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
Current Role Music Writer, Teacher and Stylist If you’re not fulfilled, you’ll never love it and persist. I do various things, but what they all have in common is I enable people to do better, whether it’s reading about the joys of music, teaching kids music – which gives them valuable tools for whatever they… Read more
Current Role PR & Community Liaison and Executive Assistant After running my own Public Relations agency for 10.5 years, I’m now working part-time for two amazing female serial entrepreneurs. Primarily I’m the PR & Community Liaison for Intengine.com, the search engine for good, and I’m also the Executive Assistant to Barinder Rasode, former Surrey City… Read more
Current Role Founder, HR & Recruitment Consultant, Author and Speaker From agency recruitment to internal recruitment, to internal HR roles and finally into consulting, my role has transitioned and evolved over the last 10+ years into me living my dream job. Earlier this year I published “The HR Insider: How to Land Your Dream Job,… Read more
Take advantage of all your job has to offer, especially outside of the organization, to meet others in the field and network. External contact is invaluable for generating new ideas, ways of looking at things, and support that you may not find internally. It may also open up new paths in your career.