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


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


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.

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

Stepping Up to Leadership Follow-up Vlog #2

Stepping Up to Leadership Follow-up Vlog #2

After an overwhelming positive response to alumni UBC’s Stepping Up to Leadership webinar featuring guest presenter Katherine Lazaruk, we received additional questions and feedback afterwards. We asked Katherine to respond to these inquiries in the form of two vlogs. This is the second one. You can view the first here. View the original Stepping Up… Read more

Stepping Up to Leadership Follow-up Vlog #1

Stepping Up to Leadership Follow-up Vlog #1

Hundreds of UBC alumni attended alumni UBC’s live webinar on Stepping Up to Leadership, featuring guest presenter Katherine Lazaruk, BEd’95. The topic was so resonant that we’ve continued to receive questions and feedback. We invited Katherine to respond to these questions in two vlogs. This is the first. Please share your feedback and reactions in… Read more

Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students

Whether you are seeking an academic career or hoping to take a different career path with your graduate degree, this article by UBC professor and UBC alumna Dr. Kim Snowden provides valuable insight and strategies for your job search after graduate school.

The Job Search Tool You Need Right Now

There are countless articles written about the job search. They often contain resources to help you develop a strong network, create a winning professional brand, write a resume with impact, market yourself effectively on line, and ace the interview.

But they may not address the one thing you need the most: resilience.