Tips to Land a New Job Virtually

As the long-term economic impacts of Covid-19 are still uncertain, job-seekers face a particularly challenging road ahead. Despite these challenges, opportunities still exist for those who are able to adapt their job search to this new digital environment. In many ways, successfully adapting your job search requires the same skills that lead to career success… Read more

How to Stay Focused in Your Job Search

Brent Cameron

How has networking or job searching changed since lockdown restrictions went into effect? Not surprisingly, networking has been disrupted considerably.  Gone are the opportunities to network at business and social events – often leading to random encounters that open new doors and opportunities.  “Coffee” meetings remain rare.  However, while the pandemic has closed certain doors… Read more

Fostering a culture of trust and embracing failure

Fostering a culture of trust and embracing failure

Have you ever been afraid to try something new? To give your opinion during a meeting? To suggest a new idea to your group? Many of us are familiar with that little inner voice that tells us it is better to do nothing than to risk failure. Let’s change the narrative on what it means… Read more

Looking Back: Alumni to Alumni

This past spring, we launched a new social media program called Alumni to Alumni. Each week, we posted questions sent in by current students and recent graduates on our alumni UBC social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn). We then invited alumni like you to provide advice in the comments below each post. The… Read more

Finding Your First “Real” Job in 2020


The first half of 2020 has proven to be remarkably eventful. A global pandemic has gripped virtually every person in almost every country around the world. Social justice movements are accelerating in attempts to bring greater equity to marginalized communities. News cycles have increased in speed, presenting to us our changing world, minute-by-minute. In this… Read more

How the Coronavirus Will Affect Your Job Search

As COVID-19 hit, it felt like businesses split into two parts; some went into survival mode, while others were able to thrive. The impact on the economy, job market, individual employees and job seekers is (and will continue to be) one that is challenging, and ever changing. While it will always be easy to find… Read more

Growing Industries and Job Opportunities

Who’s hiring now? Job searching is challenging at the best of times. With the economy taking a massive hit right now due to Covid-19, many people are faced with losing their jobs while others are graduating into an economy with seemingly limited opportunities. There is a light on the horizon and hope is certainly not… Read more

Lessons from the Class of 2008

For the Class of 2020, graduation is a time like no other in history. The current global pandemic and its impact on the world has left many feeling more uncertain about their future than ever. alumni UBC looked back at other moments in history that have had somewhat similar impacts on the graduating class. Through… Read more