Quiet Leadership – Follow Up Q&A

Webinar - Quiet Leadership featuring Faris Khalifeh

Recently, Quiet Confidence Coach, Faris Khalifeh joined us to lead a webinar on the topic of Quiet Leadership. There were several questions posed by attendees and while we could not respond to all of them, you will find the remainder of them answered by Faris below. Do you find extroverts to be less empathetic and… 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

Two Ways to Stop Procrastinating   

Isabeau Iqbal

How often do you set a goal, and then stall when it comes to taking action on it?  Even when the goal is something you’re excited about and deeply desire, you may notice that you avoid taking steps that would lead you towards achieving that goal.  Procrastination, the act of delaying or postponing something that… Read more

Top Five New Grad Career Resources

For many new graduates, this time of transition may seem uncertain and ambiguous. This time of transition can also seem rewarding. It allows us to explore new areas of personal and professional development and strengthen our positive habits. alumni UBC has chosen to highlight several of our top resources for graduating students to help make… Read more

Leadership Lessons: Careers Vlog #1 featuring Kim Kiloh, BSc’01

Leadership Lessons: Careers Vlog #1 featuring Kim Kiloh, BSc’01

alumni UBC is excited to launch its first video in our career vlog series. This series will include conversations around leadership and career development.  In our first vlog, Kim Kiloh, Director, Centre for Student Involvement & Careers, joins us to discuss her leadership experience and shares her advice on how to strengthen leadership skills. Look… Read more

Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Shifting from Good to Great

Sheri Eastman, BA’89

This concept of mindset became popular through the research of Carol Dweck who identified that many of us have either a fixed or growth mindset. Her conclusion is that people with a growth mindset will generally prosper over those with a fixed mindset.

Make It Easy For Them To Help You

Jan Jettel, BA'05 MBA'12

Why having a specific call-to-action is important when reaching out to your network. As a UBC Alumni Ambassador in San Francisco, California, I regularly get emails and messages on LinkedIn from current students and recent graduates interested in a career in the Silicon Valley. Here’s an example of a message I will receive following an… Read more

Leadership Lessons: Key Insights from our Leadership Series Kick-Off Event

Leadership Lessons: Key Insights from our Leadership Series Kick-Off Event The alumni UBC Career Development program kicked off our year-long leadership series with an alumNIGHTS: Leadership Lessons event last week. Alumni, current UBC students, and members of the community came out to hear about leadership from our esteemed host Shelina Esmail, BA’93, moderator Robin Gill,… Read more