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

Additional Career Resources - Resume

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

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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

What is Career Agility and Why Do You Need it?

What is Career Agility and Why Do You Need it?

This past week alumni UBC launched the pilot of an online career development program called “Career Agility: Leverage Your Strengths & Design Your Work.” This innovative program is offered completely online and exclusively to UBC alumni. The program is still in the development stage. We invited 15 alumni to participate in the prototype, with a… Read more

Top 5 Things for UBC Alumni to Do This Summer

Top 5 Things for UBC Alumni To Do This Summer

We’re officially two weeks into summer and we’re in the mood to celebrate. There’s lots of ways you can connect with us in the warmest, laziest days of the year. From opera to podcasts to sharing your alumni pride on social, there’s something for everyone, no matter where you are in the world. 1. Listen to us… Read more

3 Strategies Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive in the Digital Economy

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By Wilson Lee, BA’09 Entrepreneurs, small businesses and independent retailers face numerous challenges. High rent, high labour, high inventory and low margins are just some of the barriers to reaching your goals. The good news is, with a few small changes, you can learn to effectively leverage today’s digital economy and address your challenges effectively,… Read more

Career Development is for Everyone


One of the common misconceptions about the Alumni Career Development program at alumni UBC is that it’s a program for new grads. Recent graduates certainly participate actively in our career initiatives, but the programs we create are for all of our graduates, a global network of more than 325,000 UBC graduates in 140 countries, at all stages of the career lifecycle.

Featured Alumni Network: Singapore

Singapore Alumni Gathering

With over 325,000 alumni across the world, there’s a good chance you’ll find a UBC grad where you are, no matter where that is. And Singapore is definitely one of those places. Singapore has a growing network of UBC alumni and there’s lots of ways to connect. Join the Facebook group to make new friends… Read more

5 Reasons Why Consistent Networking is Critical to Career Success

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What are you doing to build and nurture your professional network? In an era where career advancement is rooted in connection and community, it is no longer optional to make networking a part of your weekly schedule. Even if you are in a job you love, this still holds true. No matter your industry, or stage in your career lifecycle, professional relationship building (ie networking) is critical to your ongoing growth and success.

Tell Your Leadership Story (and Move Forward in Your Career)

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It takes agility to navigate today’s workplace. A time of rapid change demands the willingness to pivot repeatedly. It is no longer the status quo to stay in one role, or even one industry throughout your career. So if you’re feeling like your CV resembles a patchwork quilt, you’re not alone. But if you want… Read more