that reality did not set in for me until my last moments on… Read more

Ten Podcasts to Boost your Career

Podcast

I love a good podcast. Although, truthfully, I really only started enjoying them quite recently. I am more of a visual learner; and it was difficult to adapt at first.  However, I decided to try it again and I found so much joy tapping into this super popular medium covering so many topics – including… Read more

Four Tips when Handling a Difficult Conversation

Difficult Conversations

There are very few people who feel comfortable having difficult conversations with someone on their team, their supervisor or even in their personal lives. But they are so important as you move forward in your career.  To reframe the idea,  I like to think of them as courageous conversations. Tough and direct conversations can be… Read more

What’s on your mind? The power of journaling

Journaling

For a lot of people, the thought of journaling sounds like writing in a diary, but it can be much more than that. Journaling is a powerful outlet to jot down thoughts, questions or insights, and it can help settle the brain and create greater self-awareness; a key component in career self-management.

Trek’s top stories of 2018

UBC cinnamon bun - Trek's top stories of 2018

In 2018, Trek brought you stories about psychedelics, ornithology, smart cities, and lunar expeditions. It also featured Q&As with Dr. David Suzuki, national news anchor Robin Gill, and internationally-renowned tenor Fraser Walters. In the end, however, Trek‘s most read story of the year was about a sweet, sticky treat at the heart of many alumni… Read more

Top podcasts of 2018

Top podcasts of 2018

For many years, since before the podcast became the popular medium it is today, we have recorded and released much of our in-person programming in audio form for your listening enjoyment. As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the year of alumni UBC programming we have had the… Read more

Millennial Voices: Why Job Hopping Can Be a Good Thing for Your Career

Mariam Aamir, BA’17 is a proud UBC alumna currently living in Montreal, Quebec. In this article, she reflects on her own career journey since graduation and shares some of the positive learning and career growth that can come from “job hopping.” Millennials tend to change careers at a faster rate than any other generation. 25%… Read more

18 UBC Alumni (Plus Prof. Ono) Make VanMag’s 2018 Power 50 List

Earlier this month, Vancouver Magazine released its annual Power 50 List and 18 UBC alumni were on the list, taking 17 of the spots (#3 includes two Aquilinis who are alumni). UBC President & Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Santa J. Ono, was also named (#47). These are the UBC alumni that made the list.

Travel Club Sneak Peek for 2019-20

Active travel with alumni UBC In recent years, hundreds of UBC alumni have gone beyond the bucket list and explored the world as part of the alumni UBC Travel Club. With the program growing every year, we’re always working to find new and exciting experiences to offer our alumni travelers. In the coming year, one… Read more

Six UBC Alumni Named to 2018 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40

Congratulations to the six UBC alumni recognized on the 2018 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 list. They will be celebrated at BIV’s Forty under 40 Awards gala dinner on January 24, 2019, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. UBC alumni on the BIV Forty Under 40 list Daniel Boffo, BA’01 – Principal, Boffo Properties Caitlin Dunne, MedRes’10 – Co-director,… Read more