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

Rosalyn Cua, BA 2006

Rosalyn Cua, BA 2006

What was your first job after graduation? My first job after graduation was working as an Audit Analyst and Communications Officer in the Ministry of Small Business and Revenue of the Province of British Columbia. There I was, an Arts graduate with some co-op experience in marketing and communications roles, working amongst tax and accounting… Read more

Ahava Shira, PhD 2010

Ahava Shira, PhD 2010

What was your first job after graduation? In the summer after I graduated, I reconnected with a colleague with whom I’d worked a few years before at another organization. She had since founded a new organization and asked if I wanted to be involved as a facilitator. Since that first small contract, I’ve been working… Read more

Stephen Brooks, BA’92

Stephen Brooks, BA'92

What was your first job after graduation? I took an articling position in Vancouver with Deloitte and Touche where I went on to complete my Chartered Accountancy designation. Over a decade with the firm, I had the opportunity to work with some tremendous people and my time with Deloitte took me to the U.K. on… Read more

Dr Grace Lee, PhD’12

Dr Grace Lee, PhD'12

What was your first job after graduation? My first job was a Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology at UBC, and at the time of this writing I am still in this position. I lead a collaborative initiative bringing together expertise from practicing clinicians, neuroscience researchers, legal professionals, and ethicists to improve… Read more

Jane Vermeulen, BSc’98 (Agriculture)

Jane Vermeulen, BSc'98 (Agriculture)

What would you tell your graduating self? It will get better. Although I enjoyed my time at UBC, I did feel the pressure of doing well so I could get into a graduate program. At times, it felt like I was drowning and I did have anxiety attacks. I thought that life would be this… Read more

Priya Makhijani, BSc’11

Priya Makhijani, BSc'11

What was your first job after graduation? My 1-year co-op/internship at Bayer Pharmaceuticals is what I consider my first job because it provided me with marketable cell culture skills. With these basic skills I was able to attract my first real employer: Harvard University. This was a 2-year long research technician position is where I… Read more

Alex Jacobs-Hajian, BSc’14 (Computer Science)

Alex Jacobs-Hajian, BSc'14 (Computer Science)

What was the most important connection you made? Two groups of people are still part of my circle of contacts and trusted individuals, faculty members that I got to work closely with and my cohort of very smart and successful colleagues, which are not necessarily my immediate classmates. These are life-time relationships which allows me… Read more