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. We will be celebrating the UBC alumni on the list at a UBC alumNIGHTS reception Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Vancouver Club. See the full Forty Under 40 list here. UBC Alumni on the BIV Forty Under 40 List Luke Aulin,… 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

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

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