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.
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.
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
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
alumni UBC has 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? Every mentor… Read more
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
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