Karen Dickenson-Smith, MPH’16

Karen Dickenson-Smith, MPH'16

What would you tell your graduating self? I would tell myself what I tell new graduates and early career professionals every chance I get… that you are bright, motivated, and capable and you will have many opportunities come your way.  As the saying goes, “success is where opportunity meets preparation.” The key is to focus on… Read more

Eric Kristiansen, BPE’90

Eric Kristiansen, BPE'90

What would you tell your graduating self?

Begin with the end in mind. Follow your heart and make career choices that reflect this. Where there is true passion and purpose, there is excellence and my contribution to the world will be exponentially larger than simply being focused on ‘getting a job.’

Humaira Hamid, BSc’10

Humaira Hamid, BSc'10

What was your first job after graduation? I interviewed for my first full-time job in the middle of my last final exams week of my university career. The position was a one-year maternity leave contract at Arts Umbrella on Granville Island, at base salary with no benefits. My title was Coordinator, Special Events. It was… Read more

Jenny Morgan, BSW’03

Jenny Morgan, BSW'03

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I am currently enrolled in UWO in the doctorate in education program, within the executive cohort focusing on organizational leadership. I am currently the Director for Indigenous Health at the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. Postsecondary education has opened so many opportunities for me. In 5… Read more

Wordsobe Byeong-Ju Mun, MSc’13

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Professional problem-solving field: data analytics or mathematical analysis If you weren’t in your current job field, what would you be doing? I would like to be a mathematician who researches the mathematical theory of fluid dynamics, or a statistician who researches the operations analysis for business or… Read more

Jeremy Bekar, BSc(Biology)’01

What was your first job after graduation? Following Graduation, I was living in New York and needed a job which could also supply a work Visa. Luckily, my UBC BSc allowed me to work in the pharmaceutical industry; however, I ended up on the marketing/education side of the business in a field called CME. Using… Read more

Belinda Chen, BSc’07, MSc’11

What was your first job after graduation? Working as a research assistant at UBC Hospital What would you tell your graduating self? Be open to possibilities, never say no as you never know where you path may take you What was the best advice that you received? People want to be seen, heard and understood…. Read more

Paul Davidescu, BCom’12

Paul Davidescu, BCom'12

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? As I start to reach the tipping point in both my business and personal growth, I see myself continuing to power Tangoo and/or similar companies like it that focus on solving problems around discovering experiences, dating, personal growth, and helping startup companies reach their potential. I would… Read more

Shahzia Noorally, MEd’13

Shahzia Noorally, MEd'13

What would you tell your graduating self? You’re going to have to fake it ‘till you make it, a lot. I remember back to my first semester in grad school where I would have sleepless nights about what is commonly known in the academic world as the “imposter syndrome”. The feeling that you somehow got… Read more

Stefanie Kuzmiski, BSc’12, MSc’14

What was your first job after graduation? After graduating from UBC in 2012 I moved to Montreal and worked for A.D.A.M Health Solutions as a Quality Assurance Analyst. I’m not sure I totally knew what that meant when I applied for the job, but I knew that I wanted to work in healthcare education, so… Read more

Alyssa Lochbaum, BA’08, Dip Acc.’09

Alyssa Lochbaum, BA'08, Dip Acc.'09

What was your first job after graduation? I graduated with my B.A. right in the heart of the recession so I found the Diploma in Accounting program through Sauder and did that as I figured accounting would be a useful skill no matter what field I went into. I ended up liking the program far… Read more

Sonia Strobel (Tilley), BA’98, BEd’03

Sonia Strobel

What did you think you would be doing when you started university? When I started University, I thought I would be an artist/ writer. I thought a lot of different things over the years, but the one thing I never, ever dreamed I would be doing is what I’ve ended up doing and that’s becoming… Read more