Redirection: Finding a New Career after 55

What ever happened to Freedom 55? This popular 1989 life insurance ad came with a clear message: “Plan for your retirement today and you’ll be able to leave work at 55!” Much has changed since 1989. Nowadays many Canadians wonder if they will be able to retire at 65 never mind 55. Perhaps you are… Read more

How To Find an Alumni Mentor

This month alumni UBC launched a new online mentorship program. If you are a graduate of UBC or a current student, alumni mentors are available now to connect with you.  This is a powerful way to tap into the collective knowledge, wisdom and experience of your alumni UBC network. What Kind of Assistance Can Mentors Provide?… Read more

Don’t Overlook the Largest Network You Have

Don’t Overlook the Largest Network You Have

This month the alumni UBC 100 campaign drew to a close, bringing an end to our 100th birthday celebrations. In the last century over 325,000 people graduated from the University of British Columbia, and we now have active and engaged alumni groups all over the globe. As a graduate of UBC, the alumni community is… Read more

Celebrating the Close of alumni UBC 100: Year-in-Review Video

Celebrating the Close of alumni UBC 100: Year-in-Review Video

On May 4, 1917, a small group of UBC’s first graduates formed what is now alumni UBC. May 4, 2018, marks the close of our year-long 100th anniversary celebrations. We launched alumni UBC 100 with the goal of making 100,000 alumni connections. It turns out that we should have set our sights much higher! Find… Read more

Four Questions to Drive Your Career Growth

Four Questions to Drive Your Career Growth

Imagine your career like a professional journey. As the traveler, the quality, content and pace of your journey is up to you. In this article, I offer four core questions that will give you a fresh perspective on how taking more ownership of your journey can fuel the growth of your career. To illustrate, I… Read more

UBC alumni named to the 2018 BC Business 30 Under 30 list

Ten UBC alumni have been named to the 2018 BC Business 30 Under 30 list. They are: Brianna Blaney, BCom’12 – Founder and Managing Partner, Envol Strategies Alison Carr, BA’16 – Buyer and Supplier Relationship Manager, Nada James Clift, BCom’11 – Co-founder and CEO, Workstory Inc.; CEO, VisualCV Inc. Connor Meakin, BA’12 – Founder and CEO, Bluebird Provisions Inc. Tamer… Read more

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