Julie Sheppard currently works as Stewardship Forester in the Ministry of Forest Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Julie is based out of Burns Lake, B.C. and shares her experience working in government and with various stakeholders. We asked Julie about her career advice and her leadership lessons. Tell us about your role My… Read more
What is your best career advice? The best way to future-proof your career is that whatever role you take, at any company, in any career…be a problem solver. Take “I don’t know” as a rallying cry to figure stuff out. Life and careers change, but having the curiosity to tackle problems will only make you… Read more
Dr. Christina Bjorndal, BCom’90 is the Clinical Owner of Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic & Naturopathic Doctor. She currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta and has shared her career advice, including her insights into what leadership means to her. What were some of the key skills you gained from your time at UBC? From my valedictorian speech:… Read more
Varun Srivatsan, BIE’18 shares what leadership means to him, lessons he’s learned, and how UBC alumni can enter his field of work. He shares how being able to learn from others helps him become a better leader. Read more about Varun, currently working in Ottawa for the Parliamentary Budget Officer as a Research Assistant.
Crystal Chau, BSC’15 works for STEMCELL Technologies Inc. as a Research Associate. She shares her experience leading students and guiding them through their new roles and working together to reach a common goal. Crystal also shares her leadership experience with the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Unit managing and leading youth, as well as the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone.
Last month we interviewed Cicely Belle Blain, BA’16 and one of the BC Business’ Top 30 under 30 award recipients. Cicely launched a Vancouver-based diversity and inclusion business earlier this year and has since attracted both local and global clients. Further in 2018, Cicely made the VanMag Power 50 list. What sparked your desire to… Read more
Briefly describe your career journey so far. My career has been a combination of three themes: youth empowerment, international work and energy. Student Energy works at the intersection of both and really combines both of my interests as we’re a global charity with a network of 50,000 youth in over 130 countries. We are building… Read more