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

Megan Briskham, BSc’04, BEd’14

Megan Briskham, BSc'04, BEd'14

What was your first job after graduation? My first job after my BSc was teaching English in Korea.  It was not really in the Chemistry field, or Science for that matter, but it was an amazing experience.  After travelling for 20 plus hours I was dropped off in a dark back alley in Jeonju, South… Read more

Steve Bell-Irving, BHKin,’07

Steve Bell-Irving, BHKin,'07

What was your first job after graduation? Events Manager, Eastern Canada. I worked for an outdoor adventure company that organized corporate team building events based on reality shows. My role was to oversee the expansion of the company to the Toronto market where I hired and trained staff, managed all Eastern sales meetings for the… Read more

Patrick Perraton, BBA’05

Patrick Perraton, BBA'05

What was your first job after graduation? Sales and Marketing Coordinator Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Sales Director If you weren’t in your current job field, what would you be doing? Financial Industry What was the best advice that you received? Know your audience, tailor your approach What did you think you… Read more

Christine Gilbert, BA’91

Christine Gilbert, BA'91

What was your first job after graduation? Bank teller, CIBC What would you tell your graduating self? This job will have relevance to your future, even though you don’t see it now. Also, do some proper career exploration. Volunteer more. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In my current position. What is the… Read more

Beth Cougler Blom – MEd’05

Beth Cougler Blom - MEd'05

Tell us about your job I have my own business, Beth Cougler Blom Facilitation, through which I do instructional design and facilitation work. I work with various types of clients including non-profit organizations, educational institutions, associations and for-profit companies. What was your first job after graduation? My first job was actually working at UBC! I… Read more