What is Career Agility and Why Do You Need it?

What is Career Agility and Why Do You Need it?

This past week alumni UBC launched the pilot of an online career development program called “Career Agility: Leverage Your Strengths & Design Your Work.” This innovative program is offered completely online and exclusively to UBC alumni. The program is still in the development stage. We invited 15 alumni to participate in the prototype, with a… Read more

Top 5 Things for UBC Alumni to Do This Summer

Top 5 Things for UBC Alumni To Do This Summer

We’re officially two weeks into summer and we’re in the mood to celebrate. There’s lots of ways you can connect with us in the warmest, laziest days of the year. From opera to podcasts to sharing your alumni pride on social, there’s something for everyone, no matter where you are in the world. 1. Listen to us… Read more

3 Strategies Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive in the Digital Economy

By Wilson Lee, BA’09 Entrepreneurs, small businesses and independent retailers face numerous challenges. High rent, high labour, high inventory and low margins are just some of the barriers to reaching your goals. The good news is, with a few small changes, you can learn to effectively leverage today’s digital economy and address your challenges effectively,… Read more

Career Development is for Everyone

One of the common misconceptions about the Alumni Career Development program at alumni UBC is that it’s a program for new grads. Recent graduates certainly participate actively in our career initiatives, but the programs we create are for all of our graduates, a global network of more than 325,000 UBC graduates in 140 countries, at all stages of the career lifecycle.

Featured Alumni Network: Singapore

Singapore Alumni Gathering

With over 325,000 alumni across the world, there’s a good chance you’ll find a UBC grad where you are, no matter where that is. And Singapore is definitely one of those places. Singapore has a growing network of UBC alumni and there’s lots of ways to connect. Join the Facebook group to make new friends… Read more

5 Reasons Why Consistent Networking is Critical to Career Success

What are you doing to build and nurture your professional network? In an era where career advancement is rooted in connection and community, it is no longer optional to make networking a part of your weekly schedule. Even if you are in a job you love, this still holds true. No matter your industry, or stage in your career lifecycle, professional relationship building (ie networking) is critical to your ongoing growth and success.

Tell Your Leadership Story (and Move Forward in Your Career)

It takes agility to navigate today’s workplace. A time of rapid change demands the willingness to pivot repeatedly. It is no longer the status quo to stay in one role, or even one industry throughout your career. So if you’re feeling like your CV resembles a patchwork quilt, you’re not alone. But if you want… Read more

Marketing Your Best Self Online

Social Brand Inc. - Amplify Online Impact

Today’s alumni UBC Live Career Webinar featured social media maven Nicola Fairweather, owner of Social Brand Inc., a digital marketing agency in Vancouver. No one knows more about social media and online branding than Nicola so the presentation was rich with valuable tips and strategies for setting up and maintaining a consistent online brand across… Read more

Six UBC Alumni Make 2017 BC Business Top 30 Under 30

Six UBC alumni made the BC Business Top 30 Under 30 for 2017. Congratulations to all of them! Harrison Brown, MSc’13 (Kinesiology) – Co-founder & CEO, HeadCheck Health Inc. Vanessa Chase Lockshin, BA’10 (English) – President, The Storytelling Non-Profit Parker McLean, BA’10 (Geography) – Founder & Creative Director, In the Rye Creative Annee Ngo, BA’11… Read more

Q&A With Professional Presence Expert Katherine Lazaruk, BEd’95: A Follow Up to the Live Webinar

Q&A With Professional Presence Expert Katherine Lazaruk, BEd'95: A Follow Up to the Live Webinar

Want to learn how to create and leverage a strong personal brand to achieve more professional success? alumni UBC recently presented a live career webinar where alumna Katherine Lazaruk, BEd’95, one of Vancouver’s most sought-after professional presence experts, offered her top tips and tricks. Following the webinar, Katherine participated in a Q&A with Alumni Career Educator, Michele Murphy, MA’10.

My Big Night Out in Antarctica

Camping in the Antarctic Circle

You may never have considered camping in the snow without a tent in Antarctica, but now is the time to add it to your bucket list. Worldwide Quest’s Laurielle Penny recalls her experience of camping without a tent on the Antarctic Peninsula: After an amazing day exploring at Orne Harbour and Neko Harbour along the Antarctic… Read more