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.

Why You Should Learn to Love Constructive Feedback

Most people prefer praise to criticism. It simply feels better to hear that we are doing everything right instead of acknowledging the places we need to grow. But if you react negatively to constructive feedback, you are missing a valuable opportunity.

Kickstart Your Career After Graduation

We are proud to welcome our Spring 2018 graduates into the alumni UBC family. Here are some post-graduation strategies to help you start strong on your career. Update (or Create) Your LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn is the digital home to millions of professionals around the world. Keep your profile current and maintain an active presence on… Read more

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