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

Amanda Jensen, BA’09, BEd’11

Amanda Jensen, BA'09, BEd'11

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years, I see myself well on my way to having completed my MEd degree, with a focus on special education because that is where I think education is heading. Understanding our students in the classroom and the different ways that they learn is invaluable and… Read more

Deirdre Glynn Levin, JD’90

Deirdre Glynn Levin, JD'90

What is the biggest mistake you’ve made at your job / a job interview? Early in my career, I was late arriving at an important interview to work for a federal judge. Bill Clinton, who was a very popular presidential candidate at the time, had just arrived in Seattle and his motorcade had completely blocked… Read more

Jordan Dyck, BMGT’13

Jordan Dyck, BMGT'13

What was your first job after graduation? My first job after graduation was as a sales leadership associate for Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada in Toronto Ontario, Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years I see myself having recently completed leading a successful team of sales or market development managers, and starting a… Read more

Trevor Newland, MA (English)

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? With the current release of my first children’s book and three more due for release over the next two years, I hope to be spending more time developing fictional worlds. My books are being released in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. In addition, my publisher is over… Read more

Ricardo Scrosati, PhD’97

Ricardo Scrosati, PhD'97

What was your first job after graduation? I was hired as an Associate Researcher by the Northwest Biological Research Centre (CIBNOR, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico). What was the most important connection you made? One of my Biology 209 students from the 1992 class, Jean-Paul Danko.  After I returned to Canada from Mexico in 2000,… Read more